R. Thomas2 Wrote:
Apr 22, 2012 9:56 AM
In this article and in many others about the oil, gas metals and minerals under our earth, they are referred to as AMERICA'S RESOURCES and rightly so because they all belong to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, not the federal government. They don't own them--we do. The people have given the federal government the authority to protect our environment from damage while extricating those resources from the earth but we have never given them the authorization to totally restrict the use of those american assets. To deny the American people the use of their own assets is, in effect, stealing those assets and violates the fundamental property rights guaranteed by the constitution to both individuals and to the American people it total.