Rutherford Institute Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Property Rights, Especially as It Relates to Due Process Assurance of ‘Life, Liberty or Property’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Warn­ing against estab­lish­ing a prece­dent that would allow indi­vid­ual prop­er­ty rights to be sac­ri­ficed to tar­get the polit­i­cal­ly weak for the ben­e­fit of the pow­er­ful, The Ruther­ford Insti­tute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to ensure that Amer­i­cans are not deprived of “life, lib­er­ty or prop­er­ty, with­out due process of law.” In […]

Waters of the United States” — the ultimate power grab

Com­ment from FA: “Cen­tral­ized con­trol over water and the abo­li­tion of pri­vate prop­er­ty rights to water are a core pur­pose of Agen­da 21 pol­i­cy mak­ing. The exam­ples of a thrust toward this end from both fed­er­al and state gov­ern­ments are accel­er­at­ing.” The Clean Water Act pro­hibits cer­tain dis­charges to “nav­i­ga­ble waters” with­out a fed­er­al per­mit.  […]

How & Why Wildlife Myths Are Born or Romance Biology as Propaganda

A news arti­cle from a sub­urb of Toron­to, Cana­da has just crossed my desk. A lady was get­ting her paper on her dri­ve­way as her two dogs frol­icked (and were prob­a­bly con­cen­trat­ing on oth­er things like their toi­lette) when, “My two dogs were on my prop­er­ty about 20 feet away from my front door … […]

STOP the Pacific Crest Trail Land Grab

Pacif­ic Crest Trail Pro­pos­al Seeks to Steal Your Lands Stew­ards of the Sequoia are peo­ple who enjoy all types of recre­ation includ­ing: Off Road Vehi­cles, Moun­tain Bikes, Horse Rid­ing, Hik­ing, Hunt­ing, Fish­ing, Camp­ing, Wind­surf­ing, Boat­ing, Rock Climb­ing and more.…. See Stew­ards “Who We Are” video. We put our time and sweat into the trails we […]

Dianne Feinstein proposes California national monuments

Piece by piece, fill­ing in the Wild­lands Net­work, and clos­ing off Amer­i­ca to Amer­i­cans   Sen. Dianne Fein­stein relaunched a pro­pos­al to cre­ate two nation­al mon­u­ments on more than 1 mil­lion acres across the Cal­i­for­nia desert, say­ing her revised bill would set aside sev­er­al areas for off-road vehi­cles and ener­gy projects while pre­serv­ing oth­er areas […]

District Court Strikes Down Endangered Species Protections For Exceeding The Scope Of Federal Power

This after­noon (Novem­ber 5, 2014) a dis­trict court in Utah held that the fed­er­al pro­hi­bi­tion against “tak­ing” Utah prairie dogs — list­ed as “threat­ened” under the Endan­gered Species Act — exceeds the scope of fed­er­al pow­er under the Com­merce and Nec­es­sary and Prop­er claus­es. Here is how Judge Dee Ben­son sum­ma­rized his con­clu­sion in Peo­ple for the […]

Government claims about pocket gopher protection remain flawed

Sixth in a series on a new ESA list­ing. We will pub­lish addi­tions to the series if/as they are writ­ten. A new addi­tion to the Endan­gered Species Act, the Maza­ma pock­et gopher, is found to have popped up in the lush, rainy forests and moun­tains of the Pacif­ic North­west.  And who can blame him?  The forests and […]

The Government Is Controlling Private Property to Save Frog Species Not Seen in 50 Years

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser­vice (USFWS) is seek­ing to pro­tect the dusky gopher frog on the Endan­gered Species List by des­ig­nat­ing over 1,500 acres of pri­vate prop­er­ty in St. Tam­many Parish, Louisiana as a “crit­i­cal habi­tat” for the embat­tled amphib­ian. But here’s the kick­er: The frog hasn’t been seen on the land in ques­tion […]