Confrontation only part of story when considering opinions on public lands

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By Mrs. Price
Polls are not reliable sources of the majority of citizens. There are too many variables to alter or achieve a given result. Furthermore the number of those polled is so minimal to the majority and those too can be chosen to achieve a given result.

I don’t agree that “public lands issues and associated environmental concerns are tilted strongly toward development, privatization and state or local primacy rather than preservation and conservation”.
I think the issue stems from an over reach by the federal government failing to keep the contract of statehood for Colorado in August 1876 as it has done in many western States. All lands not used for the purposes specifically stated in the US Constitution were to be turned over to our State. The State of Colorado (local Control of lands) is more to the issue. The primacy of States is one of the basic principals of the US Constitution. Our Federation of States has usurped Western States rights left and right by land theft, intimidation, partial monetary incentives with our own tax payments, programs unfunded, resulting in our diminished State sovereignty.
Ask yourself if our State has truly benefitted from the plethora of all the Federal Government’s programs here in Colorado. Can we truly trust them when they started out breaking their own laws? Why is it that the western states, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada are not allowed to control and regulate all of the land and resources within their own state?

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