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Letter: Rebels have done homework

by B. Roper

In the letter in the paper on Jan. 4, “Rebels should quit their grand standing,” they are telling it like it is, and Elsie Dupree, while you are looking up the definition of words to make your case, why not go further and read the U.S. Constitution – you know that piece of paper that gives us the right to say our piece.

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says that the Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding 10 miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock yards and other needful buildings. In other words, all lands within the boundaries of the state of Nevada belong to the state except that which is mentioned above, and I don’t see any mention of the federal government right to buy or take the so-called public domain.

The rebels have done their homework. The dictionary is fine for definition of words, but it doesn’t put them together like the Constitution does.

BURNS ROPER

Yerington