Soothing Social Unrest: Historic Land Grants as a Wealth Distribution Model … by Alice B. Clagett ..

“Map of all federally owned land in the United States” (1)

Dear Ones,

This is about ways to soothe social unrest and improve our urban environments through land distribution:

  • After Columbus discovered America, the problem of unrest among younger sons of nobility was solved in England by offering them land grants to plantations on the East Coast of America. This was also a way of redistributing wealth and creating new wealth.
  • How this may apply to unrest among those of no means in America’s large cities, with regard to possible redistribution of Government Lands, for instance, lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. It’s possible the Railroads are holding more lands as a result of original land grants to them to entice them to build railroads across the United States, and that these lands might, through whatever modus, offer an avenue of wealth redistribution in the United States.
  • Stepping up the United States land redistribution process might solve a number of problems:
    • It might mitigate discomfort among the very wealthy here in America, regarding the potential for social unrest among the urban poor.
    • It might provide a program that would foster the principles of hard work to provide for oneself a bright future, which has proven very effective in strengthening the moral fabric of America in times past.
    • The ideals of sustainable living might be fostered in the newly distributed lands.
    • A decrease in crowdedness of our large cities might give a financial boost to overworked community services, by removing the lower per capita income households from the cities and decreasing crowdedness.
    • And the resultant improvement in per capita urban income might improve public services coffers … for example, those of law enforcement, fire department, water, power, street cleaning and trash collection. Funds from relief of demand for public services might be channeled into urban renewal, with reinstitution of city street paving and sidewalk repair (of which there has for some years been a negligible amount ongoing in Los Angeles, for instance), better public transportation, less commute congestion, more urban green spaces, and urban wildlife transportation corridors.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

from “My Public Lands Roadtrip: New National Conservation Lands Maps Online for Your BLM Roadtrip” (2)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

“Taking Back Our Land: A History of Land Grant Reform,” copyright November 1998 by George Draffan, Public Information Network, http://www.landgrant.org/forfeiture.html

Railroad-lands

Above is a “Map of the United States exhibiting the grants of lands made by the general government to aid in the construction of railroads and wagon roads,” by John Wesley Powell, 1834-1902, Government Printing Office … http://www.davidrumsey.com/rumsey/Size4/D5005/2347010.jpg …  public domain.

Bigger version is here: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~254973~5519557:Map-of-the-United-States-exhibiting

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FOOTNOTES

(1) Page URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_federal_land.agencies.svg … File URL: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/US_federal_land.agencies.svg … See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

(2) from https://www.flickr.com/photos/mypubliclands/19015690271 … Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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