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"Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."

-- James Madison

The federal government has no authority to make laws within the states unless it is one of the areas authorized in the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8.

"Every Citizen of the United States is supposed to know the law..."

Floyd Acceptances, & Wall
(74 U.S. 169) 666 (1989)

"Every man is supposed to know the law. A party who makes a contract with an officer [of the government] without having it reduced to writing is knowingly accessory to a violation of duty on his part. Such a party aids in the violation of the law."

Clark v. United States
95 U.S. 539 (1877)

"But this crowd that does not know [and quote and follow and use] the law is accursed."

John 7:49, Bible NKJV

"One who turns his ear from hearing the law [God's law or man's law], even his prayer is an abomination."

Proverbs 28:9, Bible NKJV


Did You Know?

"The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance."

-- Benjamin Franklin

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Why are land grants such an integral part of New Mexico's land ownership systems?

In Northern New Mexico, the people have had a direct relationship with the land for centuries. In the last 200 years or so, Indian and Hispanic land grants have had a profound impact on the social and economic development of these two cultures well into the 20th century, however, this relationship changed drastically in the 1900s. From "Who Stole the Village's Common Lands?"
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What are your Fifth Amendment rights?

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides that private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation. Did you know that Presidential Executive Order 12630 supports those Fifth Amendment rights?
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What is eminent domain? 

Eminent domain can greatly affect what you can and cannot do with your property and when fighting for your property rights.
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What is the definition of easement? 

An easement is the right to do something or the right to prevent something over the real property of another.
From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
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Did you know that United States can be defined three different ways?

United States was last defined in 1945.
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Should I hire an attorney?

That is a question that each must answer for themselves. However, before making that decision, you might wish to consider the following questions and answers.
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What exactly are public lands? 

"Public lands are open to the sale or disposition under general laws, land to which no claims or rights of others have attached." Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company v. Wismer, C.C.A. Wash., 230 F. 591, 593 as written in "The denotative and connotative definitions of the phrase 'Public Lands'" by Wayne E. Hage, 2003.
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What is the definition of right of way?

A right of way is an easement or servitude over another's land conferring a right of passage. Based on Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law.
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What are some things that you need to know about rights of way? 

Please see Professor David Engdhal's (Seattle University School of Law) comments on RS 2477- Draft Regulations for Rights of Way (1994).
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