The adopted code of the new Moneyed Class is ‘Greed is Good’: They are satisfied producing almost nothing for America
By Skip Clement
Public lands in America are purposely and increasingly being blocked from public access to hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, and even walking rights. It’s crushing what Wallace Stegner called ‘America’s Best Idea Ever’ – Public Lands. But, unfortunately, an army of one-percenters, people who wear flag pins to suggest what they are not, think so little of America’s ‘Best Idea Ever’ that they bought enough politicians to guarantee a yes vote or a no vote on creating a new, and increasingly greedy, ‘Moneyed’ class that contributes so little it can’t be measured.
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership:
As GPS technology has made it possible to locate even the tiniest parcels of public land, it has also highlighted a major access challenge: Public lands that are entirely surrounded by private land with no permanent legal means of access. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership teamed up with onX to determine the scope of the landlocked problem and propose solutions for unlocking public lands. Since 2018, we have found that:
Inaccessible Public Lands
16.43 MILLION ACRES of Your Public Land are landlocked in 22 states: