H. Wm. Rhea III

H. Wm. Rhea III 3 days, 20 hours ago on Congress must acknowledge climate change is real

I don't think Congress should acknowledge anything, especially when scientist can't even agree and it's just a cyclical phenomenon anyway. I guess they want to jam that carbon tax down our throats before their Global warming...now Climate change, crap is proven false.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 5 days, 1 hour ago on Public safety on the line

How about making it so that people who live in one end of the county can serve their jury duty where they live, rather than going all the way to the other end of the county? That would be a real help. Might save the county some mileage reimbursement, too.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 6 days, 15 hours ago on Teacher shortage hits Rim Country

The article is partly true. Teachers aren't making a lot of money and new potential teachers can see that and they choose to go to a different field - one where they can make money. But the other side of the coin is that education has only gotten more expensive. To the point where we can't afford it without massive taxation of the citizenry.

It's not just education that is having this problem. So we can't afford to keep it up and we can't afford not to educate - it's a problem that isn't going to be solved easily, no matter what political persuasion you happen to be from.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 1 day ago on Barton serving us or hurting us?

Hey Steve Davis, the Bible doesn't mention guns because they weren't invented yet. However, it does mention, and Jesus himself says, to buy a sword - swords were the weapon of choice at that time - like guns are today.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 1 day ago on State lawmakers seek control of federal lands

And once they grab that power, it's almost impossible to get it back to the people/states without violent rebellion.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 1 day ago on Woman dies in rollover

We passed the accident coming home from the Valley and thought it looked bad. Had no idea that it actually started in the North Bound Lanes until I read this.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 2 days ago on State lawmakers seek control of federal lands

From the Constitution Society website:

"The representatives which assembled in Philadelphia in May, 1787, to attend the Constitutional Convention met for the primary purpose of improving the commercial relations among the States, although the product of the Convention produced more than this. But, no intention was demonstrated for the States to surrender in any degree the jurisdiction so possessed by the States at that time, and indeed the Constitution as finally drafted continued the same territorial jurisdiction of the States as existed under the Articles of Confederation. The essence of this retention of state jurisdiction was embodied in Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 17 of the U.S. Constitution, which read as follows:

"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten 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."

The reason for the inclusion of this clause in the Constitution was and is obvious. Under the Articles of Confederation, the States retained full and complete jurisdiction over lands and persons within their borders. The Congress under the Articles was merely a body which represented and acted as agents of the separate States for external affairs, and had no jurisdiction within the States. This defect in the Articles made the Confederation Congress totally dependent upon any given State for protection, and this dependency did in fact cause embarrassment for that Congress. During the Revolutionary War, while the Congress met in Philadelphia, a body of mutineers from the Continental Army surrounded the Congress and chastised and insulted the members thereof. The governments of both Philadelphia and Pennsylvania proved themselves powerless to remedy the situation, and the Congress was forced to flee first to Princeton, New Jersey, and finally to Annapolis, Maryland. Thus, this clause was inserted into the Constitution to give jurisdiction to Congress over its capital, and such other places as Congress might purchase for forts, magazines, arsenals, and other needful buildings wherein the State ceded jurisdiction of such lands to the federal government. Other than in these areas, this clause of the Constitution did not operate to cede further jurisdiction to the federal government, and jurisdiction over unceded areas remained within the States."

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 2 days ago on State lawmakers seek control of federal lands

It's in article 1, section 8 of the Constitution.

Here is the relevant part of that section about Federal Districts:

"To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten 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, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--And..."

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 week, 2 days ago on State lawmakers seek control of federal lands

Pat, you didn't ask a direct question about the 10 sq. miles thing - which if you read a copy of the Constitution, you will find. You did make an accusation about me not having a clue about dealings with the FS - and you're wrong about that. You did ask how long I've lived in Arizona - that would be three years. 25 years in Eastern Idaho - also a cattle/agricultural area - more so than Payson, let me tell you.

Perhaps, as I said before, you could read the article and the comments section and then think about it before posting. Perhaps you could also ask ONLY a direct question without insulting the person you say you want info from.

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