Paul was engaged in a question-and-answer session with Nevada landowner Cliven Bundy when the discussion moved to the topic of land rights. He told the gathering:
“I’d either sell or turn over all the land management to the states. You run into problems now with the federal government being this bully, this big, huge government bully. You would have less of that if you had more local control of the land. State ownership would be better, but even better would be private ownership.”
Whatever your opinion on Rand Paul as U.S. President, it’s worth comparing his approach to this issue with those of the other candidates.
For more details on Rand Paul’s land rights statements, check out the article at IJReview
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