assateague wrote:Indaswamp wrote:assateague wrote:No, it doesn't. My entire argument has NEVER rested on the selling aspect, but you seem to want it to. But back to what we were talking about here-
Nobody gets to hunt the nene, because they are endangered. And how do Hawaiians pay for you to hunt ducks? Because they pay federal taxes, that's how. And I know you can't buy or sell geese or ducks- so please explain how that qualifies them as "interstate commerce". Your argument seems to be "the thing we're talking about cannot be purchased or sold, retailed or wholesaled, and is owned by nobody. So I'm gonna call that 'interstate commerce' ". And that really doesn't make sense to me.
because they are a resource assa. Ducks and geese have value, it is that value that is regulated irregardless of whether they are sold or not. You don't like that. Fine. But that is the way it is. You want that changed, you got a long road to hoe in front of you.
What I don't like is the federal government overstepping its bounds anywhere. What I don't like is the fact that so many consider it "ok" that the federal government has decided they get to own waterfowl. So I'll ask again- where in the constitution is it granted to the federal government the authority over wildlife? This should be very simple.
You need to understand how a trust works. That's like saying that solomon smith owns my grandfathers trust and the moneys contained within it....that ain't so, they are bound by fiduciary responsibility to carry out the trust as written through a legal and binding document.
You have ownership confused and conflated my friend. The Gov. does not own them, they hold power over the resource in a public trust. They are the executor of that trust.