Equal Footing

The purpose of the Constitution was to prevent the potential abuse of power by overzealous government officials.
In order to secure the blessings of liberty to all of the people in all of the states.
According to the Northwest Ordinance all states to be added to the Union must be added on “Equal Footing” with the pre-existing states. Less than 1% of the land in New York is Federally owned while over 84% of Nevada is Federally owned.

The purpose of the Constitution was to provide for the Common defense and promote the General Welfare Rather than continuing to tax the people why not lease a portion of the 650 million acres of public land to individuals and corporations.

This Land in Not Your Land
Laurence Vance