The recent shutdown has demonstrated the government's abuse of power. While we're noticing the Feds have too much power, let's also notice they own too much land. We should sell off a lot of National Forest land. The Feds do not need to own over half of any state, like they do in Arkansas, Utah or Nevada. Besides, we're broke and we need the money. Finally, when Henry VIII closed all the monasteries, England had explosive economic growth because the land was used more efficiently. I wonder what privatization of a lot of land out west could do for the economy.