Every time this issue comes up, the media, both left and right, totally ignore the fact that, from a Constitutional standpoint, such federal land grabs are entirely lawless. (I devoted an entire chaper in my book, "A Patriot's Call to Action", to this very issue.)
Everyone, please read the Enclave Clause, and if you really want to better understand how far the feds have strayed from the Constitution in this regard, read the history of the Northwest Ordinance. It's not rocket science and it makes crystal clear what our Founders' intent was with respect to federal control of State territories.
Of course, and as is too often the case, lawless judicial revisionism has corrupted original meaning and intent, but the point is this: the States are completely within their authority to reclaim all lands not conforming to the Enclave Clause. PERIOD. (The Antiquities Act of 1906 which significantly limits the extent of such fed land grabs notwithstanding, the ENCLAVE CLAUSE is what the States should be looking at and acting upon.) Obama has not only violated the Enclave Clause, but the Antiquities Act as well. A real sweetheart.
It is wearying and depressing that not only the media, but also our political representatives, both State and Federal, are so utterly clueless about the brazen lawlessness of such federal seizures of sovereign State territories when done without a State's legislative consent and when the land seized does not comport with Enclave Clause parameters.
The spinelessness of the States and the ignorance of our "leaders" continue to be painfully outrageous. No wonder our so-called republic is in such a mess. Thus, I lay the blame for this federal overreach not on Obama (one should reasonably expect him to be brazenly lawless) but on the wimpy, heavily bribed and submissive States who routinely permit such tyranny. Shame!