Is it my property?
We pay taxes for its upkeep in national forestry, on public lands of all kinds, for the roads that take you from one place to another, private property taxes, etc. Yes, it is our land, and your land, and we do have a say in who comes in. We also have a constitution that mandates the government's duty to protect us from invasion.
It's very much like your own private home and land. You have a say in who can come in and stay as a guest, or if you wish, who can stay permanently and live there. We aren't a Marxist state YET, and so the work you put into life, your labor that translates into money you pay for it and its upkeep means something, and that is recognition of your owning a home when you go through the steps to own that home. You can't just take a stroll out in the country, pop up a tent and begin constructing shelter and say it's yours, and neither can someone walk into your home and take possession of it because they question your legitimate hold on the property.
This post was edited on 1/31 at 7:48 am