The rulers of this new society will be the people who effectively control the means of production: that is, business executives, technicians, bureaucrats and soldiers, lumped together by Burnham, under the name of ‘managers’.
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Act now to prevent new conflicts about river rights in New Mexico and other states.
---------------------------------------------------------------- The New Mexico Legislature is about to vote on a bill that would create long-term conflict about river rights in New Mexico, and would also negatively influence river rights in other states.
It would alienate river users visiting from neighboring states, since they would be afraid of being cited for trespassing, or of drowning from entanglement in a fence across a swift-flowing river. Please don’t create this unresolvable ambiguity, conflict, and loss for all parties. Such opinions guide state government agencies and law enforcement personnel, until and unless state courts decide otherwise.
The opinion frames the legal issue as follows: QUESTION: May a private landowner exclude others from fishing in a public stream that flows across the landowner's property? A private landowner cannot prevent persons from fishing in a public stream that flows across the landowner's property, provided the public stream is accessible without trespass across privately owned adjacent lands. Supreme Court decision regarding public rights on rivers, 450 U. 544 (1981), which confirmed the public easement on a shallow river in Montana, “regardless of who owns the riverbed” in various sections, and confirmed that this easement includes public rights to engage in “sports fishing and duck hunting.” Senate Bill 226 would conflict with this, which would seem to make it invalid, but even so, the conflict would not be readily resolvable.
For centuries, the laws and customs of New Mexico have recognized a public easement to canoe and fish on the rivers and large creeks of the state, including wading and walking on the beds and banks of these waterways.