Guild, theoretically the “public” owns the railroad tracks, the federal highway system, our national forests, etc. Because of the commerce clause and interstate law, it really doesn’t matter. As to the oil and gas pipelines, this is totally a commercial project that is not paid for by tax dollars. Once this stuff gets it’s permits through the federal regulatory process, the for profit project is done. And they can use eminent domain to force these projects on to private land and indigenous territories whether they want it or not.
Again, our Constitution is basically a document that protects property. And EVERYTHING is legally considered property. The exception being inalienable rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights. The latter having evolved into just a “piece of paper” with no teeth except for the corporate “people” that have usurped most of those human rights in the US.
Again, we the People are not going to get anywhere under our current Federal Constitution. I know that calling a Constitutional Convention is paved withed danger, but our alternative is slavery, poverty, and extinction of most species on Earth.
Got any better ideas?