Any provisions in the Constitution that violate the principles of natural law do not lawful. God given rights can not be amended, abolished, repealed or given away.
Any contract that forces an individual to surrender their natural rights is illegitimate. The Federal Government can not lawfully force the states to enter into a contract to give the public lands to the Federal Government in exchange for statehood.
There is a natural law that one can not something away property that they don't own. The public land in the states belongs to the people collectively.
The ONLY way to get rid of the 16th and 17th Amendments is to have an Article 5 Convention to Propose Amendments to do so. CONGRESS will NEVER make those Proposals, NEVER!! WE have to restore our Republic, the National Oligarchy NEVER will. There are a majority of people now that support democracy and socialism, the vote is lost to Constitutional Principles and Values. WE still have a chance if the vote is not used and the states are. There are 40 states that are still mostly Conservative and only 10 that are Progressive Socialist. WE only need 38 to take our country back, but if we do not hurry, the power to become the united states of America again will DIE!!!