Category: Range Wars
If you want to understand what’s behind the Bundy Ranch Bunkerville standoff, the imprisonment of the Hammonds, the Oregon standoff, and the growing hatred of the federal Bureau of Land Management in the West, this is a must watch.
Ammon Bundy’s former attorney Mike Arnold added that he believes the trial on what he refers to as “thought crimes” will be a long one.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton used the Antiquities Act to lock up nearly 2 million acres of Garfield and Kane Counties. And it’s worth remembering that Clinton didn’t even have the courage to announce the monument in Utah — he did it across the border in Arizona.
It’s no coincidence that it comes when environmental groups are pushing to create a national monument in Malheur County.
Do you trust the BLM, headed by Harry Reid lackey, Neil Kornze, to use surveillance drones for the limited and specific purposes they profess?
He called himself a constitutional “originalist,” following in the footsteps of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the late Yale Law School professor and Nixon-era acting Attorney General Robert Bork, as well as some liberals.
The BLM attempted to destroy the Hage family’s livelihood because he asserted his rights to the land which his family held since the late 19th century.
Tensions between ranchers and federal agencies also arise due to pressure from environmental groups.
You get people put in jail for five years for burning 130 acres that they were given permission, it looks like they were given permission to set the fire, and the agency can burn 300,000 acres, and nobody is accountable.
If environmental groups and government agencies truly want to achieve their stated mission they’ll have to open their eyes to the damage caused by what they call “protection.”