I’m getting political. This is my blog so I get to write about whatever I want :P Anyway, I’ve got to comment on the Bundy Ranch standoff, I mean it was in Nevada after all. But that’s not all I want to say. Look, Bundy is wrong. We are a country of laws, even if you don’t like those laws. He has lost in court and should pull his cattle off of Federal land and pay his grazing fees. End of story.
However, there’s always an however, he might be right on the larger issue. What gives the Feds the authority to push citizens around like they do? Can they just bully people around in the name of some supposedly threatened species (and for the record, the desert tortoises are like rats in Washington D.C., they are everywhere). I submit they can but they shouldn’t. We have this thing called the Constitution and I’m having a hard time finding the part where the Federal Government gets to take stuff from citizens without due process and compensation. In other words, they just can’t declare land off limits arbitrarily and force ranchers, for instance, out of business without paying them…but they do it all the time.
But beyond that, where do they get off sending a virtual army (and what else would you call agents of the BLM dressed in fatigues and body armor carrying automatic rifles?) to confront citizens over cattle and grazing fees. Continue reading
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