Why is Cliven Buncy being accused of starting a Range War when the land was his before there was ever a BLM?
That land was for free grazing forever and the last 20 years its not???? Now Fox News is Accused of starting a range war riduculous but normal because Neolibs can't stand anything that isn't Statist by design
- 6 years agoFavorite Answer
The land has been considered federal property since mid 1800's when acquired from Mexico. Bureau of Land Management began overseeing the land in the 40's and offered ten year leases in order to protect it from overgrazing. Members of Bundy's family paid the leases up until 1993 when Bundy stopped paying. Then when the land was declared a habitat for endangered tortoises and considered protected, he would not remove his cattle. That was in 1998 or so. While other ranchers paid their leases and removed their cattle from land as directed, he did not. He had been given numerous warnings over the years, and finally someone decided to take action. Now there's been a precedent set -- round up some militia with guns and you can do anything you want.
Many of the people supporting Bundy and his ARMED militia supporters are the very people who were livid about Occupy protestors taking up space on city streets for peaceful protests. Don't they see the irony?
- Anonymous6 years ago
False. f0x spews has fed you a pile of manure again and you swallowed it all again.
Buncy is just upset because his free government handouts have come to an end.
The BLM's pure roots go back to the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. These laws provided for the survey and settlement of the lands that the original 13 colonies ceded to the federal government after the American Revolution. As additional lands were acquired by the United States from Spain, France and other countries, the United States Congress directed that they be explored, surveyed, and made available for settlement. In 1812, Congress established the General Land Office in the Department of the Treasury to oversee the disposition of these federal lands. As the 19th century progressed and the nation's land base expanded further west, Congress encouraged the settlement of the land by enacting a wide variety of laws, including the Homestead Act and the Mining Law of 1872.
- christopherLv 66 years ago
This has nothing to do with the land itself. It has to do with the resources under the land.
This is a prime example of the government bullying the people. You do not send in 400 heavily-armed agents with MRAPs and helicopters for an elderly man and his family. Anyone who supports the government in their pursuit to drive out the Bundy family from their land, is scum. Thank god the Nevada militia do not share the same views as these scum and have mobilized and are prepared to defend the Bundy family.
- Anonymous6 years ago
where do y'all get all these obscure stories?
the land was not meant for free grazing forever. the land originally belonged to the native peoples who were killed and forcibly relocated. federal land is government land. Congress and the administration, according to the laws passed by Congress, can do with it as they see fit, until they change the law.
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- Zhu BajieLv 66 years ago
Give it back to the Paiutes!