Why won't the government respect Bundy's squatter's rights to the land his family has used for over 100 years?

If he and his family have long established access to the land, and the land owner did not take any effective measures to stop him, doesn't that give him squatter's rights to continue to have access to the land?

I thought left wingers defend squatters exercising their rights to occupy the property of other people...

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
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    Because Harry Reid's needs it for a political payoff to his supporters so they can build a solar plant there at taxpayer's expense.

    Another Solyndra in the making.

    The Bureau of Land Management, whose director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.

    Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”

    “Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.

    http://conservativebyte.com/2014/04/bomb...

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  • R T
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    The left wingers only protect those that squat on police cars.

    Yes, this is another case of government overreach. The government already controls too much land directly and, through regulation, indirectly controls privately owned land.

    Notice that the government doesn't say the cattle can't graze there, just that Bundy must pay a fee to do so. This is all about money, nothing else.

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    • Bug
      Lv 7
      6 years agoReport

      Yes, imagine that. Asking someone to PAY for something they're using for their own personal profit. How "socialist" of the government.

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  • 6 years ago

    Because squatters rights imply he is living on the land. He is not.

    They also involve paying taxes on the land as if it was yours.

    He has done nothing to improve or manage the land in any way, but has in fact despoiled it, as all grazing does in such an environment.

    He is stealing forage and has been doing it for years, despite repeated warnings to stop.

    This doesn't meet any criteria for squatting.

    He is a thief. Plain and simple. Stealing from the public coffers.

    He merely feels entitled to such thefts.

    No different from someone illegally logging on public lands or someone who is poaching. If I jacklight dear for twenty years in a National Park, am I entitled to claim public lands?

    "Accessed" or "worked" is just avoiding the subject. He did not own the land. The public owns the land and the public decides to what use it wishes to put it.

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    • Lv 5
      6 years agoReport

      Nevada is already 84% government owned land does this not bother anybody? follow the money the government-or someone in a position of power, wants this puny amount of land for a d*mn good reason and is hell bent on getting it. any bets on ol HARRY REID?

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  • Bug
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Bundy is taking federal resources for his own personal profit.

    How is that any different than a welfare cheat?

    Yet cons support him. Interesting.

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  • 6 years ago

    You know what's funny?

    If he was an oil company, the government would subsidize him and kill off any animals in the area.

    I read the government is doing that for a oil corporation which is why they are kicking out the tortoises and Bundy.

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  • 6 years ago

    Very weak argument on behalf of a deadbeat who refuses to pay his debts. Try "squatting" on an offshore oil rig and see if the oil co. will ever let you claim that you own it or have any rights whatsoever, regardless of how long you've been there. Ain't gonna happen!! : D

  • 6 years ago

    You can bet that somewhere along the line, Harry Reid gets a kickback.

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  • wrfine
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    It's like have a Street Lawn which I have to take of and Pay Tax on!!!

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  • 6 years ago

    Today "politically correct" bigotry preempts any rights. That is particularly so for eco-bigot political correctness.

    Source(s): For decades I studied philosophies, cultures, and social institutions. I began that because of confusion resulting from my military experience under the shadow of neo-Marxist anti-military and anti-capitalism indoctrination in the universities. I continue a forty year quest looking for some truth in the pile of stinking crap a wide variety of bigots made by blaming people or practices they don't like while excusing people or practices they do like regardless of where the fault really lies.
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Because Ted was a serial killer and he is dead now.

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