are militias helping the nevada law breakers?
(Reuters) - Self-styled militia members and ultra-conservatives rallied on Friday to the cause of a defiant rancher accused by the U.S. government of illegally grazing his cattle for decades on public lands in the southern Nevada desert.
so the law breakers are getting away with their crime
The dispute between the Bureau of Land Management, and a Nevada rancher who has failed to pay grazing fees for use of public land under BLM management (well covered in diaries here and here appears to be coming to an end.
yes, the bundys are law breakers
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
To follow the letter of the law, yes, the Bundys are lawbreakers. But their family had been using that land for 150 years, the law was changed 20 years ago, and they have been fighting the law consistently since then. In a moral sense, this is a case of "Eminent Domain", a question of whether or not the government has the right to change the rules - and in this case it''s very sketchy as to whether or not it is being implemented for "The public good" (as in seizing land to build a railroad, for example) or to further their own agenda.
What makes this case particularly angering is that the government seems to be wielding the ultimate and unelected power of the EPA in protecting these turtles - but the hidden agenda is much more onerous.
Seems the government isn't really interested in the turtles after all. Harry Reid is tied to a Chinese solar energy company that wants to build a solar plant in the Nevada desert. Harry's son, Rory, stands to make a substantial amount of money from his investments in this plant.
The acting director of the BLM is Neil Kornze, a former senior policy advisor for Reid.
The government's superficial protection of the gopher tortoise is very important when a family wants to graze their cattle on government land, but the tortoise has to take a back seat when a liberal agenda, investment in solar energy, and extra cash in Rory's pockets are at stake.
- Big KLv 76 years ago
Thank the militia members, they might get CNN to stop talking about that friggin plane for five minutes. Anyways I think the militia presence has been blown way out of proportion by both sides, at last count there were like 10 guys there and the BLM even issued a statement saying they had all been protesting peacefully. If there were really 5,000 armed men heading there like various news outlets have claimed the BLM would rapidly lose control of the situation and at the very least the national guard would need to be called in.
- 6 years ago
omg I hate pathetic state worshipers like your self. Who cares about the law moron, what matter is right vs wrong. Everything that happened in Nazis Germany was German law, and look at what happened because so many people blindly followed German law. Now you, refusing to learn from history, are blindly following US laws.
What right does the government have to steal this mans money? The government cannot just continue all this theft masked as "fees" or "taxes" and expect everyone to comply. More and more people are refusing to bow down in subservience to this government because they realize it is illegitimate and has no authority over us. Authority is just an illusion and only exists in the minds of those who allow it to exist.
- evilwaxLv 66 years ago
I very much doubt that the cows are a danger to the turtles. There is more to this than the government is letting us know. One thing I have figured out is that the government are masters at giving the illusion of moral high ground.
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- DaroLv 76 years ago
Seeing as how the Feds just decided to Back Off, obviously they aren't breakin ANY LAWS.
- FrancisLv 66 years ago
It doesn't matter now.
http://www.infowars.com/breaking-cliven-bundy-to-m... Stuart you lack integrity.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/12/1291503/-...
- 6 years ago
Well since the feds are the law-breakers, not really
- Anonymous6 years ago
Civil Disobedience is a time-honored American tradition