Yes or No: Did Clivon Bundy break the law by defying Reagan's Executive Order?
NUMBER 12548 titked Grazing Fees, Babs.
- Leslie GoudyLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
He broke lots of laws. . When Nevada became a state in 1864, its citizens gave up all claims to unappropriated federal land and codified this in the state’s Constitution. The Nevada Constitution states the people inhabiting said territory do agree and declare, that they forever disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying within said territory, and that the same shall be and remain at the sole and entire disposition of the United States; …..”
If Bundy “owns the land then where is the deed? Where are the records he paid property taxes?
It’s not his land.
Bundy also claims that it his “right” to graze these BLM public lands. This is not the case. The Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 specifically states that the issuance of a grazing permit does not confer any right to graze or right to own the land. The Taylor Grazing Act is the granddaddy of the U.S. laws governing grazing on federal land. “Taylor” was a rancher and a congressman from Colorado, hardly someone to want government tyranny over ranching. What about Bundy’s claim that his forebears bought the land he is now accused of trespass grazing upon? This land was once Mexican land, and was won by the United States after the Mexican-American War. It is part of what is known as the “Mexican Cession
Those lands that were not privatized have always been Mexican lands or United States lands owned by the U.S. government. There were no 158,000 acre homestead privatizations and certainly no 750,000 acre privatizations. Taylor Grazing was administered on the ground by the U.S. Grazing Service. Now, ranchers with grazing permits had to pay a grazing fee to use their permits. The public domain was not for sale and ranchers generally did not want it. After all, if they owned it, they would owe local property tax.
In 1948 the Bureau of Land Management was created by executive order of President Truman to replace the Grazing Service. The Service had been defunded in a dispute between the House and the U.S. Senate. The BLM has since been affirmed by law rather than a mere executive order.
If you have been following this you have been seeing the arid land he has been grazing his cattle on which is useless as far as I am concerned coming from the midwest where most of the grain fed beef you eat comes from anyway
- 6 years ago
Don't know which order you're talking about. And, whether or not he was breaking any 'law' is irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that he believed the law...the laws pertaining to his cattle rights...are wrong and unjust. If he believes this, I applaud him for his actions.
You see, the government makes the laws and just because the government makes laws does not mean that all these laws are just and right. The government makes all sorts of laws and decisions that are bad and damaging to the American people. When then do, when we believe they do, it is our responsibility to oppose those laws by any means necessary. In court, certainly, but if the courts (they're government you know and not infallible) do not render the decision you believe is right and just (courts are about interpreting the law, not judging 'just-ness', you know.) I support your actions to oppose that judgment by any means necessary. Let the public and history decide who was right.
America has a long and gloried history and heritage of protest against unjust laws.
- VesaversaLv 66 years ago
I believe you are spot on. BLM / Federal Land Management Act ; was implemented during the Reagan administration.Source(s): f
- Wolf MythLv 76 years ago
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- Anonymous6 years ago
clivon bundy is a law breaker. just like an undocumented worker
- 6 years ago
Are you saying Reagan ordered owners to pay to use their own land?
I don't remember that.
- Cm punkLv 66 years ago
An EO isn't law.
- EdWinterLv 76 years ago
Illegal alien, Stewie, ILLEGAL ALIEN.
Save your Soviet-style phraseology for your buds in the back of the bus, 'kay? 'Kay!
- Anonymous6 years ago
Which order was that?