So if I say that that's MY land and I don't want HIS cattle crapping all over MY land, who decides who's right?
Think about it - that rancher's claims are not much different than, say, owning a hundred dogs and allowing them to crap in a (federally-owned) national park every day for years, and saying that it's okay because he owns that land...and can do what he will with it even though other American citizens tell him that no, he can't do that.
Who decides? Who has more right to that land? The rancher and those who support him, or the rest of the American people who say that he can't do that? Who decides?
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
That's about right....By Valerie Richardson-The Washington Times Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sending scores of armed agents along with helicopters and dogs to confront an elderly Nevada rancher over grazing fees may seem like overkill, but critics say it’s not inconsistent with the federal government’s recent approach to environmental enforcement.
The simmering truce between the Bundys and the Bureau of Land Management comes after high-profile raids last year by armed federal agents on small-time gold miners in tiny Chicken, Alaska, and guitar makers at the Gibson Guitar facilities in Tennessee.
That doesn’t include more subtle threats, such as recent efforts by the Obama administration to raise grazing fees or pressure permit holders to transfer their water rights as a condition of renewal, said Ryan Yates, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau.
“Some have called it a culture of intimidation,” Mr. Yates said. “It’s issue after issue, threat after threat. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep those operations in business.”
Read more: 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff - Washington Times
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Besides, Clyde has already admitted to owing the federal government money, he doesn't have a legal leg to stand on.
It's just a matter of time before the feds try to arrest him. Armed militia are at his side, so this might not have a pretty ending.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)