Last edited by AJiveMan; 04-21-14 at 04:56 AM.
Now, I will agree that Bundy needs to pay the fees for the rights to have his cattle graze on that land, but, the government needs to stop making **** up when the time comes to collect the monies also...This crap about the desert tortoise, and then sending in what amounts to a para military force, complete with heavy weapons, is why people started rushing to Bundy's aid in the first place...It's a distraction...Are there not more pressing matters that this country should be taking care of?
You really ought to stop lying.
Maybe you should educate yourself as to why they are upset.
Livestock grazing represents the earliest use of public lands,
leading our nation’s expansion westward.
Settlers went west under the expectation that, as was true for
settlers farther east, laws would be established that would give
them private ownership of the lands they settled and used for
grazing. However, that promise of ownership never came true.
Over 50% of western lands are still in federal ownership.
Without private property rights on the range, the ranchers who
settled there could not exclude others from grazing. Until the
passage of the Taylor Grazing Act in 1934, the range suffered
from overgrazing. While the TGA didn’t give them ownership, it
did give preference to the local ranchers who were settled and
making use of the forage.
Today, the more than 22,000 “public lands ranchers” (who own
base property but count on public land forage) pay an annual fee,
deal with endless bureaucratic red tape, and are subject to the
whims of the public, most of which lives in far-off urban centers.The Cost to Ranchers
Research has shown that many federal land ranchers pay more
for their forage than do private and state lessees, when taking
The ownership of water rights (providing water to federal
lands and wildlife with no compensation) and the cost of
The heightened government regulation and resulting
litigation on federal lands.
Increased predation and other limitations associated with
operating on less productive terrain and abiding by
seasonal use (fractions of a year)
Last edited by ChrisL; 04-21-14 at 07:16 AM.