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My fellow ATSers, it wasn't the feds who took away Mr. Bundy's grazing permit--it was his local county officials.
Permits and leases generally cover a 10-year period and are renewable if the BLM determines that the terms and conditions of the expiring permit or lease are being met
Raising cattle is fine, making a profit from raising cattle is fine too. I hope cattle ranches, like Mr Bundy, are doing well.
This man is providing food, you know, the item you need to survive?
No, as with all permits the money goes towards the management of said department or bureau, in this case land management. There are many people that would be willing to destroy our lands for their own personal gain and profit. This is why land management, regulations and permits are necessary.
Is it now a policy that government land is supposed to be used for income, for what, to buy more guns?
So you think freedom means one person can do whatever they like with public land? They don’t need to adhere to federal laws or purchase permits when required? Do you think tyranny is a government agency that was appointed to protect the use of public lands? Please!
What ever happened to Americans believing in freedom against tyranny?
reply to post by thesaneone
His family owned that land for centuries. The feds illegally and immorally rezoned it out from under him--ostensibly to protect a turtle, but more likely than not to sell it to some land developer willing to pay pennies on the dollar for it.
For too long we've been living under the thumb of tyranny, forced to suffer under the slogan "when the people rob the government, the people must suffer the price; when the government robs the people, the people must bend over and beg for more."
It's time to flip that around, and remind this parasitic government that it exists only to serve us--not itself.edit on 8-4-2014 by JonButtonIII because: (no reason given)
GreenMtnBoys Maybe we shouldn't be raising cattle in the desert ever think of that?
So far, the Nevada Cattlemen's Association (NCA), which represents some 700 ranchers in the state, is taking a hands-off stance on Bundy's protest.
Asked if other Nevada cattlemen were as angry with the federal government as Bundy, Torell said, "absolutely not."
What is really disturbing is that they have set up a so called "Free Speech Zone" to corral anyone whom is showing up to defend this rancher! One person has been arrested for refusing to accept being put in this so called corral of free speech!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances provided said people and activities are conducted within an officially designated first amendment zone.
Their son, Dave, was arrested and allegedly roughed up Sunday for filming federal agents while outside an area designated for First Amendment activity on the restricted property