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originally posted by: Bassago
250 militarized feds that brutalize protesters and then rustle someone's cattle isn't overreach? Maybe Bundy and his supporters should have just got a posse together and handled these rustler's like they used to in to in the old days. Personally I think he showed great restraint.
The Center for Biological Diversity seems like a bunch of environmentalists who like to use lawyers, so what? Cows have been grazing on this land since the late 1800's.
250 militarized feds that brutalize protesters and then rustle someone's cattle isn't overreach? Maybe Bundy and his supporters should have just got a posse together and handled these rustler's like they used to in to in the old days.
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: OpinionatedB
So unarm the blm,ssa and other fed agencies that play no law enforcement role and let's get over all this. Sell the guy the land and let's start putting people to work building and putting in solar panels on some other of the 85% of illegally owned fed land.
originally posted by: gariac
Note that Bundy at the moment has deeded land in Clark County, and this is not to be confused with the BLM land. Obviously the next step is to seize his deeded land to pay the fine. At that point, Clark County will be in charge and Bundy won't be able to make up silly defenses about jurisdiction. The BLM is doing Bundy a great favor simply by removing his cattle. They haven't gone to court to seize his property to pay his fine.
Also, if you have water rights and grazing rights, you can use the water on the BLM property. You don't have to bring your cattle back to the deeded land. There are all sorts of watering holes set up around the Central Nevada range on BLM land. Some natural water flow, but most with windmills.
originally posted by: whyamIhere
a reply to: nenothtu
Who owns the BLM?
That land belongs to "We the People".
So, really unlike land you own. The BLM should be accountable to the People.
I could care less about Bundy. But, the BLM just manages the land.
I should say that's the way it is supposed to work.
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
a reply to: gariac
They are careful about using it and they absolutely do not advertise how it's been reinterpreted and changed in minor ways. The interruption of local government or civil order sure is how some of it seems to read now for terms it can be excepted for active deployment. The same basis as the 10th Mountain Division at Hurricane Andrew. It was support there. Badly needed support. They simply added some.
Just my bit to add.