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originally posted by: OpinionatedB
a reply to: gariac
Perhaps you could entertain the notion that this thread is for a discussion of the OP and not your personal hatred of/for republicans.
You can always make a different thread for those topics not covered in the OP.
There is an awful lot of growing up that needs to be done in this country.
Source: Nevad a Ranch War: Feds Right on Property, But Wrong on Constitution and Limited Government
Bundy’s Mormon family has ranched in the contested area of Clark County, Nevada, since the 1880s. He owns a 150-acre ranch, and his cattle also graze on adjacent public lands. Those lands are called part of Gold Butte in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which is federally-owned public land. Bundy claims--incorrectly--that the federal government cannot legally own such land, and therefore that he has full ownership rights to use it at will without paying fees to Washington, D.C.
Large parts of many western states are owned by federal or state governments. While U.S. forests are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), most other types of federally-owned land are under the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The department has regulated private ranchers grazing their herds on these lands since Congress passed the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934.
originally posted by: gariac
Take a look at which party is trying to steal government land, then you can apologize to me if you have it in you.
Source: The Sagebrush Rebellion (Emphasis Mine)
The last straw. The spark that ignited the revolt was the 1976 Federal Land Policy and Management Act, which says that public land must be kept in perpetual trust by the federal government. The legislation dashed Western hopes that the U.S. would gradually turn control of public lands over to local governments, which residents argue could do a better job of managing public land than bureaucrats stationed in Washington. "We've been robbed blind for 100 years by mismanagement of federal lands," declares Huey Johnson, director of California's Resources Agency.
"So, I'm going to pay the $9 million, right? That's not going to happen," Little said.
Little calls himself a “simple farmer” and says no matter how many judges tell him to stop, he pledges to keep going and build his dream one pile at a time.
The I-Team first met Little, a candidate for lieutenant governor under the Independent American Party, in April. Margaret Sanchez found Little’s waste piles on her North Las Vegas property. She was forced to swallow the $108,000 bill to clean up her property.