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Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah in a protest against what the group calls the federal government's overreaching control of public lands.
San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge said from 40 to 50 people, many of them waving American flags and some carrying weapons, drove about a mile down Recapture Canyon near Blanding Saturday and then turned around. Hundreds attended a rally at a nearby park before the protest.
"It was peaceful, and there were no problems whatsoever," the sheriff told The Associated Press
originally posted by: DarthMuerte
The government is AGAINST US. It is past time for people to draw attention to that fact. It is not the government's land, it is the people's land. We are not property of the government either, though some liberals seem to want to be.
Well according to yahoo news 40 to 50 people were spotted ridding there quads on government owned land. It was a small demonstration on how the government is over-reaching the boundaries and just ticking people off. Or is it people that just want to stir up something unnecessary? In my opinion I truly think the government has been acting pretty crazy lately and people might be on their last nerve! If something bad happens I could only assume the worse. What do you think? Is something bound to happen if more people continue to go against the government?
originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: Thisbseth
Well...coming from the off road motorcycling community. It seems every other month what were once open areas for riding, are being closed to any public access, under some phonied up new EPA rule. It's a constant battle of signing petitions and getting the word out, to help people realize the extent of what they are losing.
We as a people are being herded into smaller and smaller spaces by a government with their own agendas regarding public lands and forests. I hope people are getting fed up. If they don't start expressing they are not going to put up with it anymore. I see a future where you have to get a freaking permit to step outside your home.
originally posted by: ThinkYouSpeak
a reply to: Thisbseth
if im correct, the feds closed a new-man made trail that veered of an established ATV/Quad trail. the problem you might ask? it passes through Indian burial / artifacts which in my opinion should trump your freedom to ride a freaking machine over it. Had the riders stuck to the established trail none of this would be an issue, I wouldn't go to a cemetery and fly a kite or ride my bike so why should these knuckleheads?
No one asked this question. With skyrocketing meat prices, why are they harassing ranchers? Why are they not helping them instead? Shouldn't herds be encouraged right now? - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: Not Authorized
a reply to: liejunkie01
The last time government made sense was when it was held accountable for its actions.
No one asked this question. With skyrocketing meat prices, why are they harassing ranchers? Why are they not helping them instead? Shouldn't herds be encouraged right now?
Instead they are kicking ranchers all of their lands? Why?
No wonder why meat prices are going up.