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April 15, 2014

Sympathy for Cliven Bundy and his family.

Why You Should Be Sympathetic Toward Cliven Bundy : They don’t have a chance on the law, because under the Endangered Species Act and many other federal statutes, the agencies are always in the right.
And their way of life is one that, frankly, is on the outs. They don’t develop apps. They don’t ask for food stamps. It probably has never occurred to them to bribe a politician. They don’t subsist by virtue of government subsidies or regulations that hamstring competitors. They aren’t illegal immigrants. They have never even gone to law school. So what possible place is there for the Bundys in the Age of Obama?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 15, 2014 8:02 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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On being completely law-abiding: Mr President, YOU FIRST

Posted by: Michael Richards at April 15, 2014 9:23 PM

If they don't play their cards right there'll be a place for them on the FEMA camp shuttle busses.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 16, 2014 6:05 AM

Common decency, morality, honesty, integrity and respect for just law are not traits the left has any need for. NOTHING is allowed to get in the way of progressive dogma. I see 'Stalinism' when visualizing what is transpiring today.

Posted by: Terry at April 16, 2014 7:37 AM

It is OK to pick and choose which laws to obey, just as the Government does. When summoned to Federal court, tell them screw, you're a citizen of Nevada, not the US. It has to start somewhere, might as well be there.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at April 16, 2014 8:28 AM

What possible place is there for them?

Can they pull triggers?

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 16, 2014 8:50 AM

"They don’t have a chance on the law, because under the Endangered Species Act and many other federal statutes, the agencies are always in the right."

That's the whole truth. It's laws, made by men and sometimes with good intentions, that are being used to stop private use of public lands. Those laws can be changed. They need to be, especially the Endangered Species Act, if we are to regain some productive use of those Federal lands. Those lands belong to the people and are supposed to be managed for the benefit of the people not according to the tastes of a narrow group environmentalists. Logging, oil/gas drilling. ranching, mining, farming, and other productive uses are being pushed off the public lands. We have the technology and know how to carryout those productive activities without doing permanent damage to the environment. The answers lie in repealing or drastically changing the Endangered Species Act.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at April 16, 2014 8:58 AM

Several moves need to be made, now. Kornze and Jewell need to appear before a congressional special committee. We need to begin discussing the end or severe cutback of the DOI and the BLM. Sell back to the states much of the land the feds are consolidating for themselves. Ask this question: what replaces the tax and usage revenues to the states that the US is now receiving?

Posted by: Casey Klahn at April 16, 2014 10:50 AM

In other words, when do the states step up and realize that they are the dog in this fight?

Posted by: John at April 16, 2014 4:10 PM

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