Monday, April 21, 2014

AMERICA - The 'We Don't Have to Follow the Law' Quacks

As you can see, by my choice of Post Title, what I think of this type of people.  The type that thinks they don't have to follow any law they disagree with.  As a taxpayer, Bundy had better pay for the use of my (public) land.

"Land dispute between rancher and government inspires ideological standoff with armed protesters" PBS NewsHour 4/18/2014


JUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  Now to a story that takes us out to the Western U.S., to Nevada, where a standoff between the federal government and a local cattle rancher involving an armed militia almost turned violent.

Hari Sreenivasan is in our New York studio with this report.

HARI SREENIVASAN (NewsHour):  Armed militiamen pointing guns at federal officials over cattle.  For more than 20 years, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has refused to pay fees for grazing cattle on public lands, some 80 miles north of Las Vegas.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says Bundy now owes close to $1 million.  He says his family has used the land since the 1870s and doesn’t recognize the federal government’s jurisdiction.  Last year, a federal judge ordered Bundy to remove his livestock.  He ignored the order, and two weeks ago, BLM agents rounded up more than 400 of his cattle.

Last weekend, armed militia members and states’ right protesters showed up to challenge the move.

FMR. SHERIFF RICHARD MACK, Graham County, AZ:  I came here because I don’t believe the BLM has any authority whatsoever.  They have no law enforcement authority in Clark County, and they have no business whatsoever destroying the pursuit of happiness of one of our friends and brothers.

HARI SREENIVASAN:  Rather than risk violence, the BLM did an about-face and released the cattle.  But the dust-up has put longstanding disputes over Western range rights squarely in the spotlight.

Last night, Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid blasted the protesters.

SEN. HARRY REID, D, Nev.:  So, these people, who hold themselves out to be patriots, are not.  They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists.  And I think that we are a country that people should follow the law.

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