Oregon Ranchers May Return to Prison in Land Fight With the Feds

The father and son of a prominent Oregon ranching family plan to surrender at a California prison next week after a judge ruled they served too little time for setting fires that spread to government lands they leased to graze cattle.

Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, said they lit the fires in 2001 and 2006 to reduce the growth of invasive plants and protect their property from wildfires . . .

The decision has generated controversy in a remote part of the state where the Hammonds are well-known for their generosity and community contributions. It’s also playing into a long-simmering conflict between ranchers and the U.S. government over the use of federal land for cattle grazing. (Read more from “Oregon Ranchers May Return to Prison in Land Fight With the Feds” HERE)

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  • Kent2012

    a prime example of why America is going down the drain…too much bad government….

  • Kingdom Ambassador

    This, thanks to Amendment 5:

    “…The Fifth Amendment concludes with the provisions that no one shall be “deprived of … property without due process of law” and “private property [shall not] be taken for public use without just compensation.” Because this provision allows the government to legally steal private citizens’ lands, these assurances are a cover for theft. Because of Amendment 5’s promise of “just” compensation, most people do not even think to ask whose “due process of law” is going to be employed and whether the government’s confiscation of private lands for public use is ethical or whether governments should own property at all….

    “Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by
    oppression, to thrust them out of their possession … that my people be not scattered, every man, from his possession…. (Ezekiel 46:18)….”

    For more, Google online Chapter 14 “Amendment 5: Constitutional vs. Biblical Judicial Protection” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.”

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    How about this: Stop worrying about their physical weapons and quit agreeing to their offer of contract (indictment/arrest). Isaiah 54:17 and Luke 10:19.