Common Sense and Straight Talk Sorely Needed

Photo Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Photo Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images

Something is terribly wrong with our government and the citizens who vote year after year to keep them in office. Common sense is desperately needed, and straight talk needs to ensue as a result.

In southern Nevada a rancher who merely wants to earn a living and be left alone is called a “domestic terrorist” by the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, D-Nev. Reid further called all who support this rancher “domestic terrorists.”

Now for the common sense and straight talk. It is Sen. Reid and all of his cronies who think like him who are the domestic terrorists, and here’s why. The U.S. government has no authority to seize and hold property unless it is to be used directly in the service of the government. The Constitution does not give the federal government the power to hold lands. It’s land must be used for the buildings that house it’s various functions, including the military. It cannot hold land just to have it, or to sell it for a profit, or to favor certain corporate interests that may want it. It does not even have the legal authority (Constitutional authority) to seize it, hold it, or hamstring landowners due to “endangered species.”

The United States, therefore, is in violation of its own law. That means that those armed federal agents who gathered in the hills above the Bundy ranch last week are domestic terrorists. They wish to enforce an illegal action of the U.S. government. That land does not legitimately belong to the Feds, though the courts and the Feds, like all good tyrannical progressives (regressives) say that it does.

But this is not the only example of the inversion of our values, the tendency to call that which is good evil and that which is evil good. The Attorney General of the United States believes that lying to Congress is acceptable behavior. And that being held in contempt of Congress for it is an outrage.

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Photo Credit: CBS Las Vegas

Photo Credit: CBS Las Vegas

“Domestic Terrorists” Celebrate At Bundy Ranch

By Kevin Wall / CBS.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy celebrated what many of his supporters called a “victory” in the ongoing battle with the Bureau of Land Management.

Bundy and his supporters from around the country gathered at the Bundy Ranch for a barbecue Friday night. People came from around the country to join Bundy’s family, neighbors, and ranch hands to enjoy music, inspirational speeches and plenty of “Bundy Barbecue”.

A number of those in attendance had weapons strapped to their waist in what is called “open carry” mode. Others admitted to be in a “concealed carry” mode.

Bundy continues to deny charges made Wednesday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he failed to pay his taxes. On Wednesday, Bundy told Kevin Wall of KXNT’s “Live and Local” that Reid is in error on the issue of taxes.

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Photo Credit: John Locher / Las Vegas Review-Journal / AP

Photo Credit: John Locher / Las Vegas Review-Journal / AP

Nevada range war: Western states move to take over federal land

By Brad Knickerbocker.

Like a mustang tied to a fence post, many westerners for years have resisted Uncle Sam’s control of land they say more properly belongs to states or counties – or to nobody at all except the ranchers, miners, and loggers who work the land for its natural resources.

The tussle over Cliven Bundy’s 400 cows – grazing on federal land, although he refuses to pay the required fees now amounting to more than $1 million – sharpens this debate, which has featured state legislators, county officials, environmentalists, and federal judges (all of whom have ruled against Mr. Bundy).

In Salt Lake City Friday, representatives from Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington met for a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands.”

“Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands,” Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder said at a news conference. “We have to start managing these lands. It’s the right thing to do for our people, for our environment, for our economy and for our freedoms.”

In other words, today’s revival of the “Sagebrush Rebellion” is as much about political philosophy as it is about great stretches of the largely-arid territory west of the 100th meridian splitting the Dakotas and running down through Texas.

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