Western States Are Under Attack: “Big Trouble in Big Sky Country”

The following editorial “Big Trouble in Big Sky Country” was published in the Fairfield Sun Times  located in Montana.  It addresses the lands  issues that Montana is facing today,  but these issues apply to all the western states.  The west is truly under attack and this article clearly shows the threat we are facing  as a result of the environmental movement.  This is worth reading and sharing because this affects us all.  I appreciate the Editor of the Fairfield Sun Times giving me permission to republish this article in its entirety.   Big Trouble in Big Sky…

Cliven Bundy – Folk Hero No More

Recently, Cliven Bundy, a rebellious rancher in Nevada became a folk hero in some circles when, after decades of refusing to pay range fees, he stood up to “the man” and forced a stand-off with the BLM. Indeed, ad hoc militia groups rushed to his rescue, armed and ready to go to war for the rights of this man to ignore the law and thumb his nose not only at the feds, but at his law-abiding neighbors as well. (By the way, the hypocrisy of a group who demands strict…

Cattle, Tortoises and Militias, Oh My!

I found out today that I have a fine on my library card. Not only that, there is a court order for me to pay those fines. Using measured, reasonable steps, Salt Lake County is in the process of deploying a SWAT team to my house to forcibly remove the overdue books from my home. Unified Police Department snipers are also aiming at my house. Our government is known for its careful and proportional responses to disputes like this, so I am sure no unarmed teenage girls will be shot…