Category Archives: Government/Politics

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Why is Todd Macfarlane Running for Millard County Commissioner?

    Todd Macfarlane is running for Millard County Commission.  Todd is a rancher, writer, attorney and entrepreneur, and has lived in Millard County for approximately 15 years.  He and his…

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Unfinished Business — Constitutional Loose-ends, and How Private Property Rights Are Created on Public Lands — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine, Summer 2018 issue.   SEE Also The Laws of Prior Appropriation & Beneficial Use — Realities that Nobody Wants to Talk About.   Divisions and factions in…

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Between Thistles & Rye Grass — Sometimes We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know — by Redtail Rose McInnis

  We love our neighbors.  We’re just glad they’re 100 acres away. I had been fairly warned.  When I brokered a deal to sell a piece of property adjoining our…

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Romney & Crew Rip Republicans in Iron County — by Tracie Sullivan

First Published in Behind the Headlines For Another View Regarding the Same Event & Subject Matter, SEE ALSO Fair Weather Friends & the Second Amendment CEDAR CITY – Iron County Republicans…

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Todd Macfarlane in a Nutshell

According to a recent bio, Todd is a rancher, writer, entrepreneur, property/natural resource attorney, and property rights advocate. He is also a husband, father, and grandfather.  He has extensive unique…

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DUE PROCESS — The Golden Rule of Principled Government

According to the Golden Rule:  Do Unto Others as You Would Have Them Do Unto You. DUE PROCESS is the Golden Rule of Principled Government.  It is one of the…

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Due Process & Equal Protection in Millard County — a Case Study

For most people, it seems, the concepts and principles of “Equal Protection” and “Due Process” seem somewhat hazy.  What do they even mean? Most of the time stories of unlawful…

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FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS — and The Second Amendment

Right now the Second Amendment is viewed as toxic in many quarters, and politically incorrect to even mention. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Iron…

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HORSE SENSE: Talk is Cheap; Show Me; Don’t Tell Me — Life Lessons Learned from Horse Trading — by Mancos MacLeod

I’ve been around horses and horse trading essentially my whole life.  (See Memories of Jack Walther).  And believe it or not, valuable life lessons can be learned from horse trading….

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IN SEARCH OF ATTICUS FINCH — Enter Marcus Mumford, like a Bull in a China Shop

  First Published in Range magazine. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2017, after a six-week trial and week-long deliberations, the federal jury in the Oregon Standoff Trial…