Category Archives: Government/Politics

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….

Federal Bait and Switch — the Long Trail of Abuses — by Todd Macfarlane

First published in Range magazine.  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that…

Finally — President Trump Pardons the Hammonds

President Trump signed full pardons on Tuesday for Oregon cattle ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and son Steven Hammond, whose long-running dispute with the federal government ended with prison sentences for…

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…

Lee Brothers on President Trump’s Short List for Supreme Court

  From Newsmax. Sen. Mike Lee said Thursday he’s been watching the Supreme Court since he was 10 years old, and he’s honored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist…

According to Senator Mike Lee, Shooting of Unarmed Nurse Proves BLM Law Enforcement Must Go

Press release issued by Senator Mike Lee (R.Ut) on June 21 A little over a week ago, a nurse who was riding as a passenger in an off-road vehicle was…

UPDATE: The Millard County Primary Election-by-Mail SAGA — by Todd Macfarlane

UPDATED Among the other things Millard County Government has come to be known for, transparency is not necessarily one of them.  So it’s hard to know exactly what is going…

Utah Dodges the Bullet on Controversial Federal Water Rule

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is praising a 26-page ruling from a federal judge in Georgia that exempts Utah and 10 other states from a controversial…

According to Senator Mike Lee, It’s Time to Abolish Law Enforcement Authority of Federal Land Management Agencies

From Senator Mike Lee’s Website  See Also Senator Lee Goes After Forest Service & BLM Law Enforcement Authority As the primary election season in Utah heats up, a common fixture…

Beware of Buzzwords — by T.J. Lovato

  It’s a county election year here in Millard County and it’s interesting to sit back and watch as all the popular buzzwords come out of the woodwork. The primary…