Category Archives: Government/Politics

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A Realistic Assessment of Utah’s Role in the Current “Public Lands” Debate — by Todd Macfarlane

  The past few years have been very eventful on the Western “public lands” front.  I put quotation marks around the term/phrase “Public Lands” because according to my evolving understanding,…

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Owyhee Ranchers Still on Pins & Needles About what Obama Might Do Before Leaving Office — Especially After Bears Ears and Gold Butte

This personal message from Our Land, Our Voice, and the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition:  Visit http://ourlandourvoice.com/ Friends: My great-grandfather came to Malheur County from the Basque Country when he was…

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The Meeting with LaVoy Finicum that Never Happened . . . .

It’s going to happen. Unfortunately, LaVoy won’t be there, but one year later, the previously intended meeting is going to happen. Background:  According to an upcoming article in Range magazine,…

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Missing Elements in the Western Land Use Discussion — Op/Ed — by Tim K. Smith

  The western land use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For…

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Bears Ears Debate Reaches Fever Pitch

  In the week before Christmas, the Bears Ears Monument debate has reached feaver pitch.  Many are concerned that President Obama will ignore congress, ignore local sentiments, and create one…

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Harney County Committee of Safety Marks One Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago, the Harney County Committee of Safety was organized for the initial and primary purpose of attempting to help Dwight and Steven Hammond.  A lot has happened…

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Seasons Greetings — and a Christmas Story for Patriots — a Repost

SEASONS GREETINGS! At Christmas time, we recognize the sacred reason for the season that has been appointed by tradition to celebrate the birth of the Son of God.  Glory to…

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Bundy Proceedings to Remain Shrouded in Secrecy

  In order to maintain public confidence in a civil society, not only must justice be done, it must also be seen to be done.  Reposted from Mesquite Local News….

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The Bundy Ranch Story — a Video Series — as told by Ammon Bundy

  The Bundy Ranch Story — Part 1 — a Government Gone Rogue   The Bundy Ranch Story — Part 2 — Liberty’s Sacrifice   The Bundy Story — Part…

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A Constitutionalist Revolution? — by John C. Eastman

  It started even before Donald Trump was declared the winner. The pundits and commentators, stunned beyond belief, began to pontificate about how this could possibly have happened. No one…