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Utah Farmers Step Up to Defend Monument Reductions

Reposted from Free Range Report “The Antiquities Act has been abused to designate ‘monuments’ that grossly exceed the scale envisioned by Congress,” Gibson said. “These land grabs set aside vast…

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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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WATER LAWYER — Whiskey’s for Drinking; Water’s for Fighting — by Mancos MacLeod

(An excerpt from one Chapter of Todd Macfarlane’s Memoir Manuscript, Making Rain Where the Sun Shines — Lawyers are Supposed to be Golfers — Paying My Dues as a Country…

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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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Johnson Canyon Water Prophet — by Mancos MacLeod

(Chapter Excerpt from Making Rain Where the Sun Shines — Lawyers are Supposed to be Golfers — Paying My Dues as a Country Lawyer)  Regardless of the relatively warm acceptance…

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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…

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The Current Status of Property Rights in Millard County – the Struggle Continues

(First published in February 2017 — The saga/struggle continues.  SEE Due Process & Equal Protection in Millard County — a Case Study) Among other things, basic property rights are a…