Tag Archives: property rights

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Are PLC and Its Attorneys Part of the Swamp that Needs to be Drained? — by Todd Macfarlane

I have been sitting back waiting for the dust to settle a little bit in the recent dust-up between the Public Lands Council (PLC) and the Range Allotment Owners Association…

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Due Process & Just Compensation for the “Taking” of Property Rights

  San Bernardino County could pay $48 million for the property of one of the few remaining Chino dairy farmers after the family complained in a lawsuit that most of…

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The Property Rights Dilemma — a Case Study — by Todd Macfarlane

  NOTE:  At the suggestion of my good friend Tim Smith, I have taken the previous article about recent activity and discussions in Millard County, which serve as good case…

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

  Among other things, basic property rights are a growing point of conflict in the world we live in.  There seems to be a growing number of people whose disregard,…

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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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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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Basic Life, Liberty & Property Rights Applied to Bunkerville — Video Presentation

Since what happened in Bunkerville has become an issue in the Oregon Standoff Trial, for those who are interested in a more in-depth treatment, including the deep background leading up…

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Point of Agreement: the Federal Government is Missing the Mark — Realities Nobody Wants to Talk About — by Todd Macfarlane

More Realities: There seems to be little agreement about all the reasons WHY the Federal Government should NOT be managing such massive amounts of land and resources in the West,…

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What I Learned from the Range Rights Workshops — Riding the Range — by Redtail Rose

If you ever get the chance to sit through one of Dr. Angus McIntosh’s workshops, it’s a lot to try to absorb in one setting, and I mean a lot. …

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Southeast Oregon Range Rights Workshop Tour — Riding the Range — by Redtail Rose

  Somehow I lucked into being able to tag along with Dr. Angus McIntosh and Todd Macfarlane on their four stop Western Rangelands Property Rights  workshop tour through three counties…