Category: Federal Abuse
If he were going to resist armed officers why did he come out of the vehicle with his arms high in the air; why didn’t he come out shooting?
Mark Potok is a senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center. His job is to monitor groups that are a part of what he calls the “extreme right.”
The wild horse program is through by many to be the worst program in the federal government. Bad for the horses, bad for the range, bad for the taxpayers.
Ammon Bundy’s former attorney Mike Arnold added that he believes the trial on what he refers to as “thought crimes” will be a long one.
“There’s a certain kind of American people who seem to think the landscape is some kind of game board,” Price said. “When we use public lands for recreation, we’re opening them up to a very destructive group of people who think ‘public’ means ‘party.’ These sites took generations to make, and people can get in there and destroy them in half an hour.”
Years of sacred- and ceremonial-ground desecration at the Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa disgraced the National Park Service, as did a recently sentenced former park manager who stole ancient human remains and hid them in his garage for more than two decades.
“Again, your food and heat do not matter more than our children’s views. Flat out.”
It is heartbreaking to think of what the land will come to if this monument takes place, the access and the resources that will be stripped from those who love the land most.
In Utah, nearly 70 percent of the state is owned by the federal government, limiting the state’s control over land uses, such as grazing, oil and gas development, and forest management.
A monument designation around Bear Ears will threaten local San Juan County Navajos’ access to resources and change their way of life.