Cliven Bundy reportedly owes the government approximately $ 1 million in grazing fees.
His cattle wander and eat off federal land. Thereby jeopardizing the Tortoise turtle's habitat. The federal government said, okay, please pay a fee for using this land which again, is not yours. It's not as though the federal government decided to come take his cattle after months of back and forth legal fights. No, this refusal to pay grazing fees goes back as far back as 20 years. By the way, their beloved Ronald Reagan signed Executive Order 12548, in 1986., requiring farmers to pay grazing fees if their cattle graze on public land.
"A former Arizona sheriff who has taken the side of cattle ranchers in Nevada said this week that he would allowed his own wife and daughters to be shot as human shields because it would look bad for the federal government on television."
"In a statement to Fox News on Monday that was first flagged by Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, former Sheriff Richard Mack talked about his strategy to put women on the front lines if a gunfight broke out between “rogue federal agents” and rancher Cliven Bundy, who reportedly owes the taxpayers more than $1 million for allowing his cattle to graze on government land.
“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front,” he recalled. “If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.”
Only an overtly delusional character makes this, type of, statement.
He would have his own daughters killed for a false righteous cause.
Especially when considering this man, whom again, owes the tax payers over $1 million in fees has no intention of paying.
Can we say, hypocrisy? But that is just it fiction demonstrates the reality of the Republican, Tea Party and so-called Conservatism. You see that's the difference between me and them, I would die for my daughters. I would never consider putting them up as a 'shield' for anything, let alone a morally destitute cause.
1).David Edwards. (15 April 2014). Former Sheriff: Women 'need to be the first ones shot' by feds in Bundy standoff. The Raw Story. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/15/former-sheriff-women-need-to-be-the-first-ones-shot-by-feds-in-bundy-ranch-standoff/
2).John Prager. (15 April 2014). Terrorist! Bundy Ranch Militia Considered Using Women As Human Shields. Americans Against The Tea Party. http://aattp.org/terrorists-bundy-ranch-militia-considered-using-women-as-human-shields-video/