The right claims this is an infringement on the man’s rights, and that it is ridiculous that so much effort be put out to protect a few turtles. The left claims that this is federal land and that Bundy and the “domestic terrorists” (as Harry Reid calls them)
But besides all that, it raises a few questions that are slightly on/off topic.
First, what is the government doing, owning so much land in the west? After all these years of the (mis)conception that the west is a place of freedom and independence, we are proven wrong with charts like these, which show us, indeed, that most of the west is owned by the feds, a very unfortunate trend:
Now what is it all for? Well it’s one heck of an asset. If the feds were to sell it all off we could be well on our way to fiscal responsibility (or at least it would be a start.) But don’t expect to be able to buy any cheap federal land anytime soon. Look here:
Pretty colors, eh?
Well, yeah, except that the green areas are the only areas allocated for normal use. Maybe I’m just another nutty conspiracy theorist, but this is all so very real – part of a U.N. sustainable development project known to us as Agenda 21.
Now, it’s clear why I hold the UN in contempt! And, it becomes clear why the Federal Government owns so much land. Eventually the goal is to clear as much of it as possible, no matter if there are people living there.
Besides the fact that Harry Reid was set to profit because of the very Bundy land in question, had a group of Asian investors decided on investing in a solar farm in that very place. And he may profit yet, if they are able to clear those cows out of the way.
So what’s the solution for all this? Texas! I am very hopeful that the current Attorney General Abbott, who is running for governor of the state to replace Rick Perry, will get elected. He has put forth a very strong stance on the tyrannical federal land grabs, which goes, in summary: ‘come and take it, and see what happens.’