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Another “WELFARE QUEEN” Rancher

November 1, 2015


Source: St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Inspired by the actions of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his stance against federal control of public lands, a rancher on the Arizona Strip has also declared the Bureau of Land Management to be an illegitimate agency and said he will no longer comply with or recognize it.

“I hereby cancel all my contracts with the BLM,” LaVoy Finicum, of Cane Beds, Arizona, wrote in a letter he sent to the U.S. Solicitor General following his decision to no longer acknowledge BLM or its policies. Thus far, he has chosen to discontinue paying grazing permit fees and to ignore when the BLM allows certain allotments – or pasture areas – to be used for grazing.


If he wants to do that then he should stop using public lands, for his cattle too. If he cancels the contract, he also would have to stop using public lands.

It’s as simple as that.

He could of course, continue to use his OWN land the way sees fit…

If he does continue to use public land then…

He would then be responsible for the upkeep and if a grass fire happens, he would be responsible for making sure that none of his neighbors’ property is harmed.

As for the Bundy ranch, it should be seized and sold, and the proceeds used to pay back what he owes the BLM.

“It was his time with the Bundys during last year’s standoff, Finicum said, adding he was one of the cowboys who rode with the Bundy family and their supporters down into the wash under Interstate 15 where federal agents had taken many the Nevada rancher’s cattle.

“After that incident, I had to do a lot of soul-searching,” Finicum said. “I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle – and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM.”

“A lot of soul-searching”???

My ass.

It just took him this long to do the math. A person only has so many fingers and toes.

I’m sure that the BLM will deal with this “Welfare Rancher” in the same “decisive” way that they showed Bundy who is boss.


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President Abraham Lincoln meeting with General George McClellan at Antietam. October 3, 1862 in this colorized photograph. It looks like the US Flag is being used as a table cloth.

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