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April 15, 2014 - 8:21 am

What does Dingy Harry mean by this?

Reid tells News4′s Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. “Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

Reid isn’t happy if Americans walk away from “violating the law,” but he’s just giddy if illegal aliens walk around violating the law 24/7.

I’m ambivalent about the cattle battle. The Bundys “don’t have a leg to stand on” legally, according to PowerLine, yet deserve sympathy because of federal land ownership in the western states and how political agendas get mixed into what ought to be ordinary and fair decision making. We’ve all heard about the “war on coal.” It looks like the feds have been waging a quiet war on cattle ranching, too.

BLM coming in with heavily armed troops and snipers to deal with a senior citizen rancher is more evidence that our government treats citizens far worse than it treats non-citizens. This is unacceptable. It has to stop, and it was good to see the feds finally back down over the weekend.  BLM and the militia folks who showed up to support the Bundys ran the risk of turning the standoff into another Waco. Hopefully no one wants that, though the feds’ behavior sometimes suggests otherwise.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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He has to make his move before November or maybe January 2015.
27 weeks ago
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I haven't read Powerline's review yet, but have been reading some of the legal history - and it's 30-40 years worth of information - and it looks like Bundy and multiple other ranchers in the west do know what they're talking about. This isn't an easy or simple to understand issue. There appears to be a great deal of "takings" across the west organized by the feds via rewriting rules and arbitrary fiats. Much of the Feds case seems to rely on the public's blind acceptance of what they are being told is the law.

Bundy isn't the only rancher facing aggressive actions by the BLM. He's just the first guy to stand up and say no more. There are currently several takings occurring in New Mexico, Colorado and the Texas-Oklahoma border.

And just my own little side note here - I would like to see a little bit of attention paid to the massive abuse of the livestock by the Feds. A private citizen would have been prosecuted for the level of mistreatment that occurred.

27 weeks ago
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Harry wants that land.
27 weeks ago
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" We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

On the other hand we can have foreign nationals blatantly violate our immigration laws and get rewarded with amnesty.
27 weeks ago
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what Harry means is that he hasn't gotten his money yet.
27 weeks ago
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" We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,” Reid said.

He was speaking about Fast and Furious and the IRS scandal. I am sure.
Or not.

And put me in the list of those who absolutely don't want another Waco.

27 weeks ago
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"Hopefully no one wants that"

I don't know about that. You might want to Google "Threeper" or "Three Percenter".
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