It’s not whether this guy was doing it illegally or not. It’s how the federal government responded. They sent something like 100 armed personnel to this guy’s ranch to control cows. Think about it plainly, folks. This isn’t a guy who is forming a militia, or plotting the downfall of America. He’s feeding his cows. The appropriate thing to do would to cordon off the area so his herd can’t access the grazing area. It’s not like cows are rocket surgeons; they aren’t going to hop a fence. And if he cuts or disrupts the fence, you take him to court. Big hairy deal. No need for 100 armed agents to descend on this guy’s ranch.If only they used this kind of force protecting our borders. Yeesh. And I would agree with Doc above. It’s okay for OWS to consume and abuse public lands for their freeloading purposes, but a guy trying to make a living using a renewable source (GRASS) is met with armed agents. Only in crazytown does that seem equitable.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy