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The federal government's inability to hold Cliven Bundy accountable is frightening

The federal government's inability to hold Cliven Bundy accountable is frightening
Cliven Bundy walks out of federal court in Las Vegas with his wife Carol on Jan. 8. (K.M. Cannon / AP)

To the editor: So, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy can continue to graze his cattle on public land without paying the required grazing fees to the federal government that law-abiding cattle owners now pay. This, as a result of four judicial system failures. ("Judge dismisses case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons," Jan. 8)

Even more appalling, he has a gun-toting, extremist "base" that supports this.

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I kind of thought things were pretty good in the old days when people were honest and did not pull high-powered weapons on law enforcement agents. Now they even get away with it.

Is this what "Make America Great Again" is all about? I will still hold out hope that it is not, but what a culmination to an already frightening year.

Linda Cooper Smith, San Gabriel

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