Letters: A Nevada rancher vs. the feds
Re “Hundreds rally for rancher,” April 8
I’m with Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who claims he shouldn’t have to pay the federal government grazing fees because his Mormon ancestors have worked the land since before the Bureau of Land Management was formed.
I guess that means I don’t have to pay taxes because my Mexican ancestors have been in this land since before the Declaration of Independence was written and signed.
This treat comes just in time for tax day.
Bundy admits that he abides by “almost zero federal laws.”
That would be fine if Nevada were a sovereign nation. But until such time, he remains a citizen of the United States, so he should do his duty to his country like the rest of us. That includes obeying federal laws and the judgments of federal courts.
Otherwise, he should stop portraying himself as a victim and accept the consequences of his actions.
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