Opinion: 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.

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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