Editorial was a disgrace

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Concerning your April 20 editorial on Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“The Ranch Davidians?”), you have now hit a new low in journalistic integrity – your opinion being filled with misrepresentations and distortion of facts.

Pure and simple, Cliven Bundy is no hero of any sort. He is a welfare cowboy, a moocher and one of Mitt Romney’s 47 percent looking for something for nothing. His cost per head of cattle per month was a mere $1.35. Most other ranchers in the region are charged, and pay responsibly and on time, upwards of $5 per head per month. With about 500 head of cattle on the Bundy ranch, that comes out to a little more than $7,000 per year. Can Mr. Bundy cultivate his land so that he is able feed his cattle without using BLM land for less than that amount? The cost of owning and maintaining just the equipment for such an undertaking makes the chances nil.

Incidentally, Bundy lost his court case challenging the amount he owes, so in our nation of laws that now makes him liable for the amount – varying amounts, I am hearing – that he owes the BLM. Now, as you attempt to glorify the “protesters,” you neglect to mention that the protesters self-admittedly contemplated putting women and children in front while they stayed on high ground with sniper rifles and scopes trained on the BLM agents, begging for a confrontation. These individuals are not there for Bundy, but rather there for much darker motives. They are militia types, and are ideologically aligned with Randy Weaver and David Koresh, believing that being in this country we are allowed to break whatever laws we choose, and somehow equating that with “freedom.”

As expected, you worked President Obama into the equation, railing on his neglect of immigration control, just dismissing the fact that he has spent more on border security than any president in history, and that net immigration is a big fat zero for his terms so far, give or take, as he has also deported more illegal immigrants than any president in history.

Your not-so-tacit approval of the armed-to-the-teeth, chomping-at-the-bit “protesters,” and denunciation of the BLM agents, was disgraceful. The real heroes in this event were the BLM agents, who walked away rather than light the powder keg that was waiting for the tiniest of sparks.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/23/14 - 05:12 am
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Power of the 2nd Amendment

The BLM agents walked away because the power of the 2nd Amendment that armed the cowboys was visible. Thank you writers of the Constitution.

Bundy's family has been grazing cattle on that land forever. He should have been grandfathered in so he wouldn't have to pay fees as was the law for over a hundred years.

SGT49
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SGT49 04/23/14 - 05:54 am
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Well, Mills, I hope the feds

Well, Mills, I hope the feds don't show up at your house armed to the gills to collect any money you may owe the tax man. By the way, using your math, how does Bundy owe $1 million? And, there are no other ranchers in the area to pay their grazing fees. Bundy is the last one standing.

carcraft
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carcraft 04/23/14 - 06:01 am
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It is clear Mr Mills hasn't

It is clear Mr Mills hasn't had some lying jerk from the government mess him over. The BLM has done the same thing to an ex American Indian tribal Chief. Denied him his rights under treaties etc. The BLM is seizing land along the boarder between Texas and Colorado. The IRS has actually given bonuses to IRS workers who are delinquent in their taxes. It is pretty clear the government is getting out of control!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 04/23/14 - 06:12 am
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why not diplOmacy, sanctions, and lines in sand?

instead of "armed-to-the-teeth chomping-at-the-bit"
agents of the federal government descending on a ranch? over some cows?
tis a bit of O'verreach, perhaps?
much of Chicago is just "armed-to-the-teeth chomping-at-the-bit"
murderers and murderees
why not send the "armed-to-the-teeth chomping-at-the-bit" federal agents there?
if you O'mit the top four largest cities in this country
(democrat mayors, by the way, don't know if they're "armed-to-the-teeth and chomping-at-the-bit"), we're one of the safest countries in the world
why not send the "armed-to-the-teeth chomping-at-the-bit" firepower to those cities?
after all, what harm can a pregnant grazing cow do?
Oh! but the poor tortoise! and Harry Reid's bribe income!
hmmm... that seems to have been omitted from this letter!
what a disgrace!

jwynn9154
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jwynn9154 04/23/14 - 06:21 am
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The guy is a thief

Bundy is a thief. Pure and simple. The zealots defending this guy need to get a grip on reality.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/23/14 - 06:26 am
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Typical liberal, it's all about spending money and NOT getting..

results!!

"As expected, you worked President Obama into the equation, railing on his neglect of immigration control, just dismissing the fact that he has spent more on border security than any president in history,"

Who CARES, how much money he has spent?? There are more illegals coming over the border each day, than ever before!! So, was this money wisely spent? Have we got results from him spending more money than any President?

See, that's the problem. With liberals, all you have to do is say "He has spent billions of dollars on the problem" and that is enough for them!! With fiscal conservatives, they want to see the positive RESULTS from spending all that money!!

agustinian
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agustinian 04/23/14 - 06:30 am
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Mr. Mills - You got it Right

Not sure how the media picks the people they want to focus on. Bundy is a loser, and doesn't even deserve a nanosecond of media coverage. Whether it is a private land owner or the government, you don't have the right to graze cattle on some one else's land without paying for the rights. You don't pay, you don't graze. It ain't that complicated.

myfather15
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myfather15 04/23/14 - 06:30 am
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As for the rest of this article,

It's absolutely nothing but liberal rhetoric, fueld with false facts!! You'd think if someone was going to write a LTE, they would do a little more research on their own facts!! Also, before they likened people to Randy Weaver or David Koresh, they might have just a little more similarities than protesting the government!!

localguy55
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localguy55 04/23/14 - 06:41 am
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I'm sure that people who

I'm sure that people who agree with this LTE are more than likely Northeasterners, that have fled the north, now they are here to try and screw up the south.

If not then they are brainwashed leftist sympathizers.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 04/23/14 - 07:04 am
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Good letter Mr. Mills.... at
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Good letter Mr. Mills.... at least someone has turned off faux news. He is a thief. He should be paying just like all the other ranchers. This fiasco has brought out the nuts and needs someone to come nip it in the bud.

WarrenvilleRepublican
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WarrenvilleRepublican 04/23/14 - 07:20 am
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Focus

This whole Bundy situation is a distraction. To me the real story is that the federal government owns over 80% of land inside the state of Nevada. This type of government control is naturally going to lead to stories like this. Listen for the words "We're the government and we're here to help," and when you hear them RUN!

carcraft
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carcraft 04/23/14 - 07:21 am
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Augustinian there is a

Augustinian there is a concept called adverse possession . Also at dispute is who actually owns the land.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:23 am
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Good point ymnbde. It seems
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Good point ymnbde. It seems the President will try diplomacy all day long with our enemies, but treats his own citizens to armed thugs, pushing over reaching powers regardless of the rights of those citizens.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:24 am
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A federal government that is
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A federal government that is "of the people" shouldn't "own" ANYTHING.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:26 am
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I notice that the liberals
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I notice that the liberals had NO problem with the "occupy wall street" protesters who were squatting on land that in NO WAY belonged to them, simply because they were jealous of the "1%ers" who were more successful than they were.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/23/14 - 07:28 am
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Mr. Mills, I agree with your

Mr. Mills, I agree with your letter.

John Stewart put this in perspective with his satire, showing how Sean Hannity and other conservatives railed against the Occupy Wall Street crowd that would not obey the law to vacate premises.

Maybe we should thank Bundy for showing those who disagree with certain voting restrictions in some states how they should respond. Take your "2nd Amendment Rights" to the polls for anyone who dares to challenge your right to vote.

Bundy is a "thief, a moocher, and taker who is sucking off the 'guvmint' teat." All the while toting an American flag for a nation he does not recognize. Go figure.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:30 am
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See.^
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See.^

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:31 am
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"Bundy is a "thief, a
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"Bundy is a "thief, a moocher, and taker who is sucking off the 'guvmint' teat." All the while toting an American flag for a nation he does not recognize. Go figure."

And our President swore an oath to support and defend a Constitution that he, himself said is fundamentally flawed.....go figure.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/23/14 - 07:34 am
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I rarely eat beef for health

I rarely eat beef for health reasons, but I wonder if there is a way to track beef from the Bundy Ranch. I don't want it on my table.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:36 am
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I don't want anything that
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I don't want anything that the OWS people produce either......oh right...they don't produce anything.....nevermind.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/23/14 - 07:38 am
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Grandfathered in rights

Evidently some on here have never heard of it...we use it everyday in rental property....look it up.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/23/14 - 07:38 am
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Master at diversion

"And our President swore an oath to support and defend a Constitution that he, himself said is fundamentally flawed.....go figure."

"Look over there at that shiny object...Obama."
Next comment from PondLife: BENGHAZI, BENGHAZI.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:44 am
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"Truth" Matters, I'm sure you
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"Truth" Matters, I'm sure you would LOVE for people to stop talking about the failures and scandals of the President. He is the master at distraction though. I couldn't even begin to compete with him on that.

localguy55
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localguy55 04/23/14 - 07:49 am
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Pond, brainwashed leftist are

Pond, brainwashed leftist are little trained robots who's hard drives have been infected by a virus.
The only thing you can do is ignore whatever spews from them, because the data has been contaminated.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/23/14 - 07:50 am
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Quote by domestic terrorist Cliven Bundy

"I abide by all of Nevada state laws. But I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing."

Article 1, Section 2 of the Nevada Constitution:
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. But the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the Federal Government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers as the same have been or may be defined by the Supreme Court of the United States; and no power exists in the people of this or any other State of the Federal Union to dissolve their connection therewith or perform any act tending to impair, subvert, or resist the Supreme Authority of the government of the United States. The Constitution of the United States confers full power on the Federal Government to maintain and Perpetuate its existence, and whensoever any portion of the States, or people thereof attempt to secede from the Federal Union, or forcibly resist the Execution of its laws, the Federal Government may, by warrant of the Constitution, employ armed force in compelling obedience to its Authority.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 04/23/14 - 07:56 am
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Bod..... “I do solemnly
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Bod.....

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

"The Constitution reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.”

Do you have the same problem with one person making both of those statements?

localguy55
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localguy55 04/23/14 - 08:06 am
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"The powers not delegated to

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Also, Read:
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution.

The clause, known as the Enclave Clause, authorizes Congress to purchase, own and control land in a state under specific and limited conditions, namely “for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings,” and not, as the feds now insist, to protect an endangered tortoise.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/23/14 - 08:20 am
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"Editorial Was A Disgrace"

Tell you what....This published Rant beats the word "Disgrace". (and so doesn't some of the brain dead comments make)

owensjef3
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owensjef3 04/23/14 - 08:25 am
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Do any of these conservatives
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Do any of these conservatives ever have a different opinion than the gang that they roll with. It is impossible that you all can agree with pointing guns at federal law enforcement or not paying what you owe. I feel GA Power owes me, can I have your support.

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