- - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The liberal bully of the week can really only go to only one organization this week, there were few challengers to the crown who even came close: the Bureau of Land Management.

Thank God the BLM put down its guns in Clark County, Nev., and backed down (for now). Last thing we need is jack-booted Government Guys with guns pushing around citizens so they can look and feel “bad ass!”

With that being said, I also don’t believe Cliven Bundy is the Great American Hero that some conservative circles have claimed him to be. 

Quotes, like this, are not the words of a modern-day John Wayne: “I believe this is a sovereign state of Nevada,” Bundy said in a radio interview. “I abide by all of Nevada state laws. But I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing.”  

That’s just flat-out nutso. And to not pay over a million dollars in grazing fees on land you don’t own because you don’t want to is no reason for good-hearted Americans to come armed to your defense.
 
To be fair, some BLM supporters need to seek a rubber room and professional help, as well.

Said Rob Mrowka, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity: “The BLM has both a statutory and a sacred duty to manage our public lands in the public interest, to treat all users equally and fairly.”

A SACRED duty???? There we go again, comparing the creation to the Creator. And since when is the BLM known for treating anyone, much less ranchers, “equally and fairly?” It’s better known as the arbitrary enforcer of laws nobody voted for in an attempt to foster favor with environmental extremists as well as their power and land-grabbing patrons in Washington, D.C.

The BLM has some responsibilities, but as a former resident of Nevada, I can say without hesitation that agency is far too quick to threaten, intimidate and bully American citizens. Case in point, protecting the sensitive feelings of the BLM thugs by erecting “Firstst Amendment zones” to keep the pesky taxpayers and concerned citizens away.
 
For threats, theft of livestock, the reduction of First Amendment rights and far too many abuses to list here, this week’s “Liberal Bully of the Week” is the Bureau of Land Management, which needs to remember it works for the people and that its position is one of service, not imposing servitude.