Battle Lines Hardening in Nevada Cattle Rancher Standoff With Feds
I added the bold. I think that one quote self identifies what this man is all about. Another ironic “patriot”.
“I’ve got to protect my property,” he has told The Times. “If people come to monkey with what’s mine, I’ll call the county sheriff. If that don’t work, I’ll gather my friends and kids and we’ll try to stop it. I abide by all state laws. But I abide by almost zero federal laws.”
But environmentalists said Monday that his actions set a bad precedent.
“It’s not just about the desert tortoise. The precedent this sets is dangerous - to let people like Bundy have free rein over public lands,” said Ken Cole, National Environmental Policy Act coordinator for the nonprofit Western Watershed Project, to the Los Angeles Times.
“It’s very clear that these public lands are not his. Under a public trust doctrine, the BLM and National Park Service manage these lands for the American people.”