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Letter: Bundy is a welfare rancher
First Published Apr 25 2014 05:58 pm • Last Updated Apr 25 2014 05:58 pm

I am not a lawyer, but it seems to me that the question of whether the state or the feds should control the land occupied by rancher Cliven Bundy has no bearing on the case.

Bundy is not a state and has no standing to argue that Nevada should own the land he is occupying rather than the feds. There is no guarantee that the state would treat him any differently and might, in fact, have given him a much less advantageous deal.

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It is a fantasy of the right wing talk show crowd, which includes Sen. Mike Lee, that this is a states’ rights case. I find that interesting, as Lee is an attorney.

Bundy is a welfare rancher who doesn’t play by the rules or pay his bills. That is all there is to see.

Melissa Hofer


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