Skip to comments.Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules
Posted on 04/16/2014 9:50:50 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
ATT: DINGY REID :
Private rights in federal lands were recognized in an 1866 water law. It says, " whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same."
That Act was passed a long time ago, but every federal land law since then contains a clause with language similar to, "Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impair any vested right in existence on the effective date of this Act."
Most ranchers dont know that and federal agencies exploit their ignorance with harassment that runs them off the land. Actually, understanding vested rights is not too hard theyre absolute rights not subject to cancellation
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Hence the fraudulent use of the Endangered Species Act and other laws where the details of the Law have been delegated to the Bureaucracies to make up as needed to accomplish various personal agendas.
Hearing and testimony about federal land management intimidation and threats from Oct 2013.
Threatening financial ruin and to starve private owners out.
Perhaps this essay will shed some more light on the legitimacy of Bundy’s claim: http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/bundy-ranch-crisis-causes-us-ask-actually-owns-americas-land/
The Bundy’s have been ranching that land since 1870.
IMO the land they have been grazing cattle on for over a century should belong to them.
“IMO the land they have been grazing cattle on for over a century should belong to them.”
Agree, but I think the Hairy Reed begs to differ...
Yea, it’s kinda hard to believe they’re interested in the Rule of Law when they disregard it so often.
The above map details the percentage of state territory owned by the federal government.
Earthjustice funds the Ctr for Bio. Diversity.
Soros and the Tides Foundation fund Earthjustice.
The 104-page opinion by U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones on May 23 in Nevada tells a sordid and infuriating tale of a two-decades-long conspiracy among federal employees of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior to deny the grazing rights of a Nevada ranching family, interfere with their water rights, and destroy their cattle business by scaring away their customers.
USC Chapter 15 §661. Appropriation of waters on public lands; rights of way for canals and ditches