the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to further their own agenda at the expense of a long-standing ranching family.
For the record prescribed fires have been a common method used for centuries by the native americans and ranchers in that area to increase the health and productivity of the land.
To get the full details of this case check out the article posted on http://www.theconservativetreehouse.com
The National Cattlemen's Association has been giving out Environmental Stewardship Awards to cattlemen for 25 years, long before "sustainable and environmentally friendly" were the "in-thing" to be. Why? Because as ranchers if we do not manage and protect our resources we have no business, but beyond the practical reasons the bottom line is we care. We love animals, our environment and our country. Most ranchers work tirelessly on a daily basis to make their land as good as it can be.
What troubles me the most is the barrage of regulations coming out of these agencies over the last decade and what it means to my business and others like me. Daily I hear too many stories of the overreach of these agencies and the horrors attached to it. The easiest way to lose our rights as American citizens is slowly, quietly, one tiny step at a time while no one is really paying attention other than those involved. We must all worry and we must all pay attention because if we don't "freedom" is going to have a very different meaning in the future. Our rights as American citizens could become very limited and biased, controlled by those in power. If we do not stand up and pay attention our rights granted under the constitution will continue to be trampled right under our noses.
While we are all working on our new year's resolutions add one to the list for me. Pay attention, speak your mind, vote and support the continuation of our constitution the way it was written by our founding fathers. Start the conversation, love it, like it, share it!
"The essence of America-that which really unites us-is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion-it is an idea-and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things." - Condoleezza Rice