From TL Davis, original here:http://christianmerc.blogspot.com/
The very essence of what has happened to America is being played out in the Nevada desert near Bunkerville. Cliven Bundy and his family have grazed cattle on federal land since before the formation of the BLM, well over 100 years. His family moved out to settle the wilderness with nothing more than a homestead of 160 acres.
In exchange for braving a very unforgiving environment, ranchers were allowed to graze their cattle on the remaining unsold land. This is not an absentee business, ranching. It requires riding herd, protecting the cattle from predators, calving, moving cattle, managing the range, digging wells for water and a million other chores required to survive the desert.
This is how ranching was done. The federal government didn’t care that the cattle were there. Back then, when this was still a free land, the federal government was just happy…
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