As someone born and raised in Nevada, I have been following the Bundy Ranch situation for a few days with interest. The debate on who "owns" the land and therefore has the "right" to manage it has been simmering here in Nevada for a long time now. From time to time it boils.
I know there are extreme views on both sides of the issue and I see and hear a lot of labels being thrown around....they are "thieves", "terrorists", labels used by both sides either the BLM or ranchers depending on what you believe about the facts of the case.
Which is what I am wondering...what are the facts of the case? I don't know much, but since I am pretty sure there are constitutional questions and probably treaty questions I thought those were two good places to start. I would recommend that all people on either side of the issue, please start reading and researching as much as you can on the facts of the case and other similar cases that have been and may still be working their way through the courts, because if you don't you may base your opinions on false information and that is when things get scary.
Below are links to a couple of articles that I find interesting. I like how the tribes down south are beginning to get some justice, but there are a bunch up in the northern part of the state that could use a little justice too. I am just not sure the Federal government is their best bet on that ever happening. I know this is a liberal leaning site, but the labeling I read in many of the posts worries me about the prospect of ever coming to win-win solutions. Discussions digress rather quickly to name-calling and labeling...both sides are guilty of it!
Anyway thanks for letting me put my 2 cents worth in....