Wayne Hage, who inherited the fight with the federal government from his father who died in 2006, said he will appeal the fine and the order that prevents him from grazing livestock on U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management property, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
The government contends that Hage’s grazing activities amounted to trespassing on federal land and grazing without a permit, but Hage says his family has priority stock watering rights on the land that should be honored.
Hage said that the order is “a bellweather that they don’t want private property rights” in Nevada. “The federal government is going after all kinds of property, not just our property rights,” Hage told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “They are extinguishing them as fast as they can.”
Federal agencies control around 85 percent of land in Nevada, and more than 60 percent of land in Utah and Idaho.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas ordered Hage to comply with the order by mid-April. Hage said he currently doesn’t have any cattle on the disputed land. The $587,000 fine includes back-fees from grazing from November, 2004, to June, 2011, plus penalties for nonpayment.
“Many ranchers have a problem with the BLM and [U.S. Forest Service],” Hage said told federal lawmakers in 2013 hearing. “They have conducted themselves in a criminal manner and destroyed many ranchers. I personally have been at the receiving end of this criminal conduct.”
I hope Trump gives these jokers a taste of true justice and Constitutional awareness. In the first place the government is not allowed to own land except as permitted by the founding documents. In the second place the federal land they are talking about belongs to "We the People". I notice "We the People" aren't even asked about the way BLM and the others are treating our fellow citizens who have been feeding us for decades!
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the US Constitution... provides limits on the ownership of lands by the Federal Government... to 10 Square Miles for a Capitol and lands for forts, magazines, arsenals, boat-yards, and necessary buildings.. there is nothing in the US Constitution that permits wholesale ownership of lands within the borders of a sovereign State.
Federal Territories not yet admitted to the Union,,, as a State are under the administrative jurisdiction of the federal government ... not ownership... the people of these United State's own such lands. The People are sovereign.. in spite of the ridicule many in the legal profession have... labeling individuals with such an opinion as 'sovereign citizens'... not understanding that is exactly what the Constitution made us.. The People's on the land own the land and have the right to petition to become a State... once a State all lands become either the property of the State or the People who own the land.
It is time that the State's ban together and using their State Courts... evict all federal agents and agencies from lands not held Constitutionally. We must educate our federal and state legislatures on the provisions of the US Constitution for the distribution of land rights.. between the People, States and Federal Government.
There are fundamental issues of liberty attached to the right... to own land in the United States... The Federal Government is clearly limited by the US Constitution too hold only those lands specified and any other claims are not legitimate Constitutional claims... in spite of the double speak and twisted logic of the lawyers and courts ... read the Constitution its language is clear.
The principals to hold federal lands are established in the Constitution... they reinforce private property rights and underpin State's sovereignty. He who holds title too the land is sovereign... all others are interlopers and tenants only. The sooner the people and their representatives understand and return to those principals the sooner the underpinnings of our liberty will be returned to the people and the several States.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--
The above limits the holdings of land by the United States Government... the federal government is not sovereign.. the State's are sovereign... and the UNION was created by the Sovereign States... too, establish Justice insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to oursleves and our Posterity...
Has the BLM not learned their lesson yet????????????
No the BLM has not learned to operate within their statutory limits... and TRUMP should make educating the BLIM a priority.
Disband the BLM's LE agency powers, strip all LE powers from all Federal Agencies except those with specific Statutory law enforcement mandates: The FBI, US Marshalls Service, BATF, US Treasury (secret service), DEA, Cost Guard, etc. any agency with 'specific' Statutory authority to enforce the laws of the United States.
Agreed Ronald, i would like to see President Trump order all Law keepers to under go a min. off 6 months of studies with test on Constitutional law , local and civil law and peoples constitutional rights . And every 3 years you should be re tested if you fail you get to take the test over if you fail that you get Fired. if you are going to Keep the Law You have to Know the Law !!!!.
NO I DON'T THINK SO, MARILYN ..........
..........But by a few dribs and drabs of conversations I've managed to GLEAN from around the INTERNET, PERSONAL GABS, the recent "POSTS" about the BLM and other similar Government Agencies under the "OBAMA REGIME", it would appear that the OFTEN reported Government Acquisitions of copious amounts of ammunition and High Powered Automatic Weapons destined for Agencies that have never in the past been even remotely on need of such HIGH POWER WEAPONRY is highly "SUSPECT" but not very unexpected !!!! ( Knowing of course about the most recent tactics being used by the LEFT WING To UNSEAT or REMOVE BUY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE the EXISTING, POTUS....DONALD TRUMP, along with the ENTIRE CADRE of the duly elected and appointed members of the TRUMP GOVERNMENT. Of COURSE the OBAMA directed (but cleverly secreted) tapping of communications and leaks made by "still remaining" OBAMA "AGENTS" filling the Mainstream Media with Disinformation, Misinformation, Outright LIES, and other "GIBBERISH" to confuse and detour our own Intelligence Agency Staffs. With 8 years of OBAMA'S nefarious seeding of the MAJOR INTEL Agencies, and infrastraucture, there has been incalculable damage done and will need much in the way of TIME and DAMAGE CONTROL to remedy the problems he has caused the NATION. NOT SINCE JIMMY CARTER, HAS THERE BEEN SO MUCH DAMAGE DONE TO OUR GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE AND ABILITY TO RESPOND TO ANY MAJOR ENEMY EVENT.
Whatever our POTUS does at this point will be necessary to DEFEND AND PROTECT OUR NATION FROM THE ENEMY BOTH WITHIN AND WITHOUT. OUR ADVERSARIES ARE MANY and WITH VARIED IDEOLOGIES, BUT whatever we must do, it is IMPERATIVE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY, and MUST BE DONE !!!!! NO MATTER WHAT !!!! UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED IS NOT AN OPTION !!!!
Trumps new BLM head needs to make this go away !!.
There MUST be a Statute of Limitations on this. 10 YEARS? None of the cattle grazed there exist today. The MAN who grazed them there is gone. This sounds like EPA flexing its anal sphincter.
It's called " GOVERNMENT INSPIRED LANDGRABBING !!!! And has been a LONG STANDING GAME PLAYED BY POLITICIANS and WEALTHY (GREEDY) Land OWNERS.
Nevada Senator Harry Reid is the (Bad Guy behind all this mess and has been for years.Forces land and Cattle Ranches to sell him their Property, and then sells it off to friends and profiteers. The BUNDY RANCH was to be sold off to CHINESE BUYERS to build a SOLAR FACTORY ( Probably Tanks, Planes and Nuclear Weaponry as well) RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES !!!!
POLITICIANS have absolutely NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHATSOEVER !!!! It's ALL ABOUT "PERSONAL " WEALTH and opportunity !!!!
This is Government stupidity,the cattle were grazing on Federal Land 10 years ago!!?and this 'JUDGE" thinks the rancher should be fined $500,000?,she needs to be removed from the Bench,he needs a good Lawyer and he needs to call President Trump who hates unfair laws, the land wasn't being used so what's the big deal?
"FEDERAL LAND". Anybody see a FORT, or a DOCKYARD, or an ARSONAL, or 'OTHER NEEDFUL BUILDING' there? Me neither... What is the need for this land to be FEDERAL?