Outraged Utah Rancher Tells The BLM What’s In Store For Them If They Try Anything

Western Journalism – by B. Christopher Agee

The reaction to the Bundy Ranch showdown proved hostilities between civilians – specifically ranchers – and the federal government is not limited to Nevada. Land disputes in Texas and protests in Utah have highlighted what many see as undue intrusion by the Bureau of Land Management into the rights of ranchers who have used the land for generations.

Outrage has reached a boiling point among some in Utah who depend on federally owned land for their livelihood and who feel the government is now making their way of life virtually impossible.

“I’ve been riding a horse and taking care of them … ever since someone could hold me on the horse,” rancher Preston Johnson said, explaining he had hoped to pass his lifestyle down to his children.

The San Juan County rancher’s concerns come just days after a nearby protest against the BLM’s failure to act on requests that it reopen a canyon that has been off-limits to motorized vehicles since 2007.

He cited the 1934 Taylor Grazing Act as the basis for his claim to use the land, though he notes that he and other ranchers are facing mounting opposition by the BLM. Under the guise of protecting endangered animals or some other ostensible emergency, he complained that federal agents are resorting to the use of force to enact new restrictions on ranchers across the American West.

His mother, Sandy, agrees.

“The government has pushed us and pushed us ‘til we’re tired of being pushed and we’ve done the things we need to do like pay our grazing fees and everything,” she explained.

Failure to pay such fees, officials claim, was the basis for an armed standoff at the Bundy Ranch.

Some critics contend the BLM is working toward the full removal of ranches and cattle from the millions of acres it currently owns.

As for Preston Johnson, he made it clear that he has no intention of voluntarily capitulating to the encroaching federal bureaucracy.

“I’ll stay here ‘til they have to run me off,” he concluded, “with everything they got, because I ain’t going nowhere.”

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-utah-rancher-gives-blm-powerful-ultimatum/#EfzYl5VQqhxqJYt5.99

5 thoughts on “Outraged Utah Rancher Tells The BLM What’s In Store For Them If They Try Anything

  1. Notice how the reporter claims that the BLM owns the land in the beginning of the video. Every time they say that, the sheeple begin to believe it more and more.

  2. “His family has ranched this land owned by the BLM for generations.”

    And every time the mainstream media scum repeat the lie that the BLM owns anything, I can repeat this: the BLM owns NOTHING.

    The BLM is a rogue, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional, enemy-in-occupation agency. Their karma is coming, and it won’t be pretty.

  3. Unfortunately, no one was there to throw that bald-faced lie back at ’em. Does the BLM actually believe were just gonna “roll-over” and let them get away with this crap? I really believe our entire Federal Government is delusional and those in Administrative positions completely insane.

  4. “His family has ranched this land owned by the BLM for generations.”


    Notice the BLM woman looks like she is reading off a cue card. She also looks like someone told her that if she doesn’t say her speech she will get fired even though she knows she is lying through her teeth.

    Sheeple need to stop giving in to tyranny and to put their foot down and stop being an accomplice to it when they know it is 100% wrong, even if it costs them their job.

    What these idiots fail to understand is that they can keep ignoring it as long as they want, thinking nothing is going to happen to them, but one way or the other, our treasonous government will just leave them out in the cold when the SHTF, and from that point, they’ll be tried for their actions in aiding and abetting the enemy and no one nor any riches in the world are going to save them.

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