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Oregon’s Gun Confiscation Bill

Oregon’s Gun Confiscation Bill

Show Summary: It’s all about the 2nd Amendment this week. We talk with David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association about Oregon’s gun confiscation bill, Senate Bill 719A. And don’t miss the shocking story of a man who faces a 30-year jail sentence for exercising his right to self defense.

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Air Dates: April 29 & 30, 2017 | David Keene & Jayne Carroll

We often call Oregon “the Petri Dish” for the Left. If they can pass it here, they’ll try it somewhere else. We’re an experimental lab for Leftist policies.

This is especially true of the Second Amendment. But recently the attack has been ramped up. The focus of this week’s show is SB-719A, a gun confiscation bill that was passed out of the judiciary committee and on to the senate, where it is likely to pass — unless common sense Oregonians stop it by contacting their senators now. It is due for a vote this Monday, May 1st!

Oregon’s Gun Confiscation Bill: SB 719A

Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Western Oregon, sponsored SB-868. But it met with such a huge public outcry they copied and pasted it into SB 719 (hence the “A”) in a process typically called “gut and stuff.”

SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) at the request of family member or household member—or even a law enforcement officer. All they need to do is claim the other person is a “risk” to themselves or others. Get this:

  • The order can be obtained ex parte, meaning the defendant can have their guns taken away without even being in court
  • The court order can be obtained without any allegations of criminal behavior
  • A person can have their rights taken away simply based on someone else’s “feelings” that the defendant might be a danger to themselves or another person—either now or in the “foreseeable future.”

The Show

We talk with David Keene, former president of the NRA and currently the Opinion Editor of the Washington Times about this terrible bill and how you can lose your rights with no due process.

Tune in to hear how “compassion” led a Republican senator to sponsor this bill and get it through committee. Tune in to hear how he was used by the anti-gun lobby. Tune in to hear how a family or household member or even the means that your local police officers can use to get a court order to confiscate your guns or any “deadly weapons”.

The Case of Mike Strickland

And then don’t miss an example of an Oregon court going way too far to punish a gun owner. Listen to hear why Mike Strickland, who never fired a shot, is facing more than 30 years of jail. We talk with Jayne Carroll, host of the Jayne Carroll Show on KUIK-1360am in Portland, about this shocking case — shocking in the sense of how far the politics of Portland have gone to suppress political views they disagree with.

(See the videos, below)

Of course, all of this makes perfect sense because by taking away our 2nd Amendment rights we also lose the ability to protect our 1st Amendment rights. What better way to carve away at our freedom of speech but to do it under the guise of “protecting us” by taking away guns from someone who might hurt someone in the “foreseeable future.” Yes, that is actual language from SB 719A.

Meanwhile, Oregon’s lawmakers are looking the other way, away from groups like Black Lives Matter who scream, yell, show up in masks, do millions in damage to property owners and businesses, shut down roads and highways, and create havoc for law-abiding citizens. But a gun owner is the one who is punished?

You’ll want to hear how easy it was to have Mike’s case go from a single misdemeanor all the way to 21 felony counts.  Don’t miss Jayne’s look at what is really going on and the assault the Far Left is having on Oregonian’s freedoms.

Mike Strickland Videos

First angle (Mike’s side of the street)

 

The reverse angle view. Note the number of protestors wearing masks.

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List of Links

Jayne Carroll’s Segments (5–6)

How to Destroy your Opposition—Legally | Klamath Dams & Clinton Cash

How to Destroy your Opposition—Legally | Klamath Dams & Clinton Cash

Show Summary: Nothing is ever dead for the political Left (not even voters). They just keep at it and at it and at it like a plague of ants. One of our early success stories here on I Spy Radio Show was exposing what was happening in the Klamath Basin and environmentalists’ effort to pull out four perfectly fine hydroelectric dams, under the guise of “saving fish” when what was really going on was a mass effort to push farmers off their land by depriving them of water. At the heart of the matter was the environmentalists’ blueprint: how the Left uses federal agencies and the legal system to destroy opposition and to enact their agenda. Really, it’s not unlike how Hillary Clinton uses “non-profit” laws to make herself and her cronies rich behind the scenes, all while claiming she’s doing it all for “charity.” We talk with attorney Larry Kogan about new efforts to remove the dams without Congressional approval and with Brett Smith, the artist behind the Clinton Cash graphic novel, based on the book by the same name.

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Original Air Dates: Oct. 22nd & 23rd, 2016 | Larry Kogan & Brett Smith

When we were first cutting our teeth on the I Spy Radio Show, we were introduced to what was happening in the Klamath Basin and the effort to pull out four perfectly functioning hydroelectric dams but more importantly, it revealed how environmental activists worked.  Such as, they used public meetings laws but it turned out their meetings were not at all public—at least not anyone’s normal definition of it.  In fact, people who wanted to attend the “public meeting” had to sign non-disclosure agreements and agree to the end results of the meeting, before the meeting even happened.  Talk about a rigged deal. After multiple shows on the matter, including a whistleblower on how they manipulated their “scientific claims,” the effort to remove the dams died in Congress, which should have been the end of it.

But now we find out that it’s actually very much alive and efforts are in the works with two new deals having been put into place, which again happened out of the public eye. Attorney Lawrence Kogan (koganlawgroup.com) walks us through the latest updates of how the environmental activists believe they have found the go around to take out the dams without bothering to get consent from a Congress that has already said no.  And it’s not just Oregon that is being slammed with this new effort, because the activists are going to use the very same method being used in Oregon to take out dams in Washington and Idaho.  Even worse:  if Hillary gets into office and can weaponize any of these agencies for her open-border, globalist government, we haven’t seen anything yet.

Clinton Cash

Clinton Cash graphic novel by Peter Schweizer, Chuck Dixon, and Brett SmithThen we talk with Brett Smith, the illustrator/artist for the graphic novel, Clinton Cash based on the book by Peter Schweizer.  Brett talks to us about how the right has missed opportunities to engage with youth and how the graphic novel version of Clinton Cash is designed to wake up the next generation to how the Clintons and politicians like them get around bothersome laws to enrich themselves, their donors, and their political operatives. Check out an excerpt via Breitbart: Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel’ Ad Shows How Hillary Clinton Helped Transfer U.S. Uranium to Russia and see for yourself.  Don’t miss our conversation with Brett and how this book is waking up the youth and that people like Brett refuse to surrender the culture war to the Left.

Because despite people like the Clintons, no one should be able to buy democracy.

Links Mentioned

Related Links

  • Interested in issues like the effort to pull out four perfectly fine hydroelectric dams on the Klamath? Check out Larry’s non-profit organization, The Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development at www.itssd.org
  • Are you part of the grassroots effort to fight the dams? This is happening elsewhere. See This West is Our West — a regional networking site of coalition groups
Fingerprints of Cultural Jihad Part II (How moderates are radicalized)

Fingerprints of Cultural Jihad Part II (How moderates are radicalized)

Show Summary: Part II of our show with former cultural jihadist, Kamal Saleem. We will discuss recent terror attacks and their lack of guns or bombs—a new strategy? How are moderate Muslims “radicalized”? We get Kamal’s inside look at the conversion process and how to prevent it. With the huge influx of Muslim immigrants and refugees we get advice for individuals, families, business owners, and community and church leaders on how to interact and deal with new Muslim neighbors. Finally, we ask this former jihadist, what he thinks about Hillary Clinton, the Democrat party, and whether they may have been infiltrated. Does Hillary have some secret executive orders she wants to push through?

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Original Air Dates: July 30 & 31, 2016 | Kamal Saleem

This Week:  We welcome back Kamal Saleem, a former Muslim and cultural jihadist, for the second half of our two-part show on the continuing spread of Islamic terrorism.  Recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood, Kamal was sent to training camps starting at the young age of 7, to learn to kill “infidels” and cultural infiltration techniques.  Commissioned by a member of the Saudi royal family in the 1980s he came to America to destroy our western civilization, but due to a chance car accident, where he was helped through recovery by the very people he’d been sent to destroy, he converted to Christianity.

On Part I (in case you missed it you can go to show page 6-28 and listen to the free podcast) we learned how cultural jihadists and their techniques are inciting anger and divisiveness; terrorizing Americans, and subverting our culture and unique heritage through the acts of violence and far more subtle techniques. In this week’s show, Part II, we talk about recent Islamic attacks in Nice and other parts of France, the attack on the priest and other churches. these are different styles of attacks, using knives, axes, and trucks instead of bombs or guns. Is this a change in strategy?

But the main focus of the show is moderate Muslims are radicalized. Kamal takes us through the step-by-step approach of how a cultural jihadist changes peaceful Muslims into radical Islamic terrorists.

Are they really “radical”? Don’t miss how jihadists tap into elements of Islam.

With the increase in refugees coming into our country we also ask Kamal to give advice to individuals, business owners, and community and church leaders on how to deal with Muslim immigrants and refugees who end up in their community — or demand special treatment and accommodations at schools or in the workplace.

If Islam is opposed to democracy, why do democrats support Islam and Muslim immigrants?Given that democracy is the intellectual opposite of Islam, how ironic is it that the once-proud Democrat Party has rushed to embrace (and allow in) this voting bloc?

Don’t miss Kamal’s perception on whether the DNC has been infiltrated by Muslim radicals and his thoughts as a former cultural jihadist, about his thoughts on Hillary Clinton. Find out about her secret executive order she plans to push that, somehow, just didn’t make it into her national convention speech.

Links Mentioned

Kamal’s website is Koome Ministries – sign up for his newsletter and check out some of these great resources:

  • 13 Lessons on Political Islam (book) – “All Aspects of Political Islam Covered in Less than 100 Pages! Understanding all key facts of Islam, including Mohammed, basics of jihad, treatment of women and Islamic slavery. learning the ethics of Islam allow Muslims to deceive and harm kafirs (unbelievers).”
  • A 2-hour Koran (book) – making the infamously unreadable Koran digestible and readable
  • Unveiling the Beautiful Truth (DVD) – Intended especially for Christians and church leaders, this DVD offers solutions with the Do’s, the Don’t, the How to’s …to reach out, influence and evangelize the Muslim people with the love and redemptive message of Christ.  There is no other product available today as comprehensive, with the expertise of Kamal Saleem, Gen Jerry Boykin and Tom Doyle.”
  • Unveiling the Ugly Truth (DVD) – Intended for all audiences, but especially for those involved in politics, community leaders, and other leaders, this DVD exposes the Threat of Islamic Extremism.  There is no other product available today as comprehensive or so in-depth. Presented with the expertise of Kamal Saleem, Gen. Jerry Boykin, and Tom Doyle this DVD exposes the motivations of Islamic extremism and the dangers it poses.

Islam Links

Hillary

  • U.N. Resolution 16/18 – the UN Bill Hillary will want to push through as an executive order link 1 and link 2. Stay tuned, we’ll have a more on this bill
Illegal Immigration and Border Security — How Politicians are Failing

Illegal Immigration and Border Security — How Politicians are Failing

On this week’s show, we’re talking illegal immigration — and all the problems that come with it: border security, safety, drugs, kidnapping, and perhaps even some treasonous actions by the Obama administration.

When, where, and how to listen

Air Dates: Mar. 12 & 13, 2016 | Caren Cowan & William Gheen

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If there’s one area of law that federal, state, and local governments ought to have down pat, it’s immigration law. Each level of government working hand in glove with the next—especially seeing how they’re all responsible for (in theory) for enforcement. And all we see is either sheer incompetence or obstinate unwillingness to enforce laws. Not new laws no one has ever heard of before, existing laws that have been on the books for decades.

And yet both the democrat and republican parties have failed to solve an issue that the vast majority of Americans want to solved: a safe and secure border and new immigrants coming here legally.

But they’re failing. And putting American citizens in danger. Why are they so willing to do so?

Border Security

Our first guest, Caren Cowan, is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Cattle Grower’s Association. What led us to Ms. Cowan was the report on Drudge of a ranch hand getting kidnapped by drug runners from Mexico, who beat him up, and then forced him to guide them to Arizona with their load of drugs. As a result of this latest kidnapping, the New Mexican ranchers called a meeting in Animas, NM, to demand answers from elected officials. With rising media attention, politicians from border states were effectively shamed into attending.

We also talk with Caren about the ranch hand’s kidnapping, the lackluster response by politicians, the impact of NM giving illegal immigrants drivers licenses, and what it’s like to live in an area where politicians fear to tread.

ALIPAC on Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration and border security - will a wall work?Up next, we speak with William Gheen, President of ALIPAC (Americans for Legal Immigration PAC)—the nation’s largest super PAC fighting for legal immigration. Tune in to hear how the Obama administration is sabotaging legal immigration and actively promoting illegal immigration, to the point of risking security and safety for American citizens.

Will a wall work?

We also discuss a rising problem in states like California and Oregon: the attempt to give illegal citizens a right to vote. In Oregon, despite more than 60% of voters rejecting the legislature’s plan to give illegals a drivers license, a group of illegals are suing the State of Oregon, alleging their “Constitutional rights” are being violated. What?

ALIPAC Endorses Donald Trump

For the first time in its history, ALIPAC has also endorsed a presidential candidate: Donald Trump. While ALIPAC thinks both Trump and Cruz have the best approaches to immigration, tune in to find out why they chose to endorse Trump over Ted Cruz. (Hint: it has to do with last week’s show.)

You’ll also learn:

  • How New Mexico overturned the former governor’s awarding of driver licenses to illegal immigrants—and the impact licenses had on elections
  • Why this presidential race is having a negative impact on down-ballot politicians
  • How European-style border policies are playing a behind-the-scenes role in US politics
  • Why the word “treason” is not too far off to describe what the Obama administration is doing with watch lists, and not enforcing illegal immigration laws
  • Why uniting the Republicans is more critical than ever

Links Mentioned

Related Links

Is the Oregon Militia Standoff in Burns Oregon Helpful?

Is the Oregon Militia Standoff in Burns Oregon Helpful?

The “Oregon militia” standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, outside of Burns (Harney County) continues and we turn to Stewart Rhodes of Oath  Keepers and Rep. Ken Ivory to analyze the deeper, broader issues at stake.

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Air Dates: Jan. 16 & 17, 2015 | Stewart Rhodes & Rep. Ken Ivory (UT) | When, Where, and How to Listen

However, let’s be clear: the so-called Oregon militia is not a militia in the true sense of the word. In fact, “Oregon militia” members aren’t even from Oregon. Instead, they’re outsiders from Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and (God help us) California.

This is especially odd. The so-called “Oregon militia” are themselves outsiders. Unwelcome outsiders. Outsiders who are there to protest lack of local control. Do the so-called Oregon militia members not see the irony here?

Is this about the issue of public lands or about the militia members themselves?

The So-Called “Oregon Militia” in Burns

When they first showed up, the “Oregon militia” claimed they were there to support the Hammonds, a couple of local ranchers who had been convicted of arson. To prove their point, they seized control of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Except the Hammonds wanted nothing to do with the so-called militia. So next, the Wildlife Refuge Occupiers claimed they were there to protest the federal government and their refusal to turn state lands over to the states. This group of Occupiers from Montana, Arizona, Nevada, and California, now say they won’t leave until the lands are given over to local control.

We talk with Stewart Rhodes, president and founder of Oath Keepers, about the standoff, what he knows about the leaders of the “militia” and his thoughts on the FBI’s handling of this. Could there be agent provocateurs among the militia? Are the militia heroes or interfering?

And then we talk with Rep. Ken Ivory about the larger issue of the transfer of federal lands to the states.  We talk with Ken about whether the “protesters” are helpful or hurtful and what impact they might have on the larger issues. Instead of an armed conflict, what else could they have done? Plus. what are some of the latest developments in the transfer-public-lands movement, including legal and economic findings that support the effort.

The Oregon Militia: Unanswered Questions

One question that will be very interesting to watch as this continues to unfold will be this: are all the members of the “militia” who they claim to be? There have already been incidents of undercover FBI agents in the area (see links below). Why? Could this whole situation an effort to undermine the transfer public lands effort?

To reassure the people of Oregon—the real ones—Harney officials County law enforcement should verify identifications as each “militia” member leaves the compound.

Links

EPA Colluding with Environmentalists and Tribes

EPA Colluding with Environmentalists and Tribes

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Air Dates: Oct 24 & 25, 2015 | Lawrence Kogan & Tom Collier (CEO of Pebble Partnership)

The EPA long ago lost its watchdog status and has turned rabid environmentalist. Now, clear evidence of the EPA colluding with environmentalists and tribes is beginning to emerge—ironically, in what the EPA had hoped to turn into one of its trophy cases: the Pebble Mine.

Show 5-43 will air the weekend of Oct 24th & 25th. Join us as we expose collusion between the EPA and “environmental” organizations, the tribes, and other players.

What’s important to understand in this fight against a government agency run-amok, is that they violated the rule of law and a basic tenet of American freedoms: due process. The EPA, by applying an obscure rule that it had never used before in its four-decades’ old existence and by trying to circumvent the permit process, it was denying Pebble Partnership its due process. Just as though it had arrested someone in suspected of a crime and put them in jail without any Miranda rights, no legal counsel, and so on.

Links Mentioned

  • Lawrence Kogan’s firm: the Kogan Law Grouptons of great info and articles on the assault by the Enviro-Left on our free market system
  • Tom Collier’s group – the Pebble Partnership.

 

 

Solutions to Mass Shootings

Solutions to Mass Shootings

Air Dates: Oct. 17 & 18, 2015 | Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America) & Doug Wyllie (Ed. Chief, policeone.com)

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In the wake of the Umpqua Community College killings in Roseburg, Ore., there was a great deal of “politicizing” (thanks, “President” Obama) by the gun-control advocates, like Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the one-woman-Democrat-clown-car, Debbie Wasserman Shultz.

But unfortunately, the shouting from the political Left was often matched or exceeded by the shouting from the political Right: “they” are coming to take your guns, this is purely a mental health issue, gun-free zones don’t work (okay, that one’s correct), and so on. Both sides trot out numbers and statistics to support their argument and pretty soon most people don’t know what to think or believe and so they retreat, psychologically, into their previously held position on guns, gun safety, crime, or gun control.

Unfortunately, all this politicizing does is to divide people into entrenched positions (of either anti-gun or pro-Second-Amendment) and does nothing to solve the problem.

Are there solutions to mass shootings? We wanted to know.

Whenever there are problems, the best way to solve it is to go to the people closest to the problems. And there is no group closer to this issue than law enforcement.

 

Links Mentioned

 

Can a Conservative Republican Win in 2016?

Can a Conservative Republican Win in 2016?

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Air Dates: September 19 & 20, 2015 | Guest(s)

Love Donald Trump or hate him, he’s drawing hugs crowds and helping to infuse genuine excitement about the Republican chances in 2016. Seven years of Obama, 94 million Americans out of work, and candidate Hillary Clinton the piñata that refills itself. Can Republicans take advantage and can a conservative Republican win in 2016?

For a conservative Republican to win, it’s going to take some strategy and understanding the process and road map to victory. We talk with Greg Leo (former Executive Director of the Oregon Republican Party) about the Republican candidates — and the key elements that could very well lead to a conservative Republican win in 2016. It’s more than just Donald Trump. We analyze the Democrats, what’s likely to happen with Hillary as well as Joe Biden.

And we take a hard look at what could kill Republicans, and conservatives, and lead to yet another moderate as the Republican presidential candidate.

Who are your favorite candidates? Let us know!

Only a Republican

Can a Conservative Republican win in 2015? Yes. If they act like a Republican and what they stand for. Here’s a reminder.

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Devolution – Public Lands Transfer to States

Devolution – Public Lands Transfer to States

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Air Dates: September 12 & 13, 2015 | Jonathan Williams & Karla Jones

Devolution is defined as “the transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration.” When it comes to the transfer of public lands here in the U.S., this means the federal government giving control of federally held public lands to the states in which those lands reside. Why is this important? Jobs.

With more than 98 million Americans continuing to be out of the workforce, the jobs resulting from a public lands transfer to states means more than ever that the federal government honor their promise to relinquish control of the public lands held in trust. At one time, Illinois and Missouri both had more than 50% of their land controlled by the federal government when they entered statehood. Now, the federal government holds only 1% and 4%, respectively. So why do they maintain control of so much public lands states west of the Rockies—on average, more than 50% of these states? Why should Illinois get to have 99% of their land and Oregon gets less than 47% of its land?

94 million Americans out of work - the U.S. economy as of September 2015 has clearly fallen off a cliff. Time for a public lands transfer to states.
US Economy off a cliff. Time for a public lands transfer to states.

We’ve talked in the past with Ken Ivory and it’s seemed a little theoretical at times: what would it be like if the states got their lands back? Now we some direct evidence of what it would look like from our neighbor to the north: Canada.

We’ll start by talking with Jonathan Williams of ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) about the continuing record numbers of Americans not working and the state policies that consistently work to put people to work; policies that ALEC advocates. We’ll then talk about a federal policy that needs to happen: a public lands transfer to states. Karla Jones, also with ALEC, walks us through the process. We’ll examine the roadblocks and hurdles to making this happen, astonishing examples of federal mismanagement to private land management, and then look at how this has unfolded in Canada.

Sorry, environmentalists; it wasn’t the end of the world.

Links Mentioned

  • If you’re not visiting American Legislative Exchange Council on a regular basis, you’re missing out on a huge amount of incredible information — policies that your state ought to be implementing if they want to be successful. Don’t you want your state to be successful? Of course you do! Then visit alec.org.
  • Read ALEC’s State Lands report, which we discuss with Karla Jones. (You can download a copy for easier reading; see the Download PDF link on the right-side of the page.)
  • Heritage Foundation article, “1,000 people per day: Why Red States are Getting Richer and Blue States Poorer
Oregon Forest Fires – State Lands Going Up in Smoke

Oregon Forest Fires – State Lands Going Up in Smoke

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Air Dates: August 29 & 30, 2015 | Suzan Ellis Jones, John Charles, Rep. Ken Ivory

With more than its share of forest fires, Oregon’s state lands scream mismanagement. Oregon’s rather infamous environmental policies only seem to kill trees, owls, and profits—and the only thing they seem to protect are politicians. But these last few weeks, the smoke from the fires are hard to ignore. It’s time to look at Oregon’s mismanagement of its lands.

We start the show by interviewing Suzan Ellis-Jones. Unlike the “environmentalists,” Suzan actually makes her home in rural Oregon — Baker County to be exact. Baker is one of several Oregon counties that have ravaged by brutal, devastating, heartbreaking forest fires — fires that could have been prevented. By the way. Have you ever noticed that environmental lobbyists just can’t be pulled away from their favorite coffee shops in downtown Portland to go fight fires? Why is that?

Perhaps it’s because they’re too busy spewing nonsense into papers like the Eugene Register-Guard about how the timber industry runs this state. What?

Elliot State Forest Map
Map: Oregon’s Elliot State Forest

To sort out that nonsense, we need a real expert, so this week we also talk with John Charles of the Cascade Policy Institute, about the recently announced intention by the State Lands’ Board to sell off the Elliot Forest. The Elliot State Forest is perhaps the epitome of mismanagement. Well, except it hasn’t caught fire—yet. We’ll also get a handle on that “board” (it’s really just three people) and how they are utterly failing in their fiduciary duty to the state. Yes, that’s right. The state is ordered to make money from those state lands — but when has a pesky law ever mattered to a career politician? That’s for the rest of us.

Speaking of which, we wrap things up with Rep. Ken Ivory (UT) about the complete inadequacy and unwillingness by the agencies to follow laws let alone their own rules. Rep. Ivory is also President of the American Lands Council and he fills us in on the environmental devastation being caused by out-of-control agencies and career bureaucrats, to whom laws do not apply.

And don’t miss the shocking developments in Montana and what the federal government ordered Montana to do. Here’s a hint: they were handing out fiddles.

Sometimes, it doesn’t even seem like we’re in America any more. Is it 2016 yet…?

Links Mentioned

Related Links

  • Ranchers being sued for their “mismanagement.” Not just sued. Jailed. And not just jailed, but feds adding even more jail time. Their crime? Helping fight fires.