Understanding Cliven Bundy

21 Apr

If you have noticed the recent media attention to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy versus the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), perhaps you have been confused as to the issues involved.

At BlogWest.org, Leisl Carr Childers cogently explains things for us all:

Understanding Cliven Bundy | BlogWest.org.

Childer’s conclusion seems fair as well as sensitive:

Bundy cannot pay the grazing fees or the penalties that have accumulated in the past two decades. Neither can he continue to ranch in Bunkerville. All that is left to Bundy is some semblance of his dignity, which is quickly being eroded on national television. In his late 60s now, the man is probably exhausted. He should not be made into the mascot or villain in anyone’s cause and we should not be so quick to condemn him. Rather, Cliven Bundy deserves a little bit of empathy since it is we who have asked him to continually adapt.

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