Pay Your Bills, Bundy! (April 28, 2014)
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C1 “Pay up and shut up.”
C2 “I agree. Pay his bill. It is that simple. There are too many freeloaders and dead beats in American today.”
C1 “This entitlement mentality is getting way out of control.”
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C1 “Lincoln’s dad was one of the first real estate property developers who cleared land and put up rail fences for folks. Young Lincoln interned for his dad and helped with the work.”
C2 “The picture of him splitting rails was a crowd pleaser in his election campaigns.”
C1 “That experience shaped him as he moved with the land clearing business from Kentucky to Illinois. When he was President, Lincoln signed the Homestead Act right in the middle of the Civil War in 1862 also being fought in part over land. The legislation gave land taken from the locals folks without just compensation to immigrants who were given an opportunity to prove up the land. A guy like Cliven Bundy or his predecessors was given free land for a little healthy outside work.”
C2 “The Bureau of Land Management is the nation’s realtor and oversees the public land not dedicated to more specific purposes. Too many property owners who abut BLM property feel entitled to use our property for free.”
C1 “The Park Service still wears military uniforms that reflect the early days when they were engaged in combative confrontations with belligerent individuals who felt entitled to all the public land.”
C2 “If Cliven does not like BLM policy, he can write his congressman to change the law. Congress sets public land policy.”
C1 “Or he can run for Congress. Put up or shut up.”
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C2 “Sterling revealed himself in private. The government cannot and should not be able to use in court any testimony obtained if an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy. However, the public is free to evaluate any statement made by an individual in the court of public opinion even if the individual did not intend to be candid.”
C1 “Candid comments have the benefit of being candid. He could have shut up. Now he needs to ‘fess up.”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
A sense of entitlement manifests itself in so many subtle ways.
Don’t judge me by what I say or by what I do
As we approach the post-O’bama era, America is still a pre-racial country.
Bundy / Sterling in 2016. For No Change