I want to say that I'm a Democrat, and nothing will change that.
When writing, I always try to present the facts and not slant my writing one way or the other. I have observed Congress fail to represent the people. I have seen our elected representative act as though the word "ethics" has no meaning. My personal axiom is, "Just because you can do a thing doesn't make it right."
The actions of Harry Reid, Senate Democratic majority leader, typify someone that operates without ethics. He has used lands controlled by the Bureau of Land Management as a personal resource with which to generate money for himself and his son. An ex-senior aide on his staff now runs the Bureau of Land Management. There are two projects on lands controlled by the BLM that Harry Reid's son and the Chinese government participated in – and, I might add, without a thought for the indigenous desert tortoise.
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The BLM has for decades harassed small ranchers that had grazing rights on public lands in Nevada and elsewhere in the country. I don't think that it's the job of the BLM or government to put small ranchers out of business. What is more disgusting is that recently federal agents were used to rustle cattle and assault the family of Cliven Bundy in Nevada.
Harry Reid calls the protesters at Cliven Bundy's ranch terrorists; I call them Americans and patriots. The federal agents acted like the Gestapo, and the BLM the henchmen of Sen. Harry Reid.
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Be advised, Harry: The American people will stand up to tyranny!
Dana L. Stern Sr.