Saturday, June 4, 2016

Utah Sheriff Issues Threats of Arrest for US Rangers & BLM if They Attempt to Close Public Lands

 A truck displaying a bumper sticker at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters on Jan. 5 near Burns, Ore. Armed anti-federalists took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon for 41 days. The occupation ended on Feb. 11.

Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins has issued threats in Utah against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service of they sought to close access by Americans to public lands.

NPR reports:

Federal land makes up 94 percent of this county, so you'd think that Perkins would welcome the help of federal authorities. Think again. In the sage brush hills outside the one-stoplight town of Panguitch, he pulls off the highway and points to a dirt track.

"This is a conflict, and you're gonna see just a little bit of it. Here's a road right here, that was put here with teams and wagons," Perkins says.

"We're talking pioneer wagons here. Boulders lie in front of it and a bulldozer chewed it up so pickups or ATVs can't drive up it anymore. Federal rangers did this recently," he says. Locals have had access here for generations.


  1. One question, did Sheriff Perkins reopen the old road that
    the blatantly lawless morons, BLM or Forest Service illegally
    erected a barricade to deny entrance?
    One reason that the federal government cannot own land is that it is not a physical entity. It is a contract between the States, not physical real estate. It was created to serve the States. The States were created to serve the people. Feds own 94% of public land! They own nothing
    but ten miles square in sewer DC.

    1. ten miles square in sewer DC

      Which Virginia and Maryland should take back.