defining the enemies of American liberty
The events that led up to the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the questionable circumstances surrounding the death of rancher Lavoy Finicum have created more questions than answers about the future of American ranching and the role of Federal Land Agencies. Are we to accept the definition of “terrorism” to include the accidental burning of a few acres of brush and scrub timber by ranchers trying to save their property from wildfire? Have we fallen so far down the slippery slope of “homeland security” that we are willing to use the Patriot Act to destroy the livelihoods and take the private property of western ranching families that seek only to preserve a way of life that has been the essence of our American dream for the last 350 years?
Join Dan and his guests to learn more about this redefinition of equal justice under the law, and the nature of radical environmentalism that is dominating the American West and the Federal Agencies tasked with meting out justice.
Judy Boyle is a Republican legislator in the Idaho House of Representatives. She is finishing her 4th term, winning the May Republican primary against a retired Oregon State Patrolman. She serves on the House Committees of Resources & Conservation, Education, and as Vice-Chair of Agriculture. Judy is a staunch defender of the Constitution receiving many awards for her legislative work including the national Defender of Freedom award from the National Rifle Association.
Judy was the Director of Natural Resources for Congressman Helen Chenoweth Hage throughout Helen’s term. Judy assisted constituents, reviewed proposed federal legislation & regulations, worked on oversight hearings, researched issues, formed grassroot coalitions throughout the West, as Helen formed coalitions in Congress, to hold the line on the Clinton administration’s War on the West, among other duties.
Judy is a former 4-H leader and a freelance writer who lives peacefully in rural Idaho where she, her two grown children and two grandsons continue the family tradition of a livelihood in agriculture.
Hank Vogler runs a ranch in eastern Nevada, is an American patriot of the old school, and has experienced first hand the refocus of Federal land agencies from serving the people to serving the environment and the special interests influencing their policies. He has written numerous articles for Range Magazine and is well known by their readers for his perceptive mind and uncommon common sense………….something missing from many of the bureaucrats and elected officials of whom he writes. C.J. Hadley, Editor and Publisher of Range Magazine refers to Hank as a “brilliant and entertaining communicator”.
Hank has known the Hammond family for most of his life and would like to share his first hand experiences in the whole Hammond Ranch fiasco.
Hank says “I have no résumé, as I was always told that if you have to promote yourself, chances are you are promoting a poor product!” “I am quite proud of my children and once made Baxter Black laugh himself silly”.
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