Bundy is no hero

04/24/2014 1:04 PM

04/25/2014 8:09 AM

Re "Anger at feds fuels rancher's fight" (Page A6, April 24): It's disappointing that The Bee, New York Times and especially Fox News perpetuate this complete falsehood that the Bundy family's ownership or homesteading of land in Nevada dates back to the 1870s and pre-dates the Bureau of Land Management.

His grandmother was born in Nevada in 1901. His family bought the ranch in 1948 and did not start grazing any cattle until 1954, eight years after the BLM took control of the Nevada land. This guy is nothing but a criminal who won't pay what he owes to the government and belongs in jail. Isn't he asking for "free stuff" to quote Fox News that everyone else pays for?

And what kind of message are Republican politicians sending to children and the general public by encouraging this clown and his wacko militia friends to disobey the law ?

-- Linda Salon Bradford, Roseville

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