Pentagon directive authorizes military forces against civilians – Was considered for use in Bundy standoff

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers. […]

Chairman Conaway Supports Bill to Stop “Waters of the United States” Proposed Rule

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) spoke in support of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Act of 2015. The bill, which would force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers to stop moving forward with the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, passed the House by a […]

Will A Four-Decade Old Law Limit Obama’s Land Powers?

A “Sagebrush Rebellion” like the one that propelled Ronald Reagan (“Count me in as a [sagebrush] rebel.”) into the Oval Office is making national news because President Obama governs like President Carter.  Obama’s Interior Secretary, for example, threatens more unilateral land lockup decrees if westerners do not embrace legislation putting vast areas off-limits to “multiple […]

Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming: “All Private Property Rights In The U.S. To Be Strategically Usurped”

“Here We Stand, At The Twilight’s Last Gleaming” These words are written past the midnight hour and I remember back to March 23, 2010 when Obamacare was signed into law at the 11th hour.  I remember it well; I was up almost all night, as it was around 11 pm that it was finished.  Never […]

Tribes Make Call For Water – Water Shutoffs Could Begin As Early As Next Week

FA Note – This action by the Klamath Tribes, under authority of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement (UKBCA), highlights what is likely in Montanan’s future, via the Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact signed into law last week.   Water shutoffs could begin as early as next week. Since Monday, water calls have […]

(Montana Governor) Bullock Signs Tribal Water Rights Ratification Into Law – But More Rivers To Cross

Before Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday signed the bill ratifying the Flathead tribal water rights compact, tribal Chairman Vernon Finley said it has one primary goal – “protect the water” – and that he hopes opponents will recognize it’s nothing more than that. “That’s basically it: Let’s share the resource and be good neighbors and […]

Testimony of Terry Backs, St. Ignatius, MT

FA Note: The proposed CSKT (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) Compact involves a lot of constitutional and legal issues, including taking existing off-reservation water rights from thousands of irrigators, family farms,  and other legitimate water rights holders, and granting them to the tribes. Below is one testimony submitted at a legislative hearing April 11 in […]

Feds Push For Total Control of Property Rights: “Government is Named as the Owner of ALL the Water”

Editor’s Note: The following research and commentary shows just how far the federal government is willing to go. With the help of the EPA and State legislators they are aggressively chipping away at private property rights in America and as you’ll see from Jeremiah Johnson’s report below, they are starting with our most precious resource […]