Friday, March 17, 2017

Behind the Western land war: How the fringe ideology of anti-government cranks is becoming the GOP mainstream

Are you ready for a long, disjointed rant against the movement to transfer federal lands? If so, this colunm in Salon should fit the bill.

Take a left-wing tour of W. Cleon Skousen, Glenn Beck, the Koch brothers, ALEC, Senators Lee & Hatch, and the American Lands Council, with the author concluding:

But as the Bundy debacle shows, this dispute has never been about intelligible or coherent ideology. The anti-federalist posturing is just there to create the illusion that some democratic principle is at work. In the end, it’s about shoving the needs of the public aside to increase profits for the energy industry.
For your weekend reading pleasure!

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