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April 27, 2014

Column: Nevada cattle dispute prompts memories of 'Rawhide'


Libertarian perspective: Another senator, Rand Paul, R-Tennessee, told Fox News that “lands should be given to the states, and the states should sell them to the people... Public ownership creates conflicts among various interests, such as environmentalists, gold miners, oil companies and ranchers,” he said, and problems will only increase when the economy gets into deeper trouble, as he predicts it will.

My perspective: Billionaire T. Boone Pickens’ wife has created a Nevada sanctuary for the wild horses; clearly, better use of 1-percenter folks’ money than giving more to the government. What little beef I buy will be from grass-fed free-ranging cattle like the Bundys’. Harry Reid should lose his job of Senate president this November. It’s fun to see the feds back down. I still want to be a cowboy ...

“Keep movin’, movin’, movin’,

“Though (the feds’r) disapprovin’,

“Keep them doggies movin’, Rawhide.”

Barbara Anderson is president of Citizens for Limited Taxation and a regular contributor to the opinion pages.

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