Federal generosity

 

With the U.S. District Court of Nevada giving Cliven Bundy 45 days to remove his cattle from federal grazing land, land the Bundy family had occupied for nearly six decades, it came to mind that Gen. O.O. Howard didn't give the Nez Perce such a generous amount of time back in 1877. They had just 30 days to leave after occupying their homeland for at least 10,000 years and with their livestock freely roaming the high country, which was theirs.

And doesn't the Bureau of Land Management know we have a National Guard? Being put off by armed militiamen once under the hot sun could be understandable, but failing to follow up, using strength and the weight of law, is pitiful.

Linda Bergeron
Halfway, Oregon