BUT IS THE GOVERNMENT LISTENING?
In a recent article on the plight of our American Wild Horses, particularly in Utah, our elected officials showed their teeth. They have clearly become the governing body for corporations and NOT the American people.
The end of the article is just one of many, many exchanges we have seen that illustrate our point. Scott Beckstead, from the Humane Society of the United States, was chastised for speaking for the American people. We think when the polls show that the American people lean heavily on the side of protection of our wild horses from slaughter or euthanasia (of healthy or unadopted wild horses and burros that have been rounded up and removed from their lands), it is pretty obvious that he CAN in fact be a voice for the majority of Americans. Does Rep. Derrin Owens have a clue how Americans feel? I don’t think our government can speak for the majority anymore!
We have seen the blatant lies of over population, starvation and a mismanagement that created a fiscal crisis for the Bureau of Land Management. These are US Code, Title 18 violations. The push this past year to concrete these lies in the minds of unknowing politicians, to lead our lawmakers to strike out against protection of wild horses and burros, has been a carefully crafted plan laid out by special interest groups.
If you look back over a hundred years to the Sage Brush Rebellion, you can see the step by step plan to gain control over the rest of the American ‘open’ or public lands for corporate use (nearly free). Is there any politician who is listening? Is there one who cares? Is there one who will stand up against the bullies, the militias, the corporations?
Scott Beckstead is one voice that does speak for the majority of Americans, but this article, about a closed door meeting coming up in August, shows without a doubt that our lawmakers do not hear us. “National wild horse forum planned in Utah; Zinke may attend” They sit in their meetings discussing how they will destroy our wild horses and burros.
SHOUT IT TO THE LAWMAKERS BY CONTACTING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE LISTED BELOW
Senate Appropriations Members:
Alabama: Richard Shelby (202) 224-5744
Alaska: Lisa Murkowski (202)-224-6665
Arkansas: John Boozman (202) 224-4843
California: Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841
Connecticut: Chris Murphy (202) 224-4041
Delaware: Chris Coons (202) 224-5042
Florida: Marco Rubio (202) 224-3041
Hawaii: Brian Schatz (202) 224-3934
Illinois: Richard Durbin (202) 224-2152
Kansas: Jerry Moran (202) 224-6521
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (202) 224-2541
Louisiana: John Kennedy (202) 228-0447
Maine: Susan Collins (202) 224-2523
Maryland: Chris Van Hollen (202) 224-4654
Mississippi: Thad Cochran (202) 224-5054
Missouri: Roy Blunt (202) 224-5721
Montana: Steve Daines & Jon Tester (202) 224-2651 & (202) 224-2644
New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen (202) 224-2841
New Mexico: Tom Udall (202) 224-6621
North Dakota: John Hoeven (202) 224-2551
Oklahoma: James Lankford (202) 224-5754
Oregon: Jeff Merkley 202) 224-3753
Rhode Island: Jack Reed (202) 224-4642
South Carolina: Lindsey Graham (202) 224-5972
Tennessee: Lamar Alexander (202) 224-4944
Vermont: Patrick Leahy (202) 224-4242
Washington: Patty Murray (202) 224-2621
West Virginia: Joe Manchin & Shelley Moore Capito (202) 224-3954 & (202) 224-6472
Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin 202-224-5653