Trump voters angry with D.C., want smaller government, bigger citizens

You see, the D.C. crowd has viewed the lack of a revolt to their expansion of government beyond its constitutional tether as indicative of agreement rather than mere toleration while the abuses remained tolerable. They should have read another line in that old Declaration: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient […]

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Election 2016: A Referendum on Rural Rights in America

Rural Americans came to the polls in unheralded, unpredicted numbers and they voted for a non-politician, whether they liked him or not.  They voted for change—-they voted for the only candidate who was not a career politician, who offered to change things in DC. The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016  In one of the most insightful comments on election night, […]

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Owyhee Monument opponents hope Trump will help them escape federal designation

Some Eastern Oregon ranchers believe Donald Trump’s victory makes it less likely that President Barack Obama will declare a national monument in Malheur County during his last months in office. Ranchers in Malheur County formed the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition earlier this year to fight a proposed 2.5-million-acre national monument, which would represent 40 percent of the county’s land base. […]

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