- Criminal purposeful destruction of homes and lifestyle for animals.
- The latest is the destruction of four hydroelectric dams near the Klamath river.
- For years now, large ranch and farm lands dried up for a tiny bait fish.
The evening's main event: a panel featuring eight county sheriffs (seven from California, one from Oregon) who billed themselves as "Constitution sheriffs." They vowed to stand up for the residents of their communities against what they say is an unconstitutional onslaught from regulators in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. In particular, they took issue with the federal government's misnamed Travel Management Plan, which actually is designed to shut down public travel in the forests.Hopefully, when Governor Perry is in charge, these insane policies will end.
Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood related the stir he caused when he said he "will not criminalize citizens for just accessing public lands." Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey reminded the crowd that county sheriffs are sworn to uphold the Constitution "against all enemies, foreign and domestic." These are fighting words.
Read more from this excellent article from the Orange County Register by Steven Greenhut.