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CAMPAIGN COORDINATION 2017

The Stand and Fight Club Intends to Bring Back Rural America, to Bring Back the Rights of Rural Americans. In a fresh, vital new “Campaign Coordination 2017” we will:

  • File lawsuits, at least 13, one symbolically for each of our first colonies, to require regulators to follow the law and coordinate with local governments to reach consistency with local policies that protect our forest industries, mill workers, fishermen, miners, ranchers, farmers, water users, nurserymen, dairymen, truckers, recreation uses of OUR LANDS, and the property and personal rights of individual citizens
  • Train citizens to a level of legal knowledge and strategy that will let them “persuade” their local governments to do their duty and exercise their authority to require the regulators to be consistent with local plans, policies and actions
  • Equip citizens with the tools they need to support those local officials and help them through the coordination process in paralegal fashion
  • Teach the constitution and the people’s rights by offering materials and teaching assistance to K1 through 12, in colleges, in community adult classes, through radio and television and news publications—keeping in mind that IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, YOU DON’T HAVE ANY.
  • Keep you advised and up to speed with our progress, and with what the regulators are trying to do to further demolish our God Given liberty.

WE WILL BRING BACK RURAL AMERICA

WE WILL BRING BACK OUR TRADITIONAL RIGHTS


 

August 19, 2016

 

 

Hilary Clinton’s naming of Ken Salazar as the overlord of her transition team is the straw that breaks the back—a clear signal that she believes in the war on the west that Salazar waged as President Obama’s law-breaking Secretary of Interior.

The friendly countenance did not extend to western landowners. Salazar has no conscience when it comes to taking jobs from westerners; he has no conscience when it comes to shutting down the public lands; he has no conscience when it comes to promoting Agenda 21 programs at the expense of those who I serve.  He had no conscience when it came to using bogus “scientific” studies and reports to justify his anti-western positions.

For over twenty five years I have fought as hard as I know how to protect the rights of ranchers, farmers, miners, loggers, landowners, and then recreation enthusiasts.   I started that fight for the ranchers of Owyhee County, Idaho, then for those of Modoc County, California.  I continued the work with Margaret at Stewards of the Range, and then with Margaret and Dan at American Stewards of Liberty.  Forming a family business, Trademark America, I continued with son Jon and daughter in law Staci.  Then, finally with the Stand and Fight Club.

My work has been apolitical—almost as much damage was done in the administrations of the two Bushes as in the Clinton years.  But, this week an announcement was made by the Clinton camp that makes this political for me.  I have always tried to be honest with those who work with me, and for that reason I have to advise you and all those who work with me of my decision.  I have to oppose the election of Hilary Clinton as best I can.  When she appointed Ken Salazar to be chair of her transition team it was a clear statement that she will escalate the War on the West that I have defended against.  If he is to serve as overlord of transition, will he also serve as her Secretary of Interior?  I do not believe that ranchers can survive another tour of duty by Salazar—and I know miners can’t.

It was Salazar who made the withdrawal decision that sruck at uranium mining in and near the Grand Canyon.  That decision was based on a lie, i.e., that the mining would cause pollution of the waters of the Canyon.  In fact, testimony which I elicited during a hearing on that withdrawal showed that the mining technique would actually prevent pollution or contamination.  A Bureau of Land Management District Manager testified that without the mining, there would be a danger of such contamination.  He testified that he would not have made the withdrawal, that it came from Salazar with no local input.

It was Salazar who was ready to issue an order to destroy the dams on the Klamath.  He backed down at the last minute when members of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors and I went to Washington to oppose the decision because he was ignoring a specific requirement of law.  We had with us evidence that the heavy metal build up in silt behind the dams would kill all fish and life in the river for a decade, yet the idea was to destroy the dams in order to restore salmon.

Michelle Malkin,[1] for National Review, has just written about another of Mr. Salazar’s self-benefiting escapades. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/43907/ken-salazar-bully

She writes about Tom Davis who bought over 1700 wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management just after Salazar took office as Secretary; he paid $10 apiece for them ($17,000) and then sold them for $154,000 for slaughter.  Davis had signed a contract that prohibited him from slaughtering or selling the horses for slaughter.  Davis had a business relationship, hauling cattle for Salazar for years.  In spite of his violation of the terms of his contract, no action was taken against him—he did not answer for what he did, except by enjoying his nine times over increase of money at the American taxpayers’ expense.

Malkin points out that David Phillips, then of the Colorado Springs Gazette, questioned Salazar about this openly defiant violation of contract and law, and was threatened by Salazar who angrily responded: “You know what, if you do that to me again, I’m going to punch you out. OK?  Don’t ever, ever, from the Gazette or anybody else do that to me again. Set me up.  You know?”  Phillips today writes for the New York Times.

She also writes about the federal judge who held Salazar in contempt of court because of his steadfast determination to ignore the judge’s decision in order to stop offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.  United States District Judge Martin Feldman held in Hornbeck Offshore Services v. Salazar, Civil No. 10-1663, USD Eastern District of Louisiana, that the evidence established a likelihood that Salazar’s decision to halt drilling “was arbitrary and capricious and, therefore, unlawful”.  He issued an injunction to prevent Salazar from carrying out his arbitrary decision.  Then, when Salazar persisted, the judge held there was “clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt of this Court’s preliminary injunction order.”  He referred to Salazar’s position as being “dismissive conduct” that would not tolerated.

Salazar claimed to have conducted a thorough review of the drilling prospects that favored termination of drilling, a review that represented that it had been reviewed by a panel of scientists.  Judge Feldman said that ‘several” of the scientists “publicly repudiated” the statement that they had reviewed the study.  Judge Feldman also pointed out that during the hearing, it was “exposed that an important White House official had changed the Safety Report [regarding drilling] before its public release which created the misleading appearance of scientific peer review.”  (see court’s order of February 2, 2011 Case 2:10-cv-01663-MLCF-JCW  Document 226)  He pointed out that when he specifically asked about this issue, the government denied that a change was made, but that later “the government does not now dispute” the story.  (Ibid. footnote 2)

I know of not one time that Salazar ever took into consideration the economic and cultural harm that resulted from his decisions.  The ban on drilling alone, according to Malkin, cost 19,000 jobs and $1.1 billion in lost wages.

Salazar also pulled 100 oil leases off the market in Utah based on a bogus report, an act that cost the state of Utah $139 million in lost tax revenue according to state representative Chris Herrod (R. Provo). See New York Times and Greenwire of April 2, 2010.

Losses of tax dollars, losses of jobs, losses of property rights meant nothing to Salazar who told a United States Senate committee in 2008 that he would refuse drilling permits in Alaska even if gas prices reached $10 per gallon in the United States.  (Malkin, “Hillary’s Headhunters: Sleazeball Ken Salazar”, August 17, 2016, http://www.nationalrevew.com/article/439074/ken-salazar-liar-bully)

One final note:  Even Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell could not stand the heat over Salazar’s National BlueWays Initiative Secretarial Order.  The Order gave the Secretary unilateral control to designate entire waterways as “national blue ways”.  What that meant to water rights was not made clear, but therein lies the rub.  If his own Order permitted it, Salazar would have used it to wipe away private water rights just as he did in so many Native settlements throughout the west.  Under stressful examination by the House Natural Resources Committee, and particularly Representative Tom McClintock of California and Doc Hastings of Washington, Jewell  put a “pause” on the program.

If Salazar is part of a Clinton administration, you can bet that the Blue Ways Initiative will be just a beginning on federal control of every spring, stream, creek and tributary in the west.

I just can’t see it.  And his presence again is too big a risk for me to accept without fighting back politically.

 

 

[1] Malkin is a senior editor for Conservative Review, and author of Sold Out and Culture of Corruption.

 

August 5, 2016—-Woodland, California.   Filed by Fred Kelly Grant

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Two days ago, I put on my “BATMAN” shirt and began outlining a strategic plan of action bold enough to gain some leverage for the workers of America, against arbitrary regulatory agencies.

This may well be my “Last Crusade” so it has to be good, it has to be meaningful to the point that it makes the regulators realize their days of autocratic reign are over, makes them realize that “We the People” are the Government. They are just employees of the People. To do that, we must develope a “meat and potatoes” program—one with action at its center. To me the most logical venue for the plan is the judiciary. To me the reason is simple : the courts are less apt to cave to political pressures if the issues are framed narrowly and approriately and are then argued skillfully.

Taking on the agencies in court will not suprise them, although they may believe they are protected by the inability of the average citizen to sustain the cost of prolonged litigation. The agency people KNOW that moms and dads in the small business cannot afford extended litigation; they KNOW that students, farmers, ranchers, miners, loggers, and retail sales people, can barely make it. They have no money to spare on court costs and fees. And, the Government people KNOW they can delay, delay, and delaysome more in order to extend the litigation and up the ante.

The Government agency personnel also know how to get involved with one of the environmental groups, get sued by environmentalists, then agree to settle the case to the detriment of the individual citizens.

Well, I KNOW it is past time to see whether we can put an end to this duplicity. I KNOW it so completely, and accept it so totally, that I KNOW the plan of action must be dramatic with a broad stroke—it must be big enough to get agency attention and hold it. I KNOW that the coordination process must be followed in order to gain a critical advantage that the government action must be consistent with local policy which is most often friendly to the individual citizen. I KNOW that the coordination process must be followed to demonstrate the need to retain coordination in the law at a time when agency personnel are lobbying to remove the requirement.

So, it was time for the shirt that reads “DON’T TALK TO ME WHEN I’M TALKING TO MYSELF” Time to focus on the nature and scope of the challenge. One thing certain, I want it to be impressive to Bill Lowry.

 

Now 95 years of age, Mr. Lowry lives in Jordan Valley Oregon, and ranched in Owyhee County, Idaho. During a hearing on President Clinton’s “Rangled Reform” regulations two decades ago, I experienced one of the most poignant, humbling moments of all my years in hearings and meetings in all sorts and sizes of venues including courtrooms, Governor’s offices and the Oval office itself. Mr. Lowry asked that his statement be delivered to Idaho Senatos Mike Crapo and Larry Craig and to the President, and he waited until the Hearing Officer confirmed that this would happen. Then, in a strong, determined voice he testified that “when I waded on to the shores at Normandy as a young man, not even an adult, facing almost certain death for my country and it’s flag, I never dreamed that one day my government would be trying to take my property away from me.”

An Assistant Secretary of Interior who had come to listen ‘eye to eye”, lowered his head and did not look up again until Bill Lowry was off the stand.

I need to keep the faith with Mr. Lowry by proposing a plan that will cause some agency personnel to think as did that Assistant Secretary.

The law provides a remedy for unconstitutional, overbearing, baseless regulations and their implementers. But the government agencies designated by law to implement the remedy fail and refuse to do so.

I KNOW the process for gaining relief and I KNOW that NOW is the time to act for people like Bill Lowry whose ranch is again threatened, like Phil Nappo a miner in Great Falls, Montana whose mine property is threatened, like ranchers now relying on Bill Harvey and his fellow commissioners over in Baker County, Oregon, like the ranchers of Caribou County, Idaho whose land will be invaded by the monster towers of Bonneville Power Compay when an alternate route not affecting the ranchers could be used, like the folks in Hamilton, Montana facing the danger of on-rushing wildfire fueled by a forest mass resulting from failure to manage.

Keep watching www.thestandandfightclub.com and your emails to see details of the strategic plan I will recommend to the Board of Directos of the Stand and Fight Club. This is the time. Not next month, not next year, NOW. We need to develop an action plan that will honor our ancestors and founders and will keep the faith of all those who have fought for our liberty—on the battlefield, in the air, in the courtrooms, in legislative halls, in administrative hearing rooms, and even on cross country air flights—

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”

Keep tuned—its coming!! My last big campaign for victory

 

IF YOU DONATE AS LITTLE AS $25 TODAY YOU WILL HELP US MOVE AHEAD TO FILE ACTION

AGAINST THE FOREST SERVICE FOR BAKER COUNTY, OREGON, AND TO FILE AGAINST CARB

IN CALIFORNIA.  WE ALSO NEED HELP IN MOVING ALONG THE CASES FOR OUR TWO

MINERS IN MONTANA—GEORGE AND PHIL—AND TO HELP ALAN AND JULIE GANTZ

RID THEMSELVES OF THEIR COLORADO CONSERVATION EASEMENT BURDEN.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY—$25, MORE IF YOU CAN, SO THAT WE CAN

STAND AND FIGHT FOR YOU TOMORROW.

Fred Kelly Grant

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