Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bundys - Clueless about Public Opinion on Federal Lands

A bipartisan poll released yesterday confirms that a majority of people who live in the west oppose giving federal land to private individuals or turning it over to states. Only in Utah, whose population is mostly Mormon, do people think they individually should control federal land.

"Charges of government overreach from the ideological fringes are making headlines, but in reality most Westerners in this poll favor greater protection and sensible use of the open lands and national treasures that define the region," Eric Perramond, a professor who leads Colorado College's State of the Rockies Project, said in a statement.

The Bundys place themselves above the law every one else has to obey, armed and occupying federal lands, believing the law doesn't apply to them. Now we see that they are assuming their opinions are shared by the entire population, which is characteristic of hierarchies, in that the top assumes they understand and represent everyone.