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Control Over Idaho Water (Part 2)

The Lemhi river is 60 miles long, as a tributary flows northwest to the Salmon river, feeding into the Snake river, and ultimately flows into the Columbia river. Below is a map of Lemhi River Basin tributaries that are priority areas for conservation. Multiple ranches are dependent on this water for livestock grazing and agriculture. […]

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Water Water Everywhere but Who is in Control of It? (Part 1)

Control Over Idaho Water – Part 1 Much interest in the Lemhi River and its tributaries has been around for some time. According to the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB), the “Lemhi River is one of the cornerstones of Idaho’s Salmon Recovery Effort.” In 2004, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) conducted a study, Instream Flow […]

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Spokane CAPR Chapter’s Christmas Dessert Party Honors their 2018 Heroes in Washington and Idaho

President of CAPR (Spokane Citizens Alliance for Property Rights), Cindy Zapotocky opened their annual Christmas Dessert Party on Dec 10th with the following disclaimer: “CAPR is a pro-constitutional property rights public interest group. Our meetings are open to the public. At meetings, we invite visitors and members to speak about what is on their minds. […]

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Western Officials Praise WOTUS Rule Revision For Alleviating Burdens On Farmers

— Published with Permission of WesternWire.net — The Trump administration moved to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” or WOTUS rule under the Clean Water Act that Western elected officials hailed as fairer for farmers, ranchers and landowners. The announcement came Tuesday as Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler released details the agency […]

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Land and Water Right advocates introduce the ‘PEOPLE’s COMPACT’ in Ronan, Montana

(The above video was recorded at a public Meeting in Ronan, Montana, where the People’s approach to the Reserved Water Rights Compact was introduced!) The People of Montana need to get the word out on some exciting news. A completely new practical approach to a People’s Compact has been developed through the concerted efforts of […]

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Not One Inch! The Battle Cry for Property Rights

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — I have been pushing hard lately to let people know that, no matter how big and powerful the opposition, the assault from big government forces can be stopped. That’s why I want to tell you about a recent major victory in Louisiana where a wonderful, determined group of […]

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Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, the Ultimate Faustian Marriage

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the […]

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Why Property Rights Matter – Prosperity – Stability – Freedom

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — There is an all-out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property […]

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Water Users Fight Back in Klamath Project Shut-Off Litigation

— Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) yesterday filed its objections to the Klamath Tribes’ request for a court order that would immediately shut off Klamath Project irrigation water in order to maintain higher Upper Klamath Lake elevations for endangered suckers. The 49-page brief filed by KWUA with co-intervenors Sunnyside […]

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Tom DeWeese’s Red Pill Expo Speech: Property Rights and Sustainable Development

“Sustainable Development cannot be enforced without destroying property rights.” They tell me that if I take the red pill I will be able to see reality – the truth of what is really going on around us. Well – I just happen to have a red pill and I want to know! So I am […]

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What Has the Supreme Court Done for Conservatives?

A review of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case and the performance of the Republican majority court. I’m not a negative nitpicker determined to find fault, but I am committed to putting things in proper perspective, comparing them to fixed, objective standards and timeless truths. That includes giving an honest assessment of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case recently […]

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Wayne Hage – The Last Cowboy at Pine Creek Ranch

— Published with Permission of AmericanPolicy.org — Watch the video below and see for yourself the sad and frightening saga of the destruction of the old west – and the American dream. Wayne Hage, Sr was a friend of mine, as was his second wife, the late Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth. Both were courageous leaders in […]