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Armed standoffs with the government, "uber militias," and Ammon Bundy's run to be Idaho's next governor

Jul 26, 2021 View Original Article
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    -6% Center

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  • Policy Leaning

    36% Medium Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    98% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : The successful standoff turned Ammon into an instant star in the anti-public land firmament, especially after law enforcement failed to arrest any of the Bundys for two years.
49% : The Salem visit offers a glimpse of why Bundy so befuddles law enforcement and environmentalists
43% : They have spurred other armed confrontations with federal land managers and revived efforts by conservative lawmakers in Utah and other states to try to win control over protected federal wilderness areas and fragile desert landscapes that might be exploited for coal or uranium.
40% : (For all his well-thumbed pocket Constitutions, Bundy seems to have overlooked the fact that if banning abortion were that easy, some Republican governor would have done it by now.)
38% : Grazing restrictions, environmental regulations, and Las Vegas sprawl threatened the family's hardscrabble existence and fueled their distrust for the federal government -- as did open-air nuclear testing in the 1950s, which showered radioactive fallout onto unsuspecting residents living downwind.
35% : Two days before he shot at police in Idaho last year, he'd been at a People's Rights meeting with Bundy, where he lamented feeling oppressed by law enforcement over pandemic restrictions.
31% : Ranting against "fake news," Rodriguez tried to dispel the notion that Bundy had ever sought common cause with Black Lives Matter, despite video evidence to the contrary.

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