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The Sagebrush Rebellion: America's Longest War: War of Words

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The War of Words

They're Fixing to Steal Your Land.
A editorial comic showing that the fedral government is trying to "steal" the public land. [8] Utah State University, Merrill-Crazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, MSS 200, Box #1, Folder #11

Pro-Federal Government

“Utah has shown no sensitivity to natural values…” -Utah Wilderness Association[1]

“...the state’s decision-makers have an illegitimate ‘mindset’ against true multiple uses” -UWA

“These lands harbor our public treasures and as long as they remain public lands they will continue to provide that potential.” -UWA[2]

Referring to state-management advocates, USU Professor Bernard Shenks called them: “Hysterical” “paranoid” “McCarthyite”[3]

 

Pro-State Management

“public lands are destroying and disrupting ranching economies in the western states.”[4]

Federal management advocates are “...a cult of toadstool worshippers…”[5](Sen. Orrin Hatch)

“... the rebellion marks a time for the Intermountain West to stand on its own feet, cut the federal apron strings, and take the bad with the good…” -Utah Science Magazine[6]

“...[they] are officious, oppressive agents of Washington’s sprawling, marching army of clerks and self-appointed experts.” -Orrin Hatch[7](referring to BLM employees)



[1]“The Public Lands versus the Sagebrush Rebellion, Volume 2”. Utah Wilderness Association (Salt Lake City, UT) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, VI:7:A Mss 200, Box 1, Folder 3, Document 1 
 
[2]“The Public Lands versus the Sagebrush Rebellion, Volume 2”. Utah Wilderness Association (Salt Lake City, UT) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, VI:7:A Mss 200, Box 1, Folder 3, Document 1
 
[3]Lebaron, Allen D., E. Bruce Godfrey and Darwin Nielsen. “The Sagebrush Rebellion: An Economic Analysis”. Utah Science Magazine. Fall 1980, Vol. 41, No. 3, p. 82
 
[4]Bernard Shanks, “Politics of the Public Lands” (presentation at the 1980 Intermountain Outdoor Symposium, Butte, MT, May 14-15 1980) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, Box 2, folder 1, MSS 200 

[5]Dick Carter, “The Public Lands versus the Sagebrush Rebellion, Volume 2”. Utah Wilderness Association (Salt Lake City, UT) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, VI:7:A Mss 200, Box 1, Folder 3, Document 1
 
[6]Dick Carter, “The Public Lands versus the Sagebrush Rebellion, Volume 2”. Utah Wilderness Association (Salt Lake City, UT) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, VI:7:A Mss 200, Box 1, Folder 3, Document 1 
 
[7]Bernard Shanks, “Politics of the Public Lands” (presentation at the 1980 Intermountain Outdoor Symposium, Butte, MT, May 14-15 1980) Archives of the Utah Wilderness Association, Special Collections, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, Box 2, folder 1, MSS 200