Days before Easter, the Patch of Heaven property in Amargosa Valley, Nevada flooded again due to the federal government’s illegally diverted stream. Each new flood is a painful reminder of what the government took from the small church.
Sidney Longwell, an entrepreneur in the finest tradition of the American Frontier, passed away after 38 years of waiting for justice in his lawsuit against the federal government.
MSLF hosted author Tara Ross, as a guest speaker during our recent public forum in Las Vegas. Tara shared highlights from her book, “Why We Need the Electoral College.”
Even in an emergency, constitutionally-protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Radical environmentalists are suing the federal agencies that manage grazing and are threatening the very future of southwestern ranching.
The opportunity to work as a fellow at Mountain States Legal Foundation taught me that it is imperative we hold our government accountable and keep it in check.
In the lobby of True Companies in Casper, Wyoming hangs a plaque: The Code of the West. The 10 principles listed include courage, fairness and keeping your word. Those are all values True Companies’ founder “Dave” True, Jr., 1915-1994, lived out. The legendary Wyoming wildcatter is also known to many as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He’s known to Mountain States Legal Foundation as a hero and former Chairman of the Board.
Thirty-seven years after purchasing a lease, Sidney Longwell is the only lease-holder still fighting for rights to drill in that area of Montana. The rest surrendered.
Here in the American West, it is vital for families who make a living raising livestock to be able to pass on their legacy. With every drop of sweat that you pour into the land, you earn the right to pass on that land. Until the government takes it away like they did to the Corrigans.
March is Women’s History Month and in 2020 America will celebrate 100 years since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Many Western states can proudly say they did it first. A full 20 states or territories granted women the vote ahead of 1920, led by the West.