I've been reading with interest the re-instigation of the old failed Sagebrush Rebellion, particularly by our esteemed Utah Legislators.
I enjoyed much more the front page article on Cecil Garland, a true hero of the American West. Though I didn't know Cecil, I do now through my friend Steve Erickson. Like brothers in arms, they have fought the good battles to protect Western Utah and Nevada against insanities like the MX and now the Snake Valley/Las Vegas water grab.
They have resorted to legal approaches to stem the tide, not acting as armed terrorists like Bundy in Bunkerville (how appropriate) or the grave desecrators in Recapture Canyon. Others act through civil disobedience, and then pay the price, like Terry Tempest Williams and Judith Mohning being pepper sprayed and jailed protesting the downwind consequences of the Nevada Test Site; like Tim DeChristopher, who served 21 months for his beliefs.