Gov. Gary Herbert recently stated, "States that don't protect laws against same-sex marriage drifting toward 'anarchy.'" Is that really so?
What about Utah passing a law demanding that the BLM and U.S. Forest Service "give back" federally administered lands to the state? Is anarchy already here?
It seems that Ken Ivory, John Swallow, Rob Bishop and the like have gotten Utah into an indefensible and ridiculous position. Utah counties suing the Department of Interior for road access on BLM lands is another matter. Access is necessary if we are to protect, manage and use our public lands and their abundant resources, particularity renewable resources (wood, water, forage, wildlife and recreation). BLM Districts and Utah counties should be able to jointly manage lands and roads, with roads being under the jurisdiction of the counties.