BLM Secession

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June 18, 2014 9:07 p.m.

Fresh on the heels of the shooting of a BLM agent near the California/Nevada border by a “sovereign citizen” far right activist, Carbon County, Utah, has, I guess you’d call it, seceded from the BLM.

By a unanimous vote, the County no longer recognizes the BLM’s authority and any action within the county’s borders will be deemed an “AN IMMINENT THREAT” to its citizens. Of course, the BLM has been in the news of late because of the Bundy Ranch standoff, which the Carbon County resolution appears to be inspired by.

Interestingly, Carbon is known as a pretty Democratic county, as Utah goes. It voted for Bill Clinton twice and Barack Obama managed to get 45% of the vote in 2008.

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