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October 31, 2014

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letter to the editor:

A double standard at play over Bundy?

Very interesting are the many stories in both the electronic and print medias about rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and their dispute with the Bureau of Land Management.

Even though Bundy has broken federal laws, some people with ultraconservative views regard him as a hero. Many are willing to defend his cause.

On the other hand, those same ultraconservatives strongly oppose any efforts to reform immigration laws. Their stance is based on the premise that anyone who came to this country illegally, breaking federal laws, should not be given any chance to become citizens.

So we have two instances of federal laws being broken, but totally different reactions to them by the ultraconservatives. Double standard being used?

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