Finding common ground in Bundy case

May 11, 2014 

Having grown up on a farm during the Depression times Vernon Schneider spoke of in his BND rebuttal letter on rancher Cliven Bundy's free grazing, I share his position on the defense of agriculture.

I apologize to Schneider for inviting him to bring his gun to defend my hot dog stand on the public land by the St. Louis Arch since he doesn't even own one.

And I find it ironic that our bottomland farm was bisected by a levee, and we used that levee as pasture for our cows. We had free grazing on what might be considered public land since it was positioned on our farm by eminent domain. So maybe Schneider can label my criticism of Bundy's free grazing as "the pot calling the kettle black."

Ray Hollmann

Fairview Heights

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