Straight from the horse's...patootie

Via The Lonely Conservative:

A new fight has developed in the American West over water, where strategies to use the liquid gold routinely are litigated and challenged. But in one case, according to a legal team, the result literally could kill the historic town of Tombstone, Ariz.


The Goldwater Institute today told WND it has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction that would allow town officials to go into the Huachuca Mountains to repair the collection system – pools, pipes and related equipment – that provide the town with much-needed water in the desert climate. 

The federal government has said no....
 
... instead of allowing repairs as has happened in the past, “federal bureaucrats are refusing to allow Tombstone to unearth its springs and restore its waterlines unless [city officials] jump through a lengthy permitting process that will require the city to use horses and hand tools to remove boulders the size of Volkswagens”...
Got that?  Horses and hand tools.  The feds must have consulted with the Town of Dryden and established a CEA...
[Nick Dranias, head of the Joseph and Dorothy Donnelly Moller Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater institute] said there is evidence that the Forest Service under Barack Obama’s leadership is adopting a comprehensive plan “to clear federal lands of any private or non-federal uses.”
 
Ranchers in the West, according to Dranias, have been told to give up their various access and water rights, ski resorts have faced problems with access to federal lands and Indian tribes have been dealt the same blow...
 
Some folks want to return to the mid-nineteenth century, the error era of their idol—you know, this guy:
 
 
We really have got to get them (all of them, including the Congressional Progressive Caucus) out of office this fall.