The latest TEA Party stunner comes to us from Bozeman. A self-proclaimed member of the Bozeman Tea Party, a group that named their movement after the most famous act of civil disobedience in the nation’s history, is calling civil disobedience “highly offensive” in the Bozeman Chronicle today.
civil disobedience on this matter was highly offensive to me.
Ms. Haley was upset about a bill that would get rid of a ludicrous law–the law that makes a criminal of any hunter or recreationist who jumps from one corner of public land to another corner of public land.
Said Rep. Ellie Hill, D-Missoula. “We are talking about hopscotch, folks, leaping from one corner of public property without touching any private land.”
Republicans killed the bill, insisting that corner crossing was a violation of the private property rights of any landowner whose property met any public land at a corner. What harm this might cause the owner of the adjacent corner is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they didn’t want the shadow of said leaper to inadvertently darken any of their scrub brush for two seconds.
Ms. Haley was “highly offended” by Rep. Ellie Hill’s (D-Bozeman) statement that people may have to exercise civil disobedience under this ridiculous law by hopscotching corners to access public land.