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Bowman County Sheriff Frank Eberle Speaks Out Against Federal Government Taking Farm Land

In January 2021, President Biden signed an “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  In this order, President Biden set a “goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.” The Biden administration refers to this Executive Order by the short name “America the Beautiful”. Opponents began calling this the “30 x 30 Land Grab”.

Many people were suspicious about the origin, purpose, and implementation of this Executive Order.  The U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, which first convened in 1992, had recently set a new goal of conserving 30% of the world’s land by 2030.  Here in the United States, the Center for American Progress (CAP) published a report in 2019 titled “How Much Nature Should America Keep?”  In the report, CAP not only endorses the 30% goal but also advances arguments that 50% should be secured by 2050.

Federal Government agencies and environmental groups began promoting the “America the Beautiful” program to the pubic, stating that land will be obtained “voluntarily”. However, skeptics and opponents of this program fear that land will be obtained “by any and all means possible”, by force, and without consent.

Here is a short, one-page, easy-to-read explanation written by the Governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/30-x-30-land-grab

( If you want to read the actual Executive Order on the White House website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/27/executive-order-on-tackling-the-climate-crisis-at-home-and-abroad/ )

Two bills that seek to stop President Biden’s “America the Beautiful” Executive Order have been introduced in the Senate and House. The “30×30 Termination Act” as named in the Senate and the “No Land Grab Act of 2021” in the House. You can read about the reasons for these two opposition bills here: https://www.asas.org/taking-stock/blog-post/taking-stock/2021/06/28/no-land-grab-act-of-2021-and-30×30-termination-act-introduced

The U.S. Senate Bill the “30 x 30 Termination Act” originated in Kansas. The U.S. House Bill the “No Land Grab Act of 2021” originated in Colorado. In Nebraska, over half of its counties have passed resolutions formally opposing the “30 x 30 Land Grab”.

In Bowman County, North Dakota, last week Sheriff candidate Jason Dodge presented a Resolution to the County Commissioners for their consideration. The resolution, titled “Resolution Opposing The Federal Government’s “30X30” Land Preservation Goal”, If adopted, will be our County’s direct , United, and unwavering response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 “ Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” also known as “America the Beautiful” or commonly as “The 30X30 Land Grab”.

Bowman County, North Dakota Sheriff Frank Eberle wrote in a Facebook post recently, “We learned about a dangerous attempt by the federal government to attack our ranchers and farmers by stealing their land, under the name of climate change,…as your Constitutional Sheriff, I stand with our ranchers and farmers, and will deputize as many of our citizens of Bowman County as necessary to bring a halt to this unconstitutional act…Today, I will be contacting every Sheriff in the state and our Governor to stand in opposition to this threat.”

Jason Dodge For Sheriff Of Bowman County, North Dakota

Today I read an article in the Bowman County Pioneer Newspaper about a person named Jason Dodge running for Sheriff of Bowman County.  When I first saw this newspaper article headline, I thought to myself, is everybody running for Sheriff now?

I am glad that I read this entire newspaper article, because it looks like Jason Dodge would be by far the best person for Sheriff of Bowman County at this time.  I have met the other candidates who are running for Sheriff, and they are nice people, but Jason Dodge is a much better candidate.

There are four main areas that I can point to, to explain why Jason Dodge is what Bowman County needs at this time:  1)  He is not afraid to clearly identify several very significant problems with the Bowman County Sheriff Department and the Bowman Police Department that need to be corrected right away.  2)  He has specific remedies and solutions to fix these significant problems that need to be corrected right away.  3)  He has identified the drug problem in North Dakota as the primary source of most crime, he has vowed to aggressively root out all drug activity in Bowman County, and he has explained his plans for how he would attack the drug problem in Bowman County.  4)  He has had much more extensive and intensive training in law enforcement from having worked for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service.

To first address Jason Dodge’s qualifications, after serving in the military, he became employed with the Diplomatic Security Service.  This involves working in foreign countries, where every day, 24 hours per day, of your tour of duty, you have to expect, detect, and defend against a bombing, terrorist attack, assassination attempt, kidnapping, espionage, sabotage, theft of classified material, spying, blackmail, extortion, counter intelligence operations, and compromise of personnel.  This is much more intense duty than most Sheriff Departments, Police Departments, or Highway Patrol Departments.

Jason has stated that he will have his personal telephone number posted in the local phone book, so that he can be reached 24 hours per day, and that he will make sure that the Sheriff Deputy on duty will always be reachable by telephone.  He has promised that he or his deputies will respond to all calls, even if they might appear to others as trivial or frivolous.

Jason has stated that he will make sure that there will be complete cooperation between the Bowman County Sheriff Department and the City of Bowman Police Department.  He recognizes that there must be sharing of information, resources, and working together with other law enforcement agencies.

Jason has expressed that he will have zero tolerance for illegal drug use, and that he will have Sheriff Deputies receive additional training in recognizing illegal drug users and illegal drug behavior.  This is the first time that I have seen any member of law enforcement in North Dakota understand that you have to recognize drug users as the first step in following the trail back to the small dealers, bigger dealers, suppliers, and transporters of illegal drugs.

I hope that the people in Bowman County realize the chance that they now have to run the crime out of their county.  The Bowman County Pioneer Newspaper article was very thorough, here is the link to this article http://bowmanextra.com/2018/06/08/dodge-runs-for-bowman-county-sheriff/