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Warriors for the West: Fighting Bureaucrats, Radical Groups, and Liberal Judges on America's Frontier

Recorded on January 23, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Why do Americans, and particularly westerners, feel less free?

What happened to our Constitutional liberties and the rule of law?
In Warriors for the West, William Perry Pendley addresses the fundamental principles and personal concerns held dear by the pioneering spirits of America's West. He puts human faces on westerners' historic and often precedent-setting fights against environmental laws, "lying and cheating" bureaucrats, ethically-challenged lawyers as well as attacks on logging, mining and energy exploration. Additionally, Pendley examines how the government becomes a bullying bad neighbor ready to criminalize legitimate actions in the guise of "environmental protection" or to seize "private property" for "public use" without "just compensation." Every American who cares about freedom will gain a clearer insight into these ongoing threats to our liberty.

William Perry Pendley is President and Chief Legal Officer of the Mountain States Legal Foundation. He has litigated against the United States at the U.S. Supreme Court and before numerous federal Courts of Appeal. A former Marine officer, Capitol Hill lawyer, and Reagan Administration official, Pendley is also author of War on the West: Government Tyranny on America's Great Frontier and It Takes a Hero: The Grassroots Battle Against Environmental Oppression.