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Veterans protest sale of federal lands

Interesting argument, passed along by Army vet and mountain climber Stacy Bare: “Public lands are worth fighting for, they are at the root of our very democracy."

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Interesting argument, passed along by Army vet and mountain climber Stacy Bare: “Public lands are worth fighting for, they are at the root of our very democracy…. We fought for the public good which these lands represent…. They give us places to heal. They give us places to find community and reintegrate home. These are things needed not just by veterans, but by all Americans. We fought for them, everyone deserves them.”

U.S. Bureau of Land Management/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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