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MOJAVE CROSS: Settlement ends national dispute over memorial

By   /  April 25, 2012  /  News, San Bernardino Co  /  12 Comments

Under the settlement struck between the Justice Department and the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sandozes will give 5 acres of land they own within the preserve to the federal government. In return, the National Park Service will relinquish 1 acre encompassing Sunrise Rock. That acre will be transferred into the ownership of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

A 7-foot-tall cross-shaped war memorial at the center of a decade-old national dispute will soon return to its perch atop Sunrise Rock east of Baker in the Mojave Desert, following the settlement of a court case that wound its way from California to the Supreme Court and back. Critics have long argued that the symbol […]

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Closing up the Mojave: Feinstein plans to run us all out of our homes

By   /  January 27, 2011  /  OHV Issues  /  7 Comments

Washington, DC– In 1994 Feinstein told us that the 3 Millions Acres she closed us out of in the Mojave Desert was all that was needed to protect future generations. Then again in 2006 she came back and took more Millions more from public access.And then again in 2008 and 2009 when she bull shitted […]

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One more time, One more Cross… It’s time we Impeach the 9th Circuit Court

By   /  January 6, 2011  /  News  /  Comments Off

Calif. War Memorial Cross Ruled Unconstitutional | Liveblog | Christianity Today Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday a veterans’ memorial featuring a 43-foot cross on California’s Mount Soledad is unconstitutional. “The use of such a distinctively Christian symbol to honor all veterans sends a strong message of endorsement and […]

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Congressman Lewis, ‘Bring me the head of the cross thief!’

By   /  September 29, 2010  /  News  /  1 Comment

Veterans’ groups have offered to install a replacement, but the National Park Service has refused because of ongoing litigation tied to transferring the site of the cross into private hands. Lewis has called on the Interior and Justice departments to expedite the completion of a land transfer that would give the VFW ownership of the […]

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