Colorado Sheriff Thinks Obama Might Be Closing County Roads To Pay China

March 07, 2011 12:09 pm ET — Kate Conway

Photo by Wade Johanson

Last month, Sheriff Dennis Spruell (R) of Colorado's Montezuma County called in to the Political Cesspool, a nationally syndicated radio program that describes itself as "pro-White" and "against feminism, abortion, and primitivism." Merely calling into a radio program that explicitly states its desire to "revive the White birthrate" and "grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races" reflects pretty poorly on the sheriff, but what Spruell actually said on the program doesn't make him look any better.

The sheriff went on the show, along with conspiracy theorist and former Minuteman Project correspondent Michael Gaddy, to talk about the U.S. Forest Service's closure of some public roads and lands in his county. Gaddy got the first crack at an explanation, and he suggested that the road closures were probably because "our present administration" had "used our public lands and our mineral resources ... as collateral for the debt that we owe China."

GADDY: Well, it's just that there seems to be a preponderance of evidence, now, James, that-- and it keeps increasing the more research we do, the more we are able to look into it. There is a great possibility that our present administration has used our public lands and our mineral resources and what have you as collateral for the debt that we owe China.

Asked if he agreed with Gaddy's hypothesis, Sheriff Spruell stressed that he wasn't "a conspiracy theory guy" but then stated, "I wonder if that's not what they're trying to do to us."

SPRUELL: Well, Mike and I have talked about it several times, and I've talked about it with a lot of other people, so I directly asked the forest service, "Why. Why are you doing this?" And their statement is, well, we have too many roads up there already, they're unnecessary, and so that's why we're closing them. Also, we have a lot of elk and deer in our forest, and they say it's going to be better habitat for the elk and deer and it will keep them on forest service property  instead of them coming down to the private property during the winter. Well, it all sounds real good in theory unless you live here and you know they've been doing that way, way before there was a lot of roads in the forest service. They just do that, that's how they migrate, and so it really didn't  hold water. My theory, and I'm not a conspiracy theory guy like Mike, but it makes you think. I wonder. I wonder if that's not what they're trying to do to us.


During the show, Spruell also suggested that the closures might make the federal government a "domestic enemy" from which he is obliged to protect the people of his country. "I have an obligation to protect my county against enemies both foreign and domestic," he said. "So if the federal government comes in and violates the law, it's my responsibility to see that it stops."