Skip to comments.Rand Paul Criticizes Feds on Bundy
Posted on 04/18/2014 3:53:32 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized the federal response to rancher Cliven Bundy, becoming the first GOP 2016 presidential hopeful to weigh in on the issue.
Paul slammed the federal governments show of force in the dispute, which culminated in a standoff at Bundys ranch between police and his supporters, including armed members of militia groups.
Bundy is refusing to pay grazing fees for his cattle, which for decades have grazed on federal land. Paul sided with Bundy in that fight, arguing that Nevada and local authorities should control the land.
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If not, he should shut his mouth.
Paul sided with Bundy in that fight, arguing that Nevada and local authorities should control the land.
The situation is that the Feds are violating the constitution and attempting to enforce the unconstitutional situation which is beyond their jurisdiction.
I absolutely agree.
Why am I not impressed???
Rand Paul’s timing sucks...Where was he during the standoff???
Where were ANY of them???
[insert chirping cricket sound effects]
A recall a few showed up for the D.C. park service memorial shutdowns...How convenient.../sarc
Can you imagine what would have happened if the BLM thugs had killed a few politicians??? Wait, don’t answer that yet...;-)
Shove it, Reid.
The Feds will never understand the support the Bundy family has in western rural America. Claude Dallas had the support of the majority of Great Basin ranchers and he killed a couple of hated game wardens near Paradise Valley, NV. They were trying to keep Dallas from earning a living as he violated game laws. The Bundys are far more sympathetic than Dallas.
‘Rand Pauls timing sucks...Where was he during the standoff???
Where were ANY of them???’
Agreed. Liberty from the government will be initiated and won by the average, ordinary American; not by our politicians or the ballot box.
So it would seem.
Rand Pauls timing sucks...Where was he during the standoff???
Somehow I missed your on-site report. Which one of the good guys were you? Please post a picture of yourself shaking hands with Mr. Bundy.
There is no reason why Paul and Congress can't sell the land to Nevada or Bundy. They alone have the power to dispose of federal property.
Right, and in theory, that land should be the property of “We the People”, of course, it is not that simple however, the US Govt. should be more of stewards of the land.
Shouldn't it be "We the People of the United States" who own the land? Not "We the People of Nevada"? I have no problem with the land being sold to the states or the people in them. In fact with unimproved land like that not being used for a national park or military or some similar purpose, states should be allowed to do sort of a reverse eminent domain and purchase it from the federal government at fair market value and the government should be forced to prove in court there was a valid reason for not selling.
Your move, f***wad.
We will obey the law when obama obeys the law.
Typical. So far I'm most impressed with Rand. He actually believes in wrenching this country out of the hands of the 6$ trillion mega monster federal government and giving back to the states and us.
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