Skip to comments.Beyond Clive Bundy: The Real Range War and Why We're Losing
Posted on 04/13/2014 9:18:46 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Hopefully your Saturday night and Palm Sunday morning activities have given you enough perspective to join me for a brief recap of the attempted federal land grab at the Bundy Ranch and the showdown at the NV Corral. Youve undoubtedly heard the story by now of how the Bureau of Land Management attempted to evict Clive Bundy and his cows from the familys centennial ranch (two second argument: tortoise trumps cows; because we said so). And now theyve backed down, with an agreement that results in the slaughter of Bundys cows, for which he will receive half the proceeds. Thats, at least theoretically, a win for the good guys.
Now, heres the rest of the story: (h/t Infowars and Dana Loesch)
Last week hundreds of supporters (deemed the militia by the MSM, armed anarchists by others) showed up on the disputed land. Fevers were running high and anything might have happened. That is, prior to news of Harry Reids possible connections began to leak. Then, suddenly the Sherriff was able to work out a resolution with Clive, allowing the BLM armored division to back off.
BLM snipers on BLM helicopter
Im guessing the hostage negotiations were amicably settled for one of several reasons:
The last time a story got a little too close to examining just why people call him Dirty Harry, the Feds also withdrew the complaint. Makes you wonder how many pictures, of whom, he has in private dossier.
Go ahead punk, make my day.
So I think youre pretty much up to speed now. When the story started to zero in on Democrat-nerve central, it had to be killed. Same as the cattle that the Feds have already rounded up from the Bundy ranch. Dont worry though, theyre going to split the proceeds of the slaughter with the Bundy family, which is mighty generous of them, given all the trouble theyve gone through the Feds, I mean.
Anyway, this is certainly an interesting little story, butt theres a much bigger, more interesting story that has been pretty much ignored in MSM.
A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owners cattle, according to the ranchers family.
Its one of those what-in-the-world is going on here storie: how is it that the Bureau of Land Management came to have armored vehicles and agents armed with military style arms in order to deal with trespassers on their national turtle refuge? If they want to evict someone occupying their land they should have to call the Sherriff - whose job is to enforce the law - just like everybody else. If the Sherriff needs backup, they call in the FBI - whose job is also to uphold the law. As far as I know, the Bureau of Land Managements job is to, well, manage the land not scorch it.
I dont see anything in BLMs mission statement about protecting the Constitution (obviously), upholding the law, or forcing evictions. And yet, here they are, with armed agents, armored vehicles and low-flying helicopters to round up a ranchers cattle. Whats wrong with this picture?
Its a constitutional right, not an area
Now every administrative agency (emphasis on administrative) in the U.S. government gets to have its own SWAT team. Seriously, Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo would have been a really big story at any other time in the history of the Republic, now its barely noted in the MSM.
Its no wonder were going broke. Armies are very expensive. Maybe we should just merge them all into one civilian national security force thats just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the military.
So the moral of the story is this: Dont count your liberties before theyre secured. Because in a range war between the tortoise and the Harry, freedom is only one generation away from extinction.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Catch 22 comes to Nevada.
"Ricky" already has plenty-o-blood on his hands.
“If they want to evict someone occupying their land they should have to call the Sherriff - whose job is to enforce the law - just like everybody else. If the Sherriff needs backup, they call in the FBI -”
I pointed this out yesterday. The Feds don’t just send 250 armed agents into a sovereign state and take over a large tract of land and public highway, turn off cell towers and set up 1’st ammendment staging areas. It was bizarre to the extreme.
The only thing more troubling was that the Governor a so called republican didn’t send the staters to run them off.
That can’t be right. I’ve been told by FReepers that I’m wrong - there were no attack dogs, because I can’t prove that anyone was bitten. Seriously.
I think it gives a good look at the big picture:
This could be the Non-Shot heard around the world.
I think Americans have had it, we’ll see.
They will revisit Mr. Bundy.
This needs to be said over and over. This was the Federal Government taken over the sovereignty of the State. This is communism and the destruction of the United States. We are now becoming totally under the control of a communists Federal Government and all the political parties are responsible. America will never return to individual States rights.
Great point, and one that I've been thinking about.
Just once I would like to see a governor or sheriff put up some resistance to the Feds.
George Orwell couldn't have written a more frightening plot. So far, the ending has been very un-Orwellian...So far...
I have no good feeling about our RINO Governor Nathan “Raw” Deal running the Feds off but most of our sheriffs would.
The Feds have come in here and staged little hit and run raids where they run up into the mountains and arrest someone and then take off before the Sheriff finds out about it.
If they tried an armed incursion here the sheriff’s would for the most part stand up and there would be a couple of thousand armed and PO’D rednecks to deal with not to mention the GA miliitia.
Thank you for posting that.
Every one here should take the time to watch it!!
This was an extralegal action by a Federal agency, directed by a politician, without court authorization and they got caught. Sounds just like the IRS playbook.
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