Personally, I am proud of the Americans that stood up to protect rancher Cliven Bundy’s 1st Amendment (right to free speech and free press), 2nd Amendment (free militia and right to bear arms), 4th Amendment (unreasonable search and seizures) and the 5th Amendment (deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process) all from our Bill of Rights. It is this same Bill of Rights that allow so many Americans to be ignorant. But the more ignorant they are, the more we become slaves.
For those of you that don’t know, Cliven and his family had used this land since 1877. He had lease agreements with the state of Nevada, and tried to pay them dues since the BLM takeover of the land 20 years ago. Technically, even if he does owe the government, they should have filed a tax lien on his property, not sent 200 armed men to remove his property.
Originally, the BLM said there was an endangered tortoise on the property, and the cows had to go. These are the same turtles the BLM had actually killed off in other places. Armed government officials went and removed his cattle.
As news media on this broke, BLM claimed Bundy owed them back lease fee’s. Well, first off, the Federal Government is not supposed to own land out side of military bases, however Article 4 seems to negate that. In addition, the Territory of Nevada was mostly managed by the Federal government and when that land became the state of Nevada, the claim is that land should have reverted to the State. That is Bundy’s claim as well.
As the story unfolded, the militia and other citizens rushed to his aid. The Federal Government has so little respect for the average citizen they tried to create a “1st Amendment” Freedom of Speech Zone 3 miles away and remove everyone else. Most of the time the people will follow right in line… but not this time.
Even though the BLM had removed some 350-400 cattle, each valued at about $1000, 20 lone cowboys (which I assume means armed) rode out and saved 30 of the cattle.
Cliven actually called the Sherrif for help, claiming BLM didn’t have the right to violently remove his cattle. The County Commissioner said Bundy’s supporters “Better make funeral plans.” Just another degree at the lack of respect most of your government officials have for us, the sheeple.
But why would the government just think they can march in and remove cattle? I mean it’s desert land and we found out the turtles actually benefit from the cattle. So why?
Oh, you know, just another case of a bunch of dirty politicians like dear old D. Sen. Harry Reid, who are more interested in lining their pockets with a special Chinese Solar Plant than, you know, live up to the Constitution or the rights of the American people.
And what happens – finally the people had enough. They came from all over the country, and I can only assume they utilized their 2nd Amendment right to bare arms, after they showed up. And the feds retreated. They had too. This was a no win situation that really could have blown into another civil war / conflict.
Of course, this is just the beginning. That’s not me, that is our government officials, “According to Sen. Reid “This isn’t over.””
You know, our founding fathers would not have tolerated this shit. These were true Alpha men. They wrote the Bill of Rights so we would be able to defend our rights. They fought, they bled, and they died. They gave us the right to bare arms as the second most important Amendment so we could protect ourselves, our families and our friends from the crushing weight of a corrupt and bloated government – just like they had to do. The battles over the 2nd Amendment are not about “less crime” or safer world – hell after Australia banned guns, crime rates went up. And you don’t need a gun to have mass killings in public – we have so few Alpha’s or real men left this scrawny twig of a boy takes two kitchen knives wounds 21 with 4 in critical condition. I have been in a knife fight. The first one at 16. He would have never gotten by me to 20 other people. And where the hell were the half a dozen jocks?
Every time you hear of a fight over removing the 2nd Amendment – you keep this story in mind. The 2nd Amendment is about fighting the Tyranny of a Government, not crime, deer hunting or sports. The more armed citizens we have, the lower our crime is. But even more important, if you don’t want to be treated as a slave, then you keep yourself armed. If none of these patriots and militia had firearms, this mans rights and due process would have been removed, along with his cattle and property.
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and opressions of the body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”
― Thomas Jefferson
“The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.”
– John Adams
“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
– Benjamin Franklin