Heavily Armed paramilitary federal bureaucracy descends on Bundy Ranch to enforce a civil order
It would seem that Harry Reid is encouraging escalation of this situation with all his threats. And you can be sure that he would not say anything without first clearing it with the White House. So, the full force and power of the United States government has been unleashed on Cliven Bundy, and, not only him, but his supporters. This government is out of control.
The article below is from Examiner.com:
It seems, at least according to Rep.Steve Stockman, R-Texas., that agents with the Bureau of Land Management violated the law during a week-long standoff that saw members of the Bundy family tased, cows killed and protesters facing gunfire for expressing their views, the Western Center for Journalism reported Friday. Stockman also sent a letter to President Obama, Interior Sec. Sally Jewell and BLM Director Neil Kornze, advising them that in his view, any further paramilitary action against the Bundy ranch would be seen as a violation of the Constitution.
“Because of this standoff,” he said, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”
Stockman cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, and said the BLM has no right to assume police powers that rightfully belong to the state. He also explained that “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.”
He added a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — to make his point: “When the Secretary determines that assistance is necessary in enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to the public lands or their resources he shalloffer a contract to appropriate local officials having law enforcement authority within their respective jurisdictions with the view of achieving maximum feasible reliance upon local law enforcement officials in enforcing such laws and regulations.”
In the case of the Bundy ranch, he said, the appropriate law enforcement official would have been the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas C. Gillespie. Gillespie, however, stepped back and let the BLM take a lead role.
Indeed,” Stockman added, “the exact type of crisis that the federal government has provoked at the Bundy ranch is the very type of incident that Congress knew could be avoided by relying on local law enforcement officials.” Instead, the federal government engaged in overkill, with snipers, so-called First Amendment areas and no-fly zones.
Stockman said that absent a full investigation, the government must completely back down and should remove all federal agents from the area surrounding the Bundy ranch. Senate Majority LeaderHarry Reid, D-Nev., said he has spoken with Attorney General Eric Holder and others and indicated further action against the ranch may be forthcoming.
Reid, who is now seen as a central figure in the dispute, also called Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists” and accused them of being unpatriotic. His accusations and statements, however, have sparked a backlash from conservatives tired of Reid’s violent and irresponsible rhetoric which, at times, seems to indicate he wants violence against the Bundys and their supporters.
Posted: 04.19.14 A. D. @ 1:47 p.m.
Coincidence? Neil Kornze, former Harry Reid Advisor, was confirmed Tuesday – yes, just last Tuesday – to head up the Bureau of Land Management. He was nominated by the president in November of 2013, but it seems the confirmation became urgent and quick in the midst of the Standoff at the Bundy Ranch.
Well, I don’t know, but the fog is beginning to clear. It involves Harry Reid, his son, Rory Reid, and the Chinese. Chinese? Yes, the Chinese. I do not not have a clue why the Communist Chinese want to build a $5 billion solar facility in the U. S., and even more so why we would allow such a thing, but isn’t it amazing that it involves the very same land mass Cliven Bundy has been grazing his cattle on for a long, long time. Whatever….you can bet a large amount of that $5 billion will end up in Harry Reid’s pocket. Whatcha’ want to bet?
Posted: 04.13.14 A. D. @ 3:58 a.m.
The way I understand it, there is an order that permits the Bureau of Land Management to remove Mr. Bundy’s cattle from some land to protect the desert turtle. We already know that, according to the president and the attorney general, they can choose to enforce whatever law they want to and not enforce others.
That leaves me to question: What is it about what is playing out in Nevada that makes this particular case worthy of prosecution, no matter what? Something does not meet the eye here and maybe it will be revealed soon enough.
Here’s an example of “selective enforcement” pertaining to protected animals. It’s okay for windmills to kill bald eagles, according to obama, but for some reason it is so very important to “save” the desert turtle.
Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
Interesting, isn’t it?
See next post for more details on the confrontation.
Originally posted on The Camp Of The Saints:
By now you’re familiar with the standoff between the federal government, i.e. the Bureau of Land Management, and 67 year-old rancher Cliven Bundy. (If not, check the backstory and my radio interview with him here.) The BLM asserts their power through the expressed desire to protect the endangered desert tortoise, a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise has lived in harmony with cattle in the Gold Butte, Clark County Nevada for over a hundred years, or as long as Cliven Bundy’s family has…
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