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The Saga of Bundy Ranch --Federal Power, Rule
of Law and Averting Potential Bloodshed

Breitbart Big Government, by Logan Churchwell & Brandon Darby

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/14/2014 9:32:52 AM

BUNKERVILLE, NEVADA—The Bundy Ranch roundup has understandably stirred thin-stretched emotions as the federal government seizes cattle belonging to the Bundy family. The family settled in the late 1800’s and has ranched in the area since. The federal government allowed Nevada ranchers to graze their cattle on federal tracts of land adjacent to their private properties for generations. The federal government later created the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to administer and “protect” the vast swaths of federal land—including the land the Bundy family’s livelihood was—and still is—dependent upon. The BLM began restricting ranchers’ usage of federal lands to protect various

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This article was written on Saturday before the BLM standdown, but it is the most thorough history and balanced analysis that I have seen. It´s fairly long, but it might help some of the readers to understand what has happened and why. In addition, some myths are busted.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jan, 4/14/2014 9:46:32 AM     (No. 9810009)

Palm Sunday
Remembering the Elian Gonzales family and friends

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Reply 2 - Posted by: melman, 4/14/2014 10:28:50 AM     (No. 9810048)

I equate the BLM "Police" to Jews in hitler´s Concentration camps pushing other Jews into the ovens. Any Law-enforcement officer who would/could put into thier sights other American Citizens is a disgrace. The congress needs to defund the militarization of the federal agencies.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MeiDei, 4/14/2014 10:29:47 AM     (No. 9810050)

Good article. Here´s a link detailing the background.
http://rangemagazine.com/specialreports/range-wi12-our_federal_landlord.pdf


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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/14/2014 10:30:50 AM     (No. 9810051)

Surely the authors of the Constitution did not envision a state in which 80% of the property was owned by the federal government. Nor did they envision that a bureaucracy of said federal government would steadily rewrite the rules such that the State/Federal agreement under which the property transferred to the federal government would no longer apply. Cliven´s neighbors gave in to the will of the federal government. He may ultimately lose this battle but our nation will win from having this brought to national attention.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tnorling, 4/14/2014 10:44:09 AM     (No. 9810063)

Outrageous behavior by our government. The least government governs best seems to have been forgotten. Let´s remind them!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MissMolly, 4/14/2014 10:46:36 AM     (No. 9810065)

Rancher Bundy´s error was was when he stopped paying the fees. That cost him his standing, as the courts have ruled. Everything that happened afterward was moot, because Bundy had voluntarily forfeited his legal argument.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Soldiers Father, 4/14/2014 10:55:51 AM     (No. 9810078)

Two points:
From the article, the Bundys made improvements to the land with water troughs, hay, supplements and a vast amount of fertilizer. That´s worth something.

Second, I recall the oath I took when I entered the military, and I wonder what oath these BLM snipers and para-military operatives observe?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMolly, 4/14/2014 11:02:15 AM     (No. 9810093)

Last post. Previous articles stated that the buyout other ranchers accepted included payment for the improvements. Mr. Bundy rejected that offer.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/14/2014 11:04:19 AM     (No. 9810097)

As usual, as of late, the People´s ire is about much more than the legalities of this one case. It is over the expanding overreach of the federal government into our lives. It is also about their infringement of the 10th Amendment regarding States´ Rights. Arizona, Texas, Alaska and several others have been attacked by Obama´s goons. This episode may simmer down but the public´s outrage will not.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Architect, 4/14/2014 11:12:28 AM     (No. 9810108)

There is something more afoot here on the part of the Federal Government. The article does not mention that the tortous in question is not native to the land. It was relocated there by the Feds when they took over other land that the animals were living on. So we´ve got the queationable interests of relocated turtles who have been present for perhaps a decade against the over 100 years of promised land use to a family. The article dissavows involvement by Reid and his family, but the whole thing reaks of his slimey methods.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena, 4/14/2014 1:38:32 PM     (No. 9810357)

#6-It seems to me, without having studied the issue closely, that his payment of the fees could have potentially hurt his claim of standing to challenge the fees unless he paid under protest. I believe in the current proceedings,however, he is the defendant, so his standing to bring a claim is irrelevant.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet, 4/14/2014 2:50:38 PM     (No. 9810451)

This all started with Bill and Hill and their extremist environmental whackos. Soon after BJ was sworn in, the Forest Service closed down all access to national forests and public lands because a bunch of extremist urbanites wanted to dictate what people could do. I lived near a national forest and had always enjoyed driving deep into the forest during the spring to see the violets and the dogwoods. Then the big-government know-it-alls that BJ and Hillary hired on shut all the land down "to protect it." That´s when we started getting the huge forest fires and other natural disasters. This started with the Clintoons. Then Harry Reid and his corrupt boy got involved. Yes, I know the ENN deal was off as of last year, but while it was still on, they were agitating against Bundy.



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