Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken
I have no problem in supporting personal peoples rights. the difference is that this guy is thwarting or trying to thwart the law.
I also do not support the government putting in a national guard defense near this guys house.
so there is some give and take.
Bottom line was, the longer this standoff went on, the closer to an absolute blood bath it was going to be. By all reports militia came pouring in, armed. No way the BLM nor LEO's were going to make this another Ruby Ridge and rightly so - especially not over grazing rights.
BLM releases cattle to Bundy - 8 News NOW
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The "law" which is to say the Federal government has systematically over decades had a policy of discouraging both private and public use of BLM land through increased regulations and arbitrary fees and penalties. This is about control and the Feds want all of the control. Mining permits, grazing permits, drilling permits, logging permits are all less than they used to be. The BLM doesn't even allow you to put a dirt bike on a graded forest road in many places in the Sierras anymore. I'm not talking about off-road, I'm talking about dirt roads. This government doesn't want anyone or anything to use this land, not even wild burros and mustangs. They think they are saving the planet is what this is about. Ranchers, farmers, oilmen, miners and hunters are all EVIL. But your urbanite consumers on their city bicycle paths tweeting about Lady Gaga on their way to a local save the chickens rally are all saints.
Then why the false narrative about the "endangered" desert tortoise ?
Why would the FED need to use the narrative about some poor tutles if the BLMs rights over all public land were absolute ?
You people need ro remember what happened the last time the Fed armied up to against American citizens.
Bundy gave away his cattle when he decided for personal reasons that he would no longer pay grazing fees to the BLM. But he was stupid enough to believe that trying to pay the State and county grazing fees were going to save his stupid ass. The entire Bundy family seem a bit ignorant. I am hoping that they back their threats and use their guns to settle this, it would be very entertaining unless they actually hurt someone. But we both know that wont happen and this just fade away after Bundy makes his sell out deal final.