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A son of Mesquite rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested by Bureau of Land Management rangers.
Dave Bundy was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Sunday as he was in a car parked along State Route 170 near Mesquite.
“He was there to do some filming when about 11 federal agents pulled up and arrested him,” Clive Bundy told News 3. “They said he was outside of the First Amendment area and they took him down. We don’t know where he is now.”
The BLM confirmed the arrest in an emailed statement:
“An individual is in custody in order to protect public safety and maintain the peace,” BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon wrote. “The individual has rights and therefore details about the arrest will not be disclosed until and unless charges are filed.” LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com
So what’s this all about. It’s about Cliven Bundy. His son was just arrested for committing the crime of trying to document what is about to happen to his dad and his family. His crime – exercising his First Amendment rights – which apparently the Federal government no longer recognizes.
Why was David Bundy trying to record what was happening? Simple his father has made it to the top of a federal hit list. Here’s how the story is unfolding.
A Ruby Ridge-style standoff is about to come to a boil in Nevada, where dozens of armed federal agents of many flavors are closing in on cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over claims that Bundy has allowed his cows to graze illegally on government land, endangering a protected species of tortoise.
Now just to make clear how the federal government feels about we the people, remember that this same federal government pays for the killing of human beings in the womb – we call it abortion – and this same federal government is willing to kill an adult human being Cliven Bundy over a desert tortoise which in reality may or may not even be endangered.
According to Bundy: “With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake.”
Bundy has refused to recognize any federal authority over the land under dispute and refused to pay tens of thousands of dollars in grazing fees, all of which stems from his assertion that his family’s history of land use “trumps” federal bureaucracy.
“My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed,” Bundy said.
Bundy accuses the federal government of seizing the sovereignty of the state of Nevada. Now having fought the government legally and in the media – Bundy says he is now ready to fight them physically.
In response to Bundy and unhappy neighbors “Armed agents are forming a a military-like staging area to prevent anyone from approaching the area,” writes Mike Paczesny.
According to Bundy this case is emblematic of how America has been transformed into a “police state,” describing the federal government’s actions as “pathetic”.
As of Saturday hundreds of federal officials, aided by helicopters, low flying aircraft and hired cowboys, began rounding up Bundy’s cattle even while Bundy accused them of “trespassing,” adding that the impact of this illegal action will only serve to raise beef prices for residents of Las Vegas 80 miles away.
This fight has been brewing for some time. The feds postponed a similar raid in 2012 over fears the action would spur violence. Bundy has drawn some support from the local community and the government fears protesters might head to the area to demand authorities back off.
Officials have created a taped off “First Amendment Area” where demonstrators can voice their concerns. A sign placed inside the area reads “Welcome to Amerika – Wake Up” alongside a hammer and sickle logo. (Funny how an inalienable right suddenly has to have a zone of protection to be used)
“The rights were created for us,” Bundy told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “I have the right to use the forage. I have water rights. I have access rights. I have range improvement rights, and I claim all the other rights that the citizens of Nevada have, whether it’s to camp, to fish or to go off road.”
Addressing the justification of seizing the cattle to protect a species of tortoise, Bundy stated, “I’ll never get it. If it weren’t for our cattle, there’d be more brush fires out here. The tortoises eat the cow manure, too. It’s filled with protein.”
None the less the federal government says it has the Constitutional right to take the land as public property and do with it as they will. Here’s what the Constitution says about that “right:”
Article 1 Section 8 Clause 17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings – (emphasis mine)
So it is left for us to ask; Is protecting a desert tortoise a part of erecting Forts, Magazines, dock-Yards and other needful Buildings? If so can you tell me the storage or handling capacity of that tortoise? Seems like it would be hard to quarter troops, repair ships, store ammunition or other goods on a tortoise.
Obviously this is absurd – but until the states say ENOUGH – NO MORE – these federal occupying forces as Bundy describes them who have taken on the role of King George’s civil servants, bureaucrats, red coats and imperialists will continue running rough-shod over we the people. Where is the sovereign state government of Nevada protecting its citizens from the tyranny of federal occupiers and storm troopers? It is the cowardice and worse the complicity of the states that has allowed this to take place.
Cliven Bundy will lose and probably die. It will be in vain because few if any will stand with him, the media will paint him as a “nut” and no constituted authority in the state of Nevada or in the Federal Justice System will demand to see the constitutional authority for this action. Posse Comitatus forbids the military from being used against the people but is there any difference between bureau of land management armed to the teeth assisted by a militarized FBI and other militarized agencies and the actual military? In fact the local sheriff could put an end to all of this under the general understanding of Posse Comitatus. But that will not happen.
Bundy will likely be executed by a snipers bullet or captured and die in prison over his cattle eating grass on “federal” land protected from the evil public even if that evil public has been on these lands for over a hundred years, and predates the BLM, supposedly to protect a tortoise who will be no worse off and possibly even benefit from the presence of the cattle. This is about control not about a tortoise. Each of these eventskills a little more of America. Each day as each new swarm of federal interlopers invades yet another room of freedom’s house our liberty our birthright as free men endowed by their creator with unalienable rights is being stolen – traded for a mess of pottage under the complicit eye of our elected officials.
And you in the county sheriff’s department, state officials and those of you who comprise this tyrannical enterprise, how do you justify your tolerance, even collaborator, in such an operation? So this madness will continue unabated while spineless, ignorant, apathetic, or worse, collaborative local, state and federal officials stand by and do absolutely nothing.
So let’s kill another American in the name of federalism which has devolved into a nationalism. Let’s trade a little more freedom for the security for a desert tortoise. Kill a tortoise and you go to jail – kill Cliven Bundy and there will be high-fives all around.
By the way here is a video made by that evil Cliven Bundy and his terribly wicked wife which can be found on YouTube. This breaks my heart America …
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