I CANNOT TEACH YOU VIOLENCE, AS I DO
NOT MYSELF BELIEVE IN IT. I CAN ONLY
TEACH YOU NOT TO BOW YOUR HEADS
BEFORE ANYONE EVEN AT THE COST
OF YOUR LIFE.
Most of you have by now heard of the range war going on in Nevada. You have had to because with all the provocative actions taken by the Bureau of Land Management, and the resulting outrage, the news has not been able to ignore it as with other scandals. This because of the number of cameras catching every bit of the confrontations between the rancher and the supporters.
This is how the 1st Amendment was supposed to work. By setting up a '1st Amendment area' in a roped off area three miles away, the BLM hoped to restrict the right of the people to stand up and say that this is wrong. There is no roped off provision for free speech.
Many of you may also think you know what the fight is all about and that would be a mistake. Even though the news has to put up the pictures, even the one where a twenty year old man is shot nine times, they don't have to tell the whole story. And the facts are still evolving.
The fact remains that the clash with protesters has conveniently left out the questions that brought the Rangers to Taze Clives son and knock down a woman, was about two backhoes that were brought in. The only reason to bring in backhoes is to dig.
Surrounding livestock markets and officials had already told the BLM that they could not bring the stolen cattle into their markets to sell. What is the alternative?
Even the facts about the battle that the ranchers have been fighting with BLM has been misreported. Remember that Cliven Bundy is the last of more than 50 ranchers that used to graze in Clark County.
It is also a part of the story that Harry Reid's former aid is in charge of the BLM and there is question and a leaked memo putting Harry Reid's son in with a Chinese company that has negotiated to buy a lot of these acres in Clark County for a fraction of it's worth.
The backing down by the BLM is for the reason that the threat of armed resistance existed. This is the Second Amendment affect. Although the last thing that we need is a shooting war between government agencies and the public, this possibility had an affect.
Also as the BLM pulled back from this fight the papers were served on a rancher in New Mexico to evict him from his ranch that goes back to a Spanish Land Grant. They are also trying to seize over 100 thousand acres along the Red River in Texas. The Feds also have still turned off the water in California to save a minnow and let millions of gallons of water pour into the ocean each day. This has ruined over 100,000 acres of farm land and you are, and will feel it in the grocery store.
The fact that the majority of the West is held by the Federal government is devastating to state economies and the refusal to follow federal law on turning it back to the states is illegal.
The final point I make is that the police powers of the nation are supposed to be in the Office of the United States Marshal. It is mandated that these agencies have general law enforcement done by the county sheriffs.
The existence of SWAT teams by the BLM, NOAA, Social Security Administration, Federal Wildlife Service, Home Land Security, and a dozen other agencies is an illegal forming of a National Police Force.
I asked the retired Chief of Police from New York City where the National Police Force came from? He did not know. When I pointed it out to him he said that is an excellent question. I have asked this of others in law enforcement and they cannot cite the law that empowers the build up of military type units in federal agencies that do not have the specific authority of the US Marshal, FBI, or other traditional agencies.
With the millions of rounds of ammunition being purchased by the Federal Governments various agencies it not only has driven prices up, but has raised many questions.
Lets hope that those who are willing to fight will stop for cooler heads. It is a violent incident that all these agencies are waiting for to take this to a new level.
No wonder Putin just laughs at our government. Our government does the same things he does.