Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Let me add one caveat, I understand the frustration
of the protesters in Burns Oregon.  I do not agree
with their method.  Even with a constitutional right,
choosing to be armed will allow the worst to happen.
And then those who simply won't care will allow
the worst to happen and those in authority to get
away with whatever they choose to do.

     Since the mainstream media has chosen to give the 'official' line and even the cable outlets have pulled back from reporting, we are left with a barrage of stories that have to be sifted through with what degree of understanding we have, of what is going on in the west. 
      When it is shocking that news coverage of people shot in the inner cities and the resultant shock waves go through the news.  Then a rancher going to a meeting from a protest is shot down, and there are comments on it being his fault for being killed.  What has this country become and where are we going.
     It is not easy to explain and understand what is going on in the West and why are farmers and ranchers protesting the federal agencies that they have to deal with.  When you have not been educated on the underlying issues and the complex set of circumstances it is too easy to just accept what is given and automatically blame the victim.
      Even though I have been following a large number of happenings that have been going on in the west it is not easy to get across what is really happening.  We have been so insulated here as to what the daily workings of the alphabet of federal agencies are doing and capable of.  So we don't think that it is a real threat.  After all your farm or ranch is not in danger of being seized and your business and life being put on a fast track off the land.
     Do you think that the controlled burn that got away from you and crossed your property line would have the potential of putting you in prison?  Controlled burns are standard practice for the health of grassland and at times when a controlled burn gets away it is considered an accident.  It is put out, any compensation is agreed to and life goes on.
     However, that is unless you border a piece of Federal Property and a bureaucrat has decided that your property is wanted for an unnamed project.  Then if the officials who you elect that are supposed to stand by your side decide to stand against you, you can go to prison.  And after going to prison and getting out after doing your sentence another judge decided you did not do enough time and sends you back to prison for another sentence.  There is only one word that can describe this TYRANNY.
      Is this our future?  Federal agencies have created and used SWAT teams to enforce regulations created by personnel in offices in Washington with out the express consent of the Congress.  A rancher in Idaho is shot by two deputies when he tries to put down a bull that they had pumped full of ineffective shots.  Texas ranchers who have patented lands that have been paying taxes for 4 & 5 generations are notified that they no longer own the lands.
      In Wyoming a rancher built a pond that his family can fish in and livestock can water from.  The EPA under the new 'Waters of the US' are imposing $75,000 per day fines because he did not ask them to build it.  This on his own land and permitted locally.
     When the Hege's in Nevada have fought for 25 years and won judgments from Federal Courts and have not seen a dime, or any orders of the judge fulfilled, and are still in court.  The father did not live long enough to see the so called victory and the son has had to become a lawyer to even afford to still pursue the court actions that the government continues to file.
     This is just a sample of the TYRANNY that exists in the country.  The protests in Oregon being controversial have allowed the media and government to dominate the information that you are expected to believe.  Yet when a 71 year old rancher stumbling in a snow drift is shot at least 7 times and the only narrative is an overhead film that is purported to justify the action, including the shot in the back and no other facts, including the fact that the truck was shot up and a boy was wounded in it, this is TYRANNY.
     If all you can do is blame the man for resisting, and protesting, and it is OK to kill him when no gun was in his hand then you need to examine what you believe.
     The last time that the phrase 'hands up, don't shoot' took place it was a lie.  And yet this man was hands up and when it went down because that was where the first bullet hit.  As he lay in the snow no aid was attempted. This is ok with you?  Everyone I know is busy trying to support our police and let them do their job.  So is the shooting of a 71 year old rancher ok with you?
     The sad thing is the history of this whole mess will be written by the ones with the power to dominate the narrative.  Will the full story come out?  I do not know.
      We have a party in Congress that supports agents crashing in your doors to arrest you for any suspected wrong, even if it is a protected right, this is TYRANNY.
      Will you silently allow the creeping power of the bureaucrat to remove all rights and the ability to live as you see fit?  Will you vote for a candidate that supports the might of the government over it's citizens?

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