Hundreds of people were freely coming into the refuge to get education on their rights. Many group presentations were given each day. On Saturday, the 24th, ten ranchers from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona nullified their grazing contracts with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. On Saturday, the 24th, grand jury administrators from Nebraska and Florida were forming a grand jury to review the abuses in the Hammond case. Tuesday, the 27th, the day LaVoy was killed, we began releasing documents exposing criminal acts by the government. The evening of the 27th, a meeting was scheduled with Grant County residents to give a presentation with those at the refuge. To give their presentation to hundreds of people in the county, including the county Sheriff.
The FBI attacked those who were to give the presentation on the way to this peaceful meeting, leaving hundreds at the meeting with no speakers. On Wednesday, the 28th, a follow up meeting was scheduled with Harney County residents with those at the refuge to finalize actions to claim back lands that were taken by the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Forest Service. This included plans to take action to begin logging again in Harney County and to restore the thriving economy once known to the Harney County residents. On Thursday evening, the 29th, a meeting was scheduled with Malheur County residents with those at the refuge to give a presentation on the constitution as it pertained to federal limits to land ownership inside the states. This meeting was to occur in Ontario, Oregon. Hundreds were expected to attend. The sheriff’s Department also accepted the invitation and was scheduled to attend.
On Friday afternoon, the 30th, residents surrounding Jordan Valley, Oregon, had scheduled a seminar with those at the refuge to come out and inform them of how they can protect themselves from a national monument that is to be signed in by President Obama this year, 2016. This monument is twice the size of Yellowstone, takes up a third of the county’s land mass, and will put over 250 ranchers out of business as they know it. Ranchers from Malheur county were scheduled to nullify their contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.
In the following weeks, meetings were scheduled in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and the State of Washington. Multiple Skype meetings were also set up throughout the Western U.S. All these meetings were to discuss how they would stand against the unconstitutional land control by the federal government. Those at the refuge collected over 50 testimonies of ranchers who lost their family property to the U.S. Government in Harney and surrounding counties. Hundreds of government documents were compiled by those at the refuge. Many of the documents exposed abusive actions by federal government officials, Judge Grasty, Harney County Sheriff’s Department and direct abuses to the Hammond family.
Escalation of force from the FBI, OSP, and the Sheriff’s Department incrementally increased as the education from the refuge expanded. Government officials knew that if they did not take forceful preemptive action to stop the expanding the influence of the refuge, many would begin to stand for land rights as protected by the United States Constitution. Make no mistake about it: those that were educating at the refuge and are now suffering in jail at this time are political prisoners.
Those at the refuge never pointed a gun and never pulled a trigger to kill. They chose to educate, giving others the freedom to choose. The government promoted fear and forceful tactics to control and stop this education. And ultimately, they used force by the barrel of the gun.
Please watch the video below.
Ammon Bundy, 2/4/16
7 thoughts on “An update from Ammon Bundy”
The asswipes are going to build an airstrip or (pad) near the refuge now. Then will come the heavy lift choppers. Bundy had better watch his ass on this one, his fly is down.
Thanks for the post, Wade.
To the small number of continuing occupiers. If you are “real”, please listen. If not then FU.
From a tactical point of view (and I’m no expert), please leave and go home.
Do not give ANY excuses for further federal/corporate interference in this matter. It will probably all dissolve into the ether if you fade away quietly. Leave and go home.
This is not the place or time for spontaneous, emotionally driven responses.
These are just my thoughts and suggestions based on a wide angle view.
But hey, I could be completely wrong.
I’d like to know what happened to the 100-200 militia etc that were supposed to be at the refuge for occupation and security .
WHAT “MILITIA” HAN? YOU AND I ARE THE MILITIA. IF YOU, I, OR NO ONE ELSE SHOWS, WELL……. THE “MILITIA” OBVIOUSLY THOUGHT THE ACTION UNWISE…………..WHO SAID 2 OR 3 HUNDRED WOULD SHOW UP? KORNKE? HE AINT NOTHIN………..
The Bundys asked for it, they got it. The Bundys were told not to come to OR by the Hammonds. The Bundys wanted a fight, they got it. Takeing over the federal facilities was their biggest mistake.
Right about the Hammonds not supporting this, but where Bundy and them made their biggest mistake was NOT getting the support of the Burns area locals…Rick McLaren of Republic of Texas standoff fame made the same mistake, and in fact for the most part pissed the locals off greatly, by choice. Plus it could be many locals there either work for the govt. (BLM, Parks and Wildlife, local govt. or state govt. such as teachers, etc) or their spouses or family members do…same applied here locally. Bundy etc. did not do their homework on this!