Canada Free Press – by Judi McLeod
History is repeating itself on the Bundy Ranch, near Bunkerville, Nevada, where the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spends its time and resources on “trespassing” cows.
Hardworking generation rancher Cliven Bundy—the last remaining rancher in the Southern Nevada county—is not the first and tragically won’t be the last American harassed by an overbearing, invading BLM.
If the BLM, in cahoots with radical environmentalists, keeps up its pace, ranchers like Bundy will be the end of an era with with no Hollywood movies like Dances With Wolves to mark the sad passing.
As of yesterday the Bundy Ranch was under siege with 200 (count ‘em) armed federal agents and helicopters whirling overhead. Bundy’s cattle had been rustled off for immediate public auction, and the call was being sent out to patriots, including other ranchers, military, Oathkeepers and sheriffs to come and take a stand against the invading government bureaucrats.
“Ranchers from Nevada, Utah and Arizona gathered to protest the ongoing federal roundup of cattle and show their support for the Bundy family ranch.” (Las Vegas Review Journal, April 9, 2014)
In 2003, Wally Klump, who had spent almost 71 years of his life east of Wilcox, Arizona out under the wide open fields and skies of cattle ranching, was locked up for a year in prison, after refusing to remove his cattle from an area the BLM said he had to leave.
“The court repeatedly reminded Mr. Klump that the keys to prison door were in his pocket and that he would be released any time that he decided to comply with the court’s orders,” said Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Guerin, who handled the prosecution of Wally Klump. (J.D. Wallace,News 13, May 12, 2004).
“Wally Klump agreed to corral his cattle so that he could get out of jail. He still said he had every right to use that land, but Guerin said Klump wasn’t abiding by the Bureau of Land Management’s rules.
“Mr. Klump hasn’t been able to establish any right to graze on federal lands since 1991, and there have been lawsuits about this issue,” Guerin said.
“Guerin said Klump threatened anyone who tried to move his cattle.
“He believed that the Second Amendment permitted to bear arms against government employees who were tyrants in his opinion because the federal government cannot own land. (And he believes) that gave him the right to bear arms against those employees of the government,” Guerin said.
“I’m not going to answer that (question about threatening government employees with the Second Amendment) because people will take it the wrong way. (They can take it) anyway they want to take it,” Klump said.
Klump noted an even larger issue still looming on the horizon.
“(This dispute) has nothing do do with cattle or land. It’s a means for a cause, and here I go, Liberty and Freedom, private ownership by that individual who does the work,” Klump said.
Klump was accused of allowing some of his 28 cows to stray onto public lands when grazing. Complaints were filed by environmental activists to the Bureau of Land Management.
While environmental groups lined up for grants, Wally Klump languished in a prison cell, where his wife brought him his 71st Birthday cake. His fellow inmates celebrated his birthday with a card, depicting a grazing cow and a bold caption: “BLM sucks”. During his imprisonment Klump’s bank accounts were seized by the BLM.
In days of yore, it was yahoo cattle rustlers and ravening wolves decent ranchers had to worry about. Today it’s tough-talking government employees, complete with helicopters, and turned out in crisp linens and Stetsons.
Now it’s Rancher Bundy’s turn.
Both are and were up against government employees who have already caved in to strident environmentalists.
In Klump’s case it was the Sky Island Alliance (SIA), a hell-bent-for-leather gang of pro-wildnerness, anti-ranching campaigners.
“SIA members maintain a take-no-prisoners attitude. Director Lainie Levick (a former USDA Agriculture Research Service employee) is a member of what Powerhouse magazine calls the “rabidly anti-grazing Rangenet”. Levick stated in Rangenet that, “I believe that livestock grazing is completely inappropriate on our public lands. The damage caused by ranching and associated activities is enormous and must not be allowed to continue.” (Canada Free Press, April 18, 2003).
In Bundy’s case, it’s the Bureau jumping into the environmental activist fight to save the desert tortoise.
Problem is while ranchers like Klump and Bundy are willing to fight for their cattle and way of life, they are up against ‘government’ employees who long ago caved in to the demands of radical environmentalists.
God bless government-persecuted ranchers and farmers whose backbreaking work feed the rest of us.
Nevada officials blast feds over treatment of cattle rancher Cliven Bundy
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This whole situation in many ways confusing,would like to see all the contracts ect.,that said,the free speech zone BS reason enuff to fight,that is a clear action and clearly unconstitutional.
The BLM is fact, a de facto fraudulent usurper and not in any way a lawful Constitutionally recognized agency of the Constitutional Republic.
BLM is actually a sub-corporation of UNITED STATES INCORPORATED, a private foreign owned off-shore corporation since its last incorporation in 1925, copyrighted, trademarked and registered in Puerto Rico.
For more information and documentation on the secret bankruptcy of our nation go to: stopthecrime.net
These despicable Capitalists are trying to force all of these multigenerational family ranchers and farmers off the PUBLIC and COMMUNALLY OWNED land so that it can be privatized, parceled out and sold to major corporations for land development, so instead of the environment being harmed by “cows eating grass”, it can be saved by oil barons pumping toxic fracking chemicals into the ground water and filling the skies and ground with poison and machinery.
They did it once to the Native Americans. Now theyre doing it to us. The bloodlust of the corporate elite is never satiated.
All states need to take over BLM Mineral Land Management. All public land in the United States Belong to the people not to the Government. Our fine Government turned all the Private land over to the Bureau of Land Management which is in order to make it look like that the land Belonged to the Government. In California alone produces 800,000 bbls. of oil on public land. BLM make 16% on every bbl. of oil that is produced on BLM land. that’s is $6,400,000 Per day X 356= $2,336,000,000 Billion in California alone. All States the western states west of the Mississippi that is public land belongs to the people. Each and Every state should take over all public land Wyoming is a sovereign state. This means all the money the state would earn on the minerals Wyoming would not have to except Bribes from the Gov. The money could go to roads, schools and keep common core out of public schools. All common core is to dumb down the children and in to a control Gov. school.