KFOR News Channel 4 – by Andrew Donley
OKLAHOMA CITY – A land dispute in Nevada between rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government began decades ago.
The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy was allowing his cattle to graze illegally, which triggered a round-up of about 400 head of cattle last week.
Bundy claims his family’s cattle have grazed on the land since 1870 without interference from the government.
However, the Bureau of Land Management says Bundy hadn’t paid his grazing fees since 1993.
Over time, officials say those fees have amounted to more than $1 million.
As authorities herded the cattle, a standoff was sparked with members of the militia.
Organizers with the Oklahoma Militia say they have members in Nevada who claim Bundy’s cattle were unlawfully herded by the bureau.
The Oklahoma Militia says it is made up of nearly 50,000 volunteers.
Members say they are taking Bundy’s side and fear this practice could spread to the Sooner State.
Scott Shaw said, “Evidently in America we don’t actually own the property anymore, if you ever did.”
Shaw says Oklahoma Militia members are ready to take up arms against the federal government if needed.
He said, “It’s up to the feds, the balls in their court! You can do this legally or if you want to try to do a land grab violently, you can do that. We’re going to resist you!”
Shaw says the militia has not had to defend Oklahoma from the government yet but members are becoming concerned.
Shaw said, “Just look around the country, they are doing it everywhere. If they can do it in Nevada, they can do it in Colorado, Texas. I mean, what’s to stop them from coming to Oklahoma? The only thing to stop them is ‘We the People.”
However, not everyone agrees.
Sen. Jim Inhofe said, “You’ve got a bunch of people there trying to take the law into their own hands and they shouldn’t be doing that. And the Bureau of Land Management is not government-owned, it’s publicly owned. There’s a big difference there. I blame both sides.”
The Bureau of Land Management released the cattle after confiscating them.
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“And the Bureau of Land Management is not government-owned, it’s publicly owned. There’s a big difference there. I blame both sides.”
Senator, I don’t know what rock you’ve crawled out from under, but NEWSFLASH, the BLM is owned by the Federal Government and the Military Industrial Complex. Wake up and smell the coffee, dude.
So, wait a minute, you’re saying that “public property” is NOT “federal government property” or that “public property” is NOT “city property”? A senator/politician actually said this? I can’t believe it.
Tsk! Tsk! The elite aren’t gonna like you. You’re not following their Communist terminology. (sarcasm)
Wow! 50,000 militia in Oklahoma. Excellent!
Well, I hope they’ll be ready soon, because it looks like the BLM is getting ready to take away more land around Lake Texoma and the Red River area bordering Texas and Oklahoma. I’m sure Texas will follow suit.
Notice how in the last 10 seconds of the video, they show the militia member’s face and all is silent with no audio and they make sure that they show his eyes because they want people to think he is crazy before they finally sign off and say their name and news station.
I mean really, that’s the best that MSM can do? Do they really think they can fool anyone with that childish tactic? They’re pathetic. They really are.
The 9th Amendment protects Bundy’s right to graze his cattle on the disputed land, just as it protects the right to form racially segregated communities.
Too bad lawyers have never read it.