Apparently the Bundy family has been disputing grazing rights with the Bureau of Land Management for over twenty years. Even though the family has been ranching in the same location for many generations, approximately 140 years, and has used the land for grazing for all that time, the feds finally are taking action and, frankly, they have thrown caution to the wind and instead are using Gestapo actions to show their power.
Within the last several days, a son has been arrested for taking pictures of what was going on and even Cliven Bundy's sister, a cancer patient, was forcibly thrown down on the pavement. There are also reports that a family member was tazed and another woman, pregnant, was pushed to the ground. The feds have the ranch surrounded with over 200 agents, some with sniper rifles, and have started carting off some of the 900 head of cattle although some brave cowboys have saved a few.
What is the main reason supposedly causing this overreaction on the part of what is supposed to be our government? Well, it seems that the grazing land in question has on it an endangered land tortoise that Washington, in its limited wisdom of always putting man's welfare last, has given priority over man. There are, however, reports that many of the tortoises have actually been killed by the feds and other reports say that there are some 2,000 horses on the land when the limit for the space is supposed to be no more than 300. If you've ever been around grazing horses, you know that they eat the foliage right down to the dirt so that follow-on growth is sparse if at all.
To top it all off, the area has basically been put off limits to the public except for a few First Amendment zones. The picture shown is a protest sign displayed at one of the government First Amendment zones. What an outrage and a violation of the rights and dignity of man. Since when does the federal government have the right to establish limits on first amendment rights in a sovereign state? And I think this question really says it all for we clearly have a power play underway where "Big Brother" is trying to flex his muscles and show just how much control he has over our lives.
This kind of action is intolerable and it just shows how far our government has come from its founding principles. Current leaders are drunk on power and they are trying to push liberty over the cliff. If they will do something like this in rural Nevada what do you think will ultimately happen in the rest of our country?
Stand up, speak up and never give up your rights. All it takes is for good men to be silent for tyranny to take a foothold. I pray that we all will be strong and willing to do what is necessary to remain free. Remember, once it is lost it is gone forever. Stand ready with God at your side to face the challenges ahead; there will be many.
God bless America and pray that cooler heads will prevail.