If reports are true, armed militia have arrived in support of Cliven Bundy in Bunkerville, Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have called in rangers from out-of-state and what is apparently being described as “Blackwater Special Ops” who are threatening escalation of the situation if local citizens do not back down. Local militia are calling for more citizens and militia to congregate in support of the Bundy family.
Earlier this week we reported that armed rangers and several federal agencies surrounded a 600,000-acre section of public land and stole over 300 cattle from rancher Cliven Bundy. Cliven Bundy was violated for allowing his cattle to graze illegally on his own property for the past 20 years. Regulations protecting endangered tortoises that inhabit his property prohibit his cattle from grazing in the area. The bizarre twist to this story is the BLM has so many of these tortoises that they are killing them. Local citizens who share Bundy’s frustration with the BLM’s intrusion have now rallied around him in hopes to maintain freedom and property rights.
So why does the BLM really want this land?
It has come out Senator Harry Reid is behind the muscle trying to steal Bundy’s property. The BLM has no jurisdiction in the state of Nevada and are illegally taking Bundy’s property. Evidence supports that the BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.
“Due to the roundup by the BLM, my office has received numerous complaints of BLM conduct, road closures and other disturbances. I have recently met with state legislators, county officials and concerned citizens to listen to their concerns.
I have expressed those concerns directly to the BLM. Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a ‘First Amendment Area’ that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution.
To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately.
No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.
The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.”