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The War on Federal Bureaucrats Opens at Bundy Ranch
Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:17 AM PDT by Kaslin

I love that picture from the Bundy Ranch.

You know the one that I’m talking about: I’m talking about all of them.

I love the horn-handed Cowboys, with real, honest trail dirt on them; I love the American flags; I love the sagebrush; and I love the rebellion-- as in civil, non-violent disobedience.

And the question now is, where does this go?

Rebellion typically starts after a period of lassitude and hopelessness in the face of overwhelming power. Populations spend years, even decades muttering under their breath about abuses of power, but feel ineffectual to enact real reform.

Then one bright day, a fruit stand merchant, or a cattle rancher—to name two recent examples—makes a stand.

And the reaction is immediate and powerful, with outraged citizen rallying around the cause.

The central power then either lacks sufficient will or sufficient strength to accomplish their goal. Usually, the idea of resistance is so foreign to their conception of reality that it’s difficult for them to even contemplate the grievances on the other side.

But they know bad publicity when they see it; and the rather weak shoulders of the typical bureaucrat then take over.

They start to worry about CYA; covering their own assets.

They worry about their pension, they worry about whether the politicos in charge of policy will hang them out to dry; they worry about what the neighbors will think. And they worry about seeing their name in the newspapers.

While Obama and Reid and Pelosi are immune from consequences and criticism, the rank-and-file $300 a day bureaucrat is the first to have to fall on his sword if things go wrong.

An oppressive bureaucracy needs a ton of paper pushers like these, even some armed with guns, to keep the oppressive scheme going.

As we are seeing at the IRS, where illegal campaign activity as well as political targeting of conservatives has been well documented, these wee people, with small jobs and mini-fiefdoms typically operate in the anonymity of a sea of federal gray-area.

And they like it that way.

At the IRS, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, the Treasury Department, the Park Service and an ad nauseam list of federal agencies, anonymous people, make anonymous decisions in the domestic war of terror that the federal government uses to keep us all in line.

So the key in these situations is not to shout “Down with Obama” in front of the White House, but rather to go after the paper pushers who crave the anonymous power that comes with being a federal bureaucrat these days.

These are the enablers, these are the ones with sufficient knowledge but often with insufficient moral fiber, to stand up and say what really happened under Lois Lerner at the IRS.

These are the ones at Health and Human Services who know exactly what happened with the $300 million dollars spent on the Obamacare website that still doesn’t work.

These are the ones who know what the green energy loan program was all about.

And we should be talking to these people.

Citizens should be targeting these people, asking them to stand up and do their real job, which is to serve and protect the citizens who pay their salaries.

There are snivelers and tyrants amongst the bureaucrats who enjoy the fresh air and bright sunshine that anonymity gives them. We should make it rain on them, hard.

There are patriots amongst the bureaucrats too, and they must know from us that we will protect them, encourage them and reward them.

We have to make it make it clear to the bureaucrats that there are only two sides in the war the federal government is waging upon the rest of us.

There is the right and there is the wrong.

And it’s no longer sufficient to say you’re just following orders.

Orders from whom? I want to know; from whom?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bundyranch; bureaucracy; bureaucrats; rebellion

1 posted on 04/16/2014 5:30:17 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“...the rank-and-file $300 a day bureaucrat is...”
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The writer obviously hasn’t been to DC, Maryland and northern Virginia. Many, many of the “rank and file” bureaucrats there make considerably more than $300 a day-—including on each of their numerous, annual leave, sick leave and holiday days.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 5:36:14 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Kaslin

Cowboys UP!

It is Time to DownSize DC! Close Entire Rogue/Unconstitutional Departments, INCLUDING their SWAT TEAMS!

I will be in DC on May 16th. They are calling it the “American Spring”, but I am praying for the “Great American Awakening of 2014”

Remember, the only way to dislodge the entrenched Leftist American Hating Bureacraps in DC is to Eliminate the place they reside. Close whole Departments and return any useful functions back to the states.

AND sell off the Fed Gov Owned land in the West to US Citizens only and lower the national debt that they are using to support foreign interest who want to destroy the entire nation.

IT IS TIME!


3 posted on 04/16/2014 5:36:29 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Kaslin

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4 posted on 04/16/2014 5:37:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Right..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: Kaslin

Excellent points. Anyone with neighbors who work for these agencies need to start talking to them about what is happening. Let them know that after decades of complacency the American people are waking up, some fully awake and some just beginning to stir, but all will be fully awake very soon.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 5:40:20 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: jsanders2001

> And it’s no longer sufficient to say you’re just following orders.

Orders from whom? I want to know; from whom?

[IMG] http://deathandtaxesmag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/church_lady_could_it_be_satan.jpg [/IMG]


7 posted on 04/16/2014 5:43:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

April 16, 2014 4:00 AM
The Rule of the Lawless
Armed federal agents defend turtle habitat but fail to secure our national borders.
By Kevin D. Williamson

Deserts always feel like my natural habitat, and I am very fond of them. That being said, I have, for my sins, spent a fair amount of time in Clark County, Nev., and it is not the loveliest stretch of desert in these United States, or even in the top twelve. Protecting the pristine beauty of the sun-baked and dust-caked outskirts of Las Vegas and its charismatic fauna from grazing cattle — which the Bureau of Land Management seems to regard as an Old Testament plague — seems to me to be something less than a critical national priority.

At the same time, the federal government’s fundamental responsibility, which is defending the physical security of the country, is handled with remarkable nonchalance: Millions upon millions upon millions of people have crossed our borders illegally and continue to reside within them. Cliven Bundy’s cattle are treated as trespassers, and federal agents have been dispatched to rectify that trespass; at the same time, millions of illegal aliens present within our borders are treated as an inevitability that must be accommodated. In practice, our national borders are a joke, but the borders of that arid haven upon which ambles the merry Mojave desert tortoise are sacrosanct.

Strangely, many of the same people who insist that Mr. Bundy must be made an example of for the sake of the rule of law protest at the same time that it is not only impossible but positively undesirable for the federal government to deploy federal resources to rectify the federal crime of jumping the federal border.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375851/rule-lawless-kevin-d-williamson


8 posted on 04/16/2014 5:43:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Feds will use this as pretext to suspend civil liberties. Neo Stalinist Media Megalopoly is already gearing up with Good Bye & Good Riddance to pesky Dead White Male constitution. Patriots are most perfect sucker punchees in history. In a living democracy, they would’ve used their Bush era supermajority to change the law. Obama isn’t the only one to disregard inconvenient laws. When both sides trample the law, it’s been dead so long it don’t even stink anymore.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:29 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: jsanders2001

I forget how you post pics in these forums...can someone tell me how again?


10 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:43 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

It is an error in judgment, to suggest there is a “war on federal bureaucrats” and/or their ought to be.

It would be correct, to state, that too many federal bureaucrats have become autonomous and insulated in their actions, abusing the authority handed to them by the Congress and by some courts.

When we require, that our laws be followed ... instead of the current bad habit of the authority of the Congress, being transferred to federal agencies that have made themselves kingdoms issuing regulations and armed agents sent to bully the people.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 5:44:54 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Texas Fossil
"Cowboys UP!"
well said. sir/madam!
i would love to TP Washington
District of Criminals.

12 posted on 04/16/2014 5:46:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Right..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: McGavin999; All
What do bureaucrats and democrats have in common?

They both end in rats. Coincidence?

13 posted on 04/16/2014 5:47:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Here’s a message to get out. (Picture is not too good).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HFiosLqjoQQ

We need to Rather Reid!


14 posted on 04/16/2014 5:54:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: jsanders2001
> And it’s no longer sufficient to say you’re just following orders. Orders from whom? I want to know; from whom?
15 posted on 04/16/2014 5:56:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Texas Fossil
I will be in DC on May 16th. They are calling it the “American Spring”, but I am praying for the “Great American Awakening of 2014”
_______________________________________________
As I said before, I will be there too come hell or high water. How may others care enough?
16 posted on 04/16/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Kaslin

This goes beyond the bureaucrat. What about the “So-Called” Americans in the BLM or any other agency who would fire upon American citizens “because they were following orders”? The people in these agencies need to be “outed” in the social media and put on notice. We have to strip off their mirrored sunglasses and let everyone know who they are and what they’re willing to do to their neighbors.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 5:59:58 AM PDT by mistfree (It's the media stupid!)
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To: jsanders2001

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3107232/posts


18 posted on 04/16/2014 6:06:18 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Kaslin

This is an example of how well maintained the BLM properties are. To put it bluntly, this "crap" was not left there by ranchers' cows. This was left there by ILLEGAL ALIENS.

We cannot trust the Federal Government to "manage" property within the borders of the sovereign states.

It is time the States asserted their rights to that Land.

The Federal Government has no consitutional authority to own or manage 80% of Nevada.

They don't even have authority to own 1%.

19 posted on 04/16/2014 6:13:01 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Beagle8U

Thanks Beagle8U! I bookmarked it


20 posted on 04/16/2014 6:19:36 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
I forget how you post pics in these forums...can someone tell me how again?

Yes...

21 posted on 04/16/2014 6:19:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: iontheball

I think there will be enough.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 6:23:55 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: jsanders2001
<img src="web.address.of.pix">
 
Example:       <img src="http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss354/elsieel/013.jpg">       will get you a cute picture of hungry goats...
 
 
 
 
 

23 posted on 04/16/2014 6:24:47 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jsanders2001

no charge.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 6:25:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: P-Marlowe
This was left there by ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Then the busloads we are shipping back south could very easily make a detour to this location to

Clean the place UP!!!


25 posted on 04/16/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

26 posted on 04/16/2014 6:28:13 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Texas Fossil
Eliminate the place they reside
27 posted on 04/16/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: P-Marlowe

And of course the corrupt lame stream media will not report this.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 6:48:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Elsie

Thanks Elsie. Now I can post the funny pics and make people spew on their keyboards too...: )


29 posted on 04/16/2014 6:50:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mistfree
I guess everybody sees what they want to see.

Here is this one man with one grazing lease who has a few local supporters plus out of state oathkeepers and other militias who have showed up armed to the teeth and itching for a firefight with the agency biologists.

Where is the Nevada Cattlemens Association? Where are the other grazing lease holders. Where are his lawyers?

30 posted on 04/16/2014 6:53:22 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Kaslin

Laws are like truths and facts. There are a billion and one facts in this world, and a million and one truths. You get judged on which facts you choose to look at, which truths you choose to dwell on, and which laws you choose to enforce.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 6:58:03 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

P. your post needs a thread of it own with all the additional pictures of lack of “management” we can find!

What are they doing behind those desks?


32 posted on 04/16/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Kaslin
"Citizens should be targeting these people"

They must stand before their neighbors and answer for their crimes.

The most egregious criminals must be hung.

For a limited time we offer Amnesty for all who have not carried arms or directly stolen the proceeds of the people.

You must confess your crimes and you must rat out your peers and superiors.

Or we will release you to the mobs. Like Kadaffi, they may rape you to death. They're pretty angry.

33 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:17 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: KeyLargo

34 posted on 04/16/2014 7:34:21 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes until we actually close down some of these rogue agencies and get rid of the roaches that work there we will never solve the problem.


35 posted on 04/16/2014 7:49:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Here’s the first headline I would like to read:

ANOMOUS DONOR PAYS BUNDY RANCH FINES AND ALL LAWSUITS AGAINST BUNDY ET AL HAVE BEEN REDACTED.

Here’s the second headline I would like to read:

SENATOR REID HAS CORONARY ON SENATE FLOOR WHEN HE LEARNED THAT THE ANOMOUS DONOR FOR THE BUNDY FAMILY WAS THE KOCH BROTHERS.

Wouldn’t that be sweet justice?


36 posted on 04/16/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: from occupied ga

I can feel the heat from that.

Not exactly what I had in mind.


37 posted on 04/16/2014 9:41:30 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: First_Salute

That is why elections alone cannot correct/fix what ails these United States.


38 posted on 04/16/2014 10:36:57 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better - Richard Hooker. Article V.)
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To: McGavin999
Pete Santilli is going after the head BLM "special agent" named Daniel P. Love. He wants him fired. He's the guy with the "300" beard who was down at the gate, telling the Bundy brothers that they needed to get their father and come with him. "It's just going to be Bundy and his sons," to which Ammon wisely refused to be separated from the group. They had a photographer and other assets up on the hill behind the BLM and knew that there were armored vehicles, paddy wagons and SWAT back behind them in the wash. I think that was their ploy. Separate the Bundys from the group and arrest them, and if the crowd reacted, open fire.

This is also the guy who was on the audio recording that Santilli released, saying, "Your Constitutions aren't decided on the dirt... you can fight that argument from jail." Santilli warned him that if people got hurt, they were going to hold him (BLM Special Agent Daniel P. Love) personally accountable. Santilli told him he needed to uphold his oath to the Constitution, and that if he didn't there were going to be some law enforcement in jail. Love replied, "Yeah, don't do that. That's not gonna end well for ya. That doesn't happen. And again, I've seen your numbers right now. You'd better hope 10,000 show up."

BLM has pulled information about Dan Love off their website.

39 posted on 04/16/2014 10:45:45 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Texas Fossil
I can feel the heat from that. Not exactly what I had in mind.

But it would work.

40 posted on 04/16/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: ponygirl
BLM has pulled information about Dan Love off their website.

LARRY Love is still online!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VbX22w9qws

41 posted on 04/16/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: from occupied ga

Yep, but too much collateral damage.


42 posted on 04/16/2014 2:46:22 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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