Skip to comments.The War on Federal Bureaucrats Opens at Bundy Ranch
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 Im talking about: Im 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 rancherto name two recent examplesmakes 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 its 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 doesnt 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 its no longer sufficient to say youre just following orders.
Orders from whom? I want to know; from whom?
“...the rank-and-file $300 a day bureaucrat is...”
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.
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!
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.
> And its no longer sufficient to say youre just following orders.
Orders from whom? I want to know; from whom?
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 governments 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 Bundys 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.
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.
I forget how you post pics in these forums...can someone tell me how again?
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.
They both end in rats. Coincidence?
Here’s a message to get out. (Picture is not too good).
We need to Rather Reid!
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.
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%.
Thanks Beagle8U! I bookmarked it