Skip to comments.Re: Bundy Standoff - Write your Congressional Delegation
Posted on 04/17/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by Westbrook
Following is a letter I wrote to my congressional delegation.
Feel free to use it to do the same.
1. Heavily Armed, Militarized Federal Agencies
I hope that you are aware of the standoff between heavily armed agents and contractors of the Federal Bureau of Land Management and the rancher Cliven Bundy and his family in Bunkerville, NV. This confrontation came very close to being another Waco. There are some that would say that it came close to starting another civil war.
There is absolutely no need for Bureau of Land Management, Park Rangers, Fish & Game, EPA, IRS, and other myriad agencies to be armed like SWAT teams to confront Americans in full battle array. A simple warrant presented by a local sheriff would have been force enough.
The militarization of these agencies must end. They are reminiscent of the verse from the Declaration of Independence that says about King George, "He hath sent hither swarms of his agents to harass our people and eat out their substance."
While there is no end of people in places of power who wish to disarm the American people, including the president, the arming of Federal agencies with machine guns, armored vehicles, bullet proof vests, explosives, and even tanks, along with billions of rounds of ammunition, continues apace.
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 forbids the Federal government from using Armed Forces against the American citizenry. This heavy militarization of these federal agencies appears to be an evasion that law.
2. Complicity of Harry Reid and his Family
The confrontation with the Bundy family has brought to light the execrable, blatant corruption of Sen. Harry Reid and members of his family. His son, Rory, has a vested interest in seeking an offset refuge for the "endangered" desert tortoise because of the solar energy project with which he is involved just 35 miles away from the Bundy Ranch.
3. Protection of America's Borders
While the BLM tactical response squad was busy threatening an American ranching family with extermination because their cows were "illegally tresspassing" on "Federal Land", which itself is in dispute, thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring in across our southern borders, not to mention the blatantly conducted activity of the drug cartels there.
In fact, there is an approximately 80 square mile area in Arizona along the border that is "owned" by the drug cartels. The U.S. government's response to this was to put up signs warning people of the danger of entering into that area. I should think that is where the Federal alphabet agencies would be concentrating their militarized responses. Don't you?
Will not do any good. My congressman is a RAT (Yarmuth).
A good start.
My congressman is a pubbie but a wuz.
Write to it anyway.
They have to know.
Letters and phone calls must pour in.
We need to let them know we are paying attention and that we’re angry about it.
While you’re at it, remind them of the IRS corruption.
Bummer. Yarmuth is nauseating. Even I am better off with my ersatz "conservative" Brett Guthrie.
You all have time to read and post Free Republic.
Certainly you can take a few minutes to fill the ears of your Congressional delegation with your displeasure about the militarization of government agencies and the IRS scandal.
You think it won’t do any good. But if your demonRAT or RINO begins to feel public pressure, they will be compelled to take measures.
The RINOs and RATs will be put off balance by a large response. This will endanger their ability to retain their seats.
Large responses may even garner the attention of news agencies.
If we don’t let them know, then we are COMPLICIT with them in their abuse of power!
It is remarkable how quickly the posters are on the ready to say don’t take the time to send a letter. Write the letter people, those folks in NV need our support while we sit on our behinds behind the computer.
The cowboys and militia contingents in Nevada were willing to give their very lives for your freedoms.
Certainly you can take the time to let your Congressional delegation know where you stand.
Your point is taken.
I guess Mr. Bundy just choose not to follow the laws he disagreed with. If it’s good enough for the Executive Branch, is good enough for the American People.
Perhaps an on line petition?
I don’t know of any on-line petition, but I don’t think those hold as much sway with YOUR representation as a letter or phone call from YOU.
Here is an easy way for you to contact your congressional delegation and to make your voice heard on various bills under consideration.
Please take advantage and make yourself HEARD.
Mercier, I’d bet that 98% of theses folks are A F R A I D to protest to their congresscritters as they believe that THEY will end up on Gov/Co’s “hit list”. History is repeating itself before their very eye’s and they will just sit- and do nothing ....... sad really because American’s could stop this $hit in it’s tracks NOW, if only we would act as one.
I rightly sense sarcasm, but see no tag.
The big problem here is that the situation in Nevada, from what I was able to ascertain, falls not under a SINGLE law passed by Congress. The US vs. Bundy order of last year cites not a SINGLE U.S.C. in US law.
Someone correct me if I’m mistaken. I think that’s telling and a HUGE dichotomy between the actions of the POS WH, its Cabinet and the actions of one man who took a stand against being regulated out of business.
Without respect to ‘regulations’, he broke no law.
Right. The “Chinese Hundred Flowers campaign”. Draw out citizen constructive criticism, and then...arrest them all.
Some idiot in Whited House called it the Thousand Flowers movement - Obama likes the idea. Set the trap and spring it.
Well, see. What did I just post and immediately we see the fearful coming out from under the rocks.
The Chinese, to my knowledge, are not allowed to “sport” arms on their person or in their homes to REJECT the notion of TYRANNY.
The Bundy family followed the laws until the BLM decided to regulate him out of business. That is how they get rid of ranchers, they change the rules of the leases, force ranchers to reduce their herd to the point they have to go out of business or resist at some point.
If you had a store and the government made the decision of how many items you could stock and kept cutting the number of items until you had nothing to sell- then you would understand what they are doing to ranchers all over the West.
If Reid was truly representing Nevadan interests, why would he not introduce legislation to require the Feds to turn over the 84% of Nevada it controls back over to the state?
Why don’t the Republicans introduce legislation to this effect to make Reid look bad?
> If Reid was truly representing Nevadan interests,
You and I and pretty much everyone else on this board all realize that the only interests Reid is representing are his own.
doesn’t hurt to rage against the machine......untill the machine shows up on your doorstep in Utah.
> doesnt hurt to rage against the machine......untill the
> machine shows up on your doorstep in Utah.
You know what?
That machine is gonna show up on your doorstep eventually. I am thoroughly convinced that this website is heavily monitored.
The NSA have probably mapped all the aliases used on this board to their real names and geographical locations.
It’s too late to hide now.
We either hang together, or we all hang separately.
I always have tea and scones on hand just in case the NSA or the FBI show up.
If they are monitoring right now, “Kiss My Caucasian @$$”
Sent quick emails to the republican on this committee today. Took about ten minutes. Asked then to investigate Reid and gave them various links from FR to get them started.
The email links are on home pages which can be found on google
SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE
Barbara Boxer, California, Chairman
*Johnny Isakson, Georgia, Vice Chairman
Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas
*Pat Roberts, Kansas
Sherrod Brown, Ohio
*James E. Risch, Idaho
Good information on here
Also a couple of video that explains the situation Iif you’re not into reading small print
> Sent quick emails to the republican on this committee today.
Thank you, sir.
You are a patriot.
We are all taking risks of various degrees. All of us are taking risks for just posting on this forum.
Sending letters to Congress and to Congressional committees sticks our necks out a little farther.
But none of us, except combat veterans and some of our LEO members, have taken the risks taken by the patriots who confronted the heavily armed BLM thugs and their hirelings last Saturday.
I sent e-mails to Yarmuth, McConnell and Rand Paul. Yarmuth will never answer, McConnell is too busy lying about Bevin, Paul will answer.
Rand Paul was just on or is coming on FOX now
The confrontation brought to light Sen Reid's blatant conflict of interest---and the possible use of govt power and Reid's privileged govt position for personal gain.
An article published by The New American in Sept 20012 noted that Rory Reid, the eldest son of Harry Reid (D-Nev.), is the chief representative for ENN Energy Group,a Chinese firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada. The plan generated a great deal of controversy because Clark County officials voted to sell ENN the public land for $4.5 million, a figure far below its $38.6-million appraised value.
CONNECTING THE DOTS:
(1) Harry Reid's son Rory is in business w/ the Chi/Coms on a multi-billion dollar solar energy project; Bundy and his land are standing in the way.
(2) Reports say Bill Clinton recently went to China to panhandle for his tax-exempt foundation, "The Clinton Global Initiative."
(3) The Clinton Global Initiative (NOT KNOWN for giving out grants)---gave Harry Reid's granddaughter a grant for a Brooklyn, NY theatre she runs (what is the theatre's connection to "global initiatives?"
(4) A Nevada energy company also gave Reid's granddaughter's theatre group a grant.
"Money laundering" comes to mind. Could the Chinese be financing the Reid's solar project through donations to the Clinton Foundations....which is then laundered to Reid's granddaughter?
REFERENCE----HARRY REID IS LIVID THAT HIS GRAND-DAUGHTER HAS BEEN OUTED AS A RECIPIENT OF LAUNDERED CAMPAIGN CASH---Reid lashed out at reporters, saying, My granddaughter has been the target of harassing phone calls, strangers tracking her down, knocking on her door and negative, unwanted attention on the Internet. This has gone too far and it needs to stop now, Reid said. I deeply regret any role I had in creating this situation but now, as a grandparent, I say enough is enough.
Besides the "jewelry company" financed by her grandfather, Ryan Elisabeth Reid runs the Sprat Theater Company, a small theater in Brooklyn, which is also coming under scrutiny. According to Sprats Theatre Company Web site, it has received grants/contributions from:
<><> the Clinton Global Initiative (connected to global terrorism via Muslim Brotherhood employee),
<><> two major Las Vegas foundations:
Caesars Foundation, and the NV Energy Foundation.
NOTE NV Energy Foundation---is a non-profit division of NV Energy (a public utility). The NV Energy utility is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company which took over in 2013.
NEED TO KNOW Did Harry Reid use US government power, US govt agencies, his Senate office, and/or tax resources to enrich any of the above-named energy-related entities?
email: enforcement @SEC.gov
The SEC and IRS should examine every document filed by (a) The tax-exempt Clinton Global Initiative, (b) the tax- exempt Caesar's Foundation and (c) The tax-exempt Nevada Energy Foundation, (d) Reid granddaughter's theatre group.
Every official tax-exempt document needs to be scrutinized in conjunction w/ possible connections to govt fraud, corruption, money laundering and tax evasion. Perjury and forgery, need to be considered.
Falsifying Official Public Documents involves altering, changing, or modifying a document for the purpose of deception.......can also involve forgery and/or passing copies of false documents. Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as extortion, government fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, financing terrorism........
L/E should to get ahold of Rory and Harry Reid's: (1) check copies, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records.
L/E should also explore (a) monies Reid paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.
BTW, here's Harry w/ his grand-daughter....the one who got $31,000 in laundered campaign funds for her "jewelry company" and grants from Clinton and Nevada energy foundations.
Reid and granddaughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid.
NOTE The Clintons' shady tax-exempt foundation financing is unveiled in a recent NYT expose of corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, and cronyism. The tax-exempt Clintons' Foundation even had their very own Muslim terrorist to carry out presidential orders.
Nevada Dimocrat Sen. Harry Reid had the audacity to call the peaceful pistol packers, ranchers, cattlemen, patriots, flag bearers, cowboys and cowgirls "domestic terrorists."
Keep in mind, the Reid family has enormous financial interests in the area. Harry seems to have access to billions of federal dollars that he spends as he pleases....with no accountability.
At first glance this episode (below) looks like money-laundering tax dollars----with Reid, aiding and abetting Obama's desperation to use tax dollars to buy aye votes for Obamacare.
NOTE THAT Landrieu was willing to take $200 million for her aye vote------but Harry "accidentally" gave her $4.3 BILLION. The spread is enormous....what exactly happened to the rest of the money?
The billions could have been laundered through Landrieu then redeposited elsewhere.
THE GRUESOME DETAILS: In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass Obamacare. He needed every Dimocrat on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage.
In Sen Mary Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars.
Obama complied. Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare. Not $200 million---but $4.3 billion for Landrieu was attached to the Obamacare bill.
Where'd the money go? How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid connived to get it there, is yet another indictment of the Obamacare atrocity.
The Reid/Obama payoff to Landrieu should be investigated:
(1) as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare in an historic straight party line vote,
(2) how federal monies might have been laundered into the campaign coffers of Dummycrats,
(3) how federal monies came to be used as Harry's personal piggy bank.
BLM Whistleblower Rusty Hill uncovered corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.
Every account held by Reid Bunkerville LLC (essentially secret bank accounts), and Reid-related energy/land accounts at Zion Bank Corp need to be unveiled ASAP.
Nevada flag bearers, pistol packers, ranchers, cowboys, cowgirls, militias, cattlemen, landowners/taxpayers, Bundy sympathizers, Oathkeepers, and other patriots, must demand the Bank Secrecy Act be employed to uncover and prosecute all of Reid's shady dealings.
Under the Bank Secrecy Act, banks are required to establish, implement and maintain programs designed to detect and report suspicious activity indicative of money laundering, and that might be indicative of govt fraud, embezzlement, and other financial crimes.
The Bank Secrecy Act was enacted to protect the public from harm by identifying and detecting money laundering from criminal enterprises, terrorism, tax evasion, govt fraud, bank fraud, or other unlawful activities, the special agent in charge for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, explained.
L/E needs to examine the above-referenced bank and Reid-related accounts. ASAP.
<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer of govt funds. Govt monies may pay for personal and private expenses, credit cards, real estate subsidies and vehicle purchases.
<><> To cover their tracks, the principled might create fake invoices to show that money deposited into accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.
The scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from federal and state sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for the principles own use.
<><> L/E is directed to get ahold of: (1) copies of Reid checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) correspondence including e-mail, contracts, loan agreements, and, (8) any other books or records. L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.
<><> L/E should scrutinize bank accounts for suspicious activities: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.
<><> Bank records might also show diversions to other LLcs, secret offshore accounts, to operate personal businesses. Fraud can also be facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intrabank transfers from seemingly legit accounts into personal accounts on orders of the accountholders.
<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, vehicles, offshore travel and so on.
REFERENCE When Madoff went to jail, investigators found Ponzi King Bernie had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial and business entities.
COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACIES GALORE Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances. But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.