Skip to comments.Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules
Posted on 04/21/2014 9:52:18 AM PDT by Sons of Union Vets
Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?
To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly 200 ranchers from all over the state marched behind him, yelling Property rights! Nearly a mile later, the marchers fell silent and filed into the courtroom where Wayne Hage of Pine Creek Ranch faced arraignment for the felony of cleaning brush out of his ditches without a U.S. Forest Service permit.
The Forest Service had already confiscated Hage's cattle and left him bankrupt, just as the Bureau of Land Management would try with Bundy 22 years later.
Hage had already filed a lawsuit against the Forest Service in the U.S. Court of Claims, just as Bundy now has cause to do against the BLM last week, during their failed attempt to confiscate Bundys cattle, agents wantonly bulldozed his water supply into oblivion without court authority.
Wayne Hage did not stand in that courtroom alone because I was honor bound to prevent it I had published his 1989 book, Storm Over Rangelands: Private Rights in Federal Lands, which unleashed the federal fury.
The message terrified abusive bureaucrats: There are private rights in federal lands vested rights, not privileges.
His book, the product of three intensive, grueling years consulting with dozens of experts and sifting through many archives, found the dirty little secret that could destroy the abusive power of all federal Western land agencies by making them obey their own laws.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Fighting Feds in court when they have unlimited funds (supplied by citizens taxes) is more than an uphill battle.
Besides in the Age of Oblammo they are ignoring the law, unless one of those Wascally Wepublicans and their ilk are breaking it.
I think the govt may be hoping that We the People can be goaded into using our Tree of Liberty “watering rights” so that they can retailate in an illegal fashion.
This Bundy fight has huge implications boys and girls. Depending upon which way the mud slides could be a seminal change in government power.
Yes, there will have to be an courts engagement on multiple fronts. Yes there will have to be protest and resistance.
But, ultimately, the solution is a political one.
I like this guys approach. For a group that will defend ranchers and eventually the agencies will stop. They only have to have a certain number of precedents and then it’s a question of, as the libs love calling it, “settled law”
And who is to say that there is not some brilliant Patriot lawyer out there who might just represent Bundy and others pro bono......just BECAUSE!!!
Thank you. Drip, drip, drip....
Didn’t some one once say, “War is politics ‘by other means’?”
We all know or should know that settled law to the left only means court decisions have agreed with their desires. Any time a ruling goes aqainst their aims it is to them anything BUT settled law and they will never accept it as settled as long as they are able to fight it. We are in this mess because so many on the side of freedom have only asked to be allowed to “live and let live” in the past. The left lives for power, nothing else matters to them, they will not “live and let live” so long as they are capable of doing otherwise. They have no joy of life, they only have the smug satisfaction of forcing others to do as they would have them do.
As long as I have food, clothing and shelter and am able to watch a bluebird fly over my blueberrry bushes it would never occur to me to try to take someone else’s freedom to do so away from them without reason. The left doesn’t know what a bluebird or a blueberry bush is and they only live to tell me that I am a fool and should not be planting blueberry bushes or building bluebird houses without a government permit to do so. In short what we call “liberalism” IS A VERY REAL MENTAL DISORDER, NEVER DOUBT IT!