Skip to comments.Arizona Official: Cliven Bundy's Acts Are Legal
Posted on 04/21/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Nevada cattle rancher at the center of a land dispute with the federal government should not have to surrender his property, an Arizona official says, because he has been acting within the boundaries of the law.
Barry Weller, vice chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors, told J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum" Monday on Newsmax TV that he thinks Cliven Bundy was right in standing up to the Bureau of Land Management, which sought to seize his ranch.
Bundy says his family has homesteaded since 1877 on the land, which the federal government says belongs to the United States. As part of a conservation effort to protect the endangered desert tortoise, the Bureau of Land Management banned cattle grazing on the land in 1989. Bundy continued to graze his cattle and refused to pay fines levied against him, calling the federal policy a land grab.
The case is similar to another in Nevada, in which Wayne Hage won a protracted battle with the federal government by successfully arguing that he had the right to graze his cows within two miles of water sources he developed.
"The Bundys and the Hages are standing on what's called their water rights and their grazing rights," which, Weller said, "were pre-existing in territorial times, long before the government took over and these states became states and these water rights are mentioned, and any federal law or policy act that comes thereafter is always stated, 'subject to pre-existing rights.'
"So, when people say they're not legally doing what they're doing, they are. They are doing what they're supposed to be doing: standing for their rights," Weller said.....
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Reid is a terrorist!!
It remains to be seen whether they will use their collective will to force the Feds back into their Constitutional restraints. Or, whether this will spill out into open civil war.
The son-of-a-bitch should be strung up from the nearest desert oak!
Water-rights is indeed a good point. This is often the point used in New Mexico land disputes.
Honestly thou nobody should claim that the bundy situation is really about bundy. It’s about the BLM’s unfair land hording and lording in the west
That land needs to be sold to the people who’s livelihood have depended upon it for generations.
* The EPA assigns one million acres to previous owners in Wyoming.
* The BLM Rustles cattle in Nevada.
* Now the USFS Rustles Cattle in New Mexico.
What will doormat Republican Speaker Boehner do now to punish these lawless Federal Bureaus?
BTW, have yall noticed that Obama is very effectively using these lawless events by his Bureaus to distract from the NSA, Benghazi, IRS and Obamacare Scandals?
Is the modern day equivalent of the KKK the Bureau of Feudal Land Management, (BFLM) ?
If so, then Feudal Lord Reid would then be The Grand Dragon of the BFLM.
Feudal Lord Reids Rustlers are hired guns, who are furious but not fast, which also applies to their multimillionaire Leader: Feudal Lord Reid.
With the past Democrat-based KKK, and now the present Democrat-controlled BFLM, ethics be damned, as abject fear is the main goal of both of these Medieval Outlaw Gangs, past and present.
Ethics will be justified later by Liberals who will write the revised PC History of these times, past and present; of powerful men with outlaw hatred toward free people in America, Black or White, poor or rich.
The Jackboot Heel of Democat Tyranny is now upon us, AGAIN !
> Reid is a terrorist!!
And so are the BLM, EPA, DOI, TSA, ATF, ...
Why do the post office and the tax collectors need SWAT teams?
The only problem is that Nevada became a state in 1864, which means the Arizona official is wrong on at least some of the facts. The Federal government took over even earlier before Nevada became a state. Bundys came after the Feds and after Nevada's statehood.
That's a very serious Federal crime.
Actually, they are going to deny Bundy his life under color of the law. The only question is when.
Water Rights in the West are transferable by purchase and through deed.
Bundy better be busy tracing his deed to source.
I hope he has Prescriptive Rights to the land.
We should believe everything that comes from the
Would Filthy Harry steer us wrong?
Somebody please get this news to Bill Oh’Really at FOX before I destroy another TV watching him “bloviate”.
That’s been done. There was a link earlier explaining a case won because of original paper work. Stating other families were getting theirs in order too
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