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Utah lawmaker moves to disarm BLM, IRS, says ‘They’re not paramilitary units’
Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:17 AM PDT by Cheerio

Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, concerned about the armed agents that surrounded Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property, introduced a bill to cut funding for any “paramilitary units” that work for the Bureau of Land Management, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal regulatory agencies.

“There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” he said on the House floor on Tuesday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. “They’re regulatory agencies. They’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: blm; blmoutofcontrol; bundy; disarmblm; disarmirs; federalagencies; federalpolice; irs; irsoutofcontrol; nevada; paramilitary; swat
His bill comes in context of recent BLM actions against Mr. Bundy: The federal agents armed themselves and surrounded his property, tasered his son, closed down road access to the ranch and even shot a couple of his prize bulls. The reasons? Mr. Bundy hadn’t paid his grazing fees to the federal government, but rather fought the matter in court.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 6:40:17 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

He should disarm all agencies of this type. The DOE has no business with a SWAT team either.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 6:43:38 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Cheerio

This is a good place to take a stand.

NO paramilitary Federal police force.

Fed’s have army - for use on America’s enemies.

States/local have police - to keep the peace.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 6:44:04 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Cheerio
The Republicans could probably gain 100 seats in The House and most of the seats up for grabs in The Senate if they'd campaign on de-militarizing bureaucracies and bureaucrats.

If our soldiers are not qualified to carry weapons on American soil (see Ft. Hood 2011, 2014), how is it even conceivable that bureaucrats are?

4 posted on 04/30/2014 6:46:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cheerio

Hey, Rep. Chris Stewart, see if you can get all their ammo confiscated also and returned to the civilian market place.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Your post hits the nail on the head. There is absolutely no justifiable reason for these agencies to have these types of units in their organization, or even to be able to contract for these types of units from the private sector.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by Glennb51
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To: Cheerio

Hey Sparky - you guys have the power of the purse. When are you going to grow a pair and USE IT? I ain’t holdin’ my breath ....


7 posted on 04/30/2014 6:55:10 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Glennb51

Their militarization is a violation of the intent of the Posse Comitatus Act,

and they know it. They’ve intentionally circumvented that law in order to form an intimidating domestic government enforcement military.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

That explains all the various gov’t agencies stocking up on ammunition...it is to arm their private militias. What are they going to do if this bill passes? Sell the stuff off at gov’t yard sales?


9 posted on 04/30/2014 6:57:43 AM PDT by kiltie65
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To: rjsimmon

We should be abolishing most of these agencies not just disarming them.

It has gotten to the point were they think WE work for them instead of the other way around. We have given them the power to murder us because of unpaid bills? Are you shitting me?

F U B O!


10 posted on 04/30/2014 6:59:17 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MrB
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance...

11 posted on 04/30/2014 7:02:39 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: rjsimmon

The DOE has no business existing, period.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: unixfox; Cymbaline
We should be abolishing most of these agencies not just disarming them.

Agreed.

13 posted on 04/30/2014 7:08:48 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon
The DOE has no business with a SWAT team either.

You don't know much about DOE NNSA/OST teams then, do ya?

Best shooters out there, bar none. They shoot more than DSS, USMS, USSS Presidential Detail, and the TSA/FAMS.

Honestly though, I would abolish the DOE and roll the NNSA/OST into the Atomic Energy Agency.

14 posted on 04/30/2014 7:11:41 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: kiltie65

Well...they could give the stuff to...tada...The MILITARY!


15 posted on 04/30/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Cheerio

DISMANTLE BLM

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


16 posted on 04/30/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: DCBryan1
I think he means the department of education which, inexplicably has its own SWAT team.

CC

17 posted on 04/30/2014 7:16:49 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: unixfox

Thanks, unifox. (should’ve read the thread)

BUMP-TO-THE-TOP!


18 posted on 04/30/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: DCBryan1

The DOE we’re criticizing is the Department of Education and its SWAT team. Although the Department of Energy itself is a waste if an organization, I can see the value in having the NNSA’s OST.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 7:19:46 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: tgusa
Hey Sparky - you guys have the power of the purse.

Oh goodness we wouldn't want the GOP to shut down the money dispensing machine!!!! /s

I have left the GOP and will sit out voting for Pres in 2016 if they run another Ford, Dole, McLame, or Mittens.
20 posted on 04/30/2014 7:21:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

You said it faster and better then I could. Now to get some lazy ass GOPers to pursue it rather than quivering in fear under their desks.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT by mcshot (..."And this too shall end.")
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To: Cymbaline

The DOE has no business existing, period....I always ask how many students has the NEA educated? How many oil wells has DOE drilled? How many times has the NWB stopped a storm?


22 posted on 04/30/2014 7:27:30 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cheerio

The BLM shot more than Bundy’s prize breeding bulls. They shot a number of cows, and separated new calves from their mothers, endangering the life of the calf.

Think hard about WHY the BLM showed up with a very large BACKHOE before any confrontation even started.

They KNEW they were going to kill cattle deliberately.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 7:39:58 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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Hurrah! It was well established that there is _no_ Federal police power. What illusions were used to ignore this? Disarm the DC bureaucrats to keep our republic.
24 posted on 04/30/2014 7:58:02 AM PDT by veracious
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To: Cheerio
When I seen the pictures of this SWAT team I hit the roof. What in the hell is King Obama and his communists empire building. How about brown shirts killing machine to be used on WHO? US!!!! America is in one hell of a land of the pre Hitler. If we do not stop the communists America will be a dictatorship with communists killing those that oppose.
25 posted on 04/30/2014 8:02:00 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Cymbaline

“The DOE has no business existing, period.”

Neither does the BLM, Dept. of Commerce,Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education ......etc!


26 posted on 04/30/2014 8:02:10 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: rjsimmon
The DOE has no business with a SWAT team either.

Since they have the job of protecting our nuclear facilities I can't agree with that.

27 posted on 04/30/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Good post.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 8:07:35 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: usurper
Since they have the job of protecting our nuclear facilities I can't agree with that.

Department of Education, not Energy.

29 posted on 04/30/2014 8:10:17 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

I completely agree.

You can also include GSA, EPA, and the postal service for a start.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 8:28:36 AM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: usurper

Meanwhile the main question hasn’t been asked about the BLM. Who authorized them to go to Bundy’s ranch? Did it come from the White Hut or from Harry Reid’s office?


31 posted on 04/30/2014 9:16:43 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Cheerio

Just contacted my congressman and asked him to support this bill


32 posted on 04/30/2014 1:58:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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