Skip to comments.Last Man Standing Rancher: armed feds are surrounding my farm
Posted on 04/08/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT by Nachum
A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owners cattle, according to the ranchers family.
Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been fighting a one-man range war since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency, refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries.
After years of court battles, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundys trespass cattle forcibly removed with heavy artillery, the family said.
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Another Waco or Ruby Ridge?
One put his knee on his head, the other put his boot on his head and pushed him into the gravel, she said. Hes got quite a bruised head. Just bruised him up pretty good.
Let's just be glad the officers got home safely. /s
Send a message over to Lincoln County — tell Billy the Kid he’s needed.
John Stossel had the Nevada Rancher on his last show.
not enough people ... they need more slaughter before they call in the press.
I wonder how much of the national debt could be paid off if the federal government sold off maybe 90% of the vast land holdings it has.
I am not talking about military bases etc. just those huge parts of many states.
They seem to be amping up for it.
Jack booted thugs.
Apparently the Democrats learned nothing from Waco and Ruby Ridge.
plumbers, rodeo clowns, ranchers, neurosurgeons, 91-year-old arrowhead collectors .
When will your turn be ?
I love how the government says it will cost them $3 mil to impound 800 head. Clearly, Mr. Bundy did not spend this on his yearly gathers. I do a little cowboy work and would do a heck of a lot morre if it all paid like that. Just goes to show how private biz can do things infinately more efficiently than the gov. No way will they recoup that on the sale of the cattle.
By the way, if you do the math on what Bundy says he owes and what the gov says he owes Budy’s math works, the gov’s numbers suggest he was grazing 3500 head a year, unless they are claiming fines, but such fines would be excessive.
” - - - has been fighting a one-man range war since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency - - - “
Comrade B. Hussein Obama may be the first openly Communist to rule America, but this quote is evidence that Communism has been alive and well in America since at least 1993.
Clear out some land so the bond debt to the chinese can be paid off if they get antsy. The chinese will want national parks and open grazing for the cattle on the farms they are buying with out money.
Not anymore though, wonder why?
They have provided a little fenced in area for the 1st Amendment protesters and the media...And it’s a long way from the ranch...Apparently they don’t want any cameras near the action...
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It’s the focus of resources, in the midst of a human illegal alien invasion, that reveals the truth: the government is now the enemy of freedom-loving Americans.
They learned something. They learned they have unlimited authority to kill you then claim they felt threatened. That was what ultimately came out in court. I did paper on RR in high school. Learned about it either in a magazine. It mag have been Playboy... Can’t remember but it changed me. So did the OKC bombing and the inconsistent coverage and info.
I hope this guy wins. Now we know why all the fed agencies carry weapons. Comply peasant or die!
So much for the pigs and their “just doing their job” mindset.
From the article:
And our sheriff says he just doesnt have authority, our governor says he doesnt have authority, and were saying, why are we a state?
Im a producer, Cliven Bundy said. I produce edible commodity from the desert forage, and all of these things are governed under state law. So, in other words, this type of government has eliminated all of our state law, eliminated our state sovereignty, and has took control over our public lands and even took control over our Clark County sheriff. Theyve taken the whole county over. The whole state, almost.
Good question in most places of this country - why are we a state? No more individual states, just Soviet Amerika.
I didn’t see in the article why he hasn’t paid the grazing fees...that he said himself runs to $300k?
Re the tortoise...what the heck? Coming from a spotted owl state...where logging was decimated...I do feel their pain w/ what appears to be an inane reason to close down the grazing.
But again I ask, why the heck didn’t he pay for the grazing in the first place?
This is the type of thing that really interests me, especially when it involves legal claims to land. Does anyone know if Bundy has ever shown clear title to the land? Did his family every pay taxes on it or have the plats registered?
I would judge that a one hundred year long (plus) family owned ranching concern has a legitimate claim to the right of use at the very least.
But going farther, it is long past time for the states to reclaim those lands and by force if necessary, and asemble state land commissions (preferrably elected by counties) to dispense with them according to their own laws and constitutions.
I’d love to see a confrontation between the Nevada NG and the feds...
That’s right, anybody think they’re giving us money with no collateral?
“The trouble started when Bundy stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. He said he didn’t have to because his Mormon ancestors worked the land since the 1880s, giving him rights to the land.
We own this land, he said, not the feds. He said he is willing to pay grazing fees but only to Clark County, not BLM.
Years ago, I used to have 52 neighboring ranchers, he said. Im the last man standing. How come? Because BLM regulated these people off the land and out of business.
I sure hope Edward Snowden doesn't release that comprehensive database of the names and home addresses of all agents of the U.S. feral government, or making it home safely might become the least of their worries.
“I didn’t surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender.”
A buttload of these tortises were ‘relocated’ to make room for a big solar project they were crowing about recently. As if cattle and turtles can’t get along in the first place!
I wonder the same thing. Either he owns the land or nor. If he doesn’t own the land he should be paying rent or have some sort of agreement. You can’t expect to run cattle on someone else’s land for free.
It’s public land.
I wonder what the BoweL Movement (BLM) would do if the Bundy family were BLACK?
Same thing in 2006 or so on the Outer Banks of NC. NPS put up signs and limited where we could distribute flyers in protest to their seizing free and open beaches.....still fighting 8 years later.
I wonder the same thing. Either he owns the land or nor. If he doesnt own the land he should be paying rent or have some sort of agreement. You cant expect to run cattle on someone elses land for free.That's my thought. If it's public land, then he just has to pay the grazing fee and all is good. Why is he refusing to pay the grazing fees like every other rancher does?
In this case whether we like it or not it is Federal Land. At first I thought it was a grab of or new regulation on their family land but not so. The reasoning may be dumb but i don’t think this guy has a leg to stand on. Although I would rather see the claims for mining or oil exploration on Federal land changed so the government gets paid more than it does now.
I'm pretty sure there is more than one rancher in Nevada.
And Stossel probably had the one featured on the Fox "Enemy of the State" special last weekend. Not the same guy.
How about a "second amendment area"? Is Gov. Sandoval not the commander of his National Guard?
Reminds me of a story I read....
Catherine Englebrecht is featured, and a Nevada rancher that is the guy every FReeper would be proud to be.
Oh yes they did. At least with Waco, they learned they could get away with it.