April 13, 2014 5 Comments
When armed men in uniform show up to take your property, it is hard to call it anything other than war.
When the government invaded Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Clark County, Nevada a few days ago, it expected him to roll over. It expect him to surrender and be forced out. They expected the last rancher standing to give up the fight.
They were wrong.
They learned a lesson when a lot of real Americans showed up to defend Cliven Bundy.
What was that lesson?
The lesson is there is a reason why our founding fathers put the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution and there is a reason why real Americans refuse to compromise on it.
When the Bureau of Land Management rolled into Cliven Bundy’s ranch, they made a show of force. They brought snipers and agents armed with military grade firepower. They came in with all of the force of an arm of the old Soviet Union’s KGB.
When BLM came in, they told real Americans they could only exercise their 1st Amendment rights in a small, fenced in area miles from the Bundy Ranch. When unarmed Americans wanted to exercise their 1st Amendment rights at the ranch, they were attacked by dogs and at least one real American, Ammon Bundy, a son of Cliven Bundy was tazered.
Then a lot of real Americans showed up with their firearms to reinforce the Bundys and the other real Americans protesting the tyrannical actions of the government. When armed, real Americans showed up, the BLM changed its tune and withdrew.
Not only did the BLM withdraw, but cattle the BLM had seized, which was the pretext for moving against the Bundy ranch are being returned and the government is paying for any cattle that died in the operation.
The Bundy Ranch episode is a warning for real Americans and it is a warning for Washington as well. For decades the government has been waging a war against private property in the west. There is a reason why Cliven Bundy is the last rancher standing in Clark County, Nevada. The others have been forced to sell after government pressure. The government gets the land, then resells it without the water rights.
What this means in plain, non-lawyer English, is the land is without riparian rights. Land deals where land is sold without certain rights such as the right to develop minerals in the land or water on the land, are not very common east of the Mississippi. They are common in the West.
Without the water rights, no rancher can exist. Without water rights, the owner of the land is not allowed to divert water on the land or even drill wells.
As Cliven Bundy described it, the Bureau of Land Management managed all of the other ranches out of business.
It is not just in Nevada this is going on. In Colorado, Andy Barrie and his wife bought a couple of acres and a nice cabin with an incredible view in the Colorado mountains. They have to take a SUV to the cabin up a dirt county road to get to their cabin.
Summit County, Colorado decided it needed the property to “preserve” the open spaces so it has filed eminent domain against the Barrie’s cabin. The Barries are fighting the eminent domain but they are discovering the county has bottomless pockets for funding litigation and they do not.
They may loose their fight simply because they cannot afford it.
Another battle in the left’s war against private property.
For Washington, the Bundy Ranch incident is a lesson it should pay attention to. For liberals and even some Republicans caught up in the Washington bubble, they do not realize that real Americans are being pushed to the point where they are not going to take it anymore.
When American citizens take up arms against armed Federal Agents, someone should start paying attention.
Actor Ken Wahl tweeted the Bundy Ranch was the “1st salvo of THE REVOLUTION.”
People like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi want to bring down the America that we know and replace it with a socialist government.
We have seen how that works out before. Real Americans are no longer standing by passively.
As our founding fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
The real Americans are standing up.