Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Republic If You Can Keep It - What Happen to AB408

This video is 12 minutes long but gives good detail on how we are losing our republic form of government.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015



To: The Nevada Assembly and Supporters of AB408,

This bill has been nick-named The Bundy Bill, but the Bundy Family wants to make notice to every Nevada Legislator that this bill, as amended, comes before you WITHOUT INTENT OF THE ORIGINAL BILL.  The original bill was to strengthen Nevada law.  It was to declare Nevada land, water, minerals, and all other resources as property of the citizens of the State of Nevada.  It would have given the counties of Nevada a spirit of hope and pioneering.  It would have guaranteed those preempted rights that have been gained over the struggle of many years.  It would have opened the opportunity for the young to have a dream and take part in developing the great resources of Nevada.  It would have guarantee access to the public of each county and insure that the county Sheriff is the only policing power with constitutional jurisdiction and authority to protect our life, liberty and property.

As the bill sits before you, changed, perverted and amended from its original state, it will allow the County Sheriff to share his authority and give his powers away to foreign governments.  The federal government has tried to seize these powers from the county sheriff's for many years through legislation.  YOU CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN TODAY! 

Today on the floor, Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton, will propose amendments to restore AB408 back to its original intent. We charge each of you as representatives of the people to vote YES for Representative Shelton's amendments. If the amendments are not approved, we solemnly charge each of you to kill the bill (AB408) on the floor.

Thank you,

Cliven D. Bundy and
The Bundy Family

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Contact John Hambrick (Speaker of the House). Urge him to allow the bill to be amended back to its original intent on the floor

Thursday, April 2, 2015



Thank you for everyone who has supported up to this time (especially those that took that 12.5 hour bus ride from Arizona). We have had great success and feel that AB408 has a good chance of going to the floor. We had a great showing for the rally and the hearing was standing room only with the overflow rooms standing room only as well. There was more media at the hearing than many could ever remember being at a hearing before. It was a success in every way in getting the word out.  

Our lands and resources are being locked up by the federal government, they can not be trusted to manage these lands. Their intent is to remove the users from the land including the general public. Once the users are no longer able to benefit from the land they will not fight for it and these agencies will be able to fully claim it for their own benefit. They will be able to control the resources and therefore control the people. Call me a radicle, but I believe this is the number one concern in America today. If we lose the use of the resources then we lose the power to live without permission from someone else.

Thank you for everything you have done and are doing. 

The Bundy Family

"Act or be acted upon"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


The resources committee hearing details are below, we need everyone we can get to come to one of the locations during the hearing. It does not matter if you live in Nevada or not. This will set a precedence and other states will follow. Please take time off and make this a priority.

Hearing Meeting: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:30 PM   (TODAY)


Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

Video conferenced to Room 120, High Tech Center, Great Basin College, 1290 Burns Rd, Elko, NV

Video conferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.


Link to the Bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015



Here are the links 

  • Go this link to show support for the bill  select bill number AB408, select FOR, and put in your name and address. This is the official website for the Nevada Legislature and legislators use it to determine public support. If you are a citizen of Nevada it is a bonus, but it does not matter where you live, we need the support of all the States around us including those out east. Please click on the link and fill in the form to show your support for the bill.

  • Show up in Carson City, March 31st at 9 am. Over 15 Nevada State Legislators sponsored the NRR bill and have asked that we fill the house during the committee hearing. We must show up in person and make our presents known. If we fill the house, the committee will pass it and the talk of the 2015 session will be the NRR bill (AB408). With enough of your physical support in Carson City the committee will pass the NRR bill and it will have a substantial chance of becoming Nevada law soon after. We have many rooms booked and buses chartered from Las Vegas and Phoenix. If you plan on coming to Carson City click on this link to receive further information.

  • Send this email to your family and friends and ask them to support as well. 

Here is a link to the bill:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


-The NRR bill will be given a bill number and will be available to view in it's legal form on the Nevada State Legislators website on Wednesday the 18th. We will post the link here. The following is the outline-

Objectives                  – Page 1
Talking Points            – Page 2,3
Legislative Actions     – Page 4,5,6


Identify, restore and protect the people’s rights in Nevada to their lands, resources and minerals.

Stop the un-constitutional federal administration and disposal of the land, resources and minerals inside the State of Nevada.

Create a fair tax to the owner of the resource rights based on the production from the land, resources or minerals, paid to the county and/or the State. 

Purpose of the tax
·      Bring legitimacy to the resource rights of the people that own them
·      Mutually invest the State and the counties in protecting the peoples resource and rights 
·      Create a tax revenue for the State and counties that will motivate the State and the counties to protect the resource rights of the people

Foundational Principle

·      Preservation of rights requires the owner to claim their right, use the right as their own and be willing to defend their rights.
·      Prior Appropriation (first in time, first in Right)
·      Beneficial Use (established use, established right)
·      Adverse Possession (Use it, or loose it)
·      Private Property, (rights to the beneficial use of the resources on or in private property)
·      Multiple use (right owner such as ranchers, miners, loggers sharing the use of common land including the publics right to access, camp, hike, drive on the roads, etc.)

Talking Points

-Nevada public land and resources belongs to the people of Nevada

-According to their own laws the federal government have no right to own or administer land, resources or minerals inside the State (except for specific purposes); it belongs to the people of Nevada to administer.

- Even on private property the federal government is claiming that they own all the resources on or your land, even the dirt, and if you transferred or sold it you could be prosecuted and put in prison.

-The federal government is illegally claiming 89% of Nevadan's land and resources including the minerals.

-The federal government is restricting more and more human access to public lands each year. This year (2015) they are proposing a 280% increase in Southern Nevada. If allowed, the Southern Nevada people will have less access to their land than any other people in the history of this country.

-The federal government is illegally claiming over 50% of the land west of the Colorado Rockies. East of the Rockies, they claim less than 4% (See map below).

-Federal bureaucrats are illegally selling Nevadan's land, resources and minerals, and creating tremendous wealth for themselves.

-Nevada will never be able to fully pay its own bills as long as the federal government is taking the profits from the land and resources.

-If we do not stop the sale of the land and resources, Nevada will be left holding an empty bag with no rights to fill it.

-The federal government is not following their own laws in owning or administrating land inside a State. (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 - U.S. Constitution)
The laws the feds must follow to legally own or administer land inside a State;
·      They must have consent from the State legislature
·      They must purchase it
·      They can only use it for military bases, dock yards and other needful buildings (open public land is not on the list)

-At the moment of Statehood everything changes, no longer does the federal government have authority to administer the land, resources or minerals inside the State. It becomes the people of the States right and duty to govern the land. (See 10th Amendment, Article 4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, of the U.S. Constitution, etc.)
-Because of the aridness of the land and slow population, Nevadan's land & other resources were used differently than the eastern States, this gave the federal government opportunity to illegally claim the land for themselves.

-The federal government considers approximately 90% of Nevada to be U.S. Territory and not the State of Nevada. If this were correct, Nevada would be among the ten smallest States in the country comparable to man.  

-When Nevadan’s are on land administered by the federal government, they are not considered by the feds to have full constitutional rights, or a right to be protected by the State of Nevada.

-As long as the federal government is administering the land, Nevadan’s rights will continue to be taken & abused.

-The federal government is now willing to use lethal force to keep Nevadan’s from using their land and resources.

-The greatest danger Nevadan’s will face in the future if not corrected, is federal bureaucrats taking over their rights, especially the lands & resources.

-When the federal government becomes predatory it is the duty of the State to protect the rights of the citizen. 

-Since 1864 Nevada has been a State, not a Territory.  Nevada is being treated like a 2nd class State.

-Without the right to use the land and resources Nevadan’s will forever be at the mercy of the feds, everything we eat, wear, or use comes from the land in some way.

-Nevadan’s should not have to deal with the threat of the government coming to take away their homes and livelihoods.

Feds have over the past 50 years manipulated the mineral rights from the people of Nevada.

Nevadan’s have suffered tremendous economic hardships because they are being locked away from their rights to use the land and the resources.

History shows that once a central government claims and begins to use the people’s land and resources as their own, the people are unable to protect any of their rights.


Legislative Actions

Step 1

1.     Expand the Nevada Water Rights Registry(s) to include grazing, mineral, and logging rights, as well as rights to other resources within the boundaries of the State of Nevada. Follow the pattern of the Nevada Water Right Registry (or) Change the name of the “Nevada Division of Water Resources” to “Nevada Division of Resources” (or), create another register called the Nevadan’s Resource Rights Registry (NRR).

2.     Provide a way for the people to register their resource rights in the (NRR) or in some other way. Resource rights can be claimed and registered based on the principles of Prior Appropriation (first in time, first in right) and Beneficial Use (established use, established right). Resource rights will be identified with a priority date, usage for, defined geographic boundary, and the current beneficial user.

How to identify the resource rights and owners:
·      Grazing: Identify the current beneficial user of the stock-watering rights (as registered with the Nevada Division of Water Resources) in each geographic boundary. Grazing priority date is equal to the water right priority date. Geographic grazing boundaries were documented in 1934 and are on file.
·      Water: Currently registered with the Nevada Division of Water Resources. All illegal titles will need to be reclaimed; beneficial user will have first in line.
·      Mineral: Identify by deed or staked claim date and claimant’s continued mining, exploration or production activities.
·      Private Property: All resources rights in or on private property belong to the property owner and no further registering of right is necessary.
3.     Advertise to the public the opportunity to claim resource rights The owners will be given 120 days to claim their right by registering it with the State. Claimants must prove priority date and beneficial use. During this period, any interested person may file a written protest with the State against the registering of a claim. After 120 days, a list of unclaimed resource rights will be published, and interested persons will have 60 days to claim them by proving priority date and beneficial use. Those new claimants will have opportunity to claim without prior beneficial use. All action will be made public.

4.     New claims can be registered through the NRR and must be published for 90 days; if another does not dispute the right then the right is established. All the requirements for proving beneficial use will apply. (See below)

5.     Federal or other government entities outside Nevada shall not claim rights inside Nevada. Private entities that are not citizens of, or established in Nevada may own resource rights inside Nevada. All the requirements for proving beneficial use will apply. (See below)

If a resource right is not claimed by a private entity it will become a common right vested in the citizens of Nevada. Only citizens of Nevada can share these common resource rights.

6.     Require the owner to prove continuing beneficial use on their registered resource rights in order to maintain the right. Requirements would include that the owner:
·      Prove up on the right every five years by reporting a plan of use for the next five years. This is not a permit.
·      Show beneficial use of the resource rights by production. The state recognizes beneficial use via collection of a tax on the fruits of production.
·      If the owner of the right cannot prove beneficial use in at least two out of five years, then another citizen of Nevada can claim the right and file it with the State under the same requirements.
·      A resource right cannot be sold or leased to another unless beneficial use has been proven for the period of four years consecutively
·      Resource rights must be used for the designated purpose or it will not be considered beneficial use.
·      Require the counties to record these rights as real property rights to the owner.

7.     Enact an equitable tax code, taxing production from all grazing, logging, mining, and other resource rights. This code must promote the beneficial use of the right.
8.     Issue grazing, logging or mining permits on the common (unclaimed) rights that have become vested in the people of Nevada. The permit will go to the highest bidder starting at $500. Income on these rights will be taxed the same as if the permit holder owned the right.

If the permit holders show beneficial use on the right four years consecutively, they can claim it as their own by registering it with the State of Nevada. All the requirements for proving beneficial use will apply.

 Step 2

Enact a law that re-establishes existing rights:
·      All resources rights on or in private property belong to the titled property owner.
·      The citizens of Nevada have established the right (though prior appropriation and 100 years of beneficial use) to access the common land of Nevada, this includes the rights to drive on the roads, hike, camp, shoot, hunt, fish, explore and so on. 

Step 3

Direct the Secretary of State to properly cede to the federal government land that is currently being used for the authorized purposes outlined in Article 1, section 8, clause 17 of the U.S. Constitution. Get consent from the State legislatures and receive payment from the federal government for the land. Receiving payment for the land can be done in many ways such as shorting a bill to the federal government or making a small transaction.

Steps must accomplish the following
1.     Get consent from the State Legislature
2.     Collect a small proceed for the sale
3.     Record the sale on State and county records

Step 4

1.     Enact a law that prohibits the federal government from owning and/or administering any lands, waters, and resources (including minerals) inside the State of Nevada that were not purchased with the consent of the Nevada Legislature and are not being used for the proper purposes outlined in USC-A1, S8, C17. This includes resources on or in private property.

This would include:
·      Disposing or leasing of
·      Issuing permits on
·      Collecting fees on
·      Prohibiting or restricting use of
·      Policing and arresting on
·      Posting signage on
·      Contracting on

Proper ceding  (USC-A1, S8, C17):
·      Must have consent from the Nevada State Legislature
·      Must be purchased from the rightful owner (willing buyer, willing seller)

·     Can only purchase for the purpose of erecting forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings.