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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THEY MUST SAY NO!

The County and State represenatives can and must start acting like a State. They must say NO to the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and bureaucratic controlled land inside the State. The federal bureacrats are not the guilty party. The responsibility lies with the County and the State officials for allowing these federal agencies to control with unlimited power what is rightfully the States to do. 

We must call upon our County and State representatives to take courage and end the unconstitutional bureaucratic control of land and resources within the State. The legal and rightful control of the land belongs to the local people. 

It is time for our State and County representative to take control of the land.  It is time that they dispose of the land to the people, open the land up for useful purposes, and protect the preemptive property rights of those in whom they are charged to serve.

“Why stand ye here idle?  Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"

-Patrick Henry





WE MUST NOT STAND IDLE

IT IS TIME TO ACT! 

It is time to  overwhelm The County Commissioners, The State Legislatures, The Governor and The County Sheriff with emails, phone calls and even written letters.  

It is very simple , say NO to the bureaucrats and  give access to the people for recreation and use of the resources. 

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People

Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People On Friday October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people.

 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

 As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).

Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs:

 · Closed Roads
 · Excluded Trails
 · Closed to Camping
 · Closed to Recreational Vehicles
 · Closed to Motorized Travel
 · Closed to Livestock Grazing
 · Restricted Human Hiking
 · Restricted Horseback Riding
 · Exclude Group Recreations
 · Closed to Mineral Development
 · Closed to Water Access
 · Closed to Hunting / Target Shooting

 The Southern Nevada people soon will have less access to their lands than any other people in the history of this country. 

 There are 33 new Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) proposed to cover Southern Nevada totaling 1,739,795 acres. 12 of the 22 existing ACECs are also proposed to be expanded. (See List Below) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) filed this lists on October 1st.

 ACECs            IF YOU ENJOY USING ANY OF THESE AREAS IT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE
Area        Acres          Area                           Acres

Big Spring Valley              79,958                  Muddy Mountains                         228,297
Bitter Spring              61,840  Old SpanishTrail                           51,449
California Wash              11,998          Opel Mountains                           77,410
Gale Hills / Lovell Wash        4,788  Pahrump Valley                           41,770
Grapevine Springs   202 Pahrump Valley to McCullough  274,061
Highland Range      53,015  Perkins Ranch                                 408
Hiko Wash   708          South Bare Mountains                    87,692
Ivanpah Valley                3,134          South Newbury Mountains            26,877
Invanpah Valley            289,599  Specter Hills                                      6,603
Jean Lake              12,692  Devils HoleHills                          283,538
LaMadre (North & South)     2,431  Spirit Mountain                              9,488
Lava Dune   623  Stewart Valley                               5,204
Logandale                8,118 Stuart Ranch                                         278
Lower Mormon Mesa      66,353 Stump Spring                                  126,952
Mesa Milkyetch        9,183          Upper Las Vegas Wash                22,244
Moapa / Mesquite        2,219  Valley of  Fire                                  131,378
Mt Schader           285          Mormon Mesa                          167,594
Virgin River        8,500  Whitney Pockets                                 160
Armagosa Mesquite        9,650          Arden Sites                                      1,142
Arrow Canyon        2,070          Ash Meadows                                    28,202
Big Dune                2,456  Coyote Spring                            51,528
Crescent Townsites   435  Devils Throat                                         848
Gold Butte    346,895  Keyhole Canyon                                 446
Hidden Valley        3,356  Piute / Eldorado                          352,159
Rainbow Gardens      39,366  Red Rock Springs                                  683
River Mountain      11,029  Stump Springs                                 646

Total Restricted Acres  2,767,941 

 This is a direct assault on the State of Nevada. It is also a deliberate retaliation against the people for standing against the horrific action of several federal agencies at the Bundy ranch.

 The boldness of the federal government’s timing and action on these matters are astonishing. They are again making a clear case that they are willing to use federal power to punish the local people. Harry Reid’s declaration “This is not over” is proving to be uncharacteristically accurate.

 Before the Bundy ranch standoff, there were approximately 1 million acres of ACECs in Southern Nevada. Now after the Bundy standoff, the BLM is proposing an additional 1.8 Million acres (a 280% increase) all of which just happens to be in Southern Nevada.

 Although this is not proof, anybody with a little intelligence can see that Harry Reid and the BLM are not protecting the environment; they are punishing their enemies.

 How is it that all newly proposed critical environmental land in the Untied States just happens to reside within miles of the Bundy ranch? Is the land in Southern Nevada so different/dangerous/special/delicate and important?



From near the beginning of history, tyrannical men have sought to oppress through the control of land and resources, "Control the land and resources, and you have the power to control the people". There is a direct correlation to land and resources with power and wealth. All major powers in world history have gained their power & wealth by conquering the land and controlling the resources. 

 It is self-evident that certain men within our government understand this and have implemented these age-old tactics upon the people of this country. For decades they have used government to gain power & wealth for themselves by controlling the land and resources.

 Our founding fathers understood this nature, they drafted the Constitution to protect us from the despotic men that history is so full of. They limited the powers of government by outlining what lands the federal government can control and by separating the powers they hold. Their intent was to quickly dispose the land and resources to the local people, where it is most safe. 

 Under federal rule, the people that live on or near the land have no say to what happens in their own backyards. They have no republic form of government. The decisions are all made by appointed representatives from Washington D.C. These representatives have no responsibility to the people and there is no practical legal way to hold them accountable. In direct violation of the U.S. Constitution federal agencies use the lands as their own and suppress the rightful stewards.

 At the moment of Statehood land inside the new State is no longer U.S. Territory, and no longer does U.S. Congress or any of the federal agencies have authority to dispose of the land or make any rules or regulations respecting to it. At Statehood it becomes the right and duty of the people of the State to dispose of and regulate all the lands within the boarders of that State. This is called a republic form of government, for the people, by the people. 

 The incident at the Bundy ranch indicates that people are beginning to question the legitimacy of federally controlled lands within their State. It also proves that the people have the courage to stand against despotic government actions. The purpose of the federal government is to protect and uphold the rights of the people, not to profit from the spoils in taking their lands and resources away.

The recent action of the BLM in creating new federal code (ACECs) to expand their control and power by restricting the people further from their lands is a continuation of illegally controlling land with-in a State.



 We call upon our County and State representatives to take courage and end the unconstitutional federal control of land and resources within the State. The legal and rightful control of the land belongs to the local people. The land within the State must be returned to people in a republic form of government. It is time for the State to dispose of the land to the people, open the land up for useful purposes, and protect the preemptive property rights of the people. 

 Lest there be any confusion regarding how these new federal rules impact the Bundy family, we will continue ranching as our family has done in the Southern Nevada area for over 137 years. We intend to use our preemptive property rights of grazing and water, the rights that Nevada State law both recognizes and is charged to protect.

 We are not intimidated by the past action of the federal government, nor will we yield to their future attempt to subdue the State or the people. We refuse to submit to unconstitutional codes and regulation that dismantle Statehood and deprived our American neighbors and ourselves of the unalienable right so many of our kinsmen suffered and died for.


The Bundy Family

 October 25, 2014



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

LA TIMES

The political ad plays out like a parody, a “Saturday Night Live” skit: two dusty cowboys standing near the barn trading country talk. But the thing is this: This pair is serious. Related story: Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire Related story: Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire John M. Glionna Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who challenged the Bureau of Land Management in the spring over the right to graze his cattle on public lands — and who became a brief poster boy for tea party types, until his blatant comments on race sent supporters scurrying — is back at what he does best: stirring up political hay – this time for a third-party candidate for Congress. The gray-haired rancher plays himself in a two-minute Web video promoting Kamau Bakari, an Independent American Party candidate and African American, against Democratic Rep. Dina Titus. The ad portrays candidate and cowboy as straight talkers who don’t care what anyone thinks — even if they ruffle some feathers. lRelated Horseback protest targets BLM, but environmentalists say whoa NATION Horseback protest targets BLM, but environmentalists say whoa SEE ALL RELATED 8 To make his point, Bundy even resurrects some comments about African Americans and slavery that drew criticism nationwide. “I know that black folks have had a hard time with, uh, slavery,” he says at one point. “And, you know, the government was in on it.” Reached at his ranch in rural Bunkerville, about 70 miles north of Las Vegas, Bundy told the Los Angeles Times that the Bakari campaign approached him about the ad, which was filmed about a week ago. “We basically recited our lines, what he wanted,” Bundy said. Bundy said he liked the idea of a frank talk about race, “so it’s an open thing.” Related story: Stephen Colbert performs 'The Ballad of Cliven Bundy' Related story: Stephen Colbert performs 'The Ballad of Cliven Bundy' Patrick Kevin Day The ad starts with a clip of a speech given by Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., who is black, saying that when it comes to race, America “is a nation of cowards.” Shift to Bundy and Bakari, wearing tall hats, standing in front of a white horse. “Did he just call me a coward?” Bundy asks. Says Bakari: “No, he just called all white folks cowards.” “He must not know me,” Bundy replies. cComments Bundy is a low life moocher, and things won't end well for him. He had his 15 minutes. MAYO GUBBINS AT 8:16 PM OCTOBER 23, 2014 ADD A COMMENTSEE ALL COMMENTS 27 A running theme in the ad is political correctness, and the men denounce it while praising those who speak their minds. Bakari presents the irascible rancher with a scenario and a question: If he were called a racist for something, would he be scared and apologize “like those billionaire ball team owners did a little while ago?” Bundy replies that he wouldn’t and that he’s “sick and tired of people who act like that.” Bundy adds that a man ought to be able to express himself without being called names. And then Bakari says (seriously), “A brave white man like you might be just what we need to put an end to this political correctness stuff in America.” Related story: Cliven Bundy inspires a song: 'Are You Heading to Bunkerville?' Related story: Cliven Bundy inspires a song: 'Are You Heading to Bunkerville?' John M. Glionna The ad, which has gotten more than 50,000 hits on YouTube, is paid for by the Committee to Elect Kamau Bakari, but feels like it’s Bundy running for office, not Bakari. Bundy now has some second thoughts about his appearance, especially the line: “It's almost like black folks think white folks owe them something.” The rancher, who recently joined the Independent American Party, said the line was scripted and adds that he now realizes he doesn’t believe it. “I thought to myself last night, ‘Well, that was kind of a prejudiced statement,’” he said. “I stand for more than that. I stand for the rights of the individual so it wasn’t right to profile these people. I want to be more fair than that. I really feel like everybody in that black community would have to be asked whether they think the white man owes them something.” Which sounds suspiciously like an apology. Still, Bundy isn’t running for any political office. At least not yet. “If they asked me, I’d just tell them that I’m busy being a rancher and a father.” And fighting the federal government. Follow @jglionna for national news Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-cliven-bundy-ad-20141021-story.html

Friday, September 26, 2014

NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bundy Family Statement on Neglect Charges against Cliven Bundy Last week, in the Clark County District Court, Danielle Beck filed a lawsuit against Cliven Bundy for “recklessly, carelessly and negligently allowing his cows to enter onto Interstate 15. Danielle reportedly ran into a distressed cow on I-15 the night of April 13th. As we learn more details of Danielle Beck and her accident we are grateful that she was not injured further. We are also thankful that she has returned to work and hope her life is back to normal. As for the charges against Cliven, they are ironic, humorous and come with questionable motives. On March 25th, The Bureau of Land Management along with at least 4 other federal agencies came onto the Bundy Range and set up a military like compound. On April 5th they locked down the range surrounded the ranch with sniper and heavily armed federally hired mercenaries. Placing armed militants and advanced surveillance equipment on ever entry point of the range. They verbally and physically threatened the community (especially the Bundy's) with their lives if they left the paved roads. The Bundy family and community members were gang beaten, captured and tortured, thrown to the pavement, tasered multiple times with dogs siced on them, all simply for expressing their first amendment rights in distaste for the excessive display of force by our federal government.
During this historical week we were unable to freely go on the range to check the cattle's whereabouts or their condition. The federal agencies were gathering the cattle by helicopter, shooting them by air, scattering them and separating the mother's from their calves (many calves and cattle were killed). The Bundy cattle that lived were put in extreme distress and disorientation. It was not until April 12 (Saturday) after over a thousand protesters went up to the compound and forced the flight of the federal agencies and returned the captured cattle, that we could freely get on the range to check the damages and the remaining herd. It was the very next night that Danielle Beck hit one of the distressed cattle. By this time the surviving cattle had been scattered by air into areas they normally may not have gone, shot at, sore footed, many captured and held inhumanly. They were looking for their calves and looking for water. So here is the irony, Cliven's life would have been taken by federal agents if he would have checked on the cattle, yet he is charged for neglect, carelessness and recklessness for not doing so. We do not have to point out who was reckless, careless and negligent? If Bob Apple, Danielle Beck's lawyer cared for his client more than just getting his name in the paper, he would go after the federal agencies who caused the cattle to be distressed enough to go through a State maintained fence and onto the freeway. Or, he would go after the State of Nevada who bears the responsibility in maintaining the freeway fences and gates. The humorous part is that both the State and the feds have more funds to pay out than some poor rancher driving a 13 year old beat up pick up, living in a 1200 square foot home (without air conditioning) a home that he has primarily lived in since he was 4 years old. But the lawyer knows Cliven cannot defend himself as well as the State and feds can, so who does he sue? We do not blame attorney Bob Apple for going after the easy prey, it is some lawyer's nature to do so. This whole incident is just another example of what happens when the federal government oversteps it's bounds and tries to meddle in matters that they do not have jurisdiction or authority over. Sincerely, The Bundy Family

Dan Love, subject of this article, was the Special Agent in Charge of the BLM in Bunkerville April 12th.

debate

This debate is a great opportunity to hear about the lands issues we are facing. The State of Utah vs the BLM, live from SUU in Cedar City UT. 6pm tonight, Sept 18th. Just click the link below to watch it live. If you can't make the live broadcast at least register then you will get a notice of where you can watch it later on.

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