Oregon Sheriffs Could Have Prevented The Standoff If They Only Knew The Constitution

There has been a tremendous fixation of anger for the last number of years of the federal government owning and in control of so much land in the west of which it owns 47 percent of it. In some states, including Oregon, Utah, and Nevada it owns the majority and of course they use to own all of it. Naturally as the United States moved west it expanded by purchasing or taking the land that became new states. As the expansion progressed it transferred land to state governments, largely through homesteading and land grants, which allowed farmers to procure parcels of land for agricultural use.

The following is from a post by Quoctrung Eiu and Margot Sanger-Katz, published by the New York Times, Titled “Why the Government Owns So Much Land in the West”: “In the early 1900s, cattle farming became a speculative boom because farmers realized that the federal government was basically giving away a valuable free commodity: grass. This quickly became a problem that economists call the “tragedy of the commons.” Everyone was allowed to let cattle graze the millions of acres of public grass. Ranchers, local officials and lawmakers got together and created a law called the Taylor Grazing Act, which effectively created a federal body called the Division of Grazing to manage the grazing of these lands.”

Whenever you have some kind of managing land after many years of open use it leads to complications and stand-offs.The stand-off in Oregon could have been prevented and La Voy Finicum would not have been killed. Ammon Bundy and his followers did not take up arms against local and federal governments. Just because there is a protest and people are carrying arms which is a Second Amendment right does not mean they are going to shoot up the town. They also had every right to exercise their First Amendment rights to address their government for grievances. This is where The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA)made their mistake by siding with Ward and the federal government against the citizens that gathered at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Center.

The following is from a post by Tim Brown, published by eagle Rising News: “Had David Ward been a constitutional sheriff, he could have ended all of this peacefully by simply removing federal agents from his county with regards to this matter and met with the protesters who had been peaceful all along. In fact, the only shots we know that have been fired have come from federal agents and state police.”

“As if this were not enough, Sheriff Brian Wolfe, who is not only the OSSA President, but also the Sheriff of Malheur County issued a statement backing Ward.”

There are some giant groups that are out to make some big money from lands that nobody has wanted to purchase that had been become difficult-to-reach tracts of land in the west because they had become unattractive to farmers. The only thing that whatever land is left is good for grazing so why are these ranchers being pressured to leave. There is always some way to negotiate a settlement but from the look of things the government is trying to force out the remaining ranchers from the land they process. You remember those old cowboy movies where the rancher was forced to sell well that’s exactly what’s going on now. This needs to be talked about with We The People because it sure as hell looks like a land-grab. You remember the Bundy Ranch in Nevada when Senator Harry Reid got so angry over the outcome and then we found out that Reid had some deal going on with China to install solar power on that land, and guess who was living on that land? of course, Bundy. There is much money to be made on these lands and we better ask the hard questions as to who will be making the money.

“The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….”

“However, that power is limited immensely in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 about federal control of land.

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings– (EMPHASIS ADDED).”

Senator Harry Reid Disgustingly Called American Patriots Terrorists

One thing that has been very noticeable with President Obama is he doesn’t like to use the word terrorist. There are people out there that want to blow our heads off but Obama thinks he can appease them with nicer words than calling them what they are. But now you have the case of Harry Reid. Good old Harry he shoots straight from the hip even though his shooting is way off the mark.

Lets talk about good old Harry Reid for a moment. He is the majority leader of the Senate. That means he has a big responsibility. Our Forefathers as we all know have set up a system of checks and balances so as not to allow any one of the three branches to get out of control. In other words they wanted input to come from each other to allow for negotiations. Harry Reid is not allowing this to happen. He is not allowing bills that have been passed by the House to go on for discussion and then for a vote. Someone obviously is pulling Reid’s strings for him to act in this nature. This can be a discussion for another day but for the moment I will say that Harry Reid is a terrorist. He has stopped all business of the United States Congress. He is attacking the Constitution of the United States which calls for open debate and he is not allowing it. So all this considering, I am calling Harry Reid a terrorist.

Lets define Political Terrorist: The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property in order to coerce or intimidate the civilian population. Lets now go to the situation of the Bundy Ranch. I understand that Bundy is wrong for not paying the fines. Keep in mind that throughout all this conflict Reid kept silent. Judge Napolitano suggested that the easiest way to have handled this was to put a lean on the property and when said parties deceased the government would seize the property. Instead Federal Agents from the BLM (Bureau of land Management) sent in 200 armed agents and used helicopters, dump trucks and four wheel drive vehicles to remove cattle from the land. There is about 1000 cattle on the ranch, and the family has worked the ranch since the 1870’s. Are you kidding me! This would be something done in a communist country. So what commenced was militia starting coming in (whom I call patriots as does Senator Dean Heller from Nevada) from different states to put down as I call it this government intrusion to the “we the peoples freedoms.”

In the meantime in the aftermath of all this we found out that the Reid family was negotiating with China to install a solar complex. As you can see now we are getting to a motive to throw these ranchers out. First of all if this is the case why is the Reid family not using American companies and going to China instead. What is the Reid family getting out of this from China? You know as well as I do that the Reid family have accumulated wealth and you don’t do this on politicians salaries.

This has become such a joke. All this because of the turtle “endangered” desert tortoise which as we found out its really about a solar complex. What makes this a joke is the environmental agency is claiming that the solar complex is more dangerous to the turtle than the cows are. So now what do you do Harry. To make it worst for Reid, now the cat is out of the bag and America is finding out how Harry Reid operates.

So as we can see there is now a question as to who the real terrorists are. Is it the American Patriots who rushed to the defense of American citizens, or is it Harry Reid with his constant conniving and scheming to possibly enrich his pockets.