A long-simmering dispute between a Nevada cattle rancher and the federal Bureau of Land Management has reached a boiling point, and participants have their fingers crossed it won’t erupt into violence.
Since 1993, Cliven Bundy has been battling the agency, as well as the National Park Service, the Center for Biological Diversity and the courts, to graze his cattle on 150 square miles of Gold Butte scrub land in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. He stopped paying his grazing fees back then, saying he “fired” the Bureau of Land Management as land manager. His Mormon ancestors had tilled the unforgiving soil since 1887, long before the 1934 Taylor Grazing Act allowed the federal government to seize control, TheBlaze reported.
With Drudge shining his mega-spotlight on this, it’s going to be difficult for the Feds to murder everybody on that ranch, including the dogs, but that doesn’t mean they won’t try to find a way anyhow.
Obama’s minions are great at using force on ranchers who defy their tyrannical authoriteh, though not so much when the opposition is Russian or Islamic.
I expect a tragic outcome here (for the rancher), pour encourager les autres. My guess is that they’ll wait until the publicity dies down, then storm the place after claiming that somebody was shooting at them and they had no choice.
UPDATE: Don Sensing has more: Sense of Events: Feds deploy snipers, arrest man for filming outside “First Amendment area”
If an anonymous pen-pusher in the permanent bureaucracy can confine the Bill of Rights to tiny enclaves where it will be entirely ineffectual, then there is no Bill of Rights.
Which is exactly the objective.
Well, there is no Bill of Rights. Not any more. Not after a hundred years of progressives in both parties doing everything they possibly can to destroy it, working hand in glove with a Supreme Court that has become a destroyer, rather than a defender, of the U.S. Constitution and the unalienable rights it was supposed to guarantee.