Cliven Bundy, can a renegade cowboy defeat the Marxists?
Updates at the end of the article
In the end, there is only one reason why the Bundy ranch was besieged. President Obama had to have taken the lead. He knew it was going on and he sanctioned it. Beyond oil, solar, and Chinese Communists with money, lurks Obama’s Agenda.
InfoWars claims to have found a smoking gun in the case of embattled rancher Cliven Bundy. I can’t verify it and the only proof I can find is a contract for land 200 miles away from Gold Butte. An alleged lucrative contract – which will benefit Harry Reid and his son Rory Reid – specifically mentions the need to rid the land of Cliven Bundy, according to InfoWars. In addition, Natural News pointed out that the BLM is in the business of selling lucrative oil and gas leases.
Harry Reid did recommend his former aide for the position of BLM director.
There is a much bigger picture in all of this, however, and that is the fact Mr. Obama believes the government should control the land and water in the United States. He sees the government as the protector of the nation’s resources. It is his belief. He does not respect private property – it is the government’s to take. That should now be obvious to everyone.
Mr. Obama is social engineering citizens off their land into congested hubs to preserve the land for nature and to have it available for government use, maybe even to share the resources with U.N. member nations such as China, because he believes in globalism, an extreme form of globalism. He has already expressed a desire to share the wealth from our resources with the world through treaties such as The Law of the Sea treaty.
Natural News reported that the Bureau of Land Management is in the business of leasing government lands to energy companies. Significant exploratory drilling is being conducted in precisely the same area where the Bundy family has been running cattle since the 1870′s. The “Gold Butte” area can be clearly seen in the map of areas drilled (purple demarcations).
Oil has been found in nearby areas but oil and gas drilling have worked alongside ranching over the years without a problem. Of course, if the government can lease the land on which the cattle graze, it will be lucrative for them.
In July 2011, the federal government agreed to allow China to buy up 600,000 acres of gas & oil fields in Texas. This is the same administration that would not allow new drilling; kicked Shell out of Alaska after billions of dollars of investments; shut down most offshore drilling; and tried to shut down Texas oil fields on the remote possibility that it might harm a tiny useless lizard that was most often known for being road kill.
its not unreasonable to think the government wants the Bundy land for leases.
Mr. Obama prefers solar and windmills to oil and gas however.
Bundy’s name came up, allegedly, in a solar project that the government wanted to put in place with the Chinese communists using Nevada land. The project has been canceled But it is curious that Bundy’s name came up if these documents are legitimate.
InfoWars posted documents they claim to have found on the BLM website which BLM has since taken down. One document is titled, “Cattle Trespass Impacts” and it states that Bundy’s cattle negatively “impacts” solar development and would prevent the construction of utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”
Check out the document:
The first segment of the document was pulled by the feds from BLM.gov. according to InfoWars.
Another BLM report entitled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone” (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for “Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land “managed” by BLM. See below:
The second segment of the document was also pulled by the feds from BLM.gov. according to InfoWars.
It goes further than that, reaching into the White House, to a president who is seizing land under the guise of necessary preservation.
A leaked memo uncovered in 2010 exposed the Obama Administration’s land grab initiative that is intended to spread across other western states. The land grab in this memo alone covered 10 million acres of Western land in 11 states.
As part of Obama’s “Great Outdoors Initiative”, the administration met quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land.
It’s a stealthy power grab through executive order that promises to radically transform the American way of life. Michelle Malkin had a thorough description of what the government was doing.
In April 2010, President Obama issued a memorandum outlining his “21st century strategy for America’s great outdoors”, calling for officials to conduct “listening and learning sessions” with the public to identify places that mean the most to Americans and leverage the support of the federal government to “protect” outdoor spaces. The memo bragged about the federal government being the nation’s “largest land manager.”
They looked at millions of acres and Secretary Vilsack pleaded for “the need for additional attention to the Land and Water Conservation Fund — and the need to promptly support full funding of that fund.”
Democrats put in a provision in these packages that would require the federal government to take over energy permitting in state waters.
The amount of land the federal government owns or controls is shocking. Check out the map. Areas in red are the federal government’s to control and we now know they are willing to shoot American citizens to keep it that way.
The Obama administration believes in Agenda 21 and, no, it’s not a conspiracy theory, it is clearly outlined on the U.N. website. ICLEI, its offshoot, is active throughout the United States. Agenda 21 sees the government as the best protector of the land, water and resources. The government must own the land and dole out the resources for humans and animals. That is what Mr. Obama believes.
Toads, chickens, and tortoises are excuses for a much larger vision, a vision that will give the government the power and the wealth of the country’s resources.
Recently, the EPA seized the entire town of Riverton, Wyoming and gave it to the Native-Americans. They did this because they believe they own the land and have the right to do it.
The EPA seized control over all the water in the nation, even ditches with a “rule” that is actually an unconstitutionally-written law.
The EPA is redefining the meaning of the word ‘water’ in such a way as to allow them to seize control over all water and, as a consequence, all private property in the United States.
The Supreme Court of the United States has defined the meaning of ‘water’ as ‘navigable water.’ The EPA seeks to redefine the meaning of water as all ‘connected water,’ and they are seeking to define ‘connected water as all water, so they can assume power to regulate every body of water in the United States. Any water, even ditches, on private property will be controlled. They are using a bizarre theory found in a study which says all water is connected underground.
On August 2011, Executive Order 13575 was issued and it gave the government control over 16% of our rural lands. For what reason? Are the rural lands doing badly? Did the farmers ask for this?
Executive Order 13575 allows the President to develop “sustainable communities. The government has no constitutional authority to do this but they are. Last year, Mr. Obama announced his plan to develop “promise zones.” He’s starting small.
The order is in complete agreement with the UN’s Agenda 21 - The UN’s View on Property Rights – Straight From the Marxist Manual.
Obama created the White House Rural Council, chaired by the Secretary of Agriculture. It includes 25 Cabinet secretaries. Their mission, which will cover every government everything, is to promote prosperity and quality of life in rural USA.
This is the beginning of a complete takeover of rural lands and it won’t matter who owns them. Obama’s agencies have been besieging farmers with regulations since he came into office.
All over rural America, Obama’s agencies are seizing private property, but most particularly in the West, and they use toads, tortoises, frogs and wildflowers to make it happen. They often assume control through sue and settle cases by working hand-in-hand with radical environmental groups. It isn’t about the toads and the wildflowers per se. It’s about the federal government controlling all the land, water and resources in this country.
Remember his plan to map every neighborhood throughout the country? He plans to shuffle the resources and the people among neighborhoods until all share equally in the pie regardless of how much each contributes. He has a mortgage redistribution scheme to be executed through HUD that will help make this happen. A lazy person will gain the most under this system. It is social engineering and Obama believes in it.
Before the Bundy ranch was besieged, in March, The Center for Biodiversity, a truly powerful and radical environmental agency, released a memo falsely claiming that the tortoises were “suffering” because of cattle grazing and demanded the government do something. It specifically cited ranchers who “trespass cattle” for free, destroying the vegetation.
Why did they choose to do that at this time? Were they working with someone in the administration?
In November 2012, Obama gave 9.5 million acres of Western land to the spotted owl, even though the owl already had 4 million acres. It isn’t only about the owl. It’s about all the wildlife. He believes they should have preference to the humans in the area.
President Obama has been using executive orders (EO’s) in ways they have never been used before. He is using them to do end-runs around Congress by legislating from the White House. Some EO’s are dormant but pose a potential future threat.
One of those is EO 13603 which he signed on March 16, 2012. The purpose of the EO is to delegate authority and address national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950. It provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials and services to promote national defense.
It’s an update to prior National Preparedness Orders and normally it wouldn’t be a concern but there were some subtle changes that seem unnecessary. The definition of “national emergency” was made broader and left quite vague. There are no checks and balances within the EO but it includes all of the Executive Branch agencies, agencies that would have unlimited power if the president declared a “national emergency”.
The Executive Branch would completely control our lives through the “industrial and technological base,” and he would have the power over all commodities and products capable of being ingested by human beings and animals; all forms of energy; all forms of civil transportation; all usable water from all sources; health resources; forced labor such as military conscription; and federal officials could issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources.”
EO 13603 is the plan to control our economy and our lives in the event of a crisis endangering our national security; there are no checks and balances written into the EO and “national emergency” is too broadly defined.
Could a cyber threat be used as an excuse to use this authority? Could an economic crisis cause the president to take over retirement funds using this EO?
In Obama’s hands, this EO does give one pause.
President Obama was most certainly aware of the two-week siege in Nevada. He most certainly sanctioned it or the BLM wouldn’t have been there, hiding behind cars, fully armored with helmets, wielding military-grade weapons. The entire affair was an overreaction on the part of the government. Could they overreact to an alleged national emergency as well?
The point of mentioning EO 13603 is to point to a pattern of behavior coming from this administration. Everything must be controlled by the Big Government.
One of the Big Government commissioners in Nevada Tom Collins threatened to kill people according to Darin Bushman, a Utah commissioner, who called him to offer help. Bushman wrote this on his Facebook page: “I was just told by commissioner Collins of Clark County NV that all of us folks from Utah are a bunch of ‘inbred bastards’ and if we are coming to Clark County NV to support Cliven Bundy we all ‘better have funeral plans’. We should ‘turn our asses around and mind our own f-ing business’. Now there’s some classy leadership for you.”
That’s a little more alarming than having one’s personal sensibilities ruffled. This man was threatening violence if people didn’t do as he and his Big Government colleagues demanded. The BLM law enforcement – their army of armed bureaucrats – threatened, repeatedly, to shoot the protesters at the Bundy Ranch because they had a court order, which in the 80% Democratic Clark County wouldn’t be hard to get. The BLM already roughed people up and tasered the son of the ranch owner.
Remember in 2008 when Mr. Obama said he’d build a domestic army?
Obama certainly knew about the attack on the ranch and when Harry Reid’s solar plan was tied into the BLM, the attack was called off. Our government wants the land, the water and the resources to dole out as they see fit. That is the goal. That is the reason Bundy’s ranch was under attack.
Bundy owes grazing fees, but he’s owed them for over two decades. Why now?
Update:04/14/14: The story reported by InfoWars is inaccurate.
That particular solar project with China was canceled several months ago.
Check out Judge Napolitano’s take on the issue via noisy room
Harry Reid said this is not over and that the government can’t have people breaking the law and getting away with it. [Wait a second, every illegal alien is breaking the law.] “It’s not over,” said Harry Reid, leaving his private jet, on his way to the Ritz Carlton, the hotel he lives in.
The federal government might own the land but there is something inherently wrong with the government owning most of the West. In fact, we the people are the federal government and if there was a referendum on the issue, I believe Mr. Bundy would be allowed to graze his cattle.
Update: 04/15/14: There is a solar project (confirmed by Sheriff Mack) and Harry Reid has his fingerprints all over it. It’s the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. It is only 46 miles from the Bundy ranch according to google maps. Whether it is playing a role in this, is not yet known but one has to wonder how the desert tortoise feels about the whole thing.
Expecting the BLM to give up their claim to the land is a fool’s errand.
As Reid said, this isn’t over. Someone should cart that crony socialist off to jail.
The climate agenda should be a concern in this as the last rancher in Clark County is squeezed out to make way for government projects or to simply leave the land vacant.
Update: 04/17/14: Harry Reid said he is looking to charge Cliven Bundy with a crime. He also said Bundy’s followers are domestic terrorists. He insulted a good portion of America because Bundy, rightly or wrongly, is viewed as an American hero against an overly-large, overreaching government, one that was ready to shoot innocent Americans and declared areas as free speech zones.
Rand Paul said today that the government will never let him graze his cattle again.
The article was edited after publication to reflect the updated information about the Reids and the Chinese solar farm in Laughlin, Nevada. The Chinese may have backed out but U.S. companies supplemented with taxpayer funds have not.