(Joel F. Hansen) The acquittal of Ryan and Ammon Bundy and their five brave compatriots was a miraculous moment in the history of the fight for liberty against the tyranny of the Bureau of Land Mismanagement and of the oppressive U.S. government. The power of the people’s fourth branch of government, the jury, was manifest as these 12 courageous jurors rejected the trumped up charges of conspiring to prevent federal employees from performing their duties. (Although that’s not a bad idea, considering all of the damage the BLM is doing to the economy of the West at the present.) The defendants were also found not guilty of possessing guns in a federal facility. Since they openly carried sidearms in western style holsters, it is obvious that the jurors still believe in the first and second amendments: The people still have the right to peaceably assemble to petition the government for redress of grievances and they still have the right to keep and bear arms. There is nothing in the Constitution that says that the people can’t exercise both of those rights at the same time. But there is plenty in federal law that says that you can’t. Which one governs? The jury decided in favor of the Bill of Rights.
The government’s underhanded tactics undoubtedly contributed to its highly embarrassing loss of what appeared to be an open and shut case. But it was actually a politically motivated case, brought to stamp out protests against the oppressive tactics of the BLM. There is seething anger throughout the West as ranchers, miners, and loggers, along with whole communities who depend on these industries, are put out of business by the unreasonable and oppressive regulations of the BLM. It appears that this agency, originally designed to help ranchers, is now in the business of shutting them down. Over 50 ranchers in Clark County have been driven off the land their forefathers conquered and ranched for over a century, leaving Cliven Bundy the last man standing. It is no wonder the Bundy brothers went to Oregon to support their fellow ranchers, the Hammonds, who are now serving five year sentences for setting a backfire on federal land to protect their ranch from a raging forest fire, which, by the way, is a common technique used by the BLM to stop fires. The Hammonds were originally given light sentences by the first federal judge on their case, who said it would be unjust to mete out long sentences for such an innocent act. But in stepped the 9th Circuit and reversed that decision, after which a different fed judge threw the book at them and sent them to prison for five years for trying to protect their land.
Our domestic terrorist agency, the BLM, sent paid informants into the Malheur refuge to set up the Bundys for a frame job at trial. But the jury didn’t take the bait. They knew that these government goons were there to try to induce the Bundys and their supporters to commit “criminal” acts. The only criminals in the case were the fedcops who murdered LaVoy Finicum by shooting him three times in the back, and then claiming that only one shot was fired. The jury knew who the liars in the case were, and it wasn’t the Bundys. The feds were trying to prove that these Bundy brothers and their compatriots were domestic terrorists. It appears that the jury understood that the terrorists in the western United States are the federal agents who murdered Lavoy Finicum. Let’s hope that the jurors in Las Vegas next February will realize this also, and hand the government another acquittal of these innocent men, who, like our founding fathers, fought the battle of Bunker-ville, without ever firing a shot, against an invading army of feds, armed to the teeth, with military vehicles, a private army, bullet proof vests, highly trained snipers, and automatic weapons. This against a peaceable gathering of cowboys on horses, with pistols in western style holsters, which they never drew or pointed at anyone. Only one, or perhaps two people ever pointed a rifel in the directions of the invaders, while dozens of federal professional snipers on the butte above the protestors trained their sites on the cowboy hatted patriots.
Let us all thank God for the acquittal of these brave patriots who have courageously led the way in the fight to liberate the West from the stifling and oppressive regulators whose greatest desire is to coup us all up in the cities and leave the land to the tortoises and wild hares. And against those who understand the real forces behind the federales takeover of our lands–the large donations to Harry Reid and the democratic party by the worthless solar energy farms who can’t make a buck without a federal handout, and who make those large donations to Harry Reid so that his cronies in the BLM will be willing to do his bidding and kick the honest descendants of the pioneers off the land for Harry’s own evil purposes. (By the way, the tortoises do much better when they are around cattle–their favorite dessert is cow pies.)
Viva la libertad. Viva the Bundys! Viva Nevada. Viva the patriots of Malheur. Viva the memory of the martyr, LaVoy Finicum, who, if he had had the chance, would probably have said, “I only regret that I had but one life to give for my county.”
Let us all pray diligently from now through next February for the triumph of liberty against federal tyranny in the show trial against Cliven Bundy, Nevada’s Nelson Mandela.