By John W. Lillpop
Whom would have thunk that a humble cattle rancher in Nevada would go toe-to-toe against the bloated, but armed, bureaucracy of the United States Bureau of Land Management--- and emerge the winner?
Oh, how SWEET the taste of victory by rancher Cliven Bundy over the tyranny of King Barack and his gang of armed bullies!
In a story somewhat reminiscent of the battles fought and won by American patriots over King George over 200 years ago, Mr. Bundy et al. provided a “Teachable Moment” for King Barack and his inept government of anti-American Marxists, all of whom had apparently forgotten the inalienable sanctity of the right to private property and other individual rights guaranteed by the US Constitution!
One can almost imagine the thunderous roar of cheering from the throats of the Founders as federal agents retreated from the Bundy ranch-- in defeat!
One can also imagine an excited spokesperson for the Founders saying, “By golly, those ranchers and those who support them get it! They really understand that government is subservient to the people, not the other way around. Our hard work from more than 230 years ago was NOT in vain!”
American grit over oppressive government! That’s what America is all about.
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.
Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.
"I have no contract with the United States government," Bundy said. "I was paying grazing fees for management and that's what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay."
The federal government had countered that Bundy "owes the American people in excess of $1 million " in unpaid grazing fees and "refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so."
However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.
"Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," BLM Director Neil Kornze said.”
All Americans can be grateful for the fact that the conflict ended as it did with no loss of life or serious injury; however, one must ask:
Where in the hell was the “serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public," before the armed rangers were deployed on private property in the first place?
Actually, true American patriots knew all along how this mess would end:
In an important election year, the Surrender Politics of Barack Obama and the progressives did not stand a chance against the American grit of we the people!