Stage right enters the Bundy’s, using open range to graze their live stock as the family has done for about a hundred years. Now enter stage left ,the federal government, doing what only the federal government can do, which is to overreact with excessive force.
The Feds say that they’re following the law, to wit, protecting turtles, desert tortoise, listed as a protracted species, and to get paid for the grazing fees owed by the Bundy’s. The Bundy’s say that they comply with state law, and the Feds have no right to rustle their livestock and block access to the open range. The bottom line is the Bundy’s want their grievances heard in the state court of Nevada, and the Feds want to stay in federal court.
This started in 1993 with the Bureau of Land Management encroaching on the open range and forcing open range ranchers out and has reached the point of no more “shoving allowed without resistance.” This should be familiar to people like Eric Holder, who was in the Justice Department with Janet Reno, which had more than their share of muck-ups.
It would do well for the federal government to recall the past muck-ups, which they will not. This of course is the normal method of operation for any government that over steps it bounds and creates the spark of rebellion. Only time will tell if this is the proverbial last straw.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 11, 2014
As we watch this play out most people pick one of two sides: government is just too dang big, or government is too dang small. We know which side the bureaucrats and their numbskulls will fall on. The question is which side will those that matter fall on, the people? My grandfather would say, no man will stand being told what to do for long, unless he is a slave by force of arms, and only then until he learns the cost of liberty.
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