Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/9/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

It sounds like an Onion headline, but this is our government at work.

A shocking paramilitary action in unfolding in the high Nevada desert pitting the Feds against a lone rancher and his cattle herd. It's the stuff of fiction, but it is happening right now and the U.S. government doesn't want anyone to know what they are doing.

Cliven Bundy is under siege on his cattle ranch by a small army of federal agents, over a tortoise and unpaid grazing fees.

Cliven Bundy is under siege on his cattle ranch by a small army of federal agents, over a tortoise and unpaid grazing fees.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/9/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: nevada, feds, cattle, ranch, attack, eviction, BLM, FBI, armed, clark county


LAS VEGAS, NV (Catholic Online) - The last cattle rancher in Clark County, Nevada is being forced off his land for failing to pay foraging fees to the Bureau of Land Management. The fees which amount to about $1.35 per cow per month are badly in arrears and the BLM says it is owed over $1 million. Cattle rancher Cliven Bundy says he owes around $300,000. The fees haven't been paid since 1993.

Snipers take aim at the Bundy ranch after they were photographed.

Snipers take aim at the Bundy ranch after they were photographed.


The case appears very straightforward. Although Bundy's family has ranched the land since the 1870s, he hasn't paid his dues for over 20 years, so it is logical that he's overdue for eviction. A deal is a deal. However, it's not the eviction, but rather the method that is most distressing.

Pray for justice.


The BLD is treating the entire process like a full-blown military operation.

Over the past two weeks, Bundy told the Washington Free Beacon about the two-decade dispute, "What's happened the last two weeks, the United States government, the bureaus are getting this army together and they're going to get their job done and they're going to prove two things. They're going to prove they can do it, and they're gonna prove that they have unlimited power, and that they control the policing power over this public land. That's what they're trying to prove."

No less than eight helicopters have been deployed around the ranch for various duties.

No less than eight helicopters have been deployed around the ranch for various duties.


Everything but tanks and rocket launchers have been deployed, the WFB reported.

No, we're not exaggerating. The family has counted at least eight helicopters, 200 heavily-armed personnel, equipped with sniper rifles and machine guns. Dozens of vehicles and surveillance equipment have been deployed. The BLM has teamed with the FBI and they have established bases of operations.

A helicopter over the ranch.

A helicopter over the ranch.


The BLM has even been gracious enough to set up "free speech zones" where Americans would be allowed to protest what is happening in a remote corner of Clark County. That's right, the BLM has set up areas where the First Amendment still applies, with their permission, of course.

The Feds have come in force to evict one cattle rancher with his herd.

The Feds have come in force to evict one cattle rancher with his herd.


The National Park Service says the herd must be removed in part to clear habitat for the desert tortoise. They also say that Bundy has threatened contractors who are removing the cattle, so the agents are just there for security.

The feds have blocked the roads leading to the Bundy ranch.

The feds have blocked the roads leading to the Bundy ranch.


These are not state officials, nor is this the county sheriff, who might otherwise assist in an eviction, but rather these are heavily armed federal agents with plenty of weaponry and money to spend on an operation to remove one single man and his cattle from land his family has worked for over 140 years.

Federal officials say they have tried legal remedies, but Bundy just ignores them.

Nobody is saying Bundy doesn't deserve some sanction for refusing to pay the BLM their due. However, an armed military operation is beyond the pale in dealing with a lone, elderly rancher.

The feds are well equipped with armored vehicles. There should be no question --these are intended f

The feds are well equipped with armored vehicles. There should be no question --these are intended for domestic use.


Bundy's wife has helped him photograph government forces around their ranch. She also complained that their son, who attempted to come visit them this week, was literally thrown to the ground with one agent placing a knee on his head. She complained that her son was badly bruised his head and body smashed into the round, for refusing to comply with an order to leave the area. He was subsequently arrested for the crime of using a public road to visit his parents against the whims of federal agents.

For their part, Nevada state officials are appalled, but utterly helpless in the face of federal action.

On Tuesday, Nevada governor, Brian Sandoval ( R) complained, "Most disturbing to me is the BLM's establishment of a 'First Amendment Area' that tramples upon Nevadans' fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution."

Even drones are available to the overreaching federal government.

Even drones are available to the overreaching federal government.


The Governor continued, "To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the 'First Amendment Area' should be dismantled immediately," he said.  "No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.  The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly."

It is high time for Americans to wake up. Our Republic is under the most immense threat that it has ever faced since -perhaps ever. The American Civil War was fought over similar concerns, that the federal government would overreach its power someday and become a domineering force over all Americans.

Cliven Bundy, an apparent threat to national security?

Cliven Bundy, an apparent threat to national security?


Worse, the government is presently corrupted beyond all recognition, sold out to the highest bidders in the corporate world. In exchange for this sale, the government is free to accumulate over a billion rounds of ammunition, prepare itself for a full-blown military operation on American soil, spy on Americans with impunity, and generally flaunt the Constitution.

Dave Bundy with the bruises given to him by federal agents, for the crime of attempting to see his p

Dave Bundy with the bruises given to him by federal agents, for the crime of attempting to see his parents.


Religious freedom actually has to be debated before the Supreme Court, and our government officials routinely lie to us including the Attorney General, department heads within the IRS, the head of the NSA and many others. All without sanction. Authorities proclaim the right to deploy drones over our homes and cities and last year President Obama reaffirmed he has the right to order strikes against American citizens if the thinks they pose a danger to the United States.

Our democracy is a sham, the British House of Lords has more turnover than the U.S. House of Representatives.

A military operation, because desert tortoises are endangered.

A military operation, because desert tortoises are endangered.


Today, the government is cutting its tyrannical teeth on a rogue cattle rancher in the Nevada desert over unpaid fees and a tortoise, but that operation will soon be over.

After that, who's next? They still have a billion rounds of ammo waiting to be used.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Politics & Policy

Lying, Lawbreaking Loretta Lynch is asked 'WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?' Refuses to recuse herself, after LYING that she would Watch

Image of Lynch has confessed her meeting with Clinton was regrettable and 'painful'' for her.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Busted! Lying, Lawbreaker Loretta Lynch, has been caught with her hand in the Clinton Crime Family cookie jar, and will now be forced to accept whatever recommendation the FBI hands down. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Lying, Lawbreaker Loretta Lynch has been ... continue reading


Why did Serial Rapist Bill Clinton spend 30 minutes with Lying, Lawbreaking Loretta Lynch? Watch

Image of Why was Clinton at the same airport as Lynch at the same time? Nothing the Clintons do is by chance.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Why did Attorney General Loretta Lynch meet privately with Bill Clinton on Monday? The meeting took place at the Phoenix airport on Monday, as Clinton spent 30 minutes aboard Lynch's plane.  Lynch will need to decide whether or not to indict Clinton's wife, who is ... continue reading


'We're talking about slavery': John Kerry and Pope Francis on global crisis Watch

Image of More countries need to step up to stop human trafficking (News24).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The United States government released its annual human trafficking report on Thursday evening, revealing the realities of a world-wide humanitarian crisis. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "When we talk about human trafficking, we're talking about slavery. ... continue reading


Democrats effort to embarrass Republicans backfires when their report is unredacted by reporters using a simple trick in Word Watch

Image of Democrats got caught in their own web when reporters managed to unreedact a portion of Blumenthal's testimony. Their own report shows they paid Blumenthal $200,000 annually, for 'consulting.'

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

It pays to know the Clintons. A report released by the Democrats ahead of the Republican report, intended to show Republican misuse of power, has revealed possible corruption. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The Democrats wanted to show the Republicans as ... continue reading


American traitor Henry Paulson endorses Clinton for president for the WORST reasons Watch

Image of Henry Paulson has endorsed Hillary Clinton and his the system that enriches him at the expense of you.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hank Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and former CEO of Goldman Sachs has endorsed Hillary Clinton because of her globalist credentials. This underscores why Clinton is bad for America. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Globalism is a philosophy that suggests ... continue reading


AP discovers Clinton hid details of 75 meetings with donors while serving as Secretary of State Watch

Image of Clinton has the wrong attitude to be president.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Hillary Clinton, Queen of the delete key, has deleted 75 meetings with key donors from record. These meetings were with major donors while she was secretary of state. The federal government turned these details over after the Associated Press sued. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Was Trump's would-be assassin right? Does America need a protector? Watch

Image of Michael Sandford attempted to kill Trump because he felt someone needed to stand for America (Polaris).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Mentally handicapped or a vigilante? Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's would-be assassin may have been on to something. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Less than two weeks ago, 19-year-old Michael Sandford attempted to steal a police officer's gun ... continue reading


Tyranny by Obama's hand? 18.7 million immigrants not required to take Oath of Allegiance Watch

Image of Obama allows immigrants to forgo the Oath of Allegiance to defend America (crhphotos).

By David Drudge & Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Under Obama, immigrants are now exempted from joining the military in the event of a draft. Until now, legal immigrants have been required to pledge to serve in the military if needed, like any other citizen must do. Now, they no longer have to do so, or even state ... continue reading


Clinton is a criminal or a fool, both of which disqualify her Watch

Image of Hillary Clinton knew the risk, as one email reveals. She took it anyway, and has played dumb ever since.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

By virtue of her own criminality, or at least ignorance, Hillary Clinton should be disqualified from the office of President. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Hillary Clinton withheld several important work-related emails. She was ordered not to delete or ... continue reading


Here are some of the federal agencies that have spent millions on GUNS and AMMO. This will surprise you Watch

Image of Military grade weapons are just one way the IRS helps you to pay your taxes on time. And with those payments, they can buy more weapons.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

There are now more armed federal agents and bureaucrats than U.S. Marines, a study has found. A taxpayer watchdog organization has shed new light on the militarization of our nation. According to "Open the Books," a taxpayer watchdog organization, there are over ... continue reading


All Politics & Policy News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • America has become craven, that's why Satan is winning
  • Daily Readings for Saturday, July 02, 2016
  • Daily Reading for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 HD Video
  • The Vindication of Governor Bob McDonnell, Persevering Faith and the ...
  • Our National Independence Requires Our Dependence On God
  • Psalm for the Sick HD Video
  • St. Bernardino Realino: Saint of the Day for Saturday, July 02, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Amos 8:4-6, 9-12
4 Listen to this, you who crush the needy and reduce the oppressed to ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131
2 Blessed are those who observe his instructions, who seek him with all ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 9:9-13
9 As Jesus was walking on from there he saw a man named Matthew sitting ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 1st, 2016 Image

St. Junipero Serra
July 1: Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of ... Read More