Back in 2008 when Senator Barack Hussein Obama was campaigning for the presidency he said the following, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objective that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded.” He meant what he said and followed through on it. It went unnoticed by most people and completely ignored by the main stream media, but as many as 80 different federal government agencies began purchasing alarmingly large quantities of ammunition. Those agencies include but are certainly not limited to:
- Dept. of Homeland Security – purchased 450 million rounds
- FBI – purchased 100 million rounds
- Social Security Administration – purchased 174,000 rounds of .357 hollow point rounds
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- Federal Reserve Bank
- Post Office
- Dept. of Education
- Dept. of Energy
- Dept. of Agriculture
- Dept. of Wildlife
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – they shoot at hurricanes and tornados to make them go away
- National Marine Fisheries Service
- Dept. of Health and Human Services
- Dept. of Commerce
- U.S. Agency for International Development
(In photo: small print above Police it says Federal Protective Services)
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)Recently near Mesquite, Nevada we saw what happens when a federal agency has a “little” law enforcement training and loaded automatic weapons can do for an innocuous situation that has been going on for more than 20 years. We almost saw the “shoot out at the Bundy coral”.
The Cliven Bundy family has been cattle ranchers in this part of Nevada since the late 1880’s. Their cattle have been grazing here on what is now called “federal lands”, for which the Bundy’s have been assessed grazing fees. The land is supposed to be managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Their management duties include maintaining fencing and water supplies for the cattle. Bundy contends that the BLM has failed to maintain the land and for that reason he stopped paying the grazing fees more than 20 years ago. During the Clinton administration, cattle were barred from the area so that the ever so precious desert tortoise could be protected. Long story short, Bundy lost in court a number of times and now it was time for BLM to confiscate the beef on hoof. First action taken by BLM was to erect a fenced off area with a sign that read “First Amendment Area”, outside of which free speech is banned. WHAT? Protesters including the Bundys could only exercise their God given constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech in this cordoned off BLM designated area. BS! All of America is a First Amendment Zone!
See what happens when you give a federal agency a “little” law enforcement training and loaded automatic weapons; the power goes to their head, they get all uppity in your face and re-write the Constitution to suite themselves. If the BLM primary duties are to maintain fencing and water supplies for the cattle, why do they have fully armed SWAT teams on site with orders to “shoot” the demonstrators?
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval 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.”
Documentary film maker Dennis Michael Lynch shot film (no pun intended) of the standoff. You will be surprised to see what he caught on film in this FNC interview with Megan Kelly.
The tension at the Bundy Ranch has since de-escalated and the BLM has withdrawn, for now. There are still many unanswered questions as to why and how the situation spiraled out of control as it did. Could it be political?
On April 17, 2014 while on stage in Las Vegas at the Review Journal forum, Senate Majority Leader Harry said this about his fellow Nevadans demonstrating near the Bundy Ranch, “These people that hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists. And I think we are a country where people should follow the law. And what went up in Mesquite is not very good; I repeat what went on up there is domestic terrorism.” The U.S Senate Majority Leader called people exercising their constitutional first amendment rights “domestic terrorists”! After the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting in which Major Nadal Hasan, a muslim, shot and killed 13 and injured 30 more, Sen. Harry Reid did NOT label him a domestic terrorist; that shooting was identified as ”workplace violence”.
By the way, the 35 year old Director of the BLM, who knows nothing about land management, was Harry Reid’s former Chief-of-Staff. We also know that Sen. Harry Reid’s son has “an interest” in this grazing land as well.
Could it be political; in the vernacular of Sarah Palin, “you betcha”.