Of course, no one can seem to find any law that Cliven Bundy broke regarding the protests and the subsequent intimidation of the BLM (if they were actually BLM officers and not outside contractors in BLM uniforms) by the protestors.
“U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency“
Really? What law did Mr. Bundy break? Where is his responsibility? The land was either Interstate highways, State roads, or BLM land that Mr. Bundy leased for grazing and that the BLM had states was no longer his to do anything with. It wasn’t (according the BLM) his property to control.
How was Mr. Bundy ever, in any way, responsible for the thousands of people who supported him in his face off of the BLM? Yes, it was his fight that they rallied to, but I never saw any video, nor heard any stories, about him exhorting people to “point rifles at” nor shoot the Feds.
And I still have to ask why, if there was a true case against Mr. Bundy, he is not under arrest and his possessions confiscated by the Feds under a federal judges order (hint: there is no order because no judge will give the BLM one)
And if the Sheriff felt that the BLM was out of line, then WHY didn’t he exercise his powers as a county Sheriff and exclude them(the feds) from the area? The Sheriff has that right, but instead he chose not to be there at all.
And if the Feds had any case against Cliven Bundy or any of the protesters, they’d have made arrests already. Cliven Bundy may or may not owe the Feds any money. A judge has heard the case, and while he did allow the removal of cattle, he did not make any judgement against Mr. Bundy regarding his other assets. IF there was a case, Mr. Bundy would be under arrest and his personal property seized.
So this statement by the Feds and the Sheriff is just hot air.
Good points all…