Round ‘Em Up! They’re Illegal!

Round ‘Em Up! They’re Illegal!


No, No, No silly. Not the Illegal aliens. The ones grazing on grass.

We have all been hearing about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy who has been fighting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for almost 20 years now. He feels that because his family settled the land in the early 19th century and has been using it since then, he has the right to ignore court orders, many court orders, and just keep the cattle there.

Bundy sights the bogus claim that a “federally protected” desert tortoise started all this back in 1993. As of late, I understand these tortoises are, in fact, not in danger and that the cattle in a “step” test didn’t step on one of them when the tortoise and the cattle where released in a small area.

Eventually, Bundy also decided, because the property rights belonged to his family (and other technical issues), that he would stop paying grazing fees to the government. Try not paying your taxes for a few years and see what happens.

The government claims it has cost them plenty to take this issue to court and get the judgments against Bundy. They also claim there has been damage to property by his cattle that trespassed and grazed on federal land.

Many cattle ranchers pay grazing fees. Why doesn’t Bundy?

Let’s be clear. I am not in agreement with the way the government is handling this issue and the amount of force used by the BLM. But we conservatives keep screaming we are a “nation of laws.” Do we only do that when it’s convenient? We get mad when the government and others don’t follow the law. We take up the pitch forks and torches and set off to right the wrong.

Mr. Bundy has had support from all over the country. Many have come running to his aid to fight the big bad government. Good for them! But wait!

Mr. Bundy has already lost this case several times in a court of law. He has, several times, been told to keep his cattle off government land, yet they continued to cross over from his property to theirs. Why didn’t he put up a fence to protect his cattle? It may have stopped a lot of unnecessary aggravation and cost.

Why did he stop paying grazing fees to the tune of over 1 million dollars that over 1600 other ranchers pay? Is he special? Did his family get special dispensation from Thomas Jefferson or Washington?

We can’t have it both ways and those of you “running” to protect him, be careful. Rather than spending money help him on-site, the people running out to help and the 1600 other ranchers should pool their money and sue the government? Take them on and push back! Fight it from within the law. Make sure you do everything right and then go after them.

And to you Mr. Government… SWAT teams? Really? Two hundred armed BLM agents! My God, if we could only get those agents on the borders. Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of you trying to stop cattle from grazing on public land, you used those same armed BLM agents to keep legal, taxpaying, land-owning American citizens safe on their own property rather than being trespassed and violated by illegal immigrants? Wouldn’t it be great if you upheld and protected Americans at our borders with those same laws you are trying to use against Bundy?

To the 200+ “Bundy Cowboys,” just your presence caused the government to stop and think about what a disaster this could be. The Feds stood down and made arrangements to return the cattle.

Good Job? Watch your back. It ain’t over yet. The government has been embarrassed. They have been stopped by cowboys. Joe Citizen has kept them from succeeding in a “storm trooper” type of invasion and seizure of personal property.

I want to thank the protesters and protectors for being strong and civil and for not choosing violence over a simple show of force.

I’m afraid to say that this is one of many uprisings coming, healthcare, land use, tax reform, and much more. This country will undoubtedly go through many changes over the next few years. Strap yourself in and hold on!

America, pay attention or you’re gonna lose it!

  • jimpeel

    In addition to all of the hoopla there was this little thing called April 19 coming — the day of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World among other notorious events.

  • Ted R. Weiland

    This “victory” is temporary, at best. The Cliven Bundy Case was lost long before the Bundy’s took a stand or the protestors showed up. It was lost when Amendment 5 was added to the Constitution.

    Thanks to Amendment 5 of the federal Constitution and its establishment of eminent domain, leading to the appropriation (theft) of private land turned into public land, and the Constitutional Republic’s insidious property taxes, every square inch of land in America is owned by the government of the Constitutional Republic (something impossible under Biblical law, see Exodus 19:5, Psalm 24:1 & Leviticus 25:23) and therefore the Bundys and the protesters ultimately don’t have standing in this situation. Appealing to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights in this and similar situations is the epitome or irony!

    For more, see online Chapter 14 “Amendment 5: Constitutional vs. Biblical Judicial Protection” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

  • shank_black

    There are many errors in this story. The Bundy’s possession of the property dates back to the 1870’s. The Bundy’s have been on the property long before the BLM was even in existence.

    The initials BLM mean Bureau of Land Management. Any grazing fees agreed to in the past were stipulated for use by the BLM to help the ranchers (there were many at the time) manage the land and were to help with maintaining the property. A win-win for both the government and the ranchers.

    Well, the U.S. government stopped using the fees to help the rancher’s manage the lands, and instead, started aggressively trying to restrict the ranchers from making a living. The Bundy’s continued to maintain the property with their own dollars, not tax dollars. The end result has been the U.S. government has driven all the ranchers from the lands with the exception of the Bundy’s. And the government’s trying to charge a $1 million grazing fee? That’s simply the iron fist of government coming down on the heads of good Americans who are trying to eek out a living on land they’ve worked for years.

    All of the other ranchers have been forced out of business. When looking at this, you have to ask, “What is the government’s motivation?” Why do they want to take away the Bundy’s rights? Why did the government want to take away all the rights of the other ranchers, as well? Good questions, eh?

    The answer lies with Senate Majority Leader, and Nevada Democrat, Harry Reid. Additionally, Harry Reid’s son and Democratic politician, Rory, is also involved. They are both Nevada politicians and have connections with business interests in China. These Chinese business interests want to put in solar plants on property in Nevada and the Bundy’s and all the other ranchers in the area (who were run out of business with grazing fees) were a problem that needed to be eliminated. GET IT?

    If it can happen to them, it can happen to you. We now have a leader in this country who arrogantly brags that he can conduct American business with a pen and a phone. That’s all he needs. What are we becoming, America? Just like the Bundy’s, NOW is the time to make a stand.


    • Freedom_Road

      He made many improvements to the land over the years without reimbursement by the government either which is not mentioned like adding roads, fences and other improvements they conveniently don’t mention!!!

  • Freedom_Road

    This story is not even half close to the real story!!! First of all he didn’t stop paying fees he refused to pay them to the federal government and has instead paid the county the grazing fees, so this should really have been taken up with the county in splitting up the fees. The writer refused to tell the story behind the fake tortoise excuse for wanting to remove the cattle in fact the tortoise is not endangered in this area at all and flourishes right beside the cattle with no issues. The author also fails to report that the government itself has destroyed over 1000 of these turtles to make way for what you say?! A Chinese solar farm! Reid is in cahoots with a Chinese manufacturer of solar panels to set up a farm in this exact area, it’s on record (taken down from most sights but can still be found). Me. Reid didn’t we pay hundreds of millions of dollars to failed solar panel manufacturers already???!!!! All of these bastards need to retire and get the heck out of the crime syndicate called our government!!!