In the past I have commented that citizens will follow laws, rules, or regulations that have a basis in commonsense and that are just and fair. What they object to are laws which come under the category of, as broadcaster, Derry Brownfield stated, “ignorance gone to seed.”
In the last couple of weeks we have seen this played out in the “old west” at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. We have seen the Feds come on to the ranch and try to steal the cattle of the Bundy’s by intimidation, overwhelming force and by sic’ing dogs on unarmed women and men. The main stream media largely was not in attendance but the word got out and went viral throughout America via the alternative media.
Whether or not the Bundy’s are right or wrong I don’t know 100%, but the way in which the Feds went about strong arming this rancher, who was not armed and certainly had their home on this land several generations was not right. It is completely reminiscent of the Weaver’s of Ruby Ridge fame and also Waco in which around 80 people were destroyed by the Feds including 15 little children. It appears to me that this time the Feds were faced with a several hundred men and women who were determined that the Feds would not kill the Bundy family or take their cattle at gun point.
As the news begins to come out it appears that as the states were formed that the Federal Government was to cede the land held in trust by it to the new state derived from the territory. This is what happened in every other state that was formed until Colorado. For some reason the lands of 9 states in the far West were never turned over to the new states. It appears that Cliven Bundy has studied this extensively over the years, and rather than go quietly into the night with some 52 other ranchers who have been pressured off the land decided that he would rather die than leave; that my friend, is the courage of our Forefathers demonstrated by taking a stand. That is David facing Goliath.
The Good Book says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. We must learn about the documents that found our country and that secure our freedom or the unelected bureaucrats will, by force of regulation, take our property and our Liberty. Thomas Jefferson said, “Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson also said to Abigail Adams Feb 22, 1787: “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”
I am convinced that the so called threatened tortoise is not worth the extinction of the ranchers and their families who have been driven off the land by the bureaucratic bovine excrement emanating from the Feds. I am convinced that we are in the process of experiencing similar ignorance gone to seed in Illinois. If the people do not take a stand against this type of thing when it happens to our neighbor then when our turn finally comes who will stand with us and for us?
I would start with eliminating the FOID card which is clearly in violation of the Second Amendment, which states “the right of the People to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Just because some fellow in a black robe tries to treat it as if it says, “Shall not be infringed very much,” does not make it so. There can be no test to exercise for lawful purposes a fundamental right by an otherwise law abiding citizen.
Samuel Adams reminded us in 1772 that “Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.” I believe, as our founders did, that we have a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to defend life, liberty and property from oppressive and tyrannical governments.