Bundy Ignores State Rights

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LaVoy Finicum told reporters that “this is intended to be a peaceful occupation.” (Caitlin Dickson/Yahoo News)

LaVoy Finicum told reporters that “this is intended to be a peaceful occupation.” (Caitlin Dickson/Yahoo News)

Ammon Bundy is not a Citizen of Oregon. He is a citizen of Arizona. My kindred, John Fremont was appointed the Governor of Arizona – and California! No votes were cast. Bundy and his brother crossed State lines with guns, and encouraged other armed men to do the same, so as to administer Justice in my State. Name the Oregon citizens who gave Ammon a written or oral invitation to come right wrongs in my State? Did these Oregon citizens go to Salem to address their grievances before they invited un-elected citizens from another State to solve our problems? Is there a problem? If so, how can an outsider fix it? Why would this outsider be treated, or given the power of a Lawman? Does Ammon have any court documents singed by a Judge in his State giving him a right to confront and disobey the local Sheriff? Is Bundy a self-elected Special Federal Agent who believes a higher power has bid him to protect the U.S. Constitution?


Look at gramps checking Dudley Do Right out. You can read his mind.

“This is the righteous kind of man I want my granddaughter to marry. She is so ripe, ready to be plucked. If she goes to college she will be hit on by negroes. The Fuehrer – I mean Jesus – will curse me if I allow this to happen. I should go get my gun – an American flag – and join the cause!”

“Almost two years after Cliven Bundy, the renegade Nevada Mormon who orchestrated an armed confrontation with the federal government to avoid paying fees for grazing cattle on public land, wondered aloud to reporters about whether “the Negro” was better off under slavery than “under government subsidy,” his son Ammon (also a Mormon) is treating us to a farcical, yet still potentially deadly, reprise of the standoff led by his father. ”

Instead of children reading real history about the State of Oregon, they will fall in love with the image of the Lone Righteous Cowboy Against the World. Why is he being crucified – along with his horse? All he wants to do is protect God, Flag, Country – and marry a healthy blonde frauline with pigtails! He wants to fill her with the Good Seeds of Patriotism.

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Allow me to put forth a hypothetical argument. Let us go back to 1857. Let us say Oregon is a Slave States that allows Oregon citizens to own slaves. Let us say a Citizen of Nevada is an Abolitionist, and he hates the idea that Oregon is a Slave State. So he gathers together a group of armed men, crosses a State line, and seizes property in Oregon that he and his posse will not vacate until all the slaves in Oregon are set free!

What is a Bund Model? Bundy’s Model Mormon Woman? Ammon means ‘son of my people’. He could be the son of forty women who came marching out of Utah like locusts hell-bent on overcoming the world! And in their bellies grew ‘The Spawn of Ammon’?


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BDM- Mädchen bei einer Gymnastikvorführung



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Ammon Bundy, meet John Brown, Thadeus Stevens, and John Fremont. The latter is in my family tree! These men liberated millions of people not just a handful of selfish cowboys who do get federal money.


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On the day the President of the United States was innagurated, many Republicans from the Red States held a secret closed meeting and agreed to oppose our elected President in all his indeavors – stating State Rights! Now, these same men back armed men coming to my State – to spread what is clearly propaganda. They speak with forked tongue, and reinforce their conflicting message with a show of arms. This puts them on the same level as Hitler and Stalin – AND REAL TRAITORS – who are not confined to a democracy. Men have turned on their king, and their country, all over the world, and in all ages! Consider Judas Escariot and King Jesus!

“He also accused local government leaders of collaborating with federal agencies to silence support for the Hammonds among county residents. That leaves people “no way for redress except for action we have done,” he said.

He also addressed Native American statements about the refuge land first belonging to indigenous people.

“I really don’t know much about that,” he said. “That is interesting and they have rights as well.”

Bundy again launched into a defense of the occupation.

He said the group has compiled information that he believes exonerates Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Hammond, 46.


The United States Government is not at war with Cowboys. This is propaganda coming from the Kick brothers who want to get the Federal Government off their back, and destroy the True Power of the People. To use children in the treacherous treason, is right out of the playbook of Hitler, Stalin, and Moa. It makes me sick to see a pretty Aryan blond teenager eyeing the sexy cowboy.  My ancestors were Real Pioneers who fought against the last Caliphate.




The Tea Party is no grassroots organization. It was born of the Koch brothers and Freedomworks, with the help of Dick Armey. Along with Cheney and Armey, these brothers, should be arrested and tried for Treason for the reason they do not abide by the results of a Democratic Election. Instead, they have plotted to undermine our Democracy and the Federal Government during a time of war.

With the formation of a Coalition of Real Freedom Fighters, it is now understood by real world leaders, that the war George W. Bush and Cheney waged in Iraq, is not over, and may never be over. If this is the case, then it is up to the Commander-in-Chief, and his party, to make long-term plans to fight this war, without being hindered by real traitors, and an insane Congress that is AWOL.

My illustrious ancestors fought the British as South Carolina Patriots, and may have waved the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ flag over their head. On this day, I grab this flag out of the clutches of fake military wing-nuts loyal to the fake End Time Rapture, Quacks, who together form a co-terrorist coalition – that have done nothing to bring the battle to ISIS. Instead, these treacherous Sore Losers employ ISIS to defeat Democratic candidates.

I hand over the flag of True Patriots to our Commander in Chief to do with it what he will. I suggest he use it to represent the Coalition of World Freedom Fighters, a means to bring a message to ISIS.

“Don’t tread on us, or you will die!”

Jon Presco





The ongoing dispute started in 1993, when, in protest against changes to grazing rules,[2] Bundy declined to renew his permit for cattle grazing on BLM-administered lands near Bunkerville, Nevada.[3] According to the BLM, Bundy continued to graze his cattle on public lands without a permit.[4] In 1998, Bundy was prohibited by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada from grazing his cattle on an area of land later called the Bunkerville Allotment.[3] In July 2013, the BLM complaint was supplemented when federal judge Lloyd D. George ordered that Bundy refrain from trespassing on federally administered land in the Gold Butte area of Clark County.[5]











The Road to Harpers Ferry

The Kansas Nebraska Act transformed the political landscape. The Whig party collapsed. Anti-slavery Democrats and Whigs formed anti-Nebraska parties. In 1856, the new Republican party ran John C. Fremont for the presidency on a platform that denounced slavery as a relic of barbarism. Fremont carried eleven of the sixteen free states.

But Brown regarded politics as nothing more than “talk—talk—talk.” The Dred Scott decision increased the feeling of desperation among radical abolitionists.

In American political discourse, states’ rights refers to political powers reserved for the U.S. state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution, reflecting especially the enumerated powers of Congress and the Tenth Amendment. The enumerated powers that are listed in the Constitution include exclusive federal powers, as well as concurrent powers that are shared with the states, and all of those powers are contrasted with the reserved powers — also called states’ rights — that only the states possess.[1][2]


The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land.[1] It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state law, the federal law must be applied. Even state constitutions are subordinate to federal law.[2] The federal government possesses only the supreme authority accorded it by the Constitution. However, the scope of this authority is very broad, as the federal government is tasked with providing for the general welfare of the United States.


No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.


A major Southern argument in the 1850s was that banning slavery in the territories discriminated against states that allowed slavery, making them second-class states. In 1857 the Supreme Court sided with the states’ rights supporters, declaring in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Congress had no authority to regulate slavery in the territories.[11]

1. All rights not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution nor denied by it to the states.

2. The political position advocating strict interpretation of the Constitution with regard to the limitation of federal powers and the extension of the autonomy of the individual state to the greatest possible degree.


John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.

During the 1856 conflict in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown’s followers killed five slavery supporters at Pottawatomie. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with the multi-racial group’s capture. Brown’s trial resulted in his conviction and a sentence of death by hanging.

Brown’s attempt in 1859 to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (later part of West Virginia), electrified the nation. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five men and inciting a slave insurrection. He was found guilty on all counts and was hanged. Southerners alleged that his rebellion was the tip of the abolitionist iceberg and represented the wishes of the Republican Party to end slavery. Historians agree that the Harpers Ferry raid in 1859 escalated tensions that, a year later, led to secession and the American Civil War.



Ammon Bundy, the most prominent public leader of the occupiers, didn’t address the group’s response to the rumors at his daily news conference at the refuge, except to say that a Twitter feed attributed to him is being run by someone else.

The tweets — including one comparing the militants’ stand to Rosa Parks’ bus protest — triggered a storm of social media comment.

“I don’t have a tweet account,” Bundy said, “but from what I hear, he’s actually doing a pretty good job.”

He also addressed Native American statements about the refuge land first belonging to indigenous people.

“I really don’t know much about that,” he said. “That is interesting and they have rights as well.”

Bundy again launched into a defense of the occupation.

He said the group has compiled information that he believes exonerates Harney County ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Hammond, 46.

The men were convicted of arson for setting fires that burned federal land. They each served short prison terms that the sentencing judge thought just, only to be told by other judges they had to go back to serve longer. They reported to a federal prison in California on Monday.

“We feel it is strong enough that going through the proper measures we will be able to get the Hammonds released,” he said.

The Hammonds’ case has reignited the debate about how the federal government runs its lands. The U.S. government holds deed to three-fourths of Harney County. Ranching done for a century and more is under pressure from environmentalists, recreationalists and hunters.

Bundy said he has eyewitness accounts from county residents that federal workers used a drip torch to light fires that the Hammonds fought against.

He also criticized federal authorities for “coming down into the states and exercising territorial law” — an overreaching that has ensnared the Hammonds and leeched into other aspects of people’s lives, including “curriculum in schools we don’t want” and mandatory health care.

He also accused local government leaders of collaborating with federal agencies to silence support for the Hammonds among county residents. That leaves people “no way for redress except for action we have done,” he said.

Bundy reiterated the group’s promise not to leave the remote wildlife refuge until the Hammonds get out of prison and the territory is opened up for private landowners.

If the father and son ranchers are released, “it will be well worth our effort,” he said.

BURNS — The FBI has staged at the Burns Municipal Airport, blocking entrance to a U.S. Bureau of Land Management base there used to fight fires during the summer.

Men in FBI gear were posted Saturday in a sport utility vehicle along Airport Road about five miles east of the city, keeping cars and trucks from entering a BLM “SEAT Base” where another large vehicle sat equipped with FBI signage, numerous antennae, a satellite dish and other gear.

The men declined to answer questions or identify themselves and asked a reporter not to enter the SEAT Base on foot. SEAT stands for “single engine air tanker,” a small agricultural airplane used to drop fire retardant on wildfires. Law enforcement officials have been posted there for days.


BURNS, Ore. — “He’s coming,” a man on horseback shouted, waving a large American flag against the glistening backdrop of the snow-covered Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. “He” was Ammon Bundy, the leader of a group of armed protesters who have occupied this federal refuge in southeastern Oregon for a week. Flanked by supporters, including his brother Ryan and spokesman LaVoy Finicum, Bundy made his way up the hill Friday to tell a swarm of reporters that he and his fellow occupiers were not planning to heed the sheriff’s recent offer of safe retreat from the town, at least not yet.

The concept of states’ rights had been an old idea by 1860. The original thirteen colonies in America in the 1700s, separated from the mother country in Europe by a vast ocean, were use to making many of their own decisions and ignoring quite a few of the rules imposed on them from abroad. During the American Revolution, the founding fathers were forced to compromise with the states to ensure ratification of the Constitution and the establishment of a united country. In fact, the original Constitution banned slavery, but Virginia would not accept it; and Massachusetts would not ratify the document without a Bill of Rights.

The debate over which powers rightly belonged to the states and which to the Federal Government became heated again in the 1820s and 1830s fueled by the divisive issue of whether slavery would be allowed in the new territories forming as the nation expanded westward.

The Missouri Compromise in 1820 tried to solve the problem but succeeded only temporarily. (It established lands west of the Mississippi and below latitude 36º30′ as slave and north of the line—except Missouri—as free.) Abolitionist groups sprang up in the North, making Southerners feel that their way of life was under attack. A violent slave revolt in 1831 in Virginia, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, forced the South to close ranks against criticism out of fear for their lives. They began to argue that slavery was not only necessary, but in fact, it was a positive good.

As the North and the South became more and more different, their goals and desires also separated. Arguments over national policy grew even fiercer. The North’s economic progress as the Southern economy began to stall fueled the fires of resentment. By the 1840s and 1850s, North and South had each evolved extreme positions that had as much to do with serving their own political interests as with the morality of slavery.

As long as there were an equal number of slave-holding states in the South as non-slave-holding states in the North, the two regions had even representation in the Senate and neither could dictate to the other. However, each new territory that applied for statehood threatened to upset this balance of power. Southerners consistently argued for states rights and a weak federal government but it was not until the 1850s that they raised the issue of secession. Southerners argued that, having ratified the Constitution and having agreed to join the new nation in the late 1780s, they retained the power to cancel the agreement and they threatened to do just that unless, as South Carolinian John C. Calhoun put it, the Senate passed a constitutional amendment to give back to the South “the power she possessed of protecting herself before the equilibrium of the two sections was destroyed.”

Controversial—but peaceful—attempts at a solution included legal compromises, arguments, and debates such as the Wilmot Proviso in 1846, Senator Lewis Cass’ idea of popular sovereignty in the late 1840s, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in 1858. However well-meaning, Southerners felt that the laws favored the Northern economy and were designed to slowly stifle the South out of existence. The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was one of the only pieces of legislation clearly in favor of the South. It meant that Northerners in free states were obligated, regardless of their feelings towards slavery, to turn escaped slaves who had made it North back over to their Southern masters. Northerners strongly resented the law and it was one of the inspirations for the publishing of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852.

Non-violent attempts at resolution culminated in violence in 1859 when Northern abolitionist John Brown abandoned discussion and took direct action in a raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Though unsuccessful, the raid confirmed Southern fears of a Northern conspiracy to end slavery. When anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election in 1860, Southerners were sure that the North meant to take away their right to govern themselves, abolish slavery, and destroy the Southern economy. Having exhausted their legal and political options, they felt that the only way to protect themselves from this Northern assault was to no longer be a part of the United States of America. Although the Southern states seceded separately, without intending to form a new nation, they soon banded together in a loose coalition. Northerners, however, led by Abraham Lincoln, viewed secession as an illegal act. The Confederate States of America was not a new country, they felt, but a group of treasonous rebels.

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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    I saw the furture.

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