Welfare rancher and Hatriot leader Cliven Bundy, who spent decades giving the finger to the Federal Government, for having the gall to request a public defender to represent him. Luckily, he cannot be represented at taxpayer expense if he has assets to hire an attorney.
Looks like its time to sell some cattle and take out a mortgage on the ranch.
The hatriot takeover of bird sanctuary is OVER! Got to hand it to the FBI, they really handled this well. I was pissed early on when the authorities didn't move immediatly on the seditionists, but they played it brilliantly. The "militia movement" was exposed for the bunch of dead-end idiot losers that they are, and all but one was taken into custody. Sadly, Tarpman decided to reach for a weapon, and is no longer with us. He did not choose well.
I was worried at the end that David Fry was going to choose suicide, but he finally saw the light and surrendered without incident. That young man needs some serious mental health treatment, IMHO. I'm sure when all is said and done, more indictments and more charges will follow. Wouldn't be at all suprised if some RICO charges are laid down as well.
Today is a good day the rule of law. The seditionists are safely locked away, hopefully for a very, very long time.
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday. “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Under the Taylor Grazing Act, a permit system was set up that granted grazing privileges, not rights. The grazing permit is a revocable license under the law, not creating any right, title, interest, or estate in or to the land. In the early 1990s the BLM revised Mr. Bundy’s, and other ranchers’, permits to protect the desert tortoise. Mr. Bundy did not like the revision and so he made, in my opinion, a catastrophic, knee-jerk mistake when he stopped paying his grazing fees in defiance. It was catastrophic because what he did the moment he stopped paying was remove all legal standing he had. He relinquished any claim he had to graze on public land. When he did that, the BLM rightfully canceled his permit and would not grant him anymore permits.