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  • Ammon Bundy Says His Takeover Of Federal Land Is Supported By The Bible (Audio)

    Ammon Bundy now cites Genesis for support of his illegal occupation.

    The leader of what many are calling a group of domestic terrorists is quickly losing what little support he had. Local citizens in Burns, Oregon Wednesday night gathered together in a town meeting to voice their opinions on Ammon Bundy's illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. 

    After all was said, it was clear the citizens of Burns don't want the Bundy clan in their area. While they want them gone, they are glad for the attention now being given to what they see as government overreach. Oregonian political reporter Ian Kullgren posted these tweets from the meeting:

    Meanwhile, Ammon Bundy sought support this week via a right-wing radio program, The Liberty Roundtable, claiming the Bible gives him the authority to seize federal lands.

    While the Constitution codifies the unalienable rights of U.S. citizens, the show's host said, "God-given unalienable rights to land" existed before America's founding, and are in the Bible. 

    Bundy agreed.

    "We read in Genesis where God gives the earth to man," Bundy responded, "he did not give it to government, he gave it to man to care and to cultivate, and that means to take care of it and to use it. That is necessary and that is what the Lord has done."

    Bundy went on to claim that the Constitution does not allow the federal government to buy land, that "the people never give them that authority in the first place." Of course, Bundy is 100 percent wrong, as are many who misread the Constitution. It's right there, in Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2, the Property Clause.

    Here's Bundy, with the show's host first speaking:


    Image: Screenshot via NBC News
    Hat tip and audio: Right Wing Watch


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    • commented 2016-01-07 14:54:54 -0500
      I have a book, too….and it makes more sense than the laws you spout at a whim from a book that I don’t trust or believe.
      Tell me another “Fairy Tale”, Idiot! Ammon Bundy you have a serious deficit of a grasp on reality!!

    • commented 2016-01-07 13:50:19 -0500
      ….and YES they will be charged. YES THEY WILL ALL BE CHARGED.. As the armed occupation of a federal building by the Bundy “militia” drags into its fourth day, the patience of federal authorities is running thin. Given the lack of prosecution behind the Cliven Bundy standoff, which the government forsook in favor of saving lives, these men believe they will receive the same leniency – but that appears to not be the case this time around.


    • commented 2016-01-07 13:40:09 -0500
      …and here re Fed Govt rights: NOTE #HARNEY COUNTY HAS NEVER owned Federal Lands …(Neither has Fed Govt ..#Paiutesnever ceded the land!)
      Federal public lands cannot be given “back” because Harney County never owned them. Harney County has no inherent sovereignty as it is merely an administrative subdivision created by, and for the convenience of, the state of Oregon. Neither has the state of Oregon ever owned the federal public lands within its borders. If Oregon were going to insist on taking over the federal public lands within its borders, it would be dishonoring the compact between the state of Oregon and the federal government.

    • commented 2016-01-07 13:28:56 -0500
      MEANWHILE… the real ‘owners’ or stewards of the land for God are the PAINTS: Leaders of the Burns Paiute Tribe on Wednesday called on militants occupying a federal wildlife compound to end their standoff.
      In a press conference, the tribal council sought to educate the public about their own painful history with the federal government. The militants, they said, are only making things worse for everyone in Harney County.
      “They just need to get the hell out of here,” said Jarvis Kennedy, a member of the tribal council. “They didn’t ask anybody, we don’t want them here…our little kids are sitting at home when they should be in school.”
      In 1868, the tribe signed a treaty with the federal government that requires the government to protect natives’ safety. According to the tribe, the federal government promised to prosecute “any crime or injury perpetrated by any white man upon the Indians.”

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