• Source: NBC News
  • Oregon Domestic Terrorists Now Calling Themselves 'Citizens For Constitutional Freedom' (Video)

    Oregon "militiamen" say they are trying to defend the Constitution.

    Ammon Bundy, the head of the group of so-called militia "patriots" that on Saturday took over and are now occupying a federal building, has announced his group would like to be called Citizens For Constitutional Freedom. 

    “Our purpose, as we have shown, is to restore and defend the Constitution,” Bundy claimed in a press conference that just ended, and added that they “feel like it’s time to make a stand to protect our human rights.”

    Bundy also announced he has a "redress of grievances," and says the group's work is in support of two local Oregon ranchers who today are headed off to jail after burning federal lands. The ranchers, the Hammonds, have made clear they want nothing to do with the Bundy militiamen.

    “Our purpose is to restore and defend the constitution," Ammon Bundy told reporters. "We love our country and we love our people in it."

    That redress of grievances, which they claim is a legal document was signed by more than a dozen militia groups. They claim tens of thousands of people across all 50 states have signed the document. They are demanding an "independent evidentiary hearing board" to examine the Hammond's case.

    Bundy claims that federal agents attacked the Hammond family after refusing to sell their ranch to the federal government. 

    “Because of that refusal to sell their ranch, these federal agencies began an attack on this family.”

    He says that they feel they "have exhausted all prudent measures and have been ignored," but made no mention of any lawsuit they might have filed.

    Meanwhile, many are calling the militia group occupying the federal building domestic terrorists.

     

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    Image: Screenshot via NBC News 

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    • commented 2016-01-05 23:30:33 -0500
      Only a complete scumbag would call any of these people terrorists.

    • commented 2016-01-04 18:53:09 -0500
      They haven’t even ever read the constitution. let alone understand it.

    • commented 2016-01-04 17:06:26 -0500
      The enclave caluse, Jason.

    • commented 2016-01-04 16:58:24 -0500
      Which provision of the U.S. Constitution sets forth the rights they are claiming to be protecting? Obviously not Article VI or the Seventh Amendment, the rules of which these yoyos do not wish to respect and appear to think are fictitious.

    • commented 2016-01-04 15:31:15 -0500
      The author of this piece describes the Hammonds and Bundies in much the same way King George III described George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the other patriots.

      These new Patriots are correct. The US Government is openly violating the Constitution. That Constitution is the original contract with America., It is the set of rules by which We The People allow the government to act as caretaker for our nation’s sovereignty. Any politician who does not wish to respect those rules should do the honorable thing and resign. .

      But when the US Government acts outside the restrictions of the Constitution, as it clearly is in these land grabs, it is no longer the legal or legitimate government of this nation and We The People are neither legally nor morally obliged to obey its dictates, pay its bills, or surrender the lives of our children in foreign wars of conquest.

    • commented 2016-01-04 15:13:06 -0500
      These yahoos don’t have a clue. The Constitution may be the foundation but it is more like an outline of how things work. The bigger we have grown, the more complicated the law has gotten. This is why we make amendments. It grows and changes with us. It is impossible to govern over this huge nation based on this one outline. Notice these nutjobs are all white straight christian men. I don’t think I would want to live in their small world.

    • commented 2016-01-04 15:00:45 -0500
      Never an armed drone around when you need one…

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