Caruba: Declaring War on Americans

By Alan Caruba

Nevada Ranchers Stand Off Against Armed BLM
Nevada Ranchers Stand Off Against Armed BLM
Alan Caruba
Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey –-( You have to be extremely stupid to send a couple of hundred armed government agents to confiscate some bullheaded rancher’s cattle without contemplating how the rest of the nation will interpret your actions.

What was obvious to voters who rejected Barack Obama’s run for the presidency the first and second time was the fact that he lacked any record of competency to be President. The rest voted for him because they wanted to say they helped elect the first black President of the United States and because they believed what this pathological liar said then and since.

The assertion that Obama’s and Eric Holder’s actions and policies are opposed because they are black is absurd. It is an insult to everyone who voted for Obama and to the rest of us.

I love the notion that Cliven Bundy lives in Bunkerville. It reminded me of Bunker Hill and you know how badly that eventually turned out for the British in 1775. What ensued was a guerrilla war led by George Washington that defeated the most powerful nation of its time. There is no way a militia with small arms can defeat the kind of arms the U.S. government can bring to bear on such a battle, but one has to admire the courage of those people who showed up to confront them. That’s quintessentially American!

Bundy should have paid his grazing rights fees. Other ranchers do. What he has done, however, is bring greater awareness the amount of land that the federal government owns in Nevada and elsewhere, particularly west of the Mississippi, and expose a regime that wants to intimidate Americans with force.

According to Wikipedia;

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers America's public lands, totaling approximately 247.3 million acres, or one-eighth of the landmass of the country. The BLM also manages 700 million acres (2,800,000 km) of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal, state, and private lands. Most public lands are located in western states, especially Alaska. With approximately 10,000 permanent employees and close to 2,000 seasonal employees, this works out to over 21,000 acres (85 km) per employee. The agency's budget was $960,000,000 for 2010 ($3.79 per surface acre, $9.38 per hectare)”

I can understand the need for national forests and reserves, but I have concerns that those reserves are used as an excuse to deny access to massive energy sources that lie beneath their surface. If the U.S. didn’t own most of Nevada, Bundy would not need to pay grazing fees. Most certainly, his ancestors didn’t. The other excuse, that the government is trying to protect an endangered tortoise, is just part of the environmental movement’s efforts to keep energy sources from being available to all of us. Endangered species is pure fiction.

What worries me and many of my blogger colleagues is the prospect of a renewed effort by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding what is essentially a fairly minor dispute between it and Bundy. Showing some common sense, the BLM backed off its initial effort.

I don’t think the BLM response to Bundy was exclusive to the agency. That decision needed to be sent up the line as far as the White House. Indeed, it was likely initiated by the White House.

Even more scary is the fact that only Fox News channel had reporters on the scene. No other major television news outlet set journalists to record the event.

How much in league with the White House does the media have to be to ignore two hundred armed government agents descending on a ranch in Nevada?

I suspect that a lot of Americans and most certainly those who live in the rural areas of the nation are going to remember the Bundy face-off with the BLM come the November midterm elections. While most voters are crowded into the cities on the East and West Coasts, there are a lot of others in “flyover country.’

When you add in all the folks who lost their healthcare insurance and others who have discovered they can’t even buy a policy until next January, that’s going to be a voting bloc that could decimate Democratic Party candidates.

All tyrannies over-reach at some point and we are seeing that occur in the White House. The nation is fortunate to have the House controlled by Republicans and now needs a Senate as well in order to dispense some much needed justice on behalf of Americans.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the White House responds to the May 16 “Operation American Spring” being organized to bring a million or more to Washington, D.C. to participate in an event that will demonstrate the breadth of the unhappiness that has spread since Obama’s first election and is gaining momentum since his second.

The White House response will tell us all a lot about its current state of mind. Whatever it has in mind is likely to leak. The best thing about Washington, D.C. is its inability to keep a secret. The worst thing is the Obama administration and the Democratic Party.

c Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba's commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

  • 15 thoughts on “Caruba: Declaring War on Americans

    1. Folks, I’d recommend this fellow rancher’s statement regarding BLM regulatory hoops and red tape: “Why The Other Ranchers Support Cliven Bundy – Statement from Kena Lytle Gloeckner, Nevada Rancher”

      I wouldn’t brush aside ulternative motives, either. While were on the subject of deception, I’d recommend this site regarding so-called “conservation” groups too:

      Please continue to support small ranchers and mom & pop farming. Stand for and defend private property rights.

    2. I do not care for Obama and his administration, their foolish policies and the people he has running things.

      He is incompetent, you can be any race or color of your skin and be incompetent.

    3. Boy, there’s a great argument for prostrating yourself before big-government tyranny and its Mafia thugs: “Other ranchers do.” Obviously a graduate of The Myrmidon School of Reasoning. That’s right up there with “because I said so.”

    4. this was a ploy by ‘Sheriff Douglas Gillespie’ to have a confrontation with many deaths on both sides…you can guess the news reports and the administrations response….this sheriff and reid are of the same ‘cloth’… mentioned in a report from roypotterqa …as we see so far the ploy did not work…it will come to light as will the Nevada politicians who did not do their duty to stand between the feds and THEIR state citizens….only one as been seen to regard her duty to her Constitutional oath….Nevada assembly woman Michele Fiore….being the only show her ‘true grit’……imho….Semper Fi

    5. RE: David

      …and you are just another of the many immoral and “useless idiots” that shill against traditional American values and our Constitutional Republic.

    6. I’m waiting for the attorney-general of the State of Nevada to issue warrants for the officers of the BLM who pointed sniper rifles at law-abiding citizens for exercising their rights (that’s “assault” in any State in the nation) and who fired TASER weapons at citizens doing nothing more dangerous than video-recording illegal rustling of their cattle — that’s “aggravated assault” with enhancement for it occurring during the commission of a crime. The BLM has no law enforcement authority under the U.S. Constitution and need to be rounded up and incarcerated for criminal activities, and need to be sued under Title 42 USC for depriving citizens of their rights with injuries on a public thoroughfare.

    7. Yes, Caruba is wrong.
      First, the majority of troops won’t turn on their friends, neighbors, and relatives just because some corrupt, tyrannical politicians tell them to.
      Second, look at Afghanistan, where a ragtag bunch of goat herders drove the Russians out after 10-12 years and have held the US military and our “allies” off for the same length of time.
      There is no way that a motivated, indigenous population can be defeated …. Unless they are disarmed first. THAT is why the tyrants want to take our guns away.

    8. Alan Caruba is wrong in saying the people can not fight the government police and military and win ! We would lose in a heads up fight , yes However The country could be turned upside down fighting them from the shadows using small cells , with no central leadership hit and run make things so bad that the government can not function and every thing comes to a stop ,

    9. Do not expect anything different from the republicans. They legislate for their special intesest groups and cronies too like the war industry and others.

      Here in Oshkosh. Wisconsin Oshkosh truck has laid off approaching 2000 employees due to cut backs in military vehicle purchases. They are working hard secure another contract for more vehicles. Congressman Petri was forced to retire from congress due to owning shares in Oshkosh truck.

    10. I forgot, I can’t put web site adresses in here.
      Anyway, on Dean’s Gun Watch site he has the story and video about this and how Harry Reid moved the borders not for turtles, but to have room for a Chinesr solar plant to be built for one of his biggest $$$ supporters.

      On the video site you will find the whole story and how the Nevada BLM had it postrd on their web site, its been deleted from the site, BUT copies from the cash files can stil, be found.

      Senator Harry Reid is a crooked lier, cheating land grabber and he has been outed!

    11. The Nevada BLM site showed that senator Harry Reid moved the boundries so one of his biggest $$$ supporters could build a solar panel plamt on that land. Is has since been deleted from the BLM site, but copies are avaliable in sevearl cash files.

      You can find it and watch this video explain it.
      This is also on Dean W.s site today

    12. Bundy does NOT have to pay the grazing fees as he owns the grazing rights to the public land that his cattle uses.
      FEDs just came in and stated by fiat that the public land area is now FEDERAL and that Bundy owes them grazing fees. Completely authoritarian!

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