By Susan Duclos
David Knight from InfoWars goes over the reason the Cliven Bundy “range war,” caught national attention and it wasn’t tortoises or grazing fees, it was the “iron-fisted” tyranny and abuse shown by government bureaucrats, which as Knight points out, we were warned about by Ron Paul on the House of Representatives floor on September 17, 1997 when he argued against arming bureaucrats, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Ron Paul said:
More immediate, the enforcement of the interventionist state requires a growing army of bureaucrats. Since groups demanding special favors from the Federal Government must abuse the rights and property of those who produce wealth and cherish liberty, real resentment is directed at the agents who come to eat out our substance. The natural consequence is for the intruders to arm themselves to protect against angry victims of government intrusion.
Thanks to a recent article by Joseph Farah, director of the Western Journalism Center of Sacramento, CA, appearing in the Houston Chronicle, the surge in the number of armed Federal bureaucrats has been brought to our attention. Farah points out that in 1996 alone, at least 2,439 new Federal cops were authorized to carry firearms. That takes the total up to nearly 60,000. Farah points out that these cops were not only in agencies like the FBI, but include the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Even Bruce Babbitt, according to Farah, wants to arm the Bureau of Land Management. Farah logically asks, “When will the NEA have its armed art cops?” This is a dangerous trend.
It is ironic that the proliferation of guns in the hands of the bureaucrats is pushed by the antigun fanatics who hate the second amendment and would disarm every law-abiding American citizen. Yes, we need gun control. We need to disarm our bureaucrats, then abolish the agencies. If government bureaucrats like guns that much, let them seek work with the NRA.
The entire speech can be seen at InfoWars.
Knight describes events at the Bundy Ranch, the BLM’s overreach, as Knight was there to witness it all, document it, as were many others.
So while the NYT and others grabbed on to badly phrased words from Mr. Bundy to claim he is racist, the issue never was just Cliven Bundy, it was the brutality, the abuse, the overreach. and the tyranny shown by BLM that captured our attention originally. Then when media and supporters were on the scene, the BLM was captured on film committing atrocities, slaughtering cattle, throwing women to the ground, bringing out K-9s and tasing Bundy family members.
Then after the BLM was forced to back off, the mass cattle graves were discovered, where they attempted to hide what they had done.
The BLM has shown it cannot be trusted to perform their duties without the brutality that has been seen across the country by now and as Knight points out, they must be disarmed.
Cross posted at Before It’s News