April 12th, 2014 should be declared a national holiday that celebrates the 2nd Amendment and liberty. Today is the day that Americans stood against government oppression and backed government thugs down that were sent to harass rancher Cliven Bundy and to confiscate 1,000 head of his privately owned cattle.
The Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and an unspecified number of state and federal law enforcement, surrounded the rancher shutting down all public roads leading to his ranch. The government went so far as to setup “1st Amendment” zones where protesters were instructed to stay. Such out of control thuggery brought hundreds of patriotic Americans to Nevada, many of whom were armed, to make a stand.
The war of words heated up when Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins warned protesters that they had “better have funeral plans.”
As more and more armed concerned citizens appeared on the scene, the government had a serious decision to make. They could either escalate the situation by mobilizing more law enforcement, or perhaps even going so far as to activate the National Guard to counter the armed protesters who were increasing in numbers with each passing day, or they could withdraw their troops.
With hundreds of armed government agents and citizens facing each other down in a situation that was degrading by the hour, the government had to know all it would take is one small spark to ignite a conflict of proportions not seen since the Civil War.
After carefully weighing their options, government forces made the right decision and ordered their agents to retreat.
“Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” BLM director Neil Kornze said in a statement.
As the BLM statement was read out loud, the crowd of citizens erupted into cheers. Hell, when I read the news this morning I erupted into cheers too.
This event serves to highlight precisely why we have a 2nd Amendment. What happened today is why Dianne Feinstein and her band of gun-grabbers want you disarmed. Gun control isn’t about public safety or saving the children, it’s about preventing us from standing against government oppression and defending our liberty.
If hundreds of armed Americans weren’t streaming in to stand toe to toe with government goons, you can rest assured this victory would have never been possible. Before large numbers of militia responded to the scene, groups of protesters were being roughed up by government thugs. Women were thrown to the ground and unarmed men were tazed as the government struggled to assert its control. Once armed citizens started to arrive in force, these thugs were forced to back-off and stop using their Gestapo tactics.
In the end we have set an astounding new precedent. Those that faced down the government in Nevada this past week have shown they can in fact be backed down. Americans don’t need to take it on the chin when the government grossly over steps its bounds — we can stand up to them and say “NO”.
My hat is off to those of you who moved quickly to support rancher Cliven Bundy, you guys make all freedom loving Americans proud.
This video details the background information on the situation in Clark County, NV. For those that think Mr. Bundy is little more than a scofflaw who is deserving of the action taken by federal agents (BLM), you might want to watch this video in its entirety.