Monday, April 14, 2014
What the Feds/BLM Could Have Done Differently
From Infowars: Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News to denounce the federal government’s operation against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, asserting that BLM agents should have been arrested for seizing his property and that the case represents a “line in the sand” for Americans who have had enough of big government tyranny.
Napolitano said the feds were forced to back down because they had suffered a public relations nightmare, pointing out that Bundy lost his case in a federal court but that the case should have been tried in a state court.
“The federal judiciary should not be deciding what land the federal government owns,” said Napolitano, adding that the feds should have placed a lien against Bundy’s property to collect grazing fees and not conducted a raid backed up by armed agents to seize his private property.
“The government’s option is to take the amount of money he owes them and docket it, that is file the lien on his property….the federal government could have done that, instead they wanted this show of force,” said Napolitano, adding, “They swooped in….with assault rifles aimed and ready and stole this guy’s property, they stole his cattle, they didn’t have the right to do that, that’s theft and they should have been arrested by state officials”.
Napolitano also chastised the BLM’s ludicrous creation of a ‘First Amendment Area’ outside of which free speech was banned. Protesters completely ignored the zone and it was quickly torn down by BLM officials after being widely derided in the media.
“They established something utterly repellant in America, a First Amendment Zone….the square was three miles away from where these events were going – this is the federal government emasculating the First Amendment rights of the protesters,” said the judge. http://www.infowars.com/judge-napolitano-rancher-rebellion-was-americans-line-in-the-sand/
My friend Jamie has been asking why this was such a big deal.
The Feds could have done other things.
They could filed liens against Bundy's property.
Thy could have filed garnishment papers on any of the cows he sold to collect the money he was owed.
Why did they destroy Bundy's water lines and troughs other than to be mean and ugly?
And the excuse they are trying to save the desert tortoise is just plain BS. The cows and turtle have been living together for 180 years. The desert turtle has more to fear from coyotes who will eat them than a cow doesn't bother them.
The BLM has been along that they want their money.
But the problem with those who support the government on this issue are thinking logically on an illogical problem.