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Abuse of Power

It is an Abuse of Power. Congress needs to investigate not only the property rights abuse of the Clive Bundy family’s cattle and property but the violation of due process rights in how the Bureau of Land Management declared this land an Endangered Species Protected Area. The Feds killed the cattle in violation of the Court Order, attempted to cover up their acts by dumping the carcasses into pits and covering them with dirt and shot holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. This kind of activity is illegal and in clear violation of the court order that empowered the BLM’s actions!

More importantly, why was this attack on the Bundy’s ranch “necessary”? Where is the E.P.A. report to validate the criminal behavior of the Bureau’s 200 agents and snipers? Has this siege taken place on land in which Harry Reid and his son Rory have a personal financial interest… where they want to build a $5 Billion ENN Chinese-backed solar farm?

Did the BLM have public hearings on the proper use of this land and did these hearings include not just turtles or cattle considerations but solar farm usage? Evidence will show that this is an Eminent Domain issue and a clear abuse of the Takings Clause of the Constitution! Law makers can’t stay silent on this! They have to aggressively intervene here to STOP this ABUSE OF POWER!


Michael F McCarthy,

Hayward, Calif.

One Response to "Abuse of Power"

  1. Harvey Wienr  May 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Since I am in the hot bed of Cliven Bundy’s spider web, as what he is a “welfare rancher”, not like the other “law abiding ranchers, he, and his kind are hurting, I have the following statement to make!

    The recent efforts to hold Cliven Bundy accountable for allowing his cattle to graze illegally in the Gold Butte area have garnered national attention. Gold Butte is a well known recreation destination, which contains critical wildlife habitat, an amazing array of ancient Native American petroglyphs, historic mine sites, and wild sandstone formations that tell Nevada’s unique geological and cultural history.

    For decades, Cliven Bundy has profited from public land, while refusing to pay the same fair-use grazing fees, as his other ranchers. The fee to graze livestock on federal land is currently $1.35 per animal head per month, which is substantially lower than average grazing fees on private, and state lands. The collected grazing fees are divided among the states, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and a Range Betterment Fund, which is used for range rehabilitation, restoration and improvement. Following a

    U.S. District Court’s ruling, and the denial of Bundy’s subsequent appeal, the Bureau of Land Management obtained a court order, to remove the hundreds of trespassing cattle in the Gold Butte area.

    However, Bundy has demonstrated disrespect for law-abiding citizens, by refusing to adhere to the same laws that ensure the health of our nation’s rangelands, and protect vital species habitats.

    Bundy’s illegal behavior, extreme, and hateful views have unnecessarily frightened, the residents of southern Nevada.

    The bottom line is that elected officials, and those in positions of power or influence have a responsibility to unite, behind the basic principle, that we are a country of laws, and that whatever our differences, it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence, to advance their radical views, and continue profiting off of our public lands.

    We are currently battling in country and global terrorists’ and to have radical groups with hidden agendas to violate our State, and Federal Constitutions as well as laws, and bully our individual legal registered United States taxpayer voters is not acceptable, or should we as individuals, be pushed back to the future of those, who chose to violate our laws or borders period.


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