Ammon Bundy pt 1 Ep 137 The Cultural Hall

Richie T July 24, 2014 6

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The Bundy standoff is a 20-year legal dispute between the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in southeastern Nevada over unpaid grazing fees that developed into an armed confrontation between protesters and law enforcement.

 

The ongoing dispute began in 1993, when in protest against changes to grazing rules, Bundy declined to renew his permit for cattle grazing on BLM-administered lands near Bunkerville, Nevada. In 1998, Bundy was prohibited from grazing his cattle on the Bunkerville Allotment by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada in United States v. Bundy. In July 2013, the BLM complaint was supplemented when federal judge Lloyd D. George ordered that Bundy refrain from trespassing on federally administered land in the Gold Butte, Nevada, area in Clark County.

 

On March 27, 2014, 145,604 acres of federal land in Clark County, Nevada were temporarily closed for the “capture, impound, and removal of trespass cattle”. BLM officials and law enforcement rangers began a trespass-cattle roundup on April 5, and an arrest was made on April 6. On April 12, a group of protesters who had gathered there for the previous week, and some of whom were armed, advanced on what the BLM described as a “cattle gather.” Sheriff Doug Gillespie negotiated with Cliven Bundy and newly confirmed BLM director, Neil Kornze, who elected to release the cattle and de-escalate the situation.

 

After making remarks discussing whether black people would be better off as slaves than under government subsidies, Bundy was widely condemned in the media, and was repudiated by conservative politicians and talk-show hosts who had previously supported him, many of whom forcefully condemned his remarks as racist.

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  1. Mark Tanner July 28, 2014 at 12:14 am - Reply

    I am a talk radio junkie. When the Cliven Bundy story was in the news, I devoured all the news on the topic both pro and con. Richie’s interview had some angles I had never heard especially from a Mormon perspective. That’s why I enjoy the Cultural Hall so much. This was powerful news journalism!

  2. Earl Allen Boek July 28, 2014 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Ammon Bundy had his Full Armor Of God On That Day, and I put it on them and the patriots daily every since. I’m listening now, I’m sure he’ll mention how he and his family, and those who “Stood Their Ground”
    firmly, on that day and with-stood the firey arrows, of the evil one. In Ammon’s case, three times. Smile

    Ephesians 6:10-18New International Version (NIV)

    The Armor of God
    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

    In Jesus Name. I stood with these people on that day and was never prouder, I feel it was more important, than the 11 months I spent as a Army Vietnam Vet. If we’re talking Life, Liberty, Freedom and the American Way of Live. These were some of the bravest men and women I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing._citizenactivist Earl Allen Boek

  3. ds July 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks richie for following through and actually interviewing this guy. I look forward to listening to it.

  4. Jimmy August 4, 2014 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Ammon and Cliven Bundy are nothing more then criminals and traitors to their country.

  5. Drew Wolfe August 6, 2014 at 5:44 am - Reply

    -Verse to song by drewolfe – 05/20/2014 –
    What if you & I were to muster as Oath Keepers?

    Two hundred & thirty six years ago…
    On a bitter-cold winter day at Valleys Forge …
    One man dismounted his sorrel steed…
    And went down to his humble knee…

    A quarter-mile in the woods, that day…
    Where he could be alone, to pray…
    His sword on one side, and he laid…
    His cocked hat on the other, – he prayed…

    Two thousand seven hundred and thirty miles away…
    In Bunkerville another man knelt down to pray…
    His cowboy hat in his hands, I heard him saying…
    …(And “I left him alone praying”)…

    Would you bless us in our deepest fear…
    Save our cattle, our lives, and stay Thou near…
    Deliver us from this robbery of what our Freedoms gave …
    To have deep faith, forebear & be brave… .. .

    About forty cowboys & girls on horseback came…
    Rode up to a gate, hoisting our Flag – through the wind it waved…
    They looked down rifle barrels & heard a loud-speaker blare…
    We have a court order to shoot you – if you dare … .. .

    Amon Bundy, with a Constitution, stepped up to speak…
    And he did “cowboy-up” and said, – “we won’t leave”…
    How proud I am of his courageous repeal and his back bone… .. .
    “The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon”.
    (George Washington)
    Am I a Tory or Patriot – a sinner or man of God?….
    The Sheriffs & BLM – are they not officers of the Law?…
    The Constitution of the USA is hanging by a single thread…
    The laws are fiat! – “Give me Liberty or give me death!”…

    What if you & I were to muster as Oath Keepers?…
    And our orders were as William Dawes and Paul Revere…
    We would look up to the Church steeple and see…
    Shining by light, “One if by land – two if by sea”…

    We would gallup on to tell the world in a youtube alert…
    The enemy that threatens us is from our oun dirt!…
    Like Seven Mighty Elohim who thunder across the sky…
    …We are Oath-Keepers – WHO WILL NOT COMPLY!

    https://www.youtube.com/user/drewolfe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROiAWxuajgs

    “I, Andrew Brian Wolfe, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God”

    A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle,
    Great Salt Lake City, Feb. 18, 1855:
    “Brethren and sisters, our friends wish to know our feelings towards the Government. I answer, they are first-rate, and we will prove it too, as you will see if you only live long enough, for that we shall live to prove it is certain; and when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the “Mormon” Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.”

  6. Jimmy Jon August 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Whether the land belongs to the nation or the state according to the constitution, ranchers aren’t entitled to free use of the land for their own profit. Cliven is no better than someone who takes unfair advantage of any other government program, whether it’s corporate bailouts, welfare fraud and social security fraud, etc. That he musters a militia and takes up arms to defend his squatting on land that doesn’t belong to him and wraps himself in the flag and the religion I belong to while he does it is abominable.

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