Doesn’t it seem odd that Obama and the Federal government are going full force after rancher Cliven Bundy and his cattle grazing issue, but they basically bend over backwards to diplomatically deal with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Crimea and now Ukraine?
It seems that the Obama administration and the Democrats like Harry Reid are hell-bent on persecuting, harassing and demonizing American citizens while foreign dictators, aggressors and terrorists get little, if any pushback. Why is that?
I understand the issue with rancher Bundy.Yes, he is taking a stand on what he believes to be right and perhaps he could have handled it a bit differently over the past decades, but realistically his family homesteaded the land in 1877, the feds changed the rules on him over an endangered tortoise and he fought them.They in turn, made a land grab, revoked his grazing permit and have placed levies of up to $1 million dollars in fines on him.In protest, he has not paid the fines and believes this to be a state issue rather than a federal one.
In a sane world this issue would have continued to be handled in the courts, perhaps liens would have levied against Bundy, perhaps a compromise could have been made.But no, not with this federal government, who came out in full force against Bundy and all of the people who were backing him.
Why now?This has been going on for some 20 odd years.What was the spark that ignited the Bureau of Land Management to suddenly decide to exert their power and force a showdown?I understand that he lost in court, but he still has rights as an American citizen.Don’t “we the people” have any say so anymore, or does the federal government which basically is, “we the people”, just steamroll over the citizens?I am confused.They work for us, we pay them, we vote them in, yet they come after us with guns and force when we don’t comply to their wishes after they change the rules!They can break the law, change the law without any help from Congress, and make up their own laws on a whim.As a last resort, Executive Orders can be signed if that is the only way to get their way. No wonder the American people are pushing back.They see a lawless government so all bets are off.