News of BLM behavior reaches Carson City

Four days into the BLM theft of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on public land near Gold Butte, Gov. Brian Sandoval has released a statement bemoaning the behavior of the BLM agents.

He said he had received numerous complaints about road closures and other disturbances and said he has talked to BLM officials.

“Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a ‘First Amendment Area’ that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution,” Sandoval said. “To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately.”

To which I would add that citizens should not take it upon themselves to dismantle the ‘First Amendment Areas’ until a few public officials take offense at the fact the feds have stationed snipers atop several hills overlooking public roadways.

“No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans,” the governor said, not ever mentioning the snipers.

Cliven Bundy walks by a First Amendment Area set up by the Bureau of Land Management near Bunkerville. (R-J photo by John Locher)

31 comments on “News of BLM behavior reaches Carson City

  1. Anonymous says:

    Guess he shouldn’t have broken the law and threatened to wage war.

  2. A.D. Hopkins says:

    Better late than never, Sandoval.

  3. Winston Smith says:

    Maybe they’ll put in a Second Amendment area to replace it.

  4. Steve says:

    “Guess he shouldn’t have broken the law and threatened to wage war.”

    Live like a sheep or go down like a free person.

  5. Milty says:

    “Live like a sheep or go down like a free person.”

    Looks like the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is opting to live like sheep.

    http://www.wjbc.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1396931702&article=323DB80ABEC211E3B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

  6. Anonymous says:

    So you guys are advocating shooting federal agents

  7. Milty says:

    “So you guys are advocating shooting federal agents”

    Which guys advocated that?

  8. Steve says:

    If Clive Bundy is breaking a law why are they arresting cows instead of arresting Clive Bundy?

    IS Clive Bundy really breaking any law? If so, then why not arrest him?

  9. Anonymous says:

    The ones advocating a “second amendment area”

    The ones advocating “going down like a free person.”

  10. Steve says:

    Anonymous doesn’t like defending freedom.

  11. nyp says:

    I don’t like veiled threats of violence against federal agents. You may consider that “freedom”; I do not.

  12. I don’t like acts of violence (taser, thrown to the ground, arrested) by federal agents against against citizens.

  13. nyp says:

    People get arrested by law enforcement authorities every day for alleged violations of the law. Sometime they get manhandled if they resist the authorities. Sometimes they get tasered if they engage in severe resistance. You seem to think that justifies people threatening “war” and “Second Amendment remedies.” I don’t.

  14. Winston Smith says:

    Twenty years ago, when I lived in Moapa, I joined a couple hundred others at Bundy’s ranch protesting the fedbots’ actions. Though I can’t say I’ve stayed up on the situation the entire time, it always seemed like the feds just “had it out” for Clive, because it never seemed justified that he should be pushed out because of those cute tortoises.

    Here, though, is another possible explanation:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/044670_BLM_lies_fracking_leases_Bundy_ranch.html

    BTW, I was trying to point out the absurdity of a “First Amendment Area” when I mentioned a “Second Amendment Area”. I wasn’t advocating armed rebellion…

  15. Steve says:

    “People get arrested by law enforcement authorities every day for alleged violations of the law.”

    This time they are arresting cows.

    Actual use of armament against protesters is simply wrong,,,unless you don’t believe in free speech.
    One persons “veiled threat” is another’s freedom of speech. If any of those “threats” were to come to fruition the country would be so far gone as to be on the cusp of another civil war….or revolution.
    Unless one is worried about that and believes it to be a possibility,,,its best to take words as opinion.
    In this case the BKM and Forest Service are wrong. They should be asking law enforcement to arrest the Human accused of breaking a law….if such law really exists.

  16. nyp says:

    Tell it to the Judge.

  17. Milty says:

    “People get arrested by law enforcement authorities every day for alleged violations of the law. Sometime they get manhandled if they resist the authorities. Sometimes they get tasered if they engage in severe resistance. You seem to think that justifies people threatening ‘war’ and ‘Second Amendment remedies.’ I don’t.”

    Aren’t you the same guy who criticised NYPD’s stop and frisk practices?

  18. Steve says:

    “Tell it to the Judge.”

    Cows can’t talk.

  19. nyp says:

    I can’t recall. Was I? I’m not sure if I had a problem with that.
    However, if I did, I certainly would not suggest that the young black and Latino men who objected most vociferously to the stop & frisk policy declare “war” on the NYPD. Nor would I suggest that they set up “Second Amendment zones” next to stop & frisk locations. Nor would I suggest that they “go down like a free person” rather than “live like a sheep.”

    Query how you guys (or Fox News) would react if those young men had made similar statements in response to stop & frisk.

  20. Steve says:

    No way of knowing how we would react,,,we aren’t sheep.

    Or cows.

  21. Milty says:

    “I can’t recall. Was I? I’m not sure if I had a problem with that [stop and frisk].”

    As I recall, you said that it bothered you, and that you didn’t like it, but that since you weren’t part of a group being profiled for stop and frisk, you didn’t really give it a whole lot of thought.

    Kind of like the current situation with Mr. Bundy. You aren’t a cattle rancher in Nevada, so you don’t have much sympathy for him.

  22. nyp says:

    True, ‘dat.
    On the other hand, neither does the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.

  23. Steve says:

    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/blm-takes-down-first-amendment-areas-set-cattle-roundup

    The public is being “allowed” to congregate on public lands…how magnanimous of the bureaucratic bullshitters.

    Its part of the first amendment. There is no “allowing” involved.

  24. Milty says:

    Other than a statement thru one of his staffers that he “hopes the trespassing cattle are rounded up safely so the issue can be resolved,” has Senator Reid exercised his First Amendment rights on this issue?

  25. Athos says:

    After reading Winston’s article, this whole thing reminds me of “The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff?”

    http://www.laissez-fairerepublic.com/indocoal.htm

    Surely I’m not the only one that remembers this little bit of Clinton corruption?

  26. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, wasn’t that when Slick Willie flew into southern Utah one morning, unilaterally declared a vast swath of the state to be a new (unconstitutional) federal monument, without even the decency to call Utah Governor Leavitt to tell him what was going on?

    Environmentalists cheered his tyrannical behavior, Agenda 21 was further strengthened, and Utahns, who weren’t going to vote him anyway, were outraged.

    Yep, yep, yep, those were the days. Just one of the many infamous actions of Hillary’s lay. Oh, sorry, I shouldn’t falsely accuse Bill & Hill of actually sleeping together…probably hasn’t happened since the 70’s.

    WiP; FiS; IiS

  27. He made the announcement in Arizona.

  28. Athos says:

    And the Riadys cheered! (and tore up another Clinton marker)

    Our country be damned? When was that ever a concern with Bill Clinton? Or for that matter, any of these Progressives?

    BJ always put his own concerns above everybody else. A true self centered narcissist. A brilliant study of the Progressive Man.

    And the polar opposite of George Washington.

  29. Winston Smith says:

    Relict leopard frog? Haven’t heard that one before. Sometimes, ya just can’t keep up…

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