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Fellow rancher’s viral letter explains so much about why ranchers support ‘hero’ Bundy.

"There have been a lot of people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not. What you people probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following: “You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.” The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to. Every rancher must sign this “contract” agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment.

In the early 90s, the BLM went on a frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher’s permit because of this desert tortoise issue, even though all of us ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, a family friend had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non-ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permittees in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Clive Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Clive signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away. And so Mr. Bundy took a stand, not only for himself, but for all of us. He refused to be destroyed by a tyrannical federal entity and to have his American liberties and freedoms taken away. Also keep in mind that all ranchers financially paid dearly for the forage rights those permits allow – – not rights to the land, but rights to use the forage that grows on that land. Many of these AUMS are water based, meaning that the rancher also has a vested right (state owned, not federal) to the waters that adjoin the lands and allow the livestock to drink. These water rights were also purchased at a great price.

If a rancher cannot show beneficial use of the water (he must have the appropriate number of livestock that drinks and uses that water), then he loses that water right. Usually water rights and forage rights go hand in hand. Contrary to what the BLM is telling you, they NEVER compensate a rancher for the AUMs they take away. Most times, they tell ranchers that their AUMS are “suspended,” but not removed. Unfortunately, my family has thousands of “suspended” AUMs that will probably never be returned. And so, even though these ranchers throughout the course of a hundred years invested thousands(and perhaps millions) of dollars and sacrificed along the way to obtain these rights through purchase from others, at a whim the government can take everything away with the stroke of a pen. This is the very thing that Clive Bundy singlehandedly took a stand against. Thank you, Clive, from a rancher who considers you a hero."

- Kena Lytle Gloeckner

http://kenmcvay.com/why-the-other-ranchers-support-cliven-bu...



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Letter needs to be forwarded

to everyone you know and on every comment section of news articles.

This helps to explain a lot - especially to folks not familiar with farming/ranching and the BLM.

Thank you much, Kena. And to Michael Nystrom--THIS

is why we come here!

SequoiaTrees4RonPaul

How about the IRS form we sign each year...

The Federal Government has "high price attorneys" that are clever at entrapment of the American People with special wording. I always sign my signature under duress and mostly government organization are heavily against that wording next to my signature.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

Does the IRS respond

What happens when you write "under duress" with your signature?

I also do this

and I have talked to them on the phone about it and obtained proof that I am under duress from their own words.

I also filed a formal affidavit with them that it is my understanding that they are part of corporate criminal racket that has overthrown the Constitutional Republic. I also called the FBI and notified them of the ongoing criminal acts by the IRS.

What do they all do? NOTHING!

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

This should be a good lesson for everyone

How many of you have read the contracts you sign with different 'agencies'? Most people don't realize they are 'voluntarily' obliging themselves to contractual duties of code applicability through all the forms they sign.

What happens when you simply do not contract with them at all?

The answer is that they don't have the required elements to make that law binding to you. Most people have enslaved themselves through contracts with these 'agencies' when they were never required in the first place. If they breach your peace in forcing a contract upon you they would be committing a crime.

When they commit a crime against you then the protections of law become accessible to you IF you know how to uphold the law. At the root of all law the protections of divine law form the inspiration of man to enable the law to be upheld by the formation of nature resulting from the inspiration pursued; such as what happened with Bundy.

I don't think most people have any idea how far real law goes. Real law goes all the way. Real law will form and realize the path of every quanta of matter/energy in existence where free will enables one to live within the protections of law or outside of the protection of law and the choice is made by ignoring the law or not. Know what you are contractually obligating yourself to because ignorance of law is not a defense. The law can be a weapon used by others to enslave you or it can be your greatest protective ally. The choice is yours alone.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

The "greater good" is the pretext for regulation

... inevitably regulation turns to favoritization... then strangulation-by-red-tape.

When you sign your driver's license or marriage license or business license you make the same fatal mistake these ranchers made ...

Here's your sticker:

http://www.libertystickers.com/product/sure_you_can_trust_th...

LittleWing's picture

Great letter!

Thanks for posting, Repo! Some of the MSM narrative has given the impression fellow Ranchers are NOT supportive of Bundy!

BTW Check out Rory Reids statements in the video in this article: Rory Reid: Rancher Cliven Bundy "Should Be Prosecuted"

Reid: "He is not a victim and he’s not a hero. He’s been using what he doesn’t own for over 20 years and he didn’t pay. He broke the law. There are hundreds of ranchers throughout Nevada that conduct their profession honorably. There’s thousands of them throughout the country and when they have a dispute with the BLM they try to work it out."
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/15/rory_reid_...

and he also had this to say: "I think that the BLM lost. The BLM shouldn't have started this if they couldn't develop a plan to finish it successfully. Now I can understand why they suspended the operation. No trespass cow is worth somebody getting hurt. But the First Amendment zones they created were ridiculous. They tried to block off too large a piece of land.... I don't think there is any way to look at this and say they were a winner here. They were a loser."

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/04/15/rory-rei...

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Thank you, Kena!

Excellent explanation. Thanks for sticking your neck out for Cliven and all of us.

Let it be known. Anyone who stands for their God-gien rights in an honourable manner WILL get the support of We the People!

Bureaucrats and politicians, You have been noticed!

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

so glad this is viral

Has this rancher been on Alex Jones radio, Ben Swann, etc.?

time is wasted in minutes not hours

Thanks for posting.

bump

I Challenge ANYONE to Label Bundy a "Scofflaw"

...and don't kid yourself.

There are people here who have labeled him a "welfare rancher", going past that to use the term "infamous".

He is neither.
Thanks for posting this.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

You won't hear this side of the story

on the liberal media outlets.

The liberals loved it when the Occupy movement was bucking the status quo, revolting against corruption, and showing those evil bankers on Wall Street who was boss.

But NOW they are absolutely aghast that their big government partner has backed down from a confrontation with an evil rancher turned thief.

They are shocked and angered that people from all over the nation are actively challenging the supposed authority of government.

This does not surprise any of us here at the DP of course.

We know what the real agendas are, who is pulling the strings, and who are the mere puppets.

What is truly sad is that those of us who are awake and now understand the reality of things are so few amongst so many others who are completely unaware of what is unfolding before our very eyes.

Our family's journey from the Rocket City to the Redoubt: www.suburbiatosimplicity.com