Oligarchical collectivists — essentially what we used to call communists — took over the USA without firing a shot. They didn’t manage this without knowing how to pick their battles. Stand up to them and they will often back down — only to slink around and come up on you from behind. The Showdown at the Bundy Ranch is not over yet:
The executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government warn that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was only a move to distract attention and diffuse tensions, because a raid on the family’s ranch still is planned.
And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Graham County, Ariz.
“I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t think the Bundys would lie down and be taken.”
He cited the vow by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., that the confrontation was far from over, despite the weekend’s retreat by armed gunmen working for federal agencies.
Reid on Monday told KRNV-TV in Reno: “It’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this applied not only to tyrannical laws intended to drive ranchers out of business, but also to the laws essential to preserving the territorial integrity of the nation? Illegal aliens violate the law every day just by living here. They don’t walk away from it. Instead, they boldly step forward to collect their welfare payments.
Reid is letting his arrogance get the better of him. The strategy ought to be to let this die down, so that tempers cool and the media can justify forgetting all about it. Then quietly arrest the Bundys when they venture off the ranch. Otherwise, it is likely to become public knowledge that Reid could have self-interested reasons to want the Bundys out of business and off their land:
The Nevada rancher who forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to back down last week may have been targeted because a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid’s son wants the land for an energy plant, several websites report.
A report on Godfatherpolitics.com, says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada.
Part of the land ENN wants to use was purchased from Clark County at well below appraised value. Rory Reid is the former Clark County Commission chairman, and he persuaded the commission to sell 9,000 acres of county land to ENN on the promise it would provide jobs for the area, Reuters reported in 2012.
In addition to the county acreage, the federal Bureau of Land Management at one time was looking at BLM property under dispute with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM is headed by former Harry Reid senior policy adviser Neil Kornz.
According to BizPac Review, BLM documents indicate that the federal property for which Bundy claims grazing rights were under consideration by a solar energy company. Those documents have since been removed from BLM’s website…
In the Age of Obama, disappearing documents are all part of the “transparency.”
Speaking of Obama, the Moonbat Messiah has laundered vast fortunes through phony green energy boondoggles, funneling taxpayer money into the pockets of his donors. Given Harry Reid’s conspicuous reputation for corruption, it is hardly surprising that he would want a piece of this action. Readers will recall that he has been involved in skeevy solar deals with the ChiComs before.
The bigger and more powerful the government, the more inevitable the tyranny and corruption.
Something stinks bad enough to reduce Boehner to tears again.
On tips from Apostle53 and Lyle.