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Ammon Bundy: “Men must decide if their rights and freedoms are God-granted or are assigned by a federal government”

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This article was written by Kimberly Paxton and originally published at The Daily Sheeple

The federal government chose the wrong family to bully when they descended on the Bundy Ranch last month and attempted to steal their cattle at gunpoint. Despite the government’s likely fervent desire to see them quietly go away, the Bundys are not only loudly defending their freedom – they are fiercely and vocally calling out the thugs who tried to trample on those rights.

About two dozen people have filed criminal charges against the federal agents, ranging from assault, terroristic threatening, and impersonating an officer. (source)

Today, Ammon Bundy made the following statement at the Clark County Sheriff’s office:

As we have had the opportunity to reflect on the events that took place between March 26th and April 12th, 2014-we have experienced feelings of concern, confusion, fear, anger, sadness and joy.

Our peaceful community has been shaken. In many ways, we are still processing the magnitude of what took place. We ask ourselves so many questions; did the federal government really come into this valley and terrorize our community?

Did hundreds of armed forces, in Red Dawn fashion, lock down the hills and valleys of our peaceful home-threatening at gunpoint, anyone who stepped off the paved road, with forceful and lethal action?

Did we really see armed forces convoying through the streets of our town, diligently recording names and identities of anyone who glanced wrong or opposed them in any way?

Was there really heavy equipment in the form of dump trucks and backhoes, on our mountains, tearing up infrastructure that we have used for hundreds of years, and is vital to our survival? Were we truly in the cross-hairs of snipers, and under surveillance by the latest in technological weapons?

Did these forces actually point their rifles in the faces of our little children, while beating their unarmed fathers to the dirt and hauling them off in chains?

Did they really body-slam our friend, a 59 year old woman to the ground, and sic German Shepherds on our neighbors-even a pregnant woman?

Did they actually shock a man multiple times with a 50,000 volt Taser for honorably protecting his aunt, while she gathered herself out of the dust?

We reflect in sadness and awe that this could take place in our little town. The terror of armed men occupying our land will never be forgotten. The feelings of despair of these events will long reside in our hearts. Thoughts of anxiousness that this may ever happen again, will awaken us from our pillows from time to time.

During quiet reflection, we may ask ourselves if we did the right thing by resisting. Were we in the right when we acted to safeguard ourselves? When the only response to our multiple pleas for help was silence, when we were left alone to clean our cuts and wounds, did we have a divine right, duty, and obligation to protect our family and ourselves?

We recall the many times we pleaded with our local government to protect us; the numerous times we called 911, and begged our Sheriff to send his deputies to assist. Our cries of distress were met with silence. We ask ourselves, “Did we try hard enough to get our local government and law enforcement to act as a buffer and perform their duty to protect and serve?”

Were the hundreds of phone calls not enough, or is it just that our elected leaders and Sheriff have forsaken the people in trade for power and money? We whole-heartedly want to believe that our Sheriff would not abandon us, but where has his shielding influence been?

Why was he not here to represent and protect the very men, women and children of his county that he swore an oath for? Why did he stand silent and neutral, knowing our community was in terror? What was his motivation of inaction; was it fear of the federal government or political reprisal from powerful politicians?

The scars of this traumatic event will heal over time. We hope our community will eventually return to a sense of normalcy. We fervently hope and pray that these heavy-handed tactics will not be used on us or any other American ever again. We wonder if our hopes will be in vain; will they return?

Will they come back with greater force and more cunning tactics than before? Will our Sheriff keep his oath this time, and use his lawful forces to stop them, or will the people be left to their own protection? Will the good people of this nation yet again have to come running to the rescue of a neighbor?

Will veterans, retired police force, churches, businesses, families and individuals have to unite once again to confront these acts of governmental terror upon the American people?

Will our local government rouse themselves from disaffection and intervene-protecting the people? Will they stop fearing to do the right thing and come to the realization that the people are more important than a government agency? Will they fight for the rights of the state and her people?

They must stop putting personal gain and advancement in front of the rights of citizens.

They need to recognize, that as our elected representatives, they have more power than those governing in brute force, as they have the might of the people of this state backing them. With that power we invest in them, they have the obligation to safeguard our livelihoods, combat forces of fear, and protect our lives with their own.

A few weeks ago, our community was in a state of innocence and naivety. We felt safe and mostly kept to ourselves. We thought the world’s problems would only affect us through television, and could be shut off with the push of a button.

Our innocence has left us now, we have experienced first-hand the breath of force upon our necks. We have gasped in desperation as our lives and agency were threatened. Our cries have been ignored by our guardians in the next room.

We faced a choice-either lie down and submit helplessly in defeat, or bite, scratch, and fight until help would come. We are eternally and profoundly grateful for the many heroic neighbors who heard our desperate cries and crashed through the windows to rescue.

We additionally thank the thousands that came from every States in this great nation, and stood in front of raised guns in our defense, and for the hope that those same guns would never come to their doors and their families.

We are grateful for those that arrived with pen and camera, those that arrived with faith and prayers, and those that arrived with fist and gun. The variety of support from all walks of life has shown that this was an event that truly touched the good hearts of many Americans.

We cannot thank you all enough-you have restored our faith in the goodness of the American people. Our message to all, is that it is time to make things right. It is time to adhere to the supreme law of the land-The Constitution of the United States.

It is time to understand right, stand for what’s right, and do whatever it takes to make it right. We must continue the vision of our Founding Fathers in preserving the freedoms of the American people and the sovereign rights of the States.

A nation can never abandon its fate to an authority it cannot control.

Men must decide if their rights and freedoms are God-granted or are assigned by a federal government. We believe in the rule of laws and sustain a limited government. May God bless us to protect this sacred instrument.

Now is the time to fan the flames of resistance. The momentum of freedom is on our side. We cannot go away quietly.





  1. As I read this…I had to clear the tears of joy & anger away. Ammon’s words strike me deeply for I see the energy…both Good & Evil that is self evident in his words.

    My name is Thaddeus Deane. It was awhile ago that I finally decided that enough is enough and began to step from the shadows, stop being an observer and begin to become a vocal activist in the effort to help our Nation become the country we are supposed to be. For right now, as is also self evident…we are not the Country that our Founding Fathers & Framers of the Constitution gave us.


    Because We the People have been lied to All Our Lives.

    We have allowed ourselves to wallow in ignorance. The Truth…is a bitter pill to swallow. As bitter as that pill is…We the People…you NEED to choke it down. For as Sun Tzu said, “Know thy Enemy”. If we do not know who we are dealing with then they gain Great Tactical advantage over us. We also can NOT allow them to divide us…we are all American’s. Don’t forget it…

    A TrueBlood American Patriot does not hide from Evil, instead…we stand up & embrace it in order to know how best to Destroy it.

    So…God willing, myself plus two other Patriots from Washington State are coming down there to Bundy land in order to find out EXACTLY what is going on in Nevada. We will only be able to stay a short time as we three are leaving everything behind that we hold dear, our families, closing down our livelihoods and risking our very lives in order to not only Protect the Bundy’s…but to share information and bring back REAL Intelligence for our Sheriff, our people…our Nation. No more hear say…

    Ammon here is 100% correct that without our Constitution, We the People will go down into History as a Republic that stopped being Vigilant and allowed ourselves to be destroyed from within. I would like to add that without also God in our lives, We the People don’t stand a chance.

    So…America…swallow that bitter pill of Truth and begin to investigate and recognize that Agenda 21 is taking place right in front of our eyes as they force our Nations very life blood, the producers such as ranchers and farmers, off their lands in an attempt to destroy our Nation from within. The people advocating a one world government, who seem to have such control over everything…are the very enemy that we must fully stand up and recognize. They are the ones trying to establish their New World Order which will destroy the sovereignty of not just America, but all countries of this earth. This is their goal and it’s the Armed Average American that is helping to stop them. Why else are they attacking our 2nd amendment in such a vicious cycle…?

    Why do they villainize the Veteran and Militiamen? Because we are the ones who will step up first and resist. I am a Veteran. A former Navy SEAL who takes his Oath very, Very seriously and this Oath has been “triggered” within me. With my research into what I believe the Truth is, I see this all both as a Foreign and Domestic threat. I was considering going to the Bundy’s on my own but when I heard the Oath Keepers call for boots on the ground…that helped push me towards this action. I’m proud to be an Oath Keeper.

    This Agenda will fail…God Willing…with the help of normal men & women, such as the Bundy’s and the brave, Very Brave Patriots that stood beside the Bundy’s…forcing the evil Federal Government to stand down.

    It will be a True Honor to stand beside the Bundy’s and offer them what protection that I & my men can do for them…because they & America is worth the Full Measure.

    Hooyah & God Bless the Truth.

  2. Eloquent, the kind of thought “Progressives” hate at least as much as true racists hate a different skin color and what’s inside, and which their Totalitarians Masters want to erase, one way or another.Not!

  3. Yes, the Fed Did indeed pick on the wrong family there in Nevada.I stood near Ammon at that corral fence and saw him in action, pointing his finger at the GT and telling him to GET OUT! Our determined actions in Bunkerville have inflamed the liberty movement, and are a disaster for the progressive/communist/facist traitors. I used a certain word, – ACTION – not words.OK is not a debating society. For those prevaricating OKs who type in words like “We stand for the constitution” I ask, do you really? Literally? The time for caviling is over.Get yourself to the next hot spot and STAND UP for your beliefs.Too old? tell that to the 70 year old gent I stood next to in that riverbed.Too far away ? Tell it to the people from Alaska,Florida and New Hampshire who mere there.

  4. There are so many more that are now starting to let others know so they can also be helped, all because of Bundy! They have been quietly fighting the BLM, fed gov on their own.

    Ladd isn’t the only one with disturbing allegations against the Border Patrol. Larry Kirschenman, a 75-year-old Vietnam Vet, made charges that may be even more disturbing. He alleges that he was brutally assaulted by a Border Patrol agent during a routine inspection after returning from Mexico where he just ate lunch.

    And Rancher John Ladd with ACLU video

    He said the Border Patrol:

    Monitors his movements “every day. … I’m questioned daily about what I’m doing.” Agents watch his every movement through cameras on his ranch and call him to see what he is doing. He said he sometimes says, “That’s none of your business.”
    Threatened to shoot his dogs if they were running loose. “That’s what the mentality is down here, I cannot even let my dogs run wild.” Ladd said. He keeps them in a fence.
    Cut his fences and let his cattle loose. Ladd complained that this could make him liable for a lawsuit because the cattle could cross highways and create a wreck. “They have no idea what the value of having a fence and a gate is,” Ladd said. “They don’t care.”

    “I’m tired of putting up with the federal government and Border Patrol and anybody that thinks they have the right to come onto my ranch and do whatever they want,” Ladd said.

    Me – I think it is a good idea that the good, hardworking, independent people of America stand out and let the rest of us know so that we an stop what happened in Germany and other nations from happening here.

  5. We’re going to need to give Force Protection to local farmers and farmers who produce raw milk, butter, and cheese if we intend to eat healthy food.

  6. It strongly points that the tyrannical system wants to destroy the availability of fresh farm produce, beef, and dairy to the American people.

  7. Deny the ability of people to grow food and feed themselves and you can control the masses.

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