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LaVoy Finicum Takes BLM To School

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I replied to a comment under the article by Jason Van Tatenhove featuring Stewart Rhodes with Greg McWhirter, a veteran SWAT officer and Oath Keeper, doing an interview about the roadblock at which LaVoy Finicum was shot dead.  The comment to which I replied was submitted by one person signing in as “Bill”. Here is what Bill had to say —

“IMHO They wanted LaVoy dead to shut him up as he was a thorn in the side of LEO’S and Fed’s and they didn’t want him to seed his message anywhere else. IMHO he was assassinated to contain his message from inciting and informing more citizens on the truth of what is happening out there”

While I agreed with Bill that elements in our governmental structure wanted to “shut him up” to prevent LaVoy from “seed[ing] his message anywhere else”, I wanted to point out that we cannot prove that anyone in particular wanted LaVoy “dead”.

I dashed off the following reply to Bill, which Stewart subsequently asked me to post here as a stand-alone article to feature the video which I had linked to Bill in my reply —

I do not know that they wanted LaVoy dead, but I feel strongly that they did not want him speaking to other people in the next County over. LaVoy’s sense of logic and reasoning makes a strong case for the ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, mill operators, etc. against the BLM’s tyranny. The Governor, two Senators, and at least one judge see the truthful message of State ownership over State public lands as dangerous to other, less apparent powers. Here is an example of how LaVoy could make sense to the common man out west–

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That presentation was beautifully done and is totally dangerous to Federal agencies such as BLM, USFS, EPA, etc. The powers that be have spent almost a century prepping the public perception while enhancing concentrated federal power for nefarious purposes. LaVoy’s message could totally undo a whole lot of federally-financed brainwashing, and that is why the government did not want him to cross that County line, in my opinion. Of course I cannot prove what was in the mind of any government agent or office-holder, but as Stewart brought up during the interview, two Senators did liken LaVoy’s and Ammon’s message to a “virus” and literally wanted to stop it from “spreading”. That speaks tons to me.
And after all, have you ever heard of any government which encouraged dissent? I have not.


What we see when we peel away the terminology used by mainstream media’s reportage on LaVoy Finicum is a family man, a rancher, a patriot who valued freedom and the Constitutional rule of law over all else, so much so that he became willing to join other western-States ranchers in standing up to the BLM (Bureau of Lands Management) and protecting his lawful grazing rights.  The man was a cowboy. To me, that is about as “American” as it gets. LaVoy Finicum Family




But to show how LaVoy lives on even after being gunned down by government soldiers, I would like to add here a testament by his daughters, about which I’ve said elsewhere,

“It’s beautifully done, and by family. And all of us should sing together as family, as in the days of yore… for a great darkness is upon us. This family is showing America what America is made of in the nicest way, extending the voice of love to the suffering of horror, carrying in melody the light of prayerful forgiveness and offering it to a world bearing darkness.”

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For readers who have not found LaVoy’s website already, please enjoy a closer look at the man and his family by going to One Cowboy’s Stand For Freedom.



Elias Alias, editor




Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net



  1. LaVoy’s message lives on. He had a gift for delivery and thank God he left it for all of us. May his family find peace and comfort in knowing his message is not lost. RIP

  2. I fully believe these to videos will not remain in the public realm. They threaten the existence of a federal government that has exceeded its constitutional purpose, and as such will be considered subversive and treasonous.

    “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
    Thomas Paine

  3. Great post of an important window into not only the man, but the righteous and critical underlying issues, Elias.

    LaVoy Finicum represents the heart of ‘real’ America and the rugged-individualist spirit that once made this country great and free.

    He put his life on the line, knowing the potential consequences and as seen in his video, he called on others to stand. Many are doing so, in their own way, but related to the stance he took recently that led directly to his being killed at the hands of predatory government enforcers, he was largely abandoned and he and the others were left to the whims of predatory government enforcers.

    We all see how that worked out.

    Individual action is critical and important, yet in cases of standing against govt and for the Constitution and for Liberty, it clearly poses a deadly threat and often deadly consequences….This is why organizational action (when warranted) and/or organizational support, even if only open and loud moral support, along with logistical and/or support in spreading the message, is critical.

    I have seen the quip and what seems a petulant reaction to criticism, which has been thrown down many times by various people, e.g., ‘did you ruck-up, grab your rifle and deploy’?

    If not, then the implication seems to be that you have no right to criticize or express an assessment that runs counter to the ‘official’ stance, whatever that may be.

    This gauntlet has repeatedly been thrown down directly in the face of clear knowledge that scattered individuals ‘rucking-up’ and self-deploying are a certain recipe to become another news blurb about wild-eyed dangerous ‘domestic extremists’ once again being thwarted by our righteous and stalwart government.

    One would think that those wise enough to not ‘ruck-up’and self-deploy in such instances would be viewed as displaying at least a measure of wisdom and that, coupled with membership and or affilitation with organizations such as Oath Keepers, would be a sign that there is a clear understanding that organizational action, rather than individual action, is necessary; albeit many (including me) may express opinion, assessment and criticism of perceived inaction (*note…criticism of ‘inaction’ does not mean that all contrary assessment or opinion are calling for armed revolt or some armed intervention).

    Regardless, Arizona and the cause of Liberty lost a brave, wise and good man in LaVoy Finicum.

    He and his stance will not be forgotten by this Oath Keeper, retired Peace Officer and fellow rural Arizonan.

    1. Two Separate Judges say the Federal Government has Acted Illegally in their Attack on Oregon’s Ranchers!
      By Tim Brown / 5 February 2016 / 5 Comments

      Any questions may be addressed to:
      Judge Anna Maria Riezinger
      (907) 250-5087
      Judge Bruce Doucette
      (720) 338-0394

  4. Five hours before LeVoy Finnecum was killed, both US Senators from Oregon, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, met with FBI Director James Comey and demanded immediate action to end the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Following the meeting, Wyden said the standoff was “a situation where the virus was spreading,” and action needed to be taken. The “virus” Wyden was referencing was the voice of LeVoy Finnecum, the “spreading” he was concerned about was events like the imminent meeting at John Day.

    1. Can you give us a link, or links? We are amassing the proof of just what you said. This WAS pushed by the politicians, who feared his message. But, it is too late to stop it. The cat’s out of the bag, and the brushfire has been lit, and is spreading faster and faster. They could kill the man, but they could not kill the message, or his example.

  5. A few things here; First, Lavoy and I carry the exact copy of the “Declaration and Constitution.” Sent a shiver up my back side.

    Second, Wyden and others point blank said they didn’t want the “Virus Spreading.” Here’s proof.

    Third, This Governments greatest fear is that this movement will take hold. Here’s an article put out today.

    What I don’t want to do is, hijack this web forum (or any other) to further this cause; however, it’s time to further the cause…..

  6. LaVoys comparison of the federal government to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar was absolutely brilliant and accurate. It’s too bad the tape can’t be mass-produced and sent to every law enforcement agency in the country. America has lost a good freedom fighter.

  7. What a wonderful American! Every American, young and old, needs to watch this and “take a measure of the man”. Lavoy Finicum is why they will never win. You can’t kill what this man is…you can only make him bigger, stronger and more powerful…by trying. RIP Cowboy

  8. These are SOROOBAMA thugs there is trillions under the ground there around Burns
    I know this was a murder and a planed murder they circled like wolves. LaVoy new what he was dealing with . They would all be dead if he had not got out. This push can’t stop but SOROOBAMA and there thugs will kill more. . I know they watch.

  9. I see a lot of speculation as well as fact, but where’s the passion? U have to find it down deep inside. Remember your childhood, the stories ur grandpa told about the war, what freedom meant to him. The sacrifices that were made, for US!…believe, arise, live!

  10. Stand brothers, we don’t need arms, we have voices! They will use our arms against us…we can stand w/o arms. We have voices/ numbers. The enemy must b engaged on their terms. There is no use for arms unless we protect our own. Period. Armed conflict pushes us further into an Orwellian world. It gives the government more power to enslave us. Do I have an answer,? Not even close. The answer is to educate your children. Let them know the freedom we had. What theve lost. Hell, most the 20 somethings could care less about freedom. It’s under the guise that they are being protected from terr attks. They are willing to give up their freedoms, of which they have never really known, for “safety” under govt control. Dear brothers, this is the world we live in. They haven’t a clue what freedom is. They are complacent with the govt “preventing terrorist attacks” that’s all they know.,. We are dying as fast as WW2 vets. Our only hope is to to teach our children our values, our way of life, our honor. I implore dear patriots, our kids care more about mine craft than this country. Please, just in honor of our grandparents/GGP, explain to your children what we fought for, why we fought. If you don’t know, google it. We have so much to be thankful for. Do you?

  11. The song “Freedom’s Cry” sung by Lavoy’s daughters is sung to the melody of “Hanging Tree” from the Hunger Games 3rd movie, “Mockingjay.” The Hunger Games trilogy is an apocalyptic story depicting a despotic society ravaged from an Agenda 21-type oppression. Ironic, since Lavoy was standing for the right to flourish in the same rural lands that the government wants to control for its own purposes. Hauntingly sung in the movie, and sad, though very fitting, to be sung in the wake of his death. Also ironic that the C I A “Project Mockingbird” (Mockingjay?) was to ensure that the news media repeated the official storyline delivered to them by the authorities rather than the press fulfill their purpose as the watchdogs against corruption.

  12. Ammon and Lavoy’s reach was about to reach exponential proportions, and we get a glimpse of just how far they were spreading their “virus” by the revelations given by Ammon Bundy in a letter he sent from prison that was broadcast by his mother via email just today.

    “Dear Friends,

    Hundreds of people were freely coming into the refuge to get education on their rights. Many group presentations were given each day. On Saturday, the 24th, ten ranchers from Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona nullified their grazing contracts with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service. On Saturday, the 24th, grand jury administrators from Nebraska and Florida were forming a grand jury to review the abuses in the Hammond case. Tuesday, the 27th, the day LaVoy was killed, we began releasing documents exposing criminal acts by the government. The evening of the 27th, a meeting was scheduled with Grant County residents to give a presentation with those at the refuge. To give their presentation to hundreds of people in the county, including the county Sheriff.

    The FBI attacked those who were to give the presentation on the way to this peaceful meeting, leaving hundreds at the meeting with no speakers. On Wednesday, the 28th, a follow up meeting was scheduled with Harney County residents with those at the refuge to finalize actions to claim back lands that were taken by the BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Forest Service. This included plans to take action to begin logging again in Harney County and to restore the thriving economy once known to the Harney County residents. On Thursday evening, the 29th, a meeting was scheduled with Malheur County residents with those at the refuge to give a presentation on the constitution as it pertained to federal limits to land ownership inside the states. This meeting was to occur in Ontario, Oregon. Hundreds were expected to attend. The sheriff’s Department also accepted the invitation and was scheduled to attend.

    On Friday afternoon, the 30th, residents surrounding Jordan Valley, Oregon, had scheduled a seminar with those at the refuge to come out and inform them of how they can protect themselves from a national monument that is to be signed in by President Obama this year, 2016. This monument is twice the size of Yellowstone, takes up a third of the county’s land mass, and will put over 250 ranchers out of business as they know it. Ranchers from Malheur county were scheduled to nullify their contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.

    In the following weeks, meetings were scheduled in Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and the State of Washington. Multiple Skype meetings were also set up throughout the Western U.S. All these meetings were to discuss how they would stand against the unconstitutional land control by the federal government. Those at the refuge collected over 50 testimonies of ranchers who lost their family property to the U.S. Government in Harney and surrounding counties. Hundreds of government documents were compiled by those at the refuge. Many of the documents exposed abusive actions by federal government officials, Judge Grasty, Harney County Sheriff’s Department and direct abuses to the Hammond family.

    Escalation of force from the FBI, OSP, and the Sheriff’s Department incrementally increased as the education from the refuge expanded. Government officials knew that if they did not take forceful preemptive action to stop the expanding the influence of the refuge, many would begin to stand for land rights as protected by the United States Constitution. Make no mistake about it: those that were educating at the refuge and are now suffering in jail at this time are political prisoners.

    Those at the refuge never pointed a gun and never pulled a trigger to kill. They chose to educate, giving others the freedom to choose. The government promoted fear and forceful tactics to control and stop this education. And ultimately, they used force by the barrel of the gun.

    Please watch the video below.


    Ammon Bundy, 2/4/16

    1. AMEN. AMEN. In every way that we each can and everytime we can stand, stand my brothers and sisters in everyday that we each can stand as we journey to restore liberty.

      With God all things are possible. God has His hand on us and our actions to restore our God-given Constitution and the liberties that this great documents reflects to America and to the world.

      With rightous indination we can and we must challenge unConstitutional actions by our federal government and we must and we will hold each traitor accountable for treason, which has no statute of limitations.

      Justice will be served. We are a nation of laws and while our government may refuse to abide by our Constitution, our supreme laws, we will lawfully restore our Constitution and hold each and every traitor accountable. So, my brothers and sister, stand together and fear not for God is for us no one can justifiably be against us. Peace to men and women of good will. Peace…

  13. As promised, Old Glory is lowered to half staff today, Feb 5th, in honor of Patriot LaVoy. Rest in peace.

    Rebel Patriot 1775, AKA Will N Tofite

  14. I am LaVoy Finicum’s uncle. I am a former police officer and swore an oath to protect the Constution. I believe in your cause.
    As To the question posed in the song sung by LaVoy’s daughters, YES I will stand by you.

    1. Thank you for your service, and thank you for posting your comment here. Blessings to you and your family, and sincere sympathy for your loss of LaVoy.

      Elias Alias, editor

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