The standoff at the Oregon Wildlife refuge was a huge poke in the eye to the federal government, and they are determined to exact their pound of flesh, and more. The retribution began when federal agents set up a road block and forced one of the key rancher spokesmen out of his truck and then murdered him in cold blood as he tried to heave through the deep snow bank. Next was arresting Cliven Bundy, who had proven to be a thorn in their side back in 2014 when there was previous standoff at his ranch in Nevada.
The feds, however, need to have a massive show of strength to put down the rebellion once and for all. There is deep anger and mistrust among the westerners who see the federal government gobbling up the western territory where Washington owns 51 percent of all the land in eleven western states. In fact, Barack Obama just today declared an additional two million acres in California to be federal reserve land, off limits to the citizens of the United States.
With that type of outrageous land grab, they are looking to definitively pull the teeth of the budding insurrection. So it appears that they will be rounding up anyone and everyone that they consider to be a threat.
New Warrants for Patriots
In an exclusive interview with Jason Van Tatenhove, media director for Oathkeepers, he told Freedom Outpost that there have been reports of 68 warrants against Americans who stood alongside Cliven Bundy in Nevada in 2014 and several involved in standing between the Bureau of Land Management and the Sugar Pine Mine.
Van Tatenhove has an interest in these warrants as he stood at Bundy Ranch in 2014 against the BLM siege with the Bundys.
Additionally, during our interview, Jason was able to provide me with current information. In addition to Cliven Bundy being arrested in Oregon on Wednesday evening, Blaine Cooper was also arrested on Thursday morning in Springdale, Utah. Cooper, as you may recall, referred to Senator John McCain as a traitor during a townhall meeting.
If that was not enough, reports are that Victoria Sharp’s family’s house has been surrounded by agents. Sharp, as you may recall, provided eyewitness testimony of the murder of LaVoy Finicum and also said that over one hundred shots were fired into their vehicle in an attempt to kill the occupants.
All of this is coming down pretty fast as Cliven Bundy’s flight into Oregon on Wednesday was prefaced by his call for the American people, patriots and militia to “wake up!” because “it’s time!”
There can be debates over the individual circumstances of grazing rights and costs, but there is no doubt that the federal government should not control half of the land in western states. That should be turned over to the states and counties who have a much better idea of appropriate land use and proper management of the land. The federal government is willing to force its control through any means necessary, including the cold blooded murder of American citizens and the incarceration of ranchers for specious reasons that have had zero negative outcomes. One day it may come to much greater armed conflict, and the government will find that it has no moral authority left to try and force its will on the people of United States.
As Cliven Bundy stated after his arrest, if he had had a gun, they would have killed him. It is no wonder the federal government is anxious to disarm the citizens of this great country. It may be sooner, or it may be later, but the people can only be cowed for so long. The tragedy is that FBI agents and other federal law enforcement are being employed as foot soldiers in this war against the people. Some day, they too may realize that the elites are turning a once free land into one of servitude and serfs. It has always been recognized that the greatest danger to our rights and freedoms are not from outside our shores but from within them. And that is coming to pass before our very eyes.