Just In: Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage.

Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family will continue.

In response, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Sec. Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

He cited the limited powers granted to the federal government, noting the bureau has no “right to assume preemptory police powers, that role being reserved to the States,” and explained “many federal laws require the federal government to seek assistance from local law enforcement whenever the use of force may become necessary.”

The letter included a section of the U.S. Code — 43 U.S.C. Section 1733, Subsection C — stating exactly that point. [Emphasis Stockman's]

“When the Secretary determines that assistance is necessary in enforcing Federal laws and regulations relating to the public lands or their resources he shall offer a contract to appropriate local officials having law enforcement authority within their respective jurisdictions with the view of achieving maximum feasible reliance upon local law enforcement officials in enforcing such laws and regulations.”

In the case of the Bundy Ranch, he continued, “the relevant local law enforcement officials appear to be the Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, Douglas C. Gillespie.”

Gillespie, however, conspicuously took a back seat to BLM forces during the standoff.

“Indeed,” Stockman wrote, “the exact type of crisis that the federal government has provoked at the Bundy ranch is the very type of incident that Congress knew could be avoided by relying on local law enforcement officials.”

The stated purpose of the correspondence is for the Obama administration “to bring the BLM into compliance with 43 U.S.C. section 1733.”

Absent a full investigation into the agency’s actions, he concluded, “the federal government must not only stand down, but remove all federal personnel from anywhere near the Bundy ranch.”

Legislators and law enforcement personnel have stood alongside state militia members and the Bundy family in opposing the excessive force employed by the BLM. Stockman’s letter adds even more weight to the growing sentiment against the federal overreach.

The full letter from Congressman Stockman follows:

Photo Credit: Facebook/Congressman Steve Stockman

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Comments

  1. shutupnsing says:

    Operation American Spring, May 16 in Washington, DC! Be there or be a slave! http://shutupnsing.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/opera

    • asmeseesit says:

      Wish I could be there. It is sickening to see what is happening to our Country right before our very eyes and ears. Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer, and countless libturds are at war with us, American citizens. They're not after the real enemies, they are attacking our Constitution, our values and principles, our common sense, our vision to make America great once more in spite of their treacherous acts. Picture this, it's like all of them have popped up out of their boxes having been wound up by the non-informed and illegal voters. Every kid used to have a toy like that. Time to push them back into their boxes never to be seen or heard from again!

  2. we the people,who are the real government,we called harry reids office today Friday 4/18/14 at 4.25 pm est,and we spoke to a man,and told him for harry reid to back off the bundy ranch agenda,as we the people,will no longer stand for a do nothing treasonous bunch of politicans,who no longer stand for we the people,and the constitituion,and we will be watching every politicans deeds,not his words as politicans can,t be trusted.and for reid to bring war and treason charges .against Obama as Obama has never been vetted,and he can,t be verified we have a manchuarian candididate in the wh.god bless American veterans/citizens.join us in Washington dc may 16,2014 for oas{operation American spring}

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      excellent work.I'm surprized the old fart had his phones turned on.Robert did you have to press 1 for English

  3. asmeseesit says:

    Thank you, Steve Stockman.

  4. Gidget713 says:

    Reid has the nerve to say the BUndy's are breaking the law. Well, Sen. your boss, the man in the White House has been breaking the law since he was elected in 2008. Obama is OK, to you but Bundy is not. Why not send these Military people to our southern borders and do this. Those people coming across are breaking the law also.

  5. Instead of accusing O of illegal action at the Bundy Ranch, just do something ———– stop talking and do it!! IT WAS ILLEGAL

  6. Edwardkoziol says:

    This Stockman seems like he knows what he is talking about but I wish he would have asked them if they were mexican cows would the BLM killed them or are they like all illegals they get what ever they want.

    • informed says:

      Not all illegals are MEXICAN Edward as you may not know the U.S is full of Latin American illegals, Latin America is not only The United Mexican republic but made out of several nations. Also Asian illegals are a huge population next time you want someone to take you serious don't be such an ignorant Citizen.

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        Dear informed as one ignorant citizen to another ignorant citizen blow it out your ass.You seem to be the type that wants to pay for these illegals.There is no reason I should have to press 1 for english and you never hear press2 for chinese.We have to paint our traffic signs with pictures so illegal greasers know what they have to do.Happy Easter if you aren't an atheist.

        • Hello Edward, its amazing how ignorant you are the reason you hear 2 for spanish is because Spanish is the dominant language after English here in the Americas, how about you pull you're head out of you ass and start educating you're self more because the way this is going someone smarter and less ignorant is coming for you're job wooooo jaja idiot hope you find you huevitos Happy Easter ! Jajaja

          • Hey informed, you seem to be very un-informed, this Country was started by English speaking people NOT Spanish. And just for the record I am Spanish, so this is not a racial thing. I recent illegals crossing our borders and then demanding rights. These people are a burden to the tax payers of Billions of dollars that they receive in welfare, foodstamps and education.

            English is the first language NOT Spanish, we did not go to their country they came here and these illegals should learn English, is that understood? so you can take your huevitos that's if you have any and grow and a real pair

            Happy Easter!!!!!! Jajaja to you too

          • Edwardkoziol says:

            Are you really stupid as you sound.Get a life,so when every latinos comes here and take over we should all speak spanish.Your spanish words don't impress me dickhead and I guess a few others aren't imressed with you.Do you belong to LaRaza?

        • toEdward: (again) AMEN & amen to what you said – if I could give you more thumbs up , I would

        • Well said, Edward

      • IT SAD–MEXICO HAS NO SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ITS PEOPLE—THEY ARE COMING HERE FOR THE $36,000 PER FAMILY.—YOU WOULD TRY TOO.

        • Hi Alex,
          Did you say illegals are coming here for the 36,000 per family? many Americans families are not getting 36,000 per year. Why should these illegals get this much money? when Americans are hurting just as badly and more. It is time for Americans to be put First

          • Edwardkoziol says:

            Isn't it something that people like Alex feel sorry for these lawbreaking illegals and not for real Americans, it makes me want to puke.That little dickhead Dingy Harry wants the Bundys jailed for breaking the law but the weasel isn't pressing Holder Obuttholes goon to enforce immigration laws

          • Hi Edward,

            Yea I know what you mean, this political correctness crap is killing our nation. Most of these morons don’t get it, I too feel sorry for these poor people and I wish for them that in their own country they would get the help that they need.

            For every illegal who sneaks in and gets pregnant and can’t take care her children but expect the American tax payer to foot in the bill this is wrong, in the mean time some Americans in need are getting turn down for help and this is wrong too. I know because I have seen it happen

          • AMEN & amen to what you said – if I could give you more thumbs up , I would

      • too bad a majority are from mexico due to it's close proximity to the southern states

      • only 90% percent are, just about all

  7. Anthony Pogodzinski says:

    I appreciate this discussion and elucidation of statutes relative to this incident. I had been reluctant to back rep. Stockman's efforts at impeachment of President Obama as I never thought it would succeed. Now, however, I would back him to the hilt in such an effort.

  8. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    To end the battle, the land must be deemed state land by obama (aint gonna happen), and bargain with the state for a fair value plus the 20 years of grazing fees (why not 150 years since they have been grazing since the 1870’s), under obama aint gonna happen. But corrupt Reid (who is now calling Bundy domestic terrorist) and corrupt obama (is again using the IRS to go after Bundy), the corrupt BLM, and the corrupt Clark County Commission will not give Bundy the same below appraised value they gave ENN, so the corruption must take Bundy’s land by force, well fuuk that.

  9. Dingy Harry and his spawn demon children are the real terrorists. They are corrupt through and through. Wake up Nevada voters and get them all out of public offices.

  10. gene1357 says:

    Perhaps prior US Presidents can be indicted for mass murders at Waco & Ruby Ridge.

    • Hi Gene,
      That would be Clinton he was president during Waco, your right he should have been indicted for mass murder not to mention where he and his wife have a trail of many suspicious deaths that surrounds them and lets not forget the Bushes they too are not so innocent.

      They are all guilty and are all for the New World Order a one world government, truth be told they all work for the same old puppet master

      • gene1357 says:

        How right you are Linda.
        While I feel kindly toward "W", I know that the Bush dynasty is as sordidly corrupt as familial politics can be.
        I see them as promoters of the NWO. It would be difficult to name a US President since 1913 that has not been a pawn of international banking interests. Any who were not become murder victims, including those who aspired to, or attained the Presidency.
        The CIA operates above the law at all times, as you are likely aware.
        There are no accidents in national politics.

        • Hi gene,
          it is so true on everything you said, I thank God that I woke up, if it weren't for the net I too would have been sleep

          It is nice to see people like yourself that knows exactly what is going on, all of these potus are just puppets but I can't help getting upset at seeing my beautiful Country being destroy

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