I have seen social media blowing up all day with this issue and many sites calling these men terrorists or right wing, white supremacists and comparing them to the black-lives-matter and Muslim issue that is mostly media manipulation. Apparently Montel Williams even called for federal troops to kill them (remember Ruby Ridge?)
The truth is most likely 90% of the commenter’s have not even researched what the entire thing is over. Go back about 14 years, these two ranchers (that were father and son) were working the land and burning back some under brush to help new regrowth which was a common practice and court even ruled that it in fact helped the land. The land they were working was somehow owned by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and they had grazing rights to use it. Well they were tried and convicted in 2012 under the “Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996” for arson on public land. They were charged for two similar fires, one in 2001 and one in 2006.
Think about this. That father and son rancher bought their ranch in 1964. Been doing this a long time. In 1994 the BLM cut their grazing land in half with no explanation and revoked their grazing permits. Now they both were sentenced to federal prison (the father for 3 months and son for 11 months) and willingly served the time although its total bullshit that they got arrested and convicted of this crap. But now the federal government, justice system chose to review their case and deem that under that “Act” they should have served 5 years minimum so now the federal government is going after them again. On a side note, did you know that the federal government owns 84% of Nevada land? What is going on? Do you all remember the Bundy ranch stand off? It was over this BLM land grab garbage.
Now patriot local Militia groups are putting their training to some use by setting up for battle with the government to defend these ranchers. Some argue that the progression of laws since our country was declared and a constitution written has so held that the militia is the national guard but our founders said this “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. They meant the Militia to be a state organization, not a federal from what i see. There is more that goes into it too that you can research but this is it in a nutshell folks. These men that penned the constitution went to war for taxes and freedom. How is this much different? What has our government become? What are we going to do personally to help the state of things? Big questions folks. Something that should be on everyone’s mind.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government, and provide new guards for their future security.”
Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776