Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch

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  1. Revmitchell

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    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.

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/co...ama-blasting-lawless-blm/#FzGetfZmpAbcKHu2.99
     
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    And really that is where the BLM went wrong. They were too heavy handed and now it looks like they do not even have the authority to do this.
     
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    The Little Marxist Dictator has committed enough impeachable offenses in the last five years to keep Congress in session hearing evidence on them through the end of his term. Unfortunately, that will never happen with Reid's iron fist on the gavel of the U.S. Senate. As I posted earlier on another thread ...

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