Rancher Cliven Bundy &
Rancher Cliven Bundy &
And NOW we know the rest of the story. Some of us were only able to be at the Portland Kangaroo court hearings part of the time. And the same was with the Las Vegas Hearings. Some like Roger Root, Shauna Cox and John Lamb were there day after day putting their lives on hold for a cause they believed in.
Flying into Las Vegas I did not know what to expect. The sun was coming up on the horizon as my plane started its descent to “Sin City” and a world different then the one I was raised in. I was picked up by John Lamb. He and his lovely wife Rebekah, and 11 children hosted me Sunday at the time share that a generous benefactor donated. The day was spent at the varied pools and hot tubes on the site. Watching his teens playing with outside overgrown chess board pieces, reminded me of the game of chess that the Federal government had been playing with the lives and fortunes of so many of our P’3’s ( Prisoners of Politics).
I was waiting for one of our managers and show host on Revolution radio to call me on Monday morning. He never did. Little did I know that a uniformed officer had ‘detained’ him on his way that morning to the hearing. It had been a pattern of the local police and Feds to lay in wait and hassle patriots they knew ( like another patriot/ Josh)…even barring them from the courtroom.
We arrived about 7:30 AM where a line was already forming. Janette Finicum was there already with Shauna Cox. Also present was Carol Bundy and many of her family and extended family. Friends and co sponsors, and volunteers/ supporters alike were greeting each other. One came from Europe, others from Canada or South America. Many flew in from around the country. “Jim” had driven about 25 hours from the upper Midwest, to lend his support. Black, White, Hispanic and Japanese cultural backgrounds were represented among the Patriots. Americans, we all bleed blood and love this country! Those that were financially struggling, some middle class and even the very wealthy and prosperous in Nevada showed up.
Parents took their children out of federally controlled and run public schools as a working field trip. A chance to have hands on and eyes on witness, to possible history in the making, something money can not purchase. Many children and teens all the way to age 21 were in attendance. Many home-schooled students were in attendance, some talking to the media about their feelings and concern for the country they are living in and the importance they saw in the “corruption of local, state and federal governments,” (17 year old David Davis).
As I walked into the courtroom, I noted that most of the seats were taken. Many media were in the first two rows on the left. Patriots and families and supporters of the ‘defendants’ were on the right and all seats taken. Only a few seats in the back row against the wall on the Prosecution side were still available. A US Marshall directed me to sit in the back, last row. Some guy /Fed in a polo shirt objected, and another man in a three piece suit stated, “the Marshall told her to sit here. ” The dirty looks from the two female feds and others in that row were strong and of full tension. I just ignored and took advantage of where I was placed, by stating our Constitutional views when asked by the young man who I was and why I was there. When I asked his name he hesitated, way too long and then said “Matt.” (Y eh…right…) I held out my hand, and he took mine and we shook hands. He was nervous and it showed. His hand was sweating like he had dipped it in water!
More and more subtle, and not so subtle questions from “Matt,” directed towards me until we were called to stand for the sitting judge “Navarro.”
Judge Gloria Navarro opened up by saying that it had become apparent the ‘ outrageous’ government conduct had caused the mistrial. She quoted much case law. Navarro also said the government actions were “shocking.” And that their actions were “reckless.” She also noted the prosecution was “biased,” and had total disregard for the law and of their duties under the law and the US Constitution. She further went on to say that Ryan Payne had presented a case of the government “goading”- ‘ We The People.’ She was acutely aware that the FBI, BLM and DOJ as having committed “Due Process Violations,” and made it clear they had withheld “650 pages of undisclosed Documents” from “discovery,” and from the defense. She further went on to say that that the “Government made mis-representations to the court.” She also chastised them for their “Reckless Disregard,” and violations of the defendants’ due process and rights under the constitution.
As I sat there in the courtroom, I became almost painfully aware of the emotions starting to build up on the right side of the courtroom. Carol Bundy had sitting next to her and supportive, Widow ( of Robert Levoy Finicum) Jeanette Finicum.
To my left and right, those I now knew were Feds from the BLM, FBI and others were sinking more and more in their seats. Some of them turning pale and hanging their heads.
Navarro went on to say that the “Flagrant” behavior and “misconduct,”and total “disregard” for the rights of the people was obvious. “The Government conduct has some impact……” and then she went on to talk about the “Multiple Brady Violations.” She also presented that the “Government willfully failed to disclose…..” Mentioning the FBI Berk/302 and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. (JTTF). She noted that the actions of the prosecution and others were not accidental.
Navarro said “..Universal sense of Justice has been violated.” She also noted there had been much provocation on the part of the Feds in 2014 in Bunkerville. She talked about their “negligence. ” And this Judge Navarro also said that the Federal ‘authorities,’ ( FBI, BLM and other law enforcement?) as well as the Prosecution had “reckless disregard for (of their) Constitutional Duty.” She also stated “…before, during and after the operation.” She was quoting other cases throughout this hearing. She stated that the “FBI had four years to prepare, two years to present……” If I recall, she mentioned “Chapman” being different from this case.
She mentioned Dan Love and his conduct. She had also presented to the people in the courtroom that- “The Government made several Misrepresentations to the court;
I noted that the Federal officers ( some FBI and some DOJ) sitting next to me, and some BLM officials in front of me were squirming. American Patriots were smiling at the fact that the judge was stating what so many had been trying to present for years.
Judge Gloria Navarro stated that she was aware that the prosecution wanted to retry the case yet again… but that the hidden evidence by the prosecution team ,and the FBI evidence would only “strengthen the defense.” She mentioned the ‘discovery, obligations and “Integrity of future trials.”
She ended by stating that “Dismissal is appropriate when Constitutional statues/rights have been violated.”
(pic by mRm- all rights reserved).
Judge Gloria Navarro ended with stating that “The Public has the right to expect a Fair Process.”
Now, it was obvious that Cliven Bundy and his sons were cleared and free to go home. The date (Feb 26, 2018), for the next tier of his innocent son’s Dave and Mel Bundy, may or may not occur!
I arose from my seat, and turned to “Matt,” stating -“Don’t forget the Constitution, and I hope I answered all your questions during your Investigation of me!” He just stared in shock.
When the hearing concluded….so many of us in the audience were in tears. As I left the courtroom those ahead of me broke the news to those outside that were not able to secure seats inside. Shouts and screams of joy went up in united chorus. Men, women and teenagers were standing there with tears streaming down their faces. These men showed their true masculinity -and strength and Love for their country and countrymen that day.
Las Vegas Sun via AP LE Basko
At the second of the two press conferences with Cliven I attended, he was asked about if he was going to sue or file charges. At this time he and Mr. Whipple, and Mr. Larry Klayman are undecided. He was asked about holding the law enforcement and Federal employees ” accountable,”or was he just going to “forgive?” As always Cliven Bundy was humble and was clear about all American’s rights for redress of their government and that the Constitutional rights should not be diminished or ignored…nor just they be brushed aside when the rights of American’s are violated.
It was a honor and Privilege to be in the presence of so many good and faithful Americans.
One of the comments that “We the People,” have found to be so very offensive is that which passed between the Salem OREGON, Governors office and Oregon Elected Representatives, and the White House. This was the term and name calling Americans who stand for the Constitution as being a “VIRUS!”
Some of the definitions found on the internet for a” Virus,” are
I was asked the other day, if I will ever just stop what I Am doing? Will I just decide to let others ‘fight the good fight’ and go fishing or camping with my family, and let others step to the plate.
First of all, I will Not stop! Not while there is breathe in my body. This is a team effort. If we step back, if we assume that others will take the ball and run with it; hoping that they will get to the finish line…then we are lost as a people, as a society and as a country. No one person wins or loses the game. Thing is…this IS no game. We are fighting for the very survival of our country, our way(s) of life.
We must as a people, wake up those masses that are still asleep. Many are in denial, or are just too afraid to speak up or speak out. They are afraid to have what happened to Bill Cooper, Ted , Mark or even Levoy, happen to them.
What they are seeing is the very clever orchestration of divide and conquer. If we choose to listen to others who say, ‘he MUST of done something wrong to end up in jail…..’ then we are lost as a people. Many refuse to believe there are conspiracies out there….and this is sad. Perhaps they don’t understand, truly understand what the word means? They want to ‘trust’ in their government, and so it shakes their comfort zone to have anyone even attempt to show them a narrative that does not fit into their careful and ‘safe’ little cocoon, they have woven for themselves.
What so many of us are observing is the infighting going on within the Patriot community. We have finger pointing at those who are are perceived to be potential whistle blowers, in order to discredit them. This so attention is called off those who are the undercover or paid informants.
Some individuals are vying for Leadership, a following or … Ratings and a higher listener ship; and/or to generate income; who gossip and badmouth others. There is so much jealousy from those that want to be the only ones heard, seen and followed.
There are some street journalist that have really shown the sacrifices they have made in giving up their personal lives, or put their personal lives on hold. Others have spent thousands in helping other supporters, or paying for court filings and other financial sacrifices, that you the public will never know or understand.
Yet, others have stolen patriot equipment and monies. Many are becoming infamous with threats and inflammatory statements that are irresponsible and attention or “Rating” seeking.
We need this to stop. We need to have calm heads prevail. We need to work within the system. Violence has no room here. Violence like they visited on Ryan Bundy, Veronica, Shawna and the assassination of Robert Levoy Finicum that January 2016 day. We do Not need to return violence in kind.
We must continue to Pray that those who are in uniform will see the errors of their ways. We must pray that others will come forward and say enough is enough…just like that federal employee did that day on the road in Bunkerville…..”I did not come here to do this…..I did not come here for this….”
This while his co workers were beating up and tazing men, and body slamming/ throwing women face down on to the ground. Do not forget the BLM cattle rustling and their killing of innocent cattle and their calves. And out of sight of those not allowed close enough to know, the Federal authorities and their hirelings, burying those same defenseless cattle in the high desert of Clark County, Nevada.
We need people to come together with the common goals and dreams to put our country back on track.
Some men and woman are starting off meaning well…but finding profit in going from one crisis to another, end up throwing others under the bus, or setting them up to take a fall. Others are crisis actors creating incidents to generate credibility with the Feds, and then turning in those who were part of their entrapment. Still others are being paid by the Feds to go undercover and “Report” if they see anything going wrong. Others are actually planting items to set up innocent individuals. This is called entrapment. The Fake “Documentary Film crew,” calling themselves Longbow…..sucked many good families and individuals in.
Unknowingly, concerned American Patriots spoke bravado ‘words’ and emotions were expressed to the undercover FBI, who were looking for a way to build a case, to save face by sending them to jail. One for 68 years ( Greg B), and then the prison refusing to treat his diabetes and allowing him to go blind. The FBI posing as a film documentary crew, tricked the Bundy family and Greg. They had plied him with Alcohol, and and then pushed him into saying things that they considered a potential threat. Is this going to prison for something you have NOT Done? Reminds me of Tom Cruise “The Minority Report.”
They have to have a conviction. They pride themselves in having 98% “success rate.” It matters not if a person is actually innocent. They will even withhold the evidence from “Discovery.”
They were seen by many as using a old standby, The “Throw down” on ROBERT LEVOY FINICUM. The Drone showed us this, as did a body cam. At least nine individuals alone, in one location stood in a hotel around a computer playing it over and over, before the feds found out and pulled it off You-tube and cut and pasted, that scene removed. But it was seen by many. Some were expert in recognizing what they were witnessing…and this true scene, can not be a narrative re-written.
So many small business owners, ranchers, miners, farmers and others are calling out the alarm. Are you going to stop and listen…REALLY listen to the sound of the train in the distance…..or look UP instead of down …to see the smoke in the distance coming your direction.
Now is the time to start asking questions of yourself and each other. Can we count on the fact that those in authority are of good intentions…or does ‘absolute power, corrupt absolutely?’
We Must be weary of those who tout themselves as ‘leaders’ ( self professed) acting like dictators who play the huddle; ‘we are more important and should be the only ones really in the’ know’ game. If it is a team effort, then we as ‘Volunteers’ have the right to be kept in the complete communication loop at all times about all things.
Yes, we are aware that our jobs, churches and organizations and even patriot groups are infiltrated by ‘actors’ that want to upset the cart. They want to ‘create’ a scene where they can move in and shut down freedoms that should be ours to enjoy. Freedom of speech and thought is only dead, if you permit them to play us like pawns on their chess board.
It is time for each and everyone of us over the age of 16 to work together to get people out and involved in our communities. We can start with our school districts. We can attend city hall meetings. We can start a neighborhood watch group. We can write letters and have them hand delivered with a signed receipt that it Was received. Date and time Stamped is the best form of documentation. We can Take a Stand for our counties, State and Federal concerns. Most important we need to document all that is said and what is or is not done. If you don’t keep a journal or diary, you can use a calendar, which is considered a document recognized in a courtroom.
We need to hold ourselves individually accountable, as well as others accountable.
Communication and pulling together as a group or groups and making sure your voice is heard over and over. In the end we will prevail to make our elected and appointed leaders, and all local, state and federal authorities “held Accountable” ( Cliven Bundy).
NOW is the time to “Take a Stand” ( Robert Levoy ) and speak out. Tomorrow WILL be too late!