Malheur Update

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 8 months ago

ABC News:

The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken with the remaining armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1PTCRw2 ) that a spokesman for Graham confirmed that he communicated by phone with the four occupiers and federal officials.

Todd Shearer told the newspaper that Graham had no comment beyond that statement.

The last four occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had asked Graham to help them negotiate their departure. They have said they want assurances they won’t be arrested.

Well, Franklin Graham is a very good man.  I know folks who work for him, I have immense respect for him, and the remaining holdouts at Malheur did well to select him.  Go ahead.  I’d like to see the Oregon State Police lie to him and give safe passage to the remaining boys at the building, only to arrest them later.  Go ahead, you worms.  Lie to Rev. Franklin Graham.  Actually, they won’t.  They’ll tell the truth.  There is no good outcome for these boys now.  The fedgov won’t let this go, they will drive this through to a conclusion, they want the land, they don’t want any more trouble from advocates for freedom, they want the unwashed masses to shut up.  Even Rev. Graham won’t be able to stop what the fedgov intends to do.

Leaders of the Oregon county where an armed group has been occupying a national wildlife refuge are rejecting calls that they resign.

In a statement Tuesday, Harney County said it was responding to demands from the Pacific Patriots Network, which has organized rallies in support of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The statement said Judge Steve Grasty, Sheriff David Ward and two county commissioners would not step down.

Too bad.  I hope they lose everything, personally and professionally.  I consider them morally unfit to suck swine.

An Arizona man arrested in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge remains in federal custody after a judge held off ruling on prosecutors’ request to keep him detained as he awaits trial.

Jon Eric Ritzheimer of Peoria, Arizona, was a vocal presence in the occupation in Oregon before leaving to visit his family on Jan. 25. The FBI arrested him the next day in Arizona.

Ten others also have been arrested in the standoff that began Jan. 2 when an armed group opposed to federal land policy took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Ritzheimer faces a federal felony charge in Oregon of conspiracy to impede federal officials in their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Ritzheimer’s repeated rejection of federal authority makes him a flight risk and unsuitable for court-ordered supervision.

Let that statement wash over you again.  “Rejection of federal authority.”  Listen to it again.  Rejection of federal authority.  Sort of like rejection of the constitutionality of the Hughes amendment?  Or rejection of the notion that the federal government has a moral or constitutional right to own land?  Or rejection of the constitutionality of the existence of the ATF?  That kind of rejection of federal authority?

You can sign up several million more folks in that category.

Oh, by the way, ponder on this.  During the trial in 2012, the Hammonds had to agree to give the BLM the first right of refusal if they ended up having to sell the ranch or leases (remember that massive $400,000 fine?).  And in a tip of the hat to unconstitutional, unethical practice and bad faith, the government forced them into an agreement NOT to appeal the 2012 decision.  A citizen has a right to appeal, and I’m not referring to discretionary appeal, such as with the Supreme Court.

“Do what we say, and shut up,” said the fedgov.  Good Lord!  How do these people sleep at night.


Comments

  1. On February 3, 2016 at 6:16 am, UNCLEELMO said:

    Rejection of Federal Authority. Isn’t that exactly what the leading Democrat presidential candidate did when she set up a private server to handle top secret State Department information?
    Just sayin’.

  2. On February 3, 2016 at 8:36 am, TimeHasCome said:

    Adjoining ranchers are pulled out of their cars at gunpoint and frisked . America is a fascist State, and I hope we a have put to rest once and for all the tired old chestnut that Americans will not fire upon other Americans . Because they have and they will.

  3. On February 3, 2016 at 10:28 am, Fred said:

    Timing as they say, is everything. There was a big fat, beautiful window of opportunity for the occupiers. They had made national headlines, got the point across and were offered the chance to leave, pretty as you please. This was right after Ammon Bundy’s first news conference that was carried nationally and could be seen everywhere. Oath Keepers was urging them to leave at this point. Pastor Graham was a wise choice. They should take any window, not to die, that is offered now, but those left will likely meet their earthly end if they resist in the least.

    I commend Oath Keepers and PPN for their tireless efforts.

  4. On February 3, 2016 at 10:30 am, Swath said:

    This is a very educational audio from Sheriff David Clarke. It well worth the time.

    https://soundcloud.com/peoplessheriff/the-siege-in-burns-oregon-the-peoples-sheriff-010916

  5. On February 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm, Billy Mullins said:

    “Good Lord! How do these people sleep at night.”

    Like babies, Herschel. You can bet on it. More’s the pity.

  6. On February 4, 2016 at 11:36 am, Jester said:

    The full backstory regarding the Hammond’s struggle with DFW and the BLM including some pertinent history of the Harney Basin, and why Lavoy and the occupiers needed to be stopped from reaching a sympathetic Sheriff in the adjacent county. http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-lead-up-to-murder-of-lavoy-finicum.html

  7. On February 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm, Lucy said:

    In one of the pictures I saw afterwards, this sympathetic sheriff was at the scene carrying a long gun. Did he come there after everything happened or was he at the ambush or what?? Anyone know?

  8. On February 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm, Jester said:

    after. The Grant County Sheriff was interviewed and explained it all.

    he showed up after he heard about the shooting, and the OSP and FBI wouldn’t even let him past the first roadblock to the crime scene so he left in frustration. This is from his own mouth as can be heard on this interview with him.

    Interview begins around 14 minute mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLGWpv8zFeQ

  9. On February 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm, Lucy said:

    Thanks. That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure.

  10. On February 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm, John Walt said:

    The Federal Agents involved in this, along with the Sheriff/County Commissioners/Judge, are no longer American citizens, themselves. They have ceded the rights and accommodations that citizenship affords all Americans of naturalized birth.

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