Feds accused of leaving trail of wreckage after Nevada ranch standoff
The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.
Fox News toured the damage -- allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management -- which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau's hired "cowboys" also killed two prize bulls.
On a Friday night conference call, BLM officials told reporters that "illegal structures" on Bundy's ranch -- water tanks, water lines and corrals -- had to be removed to "restore" the land to its natural state and prevent the rancher from restarting his illegal cattle operation.
However, the court order used to justify the operation appears only to give the agency the authority to "seize and impound" Bundy's cattle....
Private property on managed land still belongs to the private property owner, not the manager. Like your TV or bed in a rental unit. It has become a property issue, thanks to the heavy-handedness of the blm. Even when there is disagreement about paying the rent, the manager cannot destroy your stuff without paying the damages or going to jail. Perhaps the local sheriff might be induced to issue an arrest warrant.
Sickening. I would have no problem helping out and taking up arms if I had to if I was down there. Big government and power drunk public "servants" hired and paid by that taxpayers taking control, by force, the people of the United States. They do what they want, take what they want, and break any laws they want because everyone just sat back and let it happen right before their eyes...giving them inch after inch until we're where we are at now, past the point of no return.