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Monday, December 8, 2014

PRAY FOR AMERICA

This painting of my dad is AMAZING! I am flooded with emotion every time I look at it. The feelings of pain, fear, anger, gratitude and the comfort I felt from my Heavenly Father all comes flooding down my face in big alligator size tears. I will never forget these feelings!
I am so proud to say CLIVEN BUNDY IS MY DAD! I am his biggest fan. He is one of my biggest Heroes. -Bailey

Head on over to http://www.jonmcnaughton.com and grab yourself a piece of history!

Pray For America

ABOUT THE PAINTING

America needs to have a conversation.
Not about who deserves something and who doesn’t.
It’s not about whether Cliven Bundy deserves to graze his cattle on the land of his fathers, 
But whether he has the right to stand up for himself.
America needs to have a conversation.
Not about wether Officer Darren Wilson has the right to defend himself, 
But whether one American has more rights than another.
America need to have a conversation my brothers.
Not about whether I am my “brother’s keeper,” but whether God will honor us for being brothers.
America needs to have a conversation. 
Not about whether our government has all the answers,
But whether we’ll have a conversation with the One who does have all the answers,
And to choose love instead of hate.
It’s time to have a conversation.
Pray For America
In April of 2014 I went down to Nevada to visit with the Bundy family with the idea of doing a painting. I was apprehensive, not knowing what to paint that would reflect the conflict in a proper way. As I arrived I was expecting to see a large ranch like the Ponderosa, but was met by humble people in a simple home who prayed together and spoke of their love for America. 
I was told the firsthand story of their struggle with the BLM to maintain their ranch that had been in the family for generations. As I was preparing to leave, Cliven asked to speak with me privately. He wanted to share some ideas for future paintings. He hoped I would paint a picture that would tell the story of the people who had worked hard to settle Clark County. Then he wanted to know if I could paint something to show the plight of the minorities in America. He was concerned about black Americans who are living on the dole of the US government and need to be freed from oppression. He spoke of the hard living conditions for them and also the Latino people who struggle in America. He had tears in his eyes as he rehearsed almost the same things he would notoriously speak the following day and bring the media’s ire crushing down upon him. Some have said, “Cliven should have kept his mouth shut. Those old school cowboys are just racist.” I think Cliven is the farthest thing from being a racist. He is a man of the West who loves his country and loves other people. There are many who don’t like him because he is different. He doesn’t just do what he’s told and say what he’s supposed to say.
I thought about what I should paint and felt that this painting is bigger than one man. It’s about what is important to America. What have we become? Why must people hate each other for a word? Why can’t people fight for their freedoms to the extent they fight against racial hatred? Why can’t we hug each other instead of hurt each other? 
When you see this painting, the way you view it is a reflection of the world you choose to live in. If you see racism, hate, oppression, and religious diatribe, you surely won’t like this painting. If you see the love of country, family and a prayer to the God who loves all men and women regardless of race or color, you understand what I meant when I painted, PRAY FOR AMERICA.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BLM Meeting - We are not beggars on the land


Our Dear Friends,


Tonight, the BLM is holding a public meeting on the proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). There have been many concerns of how this will affect the Ranch and, most importantly, all of Southern Nevada. 
Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice - Outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch--and most of the rest of Southern Nevada--Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014, these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislature or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human-restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).

Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs:

 · Closed Roads
 · Excluded Trails
 · Closed to Camping
 · Closed to Recreational Vehicles
 · Closed to Motorized Travel
 · Closed to Livestock Grazing
 · Restricted Human Hiking
 · Restricted Horseback Riding
 · Exclude Group Recreations
 · Closed to Mineral Development
 · Closed to Water Access
 · Closed to Hunting / Target Shooting

 The Southern Nevada people soon will have less access to their lands than any other people in the history of this country. 
This meeting is only a front to make it look like the people have a say in this. In the end they will do what they want, when they want, and how they want, unless the people step in and do not allow them to. They are treating this land as if we are not a State--as if it were Article IV land (U.S. Territory).   
We encourage everyone to attend the meeting, but go with the understanding that we are not asking the BLM for something that is already ours. 
These lands belong to the people of the counties and the State. The U.S. Constitution does not allow the federal government to own or control these lands (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17). It also does not allow local agencies to make federal laws without legislation (Article 1, Section 1). The government must follow the rules like everyone else. 
When you go to this meeting, go in the spirit of informing the BLM that you demand the Constitution be followed.
Inform them that they are acting outside the authority that has been given them by the people. Let them know that they can file whatever regulation they would like into the federal registry, but if it is not authorized by the people and does not follow the Constitution it will be ignored.
The Bundy Family
  • November 12 – Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas
  • All meetings will have same format. The public meetings will be held from 6:15 p.m. Court reporters and comment forms will be available for submission of public comments.
  • November 13 – Bob Rudd Community Center, 150 N State Route (Highway) 160, Pahrump
  • All meetings will have same format. The public meetings will be held from 6:15 p.m. Court reporters and comment forms will be available for submission of public comments.




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"UPDATE" Bundy Family TARGETED as DOMESTIC TERRORISTS

**FURTHER INFO (November 1, 2014)** 

Just to see if they really had me marked on the federal database, I went to Cabela's and had a back ground check completed on me. The background check came back as "Delayed". This means that the federal government does in fact have me marked at some level. Under this status I cannot buy a gun amongst other things (hard to swallow). Cabela's agreed to get the details and call me back on Wednesday/Thursday at the earliest (Thank you Joel). I guess it takes three working days to get the info back from the FBI. 

If they can do this to me, they can do this to anyone.


**FURTHER INFO (November 2, 2014)  A SMALL VICTORY - FEDS REVERT QUICKLY - THANK YOU**

On Saturday I was feeling a bit down about the events that had taken place that day. My daughter and I were not able to make it to a very special event for a loved one, all due to being marked and interrogated by the TSA. And my right to buy a gun (among other things) was infringed upon because of this federal targeting. 

After returning home from Cabela's and checking on Facebook and the blog, I could not believe what was happening. Within a short amount of time nearly 400,000 people viewed the post on the Saturdays events, 940 had commented (99.9% in support for my family), and over 6100 shares (who knows how many viewed it from there). The Feds must have got the message also. 

On"Sunday" (within 24 hours) Cabela's called me and said that they were contacted by the FBI and that I was free to buy a gun. According to the FBI fact sheet, back ground checks with a Delay status are assigned to a agent and are not processed on weekends or holidays. 

We do not know if the "Domestic Terrorist" status is active, but we certainly got a quick response on the background check. Once again my family and I are indebted to the American people because of their willingness to quickly respond. I am so grateful to be surrounded by millions of honest, good people, who care and have the courage to stand when needed.


I know that if we continue to unite and strive to be good to each other, we will change the destructive patterns of culture that we find ourselves in. We can correct the many issues that infringe upon our liberties and threaten the freedom of our children.
   
Ammon Bundy


See article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-harry-reids-baseless-domestic-terror-accusations/2014/04/21/9ee485fa-c952-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bundy Family at Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) Treated as DOMESTIC TERRORIST‏

November 1, 2014

This morning my twelve year old daughter and I tried to fly to Salt Lake City from Phoenix for a special event of a loved one. We had to be there by 1:00 pm in order to be a part of the occasion. Everything was going as planned until we came to the Gate B check station and the first TSA agent looked at our boarding passes. He seem a bit alarmed and asked me if my name was Ammon, I told him yes, he then circled my name and sent me down the line. I could tell there was suspicion but thought it may be because my daughter was a minor, or because my name is unusual and sometimes taken as Arabic.

When we reached the actual check station the Second TSA agent saw my boarding pass and immediately called for a Commanding Officer on the radio. Over the coarse of several minutes he called multiple times for assistance, meanwhile the line behind me was stopped and backing up. When the Commanding Officer finally came the two agents conversed privately as they looked at my barding pass and drivers license. The Commanding Officer then directed me to an area and confiscated all of our possessions along with the normal clothing checked such as my boots, belt jacket and so on.

By this time, we were feeling a bit scrutinized and those around us were staring and talking among themselves of the matter. They then escorted us to a back area were they rummaged through our items, testing it with devices and inspecting each article. The agent then began to check me physically and boy was that uncomfortable, no cavity check was completed but everything else was.

I asked the agent why we were being treated so differently and why we were selected out. He told me it was because my boarding pass was tagged with the bold letters "SSSS". He also told me that this will happen every time you fly because you are marked. Beyond that he did not disclose of anything else. My daughter then asked him if she could put her shoes back on. The agent said that she could, but that I was not to touch my possessions. He then called for his Commanding Officer.

After a few minutes, the Level Three Officer (LTO) showed up and asked me several question and wrote the answers down on a yellow sticky note. This Commanding Officer then went to a computer and began typing and reading. The whole thing was very interesting to me. I thought to myself, "WOW, Harry Reid really tagged me in the federal database as a Domestic Terrorist". I have never been charged or prosecuted with anything in my life, and yet Senator Reid, without due process, has declared me, for life, as a Domestic Terrorist. He unilaterally named me, Ammon Bundy, a terrorist against the people of this country, the people I love and would so willingly to give my life for.

After the Commanding Officer typed a few things in the computer, my boarding pass was written on and hole punched 5 times with stars mostly over the SSSS (see picture). Our possessions were then returned and we were free to go to the boarding gate. When we left the security area many people were looking at us in curiosity. The entire process took about an hour, and my daughter and I did not make our flight. We knew we would not make it to the event even if we got on another flight so we left the boarding gate area and went to ask for a refund from US Airlines.

U.S. Airlines resisted to give us a refund at first, they insisted that they could not be held accountable for what the government chose to do. I showed them the boarding pass and the SSSS, then told them why I believed I was marked and harassed. They immediately began to process the refund request, one lady said "that sends chills up my spine that they would do that to you". I thanked them and we left the airport.    

This incident reaffirmed to me the danger that the American people are in. When a very small group of elitist use the peoples power without authority, and are willing to destroy the lives of those who disagree or stand up to them, when this type of unlimited power is commonly exercised without checks and balances the people are in danger. 


Ammon Bundy


See article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-harry-reids-baseless-domestic-terror-accusations/2014/04/21/9ee485fa-c952-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

THEY MUST SAY NO!

The County and State represenatives can and must start acting like a State. They must say NO to the Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and bureaucratic controlled land inside the State. The federal bureacrats are not the guilty party. The responsibility lies with the County and the State officials for allowing these federal agencies to control with unlimited power what is rightfully the States to do. 

We must call upon our County and State representatives to take courage and end the unconstitutional bureaucratic control of land and resources within the State. The legal and rightful control of the land belongs to the local people. 

It is time for our State and County representative to take control of the land.  It is time that they dispose of the land to the people, open the land up for useful purposes, and protect the preemptive property rights of those in whom they are charged to serve.

“Why stand ye here idle?  Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"

-Patrick Henry





WE MUST NOT STAND IDLE

IT IS TIME TO ACT! 

It is time to  overwhelm The County Commissioners, The State Legislatures, The Governor and The County Sheriff with emails, phone calls and even written letters.  

It is very simple , say NO to the bureaucrats and  give access to the people for recreation and use of the resources. 

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.

- Edmund Burke

HERE ARE LINKS FOR CONTACT INFO: 


Nevada State Assembly


Governor


Clark County Commissioners


Clark County Sheriff



Nye County Commissioners 


Nye County Sheriff


Lincoln County Commissioners



Lincoln County Sheriff 






Sunday, October 26, 2014

Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People

Feds Retaliate against the Bundy Ranch and the Southern Nevada People On Friday October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry reveals that the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people.

 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

 As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).

Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs:

 · Closed Roads
 · Excluded Trails
 · Closed to Camping
 · Closed to Recreational Vehicles
 · Closed to Motorized Travel
 · Closed to Livestock Grazing
 · Restricted Human Hiking
 · Restricted Horseback Riding
 · Exclude Group Recreations
 · Closed to Mineral Development
 · Closed to Water Access
 · Closed to Hunting / Target Shooting

 The Southern Nevada people soon will have less access to their lands than any other people in the history of this country. 

 There are 33 new Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) proposed to cover Southern Nevada totaling 1,739,795 acres. 12 of the 22 existing ACECs are also proposed to be expanded. (See List Below) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) filed this lists on October 1st.

 ACECs            IF YOU ENJOY USING ANY OF THESE AREAS IT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE
Area        Acres          Area                           Acres

Big Spring Valley              79,958                  Muddy Mountains                         228,297
Bitter Spring              61,840  Old SpanishTrail                           51,449
California Wash              11,998          Opel Mountains                           77,410
Gale Hills / Lovell Wash        4,788  Pahrump Valley                           41,770
Grapevine Springs   202 Pahrump Valley to McCullough  274,061
Highland Range      53,015  Perkins Ranch                                 408
Hiko Wash   708          South Bare Mountains                    87,692
Ivanpah Valley                3,134          South Newbury Mountains            26,877
Invanpah Valley            289,599  Specter Hills                                      6,603
Jean Lake              12,692  Devils HoleHills                          283,538
LaMadre (North & South)     2,431  Spirit Mountain                              9,488
Lava Dune   623  Stewart Valley                               5,204
Logandale                8,118 Stuart Ranch                                         278
Lower Mormon Mesa      66,353 Stump Spring                                  126,952
Mesa Milkyetch        9,183          Upper Las Vegas Wash                22,244
Moapa / Mesquite        2,219  Valley of  Fire                                  131,378
Mt Schader           285          Mormon Mesa                          167,594
Virgin River        8,500  Whitney Pockets                                 160
Armagosa Mesquite        9,650          Arden Sites                                      1,142
Arrow Canyon        2,070          Ash Meadows                                    28,202
Big Dune                2,456  Coyote Spring                            51,528
Crescent Townsites   435  Devils Throat                                         848
Gold Butte    346,895  Keyhole Canyon                                 446
Hidden Valley        3,356  Piute / Eldorado                          352,159
Rainbow Gardens      39,366  Red Rock Springs                                  683
River Mountain      11,029  Stump Springs                                 646

Total Restricted Acres  2,767,941 

 This is a direct assault on the State of Nevada. It is also a deliberate retaliation against the people for standing against the horrific action of several federal agencies at the Bundy ranch.

 The boldness of the federal government’s timing and action on these matters are astonishing. They are again making a clear case that they are willing to use federal power to punish the local people. Harry Reid’s declaration “This is not over” is proving to be uncharacteristically accurate.

 Before the Bundy ranch standoff, there were approximately 1 million acres of ACECs in Southern Nevada. Now after the Bundy standoff, the BLM is proposing an additional 1.8 Million acres (a 280% increase) all of which just happens to be in Southern Nevada.

 Although this is not proof, anybody with a little intelligence can see that Harry Reid and the BLM are not protecting the environment; they are punishing their enemies.

 How is it that all newly proposed critical environmental land in the Untied States just happens to reside within miles of the Bundy ranch? Is the land in Southern Nevada so different/dangerous/special/delicate and important?


From near the beginning of history, tyrannical men have sought to oppress through the control of land and resources, "Control the land and resources, and you have the power to control the people". There is a direct correlation to land and resources with power and wealth. All major powers in world history have gained their power & wealth by conquering the land and controlling the resources. 

 It is self-evident that certain men within our government understand this and have implemented these age-old tactics upon the people of this country. For decades they have used government to gain power & wealth for themselves by controlling the land and resources.

 Our founding fathers understood this nature, they drafted the Constitution to protect us from the despotic men that history is so full of. They limited the powers of government by outlining what lands the federal government can control and by separating the powers they hold. Their intent was to quickly dispose the land and resources to the local people, where it is most safe. 

 Under federal rule, the people that live on or near the land have no say to what happens in their own backyards. They have no republic form of government. The decisions are all made by appointed representatives from Washington D.C. These representatives have no responsibility to the people and there is no practical legal way to hold them accountable. In direct violation of the U.S. Constitution federal agencies use the lands as their own and suppress the rightful stewards.

 At the moment of Statehood land inside the new State is no longer U.S. Territory, and no longer does U.S. Congress or any of the federal agencies have authority to dispose of the land or make any rules or regulations respecting to it. At Statehood it becomes the right and duty of the people of the State to dispose of and regulate all the lands within the boarders of that State. This is called a republic form of government, for the people, by the people. 

 The incident at the Bundy ranch indicates that people are beginning to question the legitimacy of federally controlled lands within their State. It also proves that the people have the courage to stand against despotic government actions. The purpose of the federal government is to protect and uphold the rights of the people, not to profit from the spoils in taking their lands and resources away.

The recent action of the BLM in creating new federal code (ACECs) to expand their control and power by restricting the people further from their lands is a continuation of illegally controlling land with-in a State.


 We call upon our County and State representatives to take courage and end the unconstitutional federal control of land and resources within the State. The legal and rightful control of the land belongs to the local people. The land within the State must be returned to people in a republic form of government. It is time for the State to dispose of the land to the people, open the land up for useful purposes, and protect the preemptive property rights of the people. 

 Lest there be any confusion regarding how these new federal rules impact the Bundy family, we will continue ranching as our family has done in the Southern Nevada area for over 137 years. We intend to use our preemptive property rights of grazing and water, the rights that Nevada State law both recognizes and is charged to protect.

 We are not intimidated by the past action of the federal government, nor will we yield to their future attempt to subdue the State or the people. We refuse to submit to unconstitutional codes and regulation that dismantle Statehood and deprived our American neighbors and ourselves of the unalienable right so many of our kinsmen suffered and died for.


The Bundy Family

 October 25, 2014



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