I hope this little smack down has very large ripples and that certain power tripping political asswipes take notice of the amount of very quiet back pedaling going on here so that the next time some government thug wants to try and pull this crap they might think twice.
It's the First Amendment to The Constitution for a damn good reason.
BLM takes down ‘First Amendment areas’ set up for cattle roundup
By HENRY BREAN
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
The Bureau of Land Management quietly dismantled its so-called “First Amendment areas” in northeastern Clark County on Thursday, as the fight over Cliven Bundy’s cattle widened into a national debate about states’ rights and federal land-use policy.
State lawmakers from Arizona to Washington are headed for Nevada to rally alongside the Bundy family and its supporters. Most of them are Tea Party Republicans or Libertarians associated with a patriot group known as the Oath Keepers.
Several of the elected officials said they were drawn into the issue by video footage of Wednesday’s clash between angry protesters and BLM rangers that shows Bundy’s sister being tackled to the ground and one of Bundy’s seven sons being shot with a stun gun.
“Watching that video last night created a visceral reaction in me,” said Arizona Rep. Kelly Townsend, a Tea Party Republican who is driving up from Phoenix to take part in a rally with lawmakers and Oath Keepers near the Bundy ranch Monday. “It sounds dramatic, but it reminded me of Tiananmen Square. I don’t recognize my country at this point.”
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, called the footage “horrifying.” The pro-gun lawmaker has made two trips to the Bunkerville area in the past two days so she could meet with protesters, “protect our Nevadans and keep the peace.”
“I’m highly offended by the feds coming in as aggressively as they have,” Fiore said.
Federal officials have said the large law enforcement presence and high level of security come in response to direct and indirect threats of violence made by Bundy family members and others.
Before the federal roundup of Bundy’s livestock began, the BLM set up two orange plastic pens as rallying points for demonstrators wanting to protest the ongoing operation on federal land 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The move drew criticism from elected leaders and others. In a statement Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval said the First Amendment areas were “offensive” and called on the agency to remove them.
During a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon, Amy Lueders, state director for the BLM in Nevada, said the agency heard the governor’s concerns and “made some adjustments” to address them.
“We are allowing people to congregate on public land as long as they don’t inhibit the operation,” she said.
Bunkerville resident Jim Olson lives across the street from where one of the First Amendment areas was set up. He said it reminded him of East Berlin during the Cold War, and he was glad to see a crew of BLM firefighters take it down Thursday morning.
“It took five minutes. They hooked a truck onto it, and bing, bang, boom the fence was gone,” Olson said. “Of course the publicity has just been horrid, and they (BLM officials) are not handling it very well.”
Made some adjustments huh?
Sounds like someone got some new orders from the Top Brass.
I would imagine the amount of backlash they have had coming their way probably caused one or more of these government thugs to piss down their leg and they couldn't get a hold of someone to yank that fence down fast enough.
Shit rolls down hill and gains momentum quickly.
Someone got their ass chewed and now there will be a scapegoat, you can take that to the bank.
The last bit of intelligence I have seen is suggesting that there will be a rather large contingent of individuals that are going to be in the area for some serious up close and personal government oversight.
It appears that more and more citizens have had about enough of Government Gone Wild and have decided that a message needs to be sent back to the idiots in D.C. via the fastest method available.
A Government flunky with a scalded ass and a cell phone seems to be just the ticket.
My thanks to Bridget for the link.