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Story ID:9694
Written by:Frederick William Wickert (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Unknow Nevada USA
Person:Sen, Harry Reid
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By Fred Wickert

On April 18, 2014 Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid was interviewed on KSNV-TV NEWS 3, on a program called “What’s Your Point?”
During this interview Harry Reid said in regards to the BLM incident targeting Rancher Bundy and his cattle, “We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”{

Senator Reid, you are wrong. We are a nation of people. That includes men, women and children. Yes, we are also a nation of laws. Our laws Senator, began with the Creator, the Lord God Almighty. They go from there through the Ten Commandments which are the foundation, to the Declaration of Independence. They go from there, after a war of Independence fought by American Patriots, to The Constitution of the United States of America. A document Senator, that you swore an oath to protect, defend and uphold. A document that you have displayed a certain disdain for. One that you defend, protect, and uphold only as it suits your purpose at the moment.

All of these laws you speak of Senator, apply to these men and women you so readily deny, but more importantly they apply equally to the President and to the Senate Majority Leader and even the members of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives and on both sides of the aisle of those bodies. That is something that you do not seem at times to be fully aware of.

This nation Senator is not just a nation of laws. Especially not of laws that you can use to your benefit and against the people. A very important fact that you and far too many others in political office seem to have forgotten. You have also obviously forgotten, just as the President and many of your fellow members of Congress have forgotten that this nation, more than any other nation in the world has ever been, a government OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE! It is not a government of the politicians, by the politicians and for the politicians.

As far as Rancher Bundy is concerned, as far as I know he has paid his taxes. That is not something that can be said of a number of members of Congress and of a considerable percentage of the Presidents Cabinet. I suggest until you get the members of government all paying their taxes, you not lecture the citizenry about paying theirs.

You claim Rancher Bundy has not paid his grazing fees. He says he has. He paid them not to the BLM but to the state of Nevada, who he says is the rightful owner of the land in question. The state of Nevada has accepted these payments for years. It seems to me the proper way to proceed Senator, is to determine whether the land belongs to the U.S. Government or to the State of Nevada. I suggest that if it belongs to the state of Nevada, you and the BLM are wrong all the way. If it does belong to the federal government, I ask why? The government claims to own more than 85% of the entire state of Nevada. You are the Senator who supposedly represents the state of Nevada. Why Senator? It seems to me you have a lot of explaining to do to your constituents don’t you? If Rancher Bundy has been paying grazing fees to the State of Nevada and they have accepted the fees, but it is Federal land and not Nevada land, then Nevada has some explaining to do. Either way, it seems to me that Bundy does not.

The BLM did not enter this saying he had not paid grazing fees. They said it was to protect an endangered species – the Desert Tortise. The people saw right through that right away. To begin with, cattle and the Desert Tortise co-exist quite well. In addition to that the government has been killing them for over population elsewhere. That is like trying to mix gasoline and water Senator. It doesn’t work!

The BLM obviously was using that as an excuse and when they saw it was not working they switched to plan “B”. In either case, it was not at all necessary to come in there with so many armed men, especially with sniper rifles. Then they lied about what they were doing. They said they were rounding up cattle to sell to get the back grazing fees owed. The truth is they were running cattle to death with helicopters and they were shooting them with sniper rifles. Then they were digging trenches with back hoes and excavators and burying the dead cattle. This was not an act of recuperating unpaid fees at all. This was an armed vendetta against Rancher Bundy. In addition to murdered and buried cattle were deliberate destruction of fences, water systems and other structures, some of which were on Bundy’s property.

The entire fiasco was inexcusable. This is not Nazi Germany. This is not a Communist state, though you and your cohorts are rapidly taking it in that direction. The people, those men and women you have so much contempt for, are not willing to accept it. They and we are not going to stand for it. Oh yes Senator Reid, the people for whom you have so much contempt are also the voters. They are the people who put you in office in the first place. Those same people can remove you from office.

It has also come to the attention of the people Harry Reid, that the new head of the BLM used to be on your staff. That your son is head of an outfit that has a deal with a Chinese Company who wishes to spend a couple of billion dollars to erect a solar collector farm for generating electricity. It just so happens that they want to do this on the same land where Rancher Bundy is grazing his cattle. Of course if that happened, it will most definitely eradicate all the Desert Tortises in that area. Who will be concerned about them then Harry Reid? Of course Bundy’s cows might be a little rough on those solar panels . Imagine that.

I have no evidence Senator Reid, that there is any wrong doing on your part, or that you have a personal and financial interest in this debacle, but it sure looks that way, and you are anxious to do Rancher Bundy and his cattle in on a lot weaker evidence than that.

Guess again Harry Reid. We are a nation ‘OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE!” That means yes, we are a nation of laws, and yes we are a nation of Men and Women because, just in case you didn’t know Senator Reid, men and women just happen to be PEOPLE!

I think Senator Reid that maybe you should retire before one of those laws lands you right in prison. Eric Holder will not always be the AG, and don’t forget, the State of Nevada has an AG too. I know you think you are immune from prosecution, but you are not and neither is your son. In a couple of more years Obama and Holder won’t be there to protect you;. The statute of limitations won’t be either. I know you think you are so slick, but people like you always slip up sooner or later.

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