And what it means to you.
I think every parent should make time to teach their children Chess. Checkers is the place to start, but Chess is so much more rewarding, and more like real life.
This week has given us more lessons to reflect on, and I think it’s a splendid example of the power our ever growing Federal Government thinks it has. And interesting battle has been brewing for some time, and it doesn’t really matter what side you take, it’s worth your analysis.
The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada decided it was time to settle up the score with Cliven Bundy, you can find all the stories on the net you’d care to read.
What you need get out of it, is that the ‘BLM’ Bureau of Land Management, no longer see themselves as managers, but now they’re ‘Armed Enforcers’, equipped with military weapons, and even sniper training according to witnesses. This is exactly what has happened in other countries when Government grows ever larger, they seem to take on every role.
However wrong Bundy is, it does not give you or the Government authority to operate outside the law. The BLM brought in heavy equipment, destroyed property belonging to Bundy, and according to witnesses shot animals, one bull was in a pen and shot five times from a helicopter. IF true, can we rationalize the senseless killing of an animal for revenge?
What should alarm you is there are people who condone what the BLM did, they suggest that Bundy had it coming.
There’s a good change, that the BLM has given Bundy the winning hand in court. They had the high ground, and gave it away. All Bundy’s Attorney need do is ask the BLM for the court order that gave the BLM permission to destroy property and shoot animals, if they don’t produce that, then YOU will likely pay.. I think that’s the big problem here, the BLM didn’t pay the millions, they spent to organize the round up of Bundy’s cattle, or hiring the trucks to transport cattle illegally across state lines (their intended goal).
It’s interesting to note that the Utah Governor ordered that the cattle not be brought to Utah without the typical brand inspections, health checks, and proper authorization. He clearly understood that this action was clearly outside of the law, and acted to protect the taxpayers of Utah that might have become part of a nasty and expensive lawsuit.
We’ll all get to see this played out in court. but what we should note.. is there are citizens, and even elected officials like Harry Reid that might approved of what they did?
Here’s Jon Ralston comment: http://www.ralstonreports.com/blog#.U1NjcU1OW70
If we listen to people like Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, we hear first hand accounts that this is exactly how it all started in Romania. First came the division of the people, rich against poor, and then, any small divide between the people was exploited. Can anyone argue that this is not happening here?
I think we’ll look back on these days and note how few people have the skills to anticipate even two chess moves ahead.