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PRESS TV: Americans See Worst Fears Come True

Americans are increasingly feeling the heat from their own government, and they are starting to see the manifestation of their own worst fears; those predicted by visionaries such as George Orwell.

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The US First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble..."

(LAS VEGAS) - Americans are increasingly feeling the heat from their own government, and they are starting to see the manifestation of their own worst fears; those predicted by visionaries such as George Orwell.

Federal agents with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) attacked a group of protestors this week in rural Nevada, using tasers, dogs, and even moving vehicles to strike people who oppose the BLM's policies toward historic cattle ranch practices.

The ranchers say their animals are being killed and starved on BLM property and protestors with the 140-year old Bundy Ranch say their anger was elevated when federal officials arrived with a dump truck and a back hoe, they believe, to dispose of the dead and dying cattle.

The BLM troops are not only attacking local non-violent protestors and denying them information, they also specifically and directly violated their Civil Rights by establishing what they called a "First Amendment Zone" - thus denying the Bundy protestors one of the most basic civil liberties, the right to peacefully assemble.

The US First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Americans who sport progressive positions at protests, like Occupy Wall Street, are routinely attacked by police when they protest. This is a practice that extends back to the Vietnam War. But American ranchers who personify the traditional "cowboy" are not often targeted due to their generally conservative politics. The attack against the Bundy protestors is a new page turning in a book that many say is in its final chapter: Sinister Overtones.

The truth is that most police who attack protestors are not federal officers or agents. The notion of sending BLM officers up against unarmed citizens with vicious dogs and shooting them with tasers is nearly unprecedented, and it has left a sour taste in the mouths of people nationwide.

At the Bundy Ranch protest, several dozen demonstrators wanted to see what was in the back of a dump truck leaving a section of BLM land where their cattle graze. One woman at the protest, Margaret Bundy, said, "I have 11 children, I am 58-years old, and they threw me to the dirt. All I was doing was taking pictures." She suffered cuts and bruises, and her injuries led to an ambulance being called.

"I hurt, they scraped my knee, they tackled me." She has been battling cancer, and this week she was severely roughed up by police.

One protestor called the BLM enemy aggressors, "This is the road I grew up on, 1355 Riverside Road, Highway 170 Nevada, and I just saw federal agents throw my aunt to the ground. I saw my cousin get tased three times, I saw them use dogs and sick them on a pregnant woman."

The man says the violence came about, "All because we had a couple questions."

The protestors had been chanting "Get out of our state, get out of our state," over the BLM's seizure of cattle at Bundy Ranch. Before it was over, many people were hurt, including several women.

This level of tension is bringing all sorts of people out to the Bundy Ranch to show support and take part in the protest.

The group, Oath Keepers, numbering nearly 40,000, is comprised of current and former military, police, and first responders. The group is calling on its members, along with other patriotic Americans, to join the vigil at the Bundy ranch. Those organizing the support are current serving legislators and sheriffs.

Oath Keepers writes, "The goal is to have at least one current serving state legislator and at least one sheriff on the ground at all times until this is over. And they will be backed by a large number of military and police veterans, as well as dedicated patriotic Americans from all walks of life, to interpose and defend the rights of the protesters and to keep an eye on the actions of the BLM and any other federal law enforcement present, to prevent a recurrence of the horrid abuses seen at Ruby Ridge and Waco...

Article continues, please visit Press TV for the conclusion.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/04/12/358267/americans-see-worst-fears-come-true/

Also on Salem-News.com

Apr-11-2014: Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy

Apr-09-2014: Federal Agents Go Violent, Tasering Bundy Ranch Protestors in Nevada - Tim King Salem-News.com

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Tim King specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide. His years as a Human
Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in
2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine. Tim is the news editor
for Salem-News.com and holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional
mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards
from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and The Red Cross
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chasholman April 13, 2014 2:45 pm (Pacific time)

"Americans See Worst Fears Come True" Ya, a bunch of armed hoodlums shutting down one of the few Hwys leading in and out of Vegas for tourists and families and employee's everywhere,. What a mess. Glad it didn't escalate into an actual fight, some of those guy's were not walking very strait, let alone fight.


Anonymous April 13, 2014 10:38 am (Pacific time)

Obama recalled his storm-troopers because of the political optics, but his cabal will simply wait for another opportunity. It is apparent that law abiding citizens have been awaking to the dangers that this current big (and growing) government is creating. Even far left liberals are seeing that for their ideology to continue to be pursued, it cannot be accomplished with this growing government tyranny. We are now seeing a budding alliance forming between all Americans which will allow for us to assure that the current cabal devolves back in size and power. They may have some more distractions coming up, but we are ready...

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