We’ve come to disarm the bureaucrats — in other words, take the guns away… that’s the only thing we’re really asking. And if that’s a terrorist act, I guess maybe [Reid is] right.
At least we can all agree that you are a terrorist, Mr. Bundy. He went onto question who the “real trespasser” was — the United States or Cliven Bundy. Perhaps it’s just my liberal education rotting my brain, but I seem to remember that it was Nicholas Trist, acting on behalf of the United States, not the Bundys, who signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago, while the United States Army, not the Cliven Bundy Army, occupied Mexico City, and that the Treaty was passed by the United States Senate, not the Cliven Bundy Senate. I also seem to recall that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago contained within its terms the cession of Alta California and Nuevo México- to the United States of America.
This is before discussing the people who lived on that land before either of these countries existed. I’m sure that some of the members of the Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and other indigenous groups who live or lived there have a very different idea who the “trespasser” is.
Cliven Bundy also claims to be “state’s rights” guy. Maybe he needs to read his State’s Constitution
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. But the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the Federal Government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers as the same have been or may be defined by the Supreme Court of the United States; and no power exists in the people of this or any other State of the Federal Union to dissolve their connection therewith or perform any act tending to impair, subvert, or resist the Supreme Authority of the government of the United States. The Constitution of the United States confers full power on the Federal Government to maintain and Perpetuate its existence, and whensoever any portion of the States, or people thereof attempt to secede from the Federal Union, or forcibly resist the Execution of its laws, the Federal Government may, by warrant of the Constitution, employ armed force in compelling obedience to its Authority.