BREAKING: Hundreds of Armed Militia Seize Federal Building In Oregon… SPREAD THIS

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s three sons and around 150 militia members occupied a federal building in eastern Oregon on Saturday, in an attempt to keep a father and son pair of Oregon Ranchers, Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, from serving five year prison sentences for setting fire to federal land.

The group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, located around 50 miles southeast of Burns.

“We’re going to be freeing these lands up, and getting ranchers back to ranching, getting the loggers back to logging, getting the miners back to mining where they could do it under the protection of the people and not be afraid of this tyranny that’s been set upon them,” Ammon Bundy, who appears to be the leader of the group, said in a Facebook video posted by Sarah Dee Spurlock on Saturday.

Here it is. Please know these men will speak to people civilly. Do not go up there guns blazing. Stay safe and smart.

Posted by Sarah Dee Spurlock on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bundy appears to be standing at the scene of the takeover, surrounded by several men in military-style uniforms with rifles and hand-held radios, RT reports.

The rancher points out that Harney County used to be the richest in state, and is now the poorest. His radical proposal to solve the situation is to have armed “patriots” come and live in a de-facto self-rule zone independent of the federal authorities.

The second speaker in the video, identified as Blane Cooper, equates the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to bullies at school that used to beat one up and who eventually had to be put in their place.

“Until that line is drawn and say ‘we’ve had enough of this tyranny, you are going to leave us alone’ it will not change,” the military-clad man says.

According to Cooper, they hope their occupation will spell the beginning of a US-wide movement.

“It doesn’t have to stop here. This could be a hope that spreads through the whole country, the whole United States. Everybody’s looking for this hope because the government has beat us, and oppressed us, and took everything from us; they will not stop until we tell them no,” he claims.



The militiamen told OregonLive there were about 150 of them, but a couple who delivered food to the refuge HQ estimated that there were just 15.

Ammon Bundy, 40, told CNN by phone that the protesters want the federal government to restore the “people’s constitutional rights.”

“This refuge – it has been destructive to the people of the county and to the people of the area,” he said. “People need to be aware that we’ve become a system where government is actually claiming and using and defending people’s rights, and they are doing that against the people.”

The Bundys and their armed supporters occupied the federal property after splitting from a peaceful Saturday morning protest in Burns, Oregon.

“The facility has been the tool to do all the tyranny that has been placed upon the Hammonds,” Ammon Bundy said.

“We’re planning on staying here for years, absolutely,” he added. “This is not a decision we’ve made at the last minute.”

This letter was posted on the Bundy Ranch blog.

With great concern and love and much consideration from prayer, I come to you Harney County Sheriff of Oregon David M. Ward, rancher Steven Dwight Hammond, and rancher Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr.,

I, Cliven D. Bundy, have been involved for several weeks in the background striving to understand and comprehend your dilemmas in Harney County, Oregon. I understand that the grass that was burnt on each side of the fence was grazing rights that had been created through beneficial use, one side of the fence being private property and the other side of the fence being private property rights. The fires that were set were for a good purpose and had good results.

The United States Justice Department has NO jurisdiction or authority within the State of Oregon, County of Harney over this type of ranch management. These lands are not under U.S. treaties or commerce, they are not article 4 territories, and Congress does not have unlimited power. These lands have been admitted into statehood and are part of the great State of Oregon and the citizens of Harney County enjoy the fullness of the protections of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Constitution limits United States government.

It is my suggestion, Steven Hammond, that you go and check yourself into Harney County jail asking for protective custody. It is my suggestion, Dwight Hammond, that you go and check yourself into Harney County jail asking for protective custody. It is my suggestion, Harney County Sheriff David Ward, accept these two ranchers into your jail, notify the United States Solicitor in Washington DC that you have these two ranchers in Harney County jail, that they will remain there indefinitely under your protective custody and the protection of We the People of Harney County and We the People of the United States of America.

I suggest an Evidentiary Hearing or a Grand Jury be formed by We the People.

I feel that this action is immediately important, that it should be taken place before 10:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2016. I will hold these suggestions private until that time then I will release this letter to those having state and county jurisdiction and to the media.

Cliven D. Bundy 

The militia is correct in it’s interpretation of this case., as pointed out by Super Station 95:

Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 17 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads as follows:

“To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.”

Based upon the Constitution itself the federal government has no actual authority over the lands that they claim the Hammonds burned. It is State land as there is none of the above functions of the Federal level land ownership uses.

And as an added note, Congress can not legally and lawfully add to their listed duties, jurisdiction and authority through the legislative process. That must be done by the Amendment process in the Constitution itself despite all the lies that the saboteurs will try on you. Any so called ‘act of Congress’ that furthers their power in violation of the listed duties in the Constitution itself is in fact null and void as if it had never been enacted.

UPDATE 12:27 AM EST (Sunday) — The local school district in Burns announced it will keep schools closed all week because of the militia situation.


UPDATE 12:35 AM EST (Sunday) — Oregon FBI Spokeswoman Beth Ann Steele: “We are aware of the situation. No further comment.”


UPDATE 1:17 AM EST (Sunday) — I talked to Ryan Bundy on the phone. He said they’re willing to kill and be killed if necessary.  Bundy said feds’ actions are violation of constitution. Founding fathers were ready to die, and so are they. #OregonUnderAttack


UPDATE 1:21 AM EST (Sunday) —  Sheriff Dave Ward: “A collective effort from multiple agencies is currently working on a solution.”

This is a developing story. We will keep you updated as more details emerge…


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  1. these “men” are morons, they are NOT local, they are from other states for the most part, definitely the leadership is. i am a libertarian, that does NOT mean you seize public lands, owned by the CITIZENS in toto and decide its use for your own personal benefit. sorry. the land of that part of the country was given to the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, the country, in a treaty, not the state. it is a federal park/reserve, that puts it under federal jurisdiction hence why the police wont get involved. despite their platitudes, they are violating the law, and are criminals, they, as yet, are NOT terrorists, but the minute they kill someone in their “quest” for “independence” they are that, traitors, and killers

    • chip griffin says:

      those lands you call federal, were stolen from the people. do your homework before opening your mouth. we must make a stand because people like you wont. . know your facts…

  2. Rick Captain Redtyde Robinett says:

    You are a moron “woman”. So STFU and go sweep a floor or something while the “men” take care of business you have no idea or understanding about.

  3. Damn Terri REALLY?….REALLY? I think you need to lay off the Floride water a bit. These men are doing exactly to a T what they and all true Americans should be doing Do you really think if we allow this government to continue on this path that everything we hold dear in this Great place we call home will cease to exist. Are you so mushy brained by your politically correct touchy feely utopiaian attitude that you don’t understand why the militia has stepped up, and understands our Constitution and how much it is important that We THE PEOPLE need to defend it, that this current administration is trying to destroy it and eventually allow these murderous, raping, violent monsters ISLAMIC terrorists to inflict their disgusting lifestyle on our soil!!! WAKE UP TERRI!!!! WAKE UP

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