The Bundy Ranch in Nevada is one of the many examples of a land grab that is being perpetrated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The ‘land grab’ agenda has quickly spread out across the US like a disease, and includes most of the western states. Fortunately, the Bundy family has literally organized a national protest (a peaceful militia group bearing arms) in an effort to create awareness and exploit the dangerous current overreaching of the federal government in regards to land ownership. Meanwhile the Hammond’s ‘national sovereignty’ has been violated more than once. Unfortunately, botched newscasts and uneducated social media critics have tainted the Rancher’s good names by labeling them as terrorists, which couldn’t be further from the truth. If American’s were hip to Global Agendas and International Corporate takeover, they would want to grab their guns and stand on the front lines with the Oregon coalition.
Why would the US Federal Government want to seize privately owned land when they already own roughly 640 million acres, about 28% of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States?
Know your rights.
The legal terminology for PRIVATE PROPERTY is “The ownership of tangible and intangible goods by an individual who has exclusive rights over it.” –Law Dictionary
This applies to land. When you are the legal purchaser of private property, it becomes your ‘possession’. According to real estate laws, as a landowner, you can freely do what you want with your land, including gifting it to another person, leaving it to a spouse, or selling it. You are also entitled to ‘rights of enjoyment’ on your land by law. If you decide to sell your private property, the transfer of ownership to a buyer can ONLY be approved by (you) the owner of the private property.
In January, rancher Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, told the Associated Press and other news outlets that for the past several years the BLM has wanted to purchase the Hammond’s land by use of intimidation that later resulted in the Hammond’s prison sentence based on a technicality of the law. It’s not just the Bundy or the Hammond ranch that is being threatened; it is all of America’s private land that is at risk. If you are a private land owner, then you are having the rug pulled right out from under you without a clue that it’s even happening. You might be occupying your land at the moment but is it really your land? The ever changing laws and radical restrictions to private property land use are invisible to most land owners. Yes, your land purchase is a legal and binding contract that goes beyond the scope of your own understanding, and herein lies the problem. If you know your rights, you can fight back. However, Mr. Hammond actually knew his rights, fought back, and lost, which is why Bundy and Hammond have made a national spectacle of the of the BLM’s corruption .
The Oregon & Nevada ranchers are not the only victims of Federal abuse.
Recently, Texans have become troubled about the BLM’s attention to 90,000 acres along a 116 mile stretch of the Texas/Oklahoma boundary near Red River. While rumors of a possible federal takeover circulate, nothing has come of it as of yet. Meanwhile Texans refuse to wait around and see what happens.
How is Federal land seizure associated with the NDAA?
In the state of Arizona, Republicans have been threatening to trade away the Oak Flat National Forest lands which are considered sacred ceremonial land by the Apache tribe. In December 2014, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake did the unfathomable and snuck last minute language into the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) defense bill transferring the land directly to the foreign-owned Rio Tinto mining company. (We will delve into this matter in future article!) This is key if you are questioning the BLM’s insatiable hunger for acquiring rural land illegally. But it doesn’t stop there.
Though land grab scenarios rarely get any media attention, they are certainly not rare. Without closer examination, it’s hard to see how the government gets away with intimidation or threats; leading to stealing land from its owner. American’s never hear about it, so they don’t believe it can happen to them. Conversely,the fast-track of illegal land acquisitions says somethings up, but what is it? Who is behind the agenda?
Part of the answer lies in the 1976 United Nations report known as “Agenda 21,” and the document originally outlined land grabs in a section entitled ‘Habitat I.’
In the case of Florida, state laws attempt to preserve and protect life, liberty, and property, but the U.N.’s Agenda 21 condemns private property and goes on to state that “public control of land use” is “indispensable.” To add insult to injury, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection boasts on its Website of a new program to transfer control of land “from the people to the government using the people’s tax money” and it’s known as The Florida Forever Funding Program. ‘In 2015, the proposed United Nations Agenda 2030 was presented and according to the UN information center, all nations in attendance agreed to the document, but the “agreement” itself is devoid of any signatures. The USA was in attendance. What does this tell us?
Essentially Agenda 2030 is an extension of Agenda 21:
“We reaffirm our unwavering commitment to achieving this Agenda and utilizing it to the full to transform our world for the better by 2030.” Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015
What exactly is a ‘land grab’?
Land Grabs go by many names, and although you may have heard some of these terms before, you may have not actually connected it to a Federal seizure of land. Land can and will be confiscated by the government via the following cases.
– Land that is managed for natural resource protection
– Designated Conservation land
– Recreation Land Acquisition- or, acquisition programs that are written into laws.
– Federal Reserve Parks
– Superfund sites, a name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. But were these sites truly abandoned? (examples are abandoned mining sites)
– Clean Water Act – If the EPA can regulate every body of water, private or not, from the largest to the smallest, and even drought areas as it is proposing in the WOTUS rule (Waters of the United States), then there are effectively no limits to the agency’s regulatory reach. To put it bluntly, we’re screwed! Controlling wells, ponds and aquifers on private land is the beginning of the end. In many areas of the country strict regulations have been implemented that restrict or ban rain water catchments and/or any body of water that runs through private land; water is deemed deemed ‘off-limits’. If the land owner is caught using water that is deemed off-limits, prosecution ensues, leading to fines, liens, confiscation of your property and imprisonment.
Other means of seizing private land:
– Protected Species Land (i.e. A Bald Eagle has been spotted building a nest in a tree on your land, though you have never seen proof of this. The ESA steps in to protect the Bald Eagle and it’s environment (which is on your land) “The purpose of the ESA is to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend. It is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Commerce Department’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)” – Endangered Species Act | Overview
– Protecting a lake or body of water on your private land
-Tribal water quality standards (Feds can deem land unusable)
-Land subject to toxic waste (i.e. an abandoned copper mine leaked toxic waste into a ‘body of water’ that has contaminated a well on your land)
-Drought zone- (i.e. 10 year drought in your area now restricts you water usage of your small farm.)
– Feds can take land and offer you pennies on the dollar by means of Eminent domain.
– Condemnation, whereas the government transfers title to the property from its private owner to the government
– Tax implications- Government liens property for unpaid taxes, then transfers title from private ownership to government when the the lien has been unpaid for several years. This type of seizure is rare.)
– Bank Foreclosure: If you are behind on your mortgage loan more than 90 days, your land will be confiscated (by the Mortgage Lender* as your loan documents dictate; your land is collateral for the loan. Generally speaking, the bank owns your property , foreclosure proceedings lead to eviction of the owner (tenant), and home is sold by the bank in a public offering or public market. Rarely does a residential property end up in the hands of the government, but it has happened.
Questions to ponder would be:
- Does the U.N. Agenda override county laws?
- Can US citizens ban Agenda 21’s “sustainability” clauses that clearly threaten our nation’s sovereignty?
- Does the BLM actually have the power to seize private land? For what purpose?
- What is Agenda 2030 and how does this affect private land ownership in the world?
- Read HOW THE GOVERNMENT TAKES YOUR LAND
How is the USA affected by Agenda 21?
Never heard of Agenda 21 or the proposed Agenda 2030? Not surprised, but many of our lawmakers and representatives have not only heard of it, they are fighting against it!
In 2013, IOWA State Representative Dawn Pettengill voiced fear that Agenda 21 “would force residents out of rural areas to be crowded into densely populated areas”. Her concerns were validated by a (NAR) 2016 National Association of Realtors Report suggesting that millennials have swapped the sub-rubs for urban living. Sid Miller, former Texas State Representative and Republican candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, has since made the matter a campaign issue to Breitbart Texas.
“In Texas,” Miller says, “the BLM is attempting a repeat of an action taken over 30 years ago along the Red River when Tommy Henderson lost a federal lawsuit. The Bureau of Land Management took 140 acres of his property and didn’t pay him one cent.” – Breitbart News
In 2014 the State of Oklahoma legislature passed HB 1412 through the Oklahoma State’s Rights Committee to ban Agenda 21 within state limits. In March of 2013, legislature passed the bill (67 to 17) which that prohibits any political subdivision of the state from complying with policy recommendations of the United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development, which became effective November 1, 2013.
In March of 2012 Mayor Beth Van Duyne and city manager Tommy Gonzalez of Irving, Texas have inspired Tennessee to pass a Joint Resolution 587 to condemn Agenda 21 as “destructive and insidious.”
Other states like Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, and Maine have moved to ban agenda 21 altogether. New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to ban UN Agenda 21 polices and won, Kansas, and Alabama were right behind them.
The following is a portion of Joint Resolution 587 in which Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam refused to sign the bill. The following is a portion of Joint Resolution 587 in which Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam refused to sign the bill.
In the past, critics have accused the BLM of grossly mismanaging land and the public opinion that it is better left in the hands of private owners with a vested interest in the property. Others claim that government should not be involved in private real-estate matters, as it is a violation of the constitution. Fact is that the government spends billions of dollars on “managing land” which is fundamentally flawed. In many ways, it’s illegal. For instance, in Florida, the federal government wasted billions of dollars in an attempt to “drain” the everglades, then racked up billions in additional expenses to attempt restoration. Since 1980, EPA’s Superfund program promised to protect human health and the environment by managing the cleanup of the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites. How well is this working and is the program just another form of seizing land under measures that are contrary to private land owner’s rights? In the case of the Hammond’s and the Bundy’s, it’s the bone of contention in the argument; government needs to stay out of the business of private land.
Please, let’s call a spade a spade shall we?
Politicians play shuffle board all day long, as in the following example of Florida’s obvious takeover of private land , by creating one astringent law to replace another, inserting new language into larger bills.
“Florida Forever replaces Preservation 2000 (P2000), the largest public land acquisition program of its kind in the United States. With approximately 10 million acres managed for conservation in Florida, more than 2.5 million acres were purchased under the Florida Forever and P2000 programs.” – Florida EPA
Florida’s Land Management Chart: Florida EPA
In regards to the Oregon land grab, only more questions arise. Why did Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, feel it necessary to create an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge building? Why did the Hammonds make a deal, such a raw deal with the BLM to give them ‘first right of refusal’ ?* I would say that is most likely one main reason why, because mainstream news has not given the ‘Oregon occupation’ attention. Bundy has made it perfectly clear that neither he nor the coalition will stand down until all issues with the Hammond’s are resolved. Note: Ammon Bundy and fellow activists occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in support the Hammond ranchers who are allegedly scheduled to report to federal prison to serve a sentence for arson which was not arson, but rather necessary “controlled burning” on the their property. If the Hammond’s and the Bundy’s are willing to give up their livelihood to make a political stance, then America needs to stand with them. The world needs to stand with them.*TTD will address this further, as the rabbit hole is deep.
Ammon Bundy answers the question to AP News ” If the federal government decides to use force, will you respond with force as well? (View the brief clip for Bundy’s response.)
Bundy’s request: **TO GET ON THE ACTION LIST CLICK HERE**
The MNWR (Malheur National Wildlife Refuge )occupation has opened an old wound with some of the Western ranchers who want freer rein over federal lands but are split on whether to execute these goals peacefully or more confrontationally with the BLM, as prior pleas have been ignored. After decades of run-ins with the Federal Government, the Hammonds are merely exercising their last known rights. The Township and residents wish for the militia, the Bundy’s and the FBI to go home. The majority of ranchers and residents want peace restored to their communities and ideally for “everything to go back to the way it was” before the Bundy Occupation. They will take what they can get rather than fight for what they own.
In conclusion, if you are unfamiliar with government seizure of private land it doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened or that it will never happen to you. The erosion of our rights as private citizens is about the greed of politicians, special interest and lobbyists, and the almighty international corporate takeover.
They call it evolution of the modern age. I call it Stone Age 101.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch….