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31. Federal Land Managers' Intimidation, Bullying Threaten Citizens Rights, Create a Hostile Environment

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2014 - Today, the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations held an oversight hearing on “Threats, Intimidation and Bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies.” This hearing continued Committee oversight into bullying by federal land management agencies and federal law enforcement agencies on private, state, and federal lands. 

State and local governments, ranchers, business owners, and private citizens have been subject to threats, lack of cooperation, and numerous unfair or heavy-handed tactics which threaten public safety, the environment, endangered species, and the livelihoods of communities. Congressional oversight is necessary to provide an effective check on federal officials who abuse their regulatory powers.

“Today we took a second look at threats, intimidation and bullying by Federal Land Managing Agencies. During a hearing the Committee held last year and again today, we heard first-hand accounts of mistreatment at the hands of federal officials seeking to extort the witnesses into relinquishing their property rights,” said Representative Doug LaMalfa (CA-01). “These firsthand accounts  give the victims of abusive conduct by a federal land managing official a chance to tell their story to Congress. Status quo agency oversight, policies and procedures are inadequate for addressing or deterring employee abuses and may instead embolden overreaching or malicious employee behavior with little risk of retribution for their actions.”

Witnesses highlighted examples of flagrant intimidation met by citizens who refuse to surrender their constitutional rights, land and water rights, grazing permits and other multiple-use benefits.

Sheriff James Perkins, Garfield County, UT, highlighted his perspective from 27 years of law enforcement and experience working with various federal law enforcement agencies.

“BLM’s attitude towards coordinating with local law enforcement is summed up best by a conversation I had with a BLM law enforcement officer while we were attending a drug task force meeting in Cedar City, Utah. He told me point blank that he didn’t care about any authority that I thought I had as the Garfield County Sheriff, and that he did not feel like he had to coordinate anything through my office… This refusal to coordinate, coupled with a lack of any meaningful oversight, has created a perfect environment where the abuse of federal law enforcement powers can occur.”

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Tags: BLM, Wolves, Constitution, Bill of Rights
32. America: What would the World Be Like Without it?

Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.” Today, that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history, from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share.”

Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future. America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.

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Tags: Constitution, Declaration of Independence
33. Arizona TEA Party Holding First State Convention Today, May 31, 2014

Amazing how many Americans continue to feed at the liberal media misinformation trough.  Declared dead by the likes of the liberals, the Arizona TEA parties, fresh from the grave, are attending a statewide convention.  Tickets are sold out.   

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At a time when the liberal media and the establishment political parties are proclaiming the death of the movement, the Tea Party has gathered steam, is further organizing, and is meeting to establish long-term goals and the strategies to achieve them. The Constitution and the very moral fabric of our society are under attack.   Ordinary Americans are eager for their rights and their values to be represented and defended in the public arena and that is exactly what the Tea Party intends to do. 

It's important to understand that the TEA parties across America are not affiliated with any particular political party.  Though most members lean toward the Republican party, that's only because TEA parties have embraced the Republican platform.  Unfortunately, many Republicans elected to public office do not.

The TEA parties stand up for our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Many elected officials do not.  In fact, some "Republicans" have gone on record to violate laws that were designed by our Founders to protect American citizens from the illegal actions of our federal government.  

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Tags: Bill of Rights, Constitution, Declaration of Independence
34. Arlington National Cemetery Commemorates 150th Anniversary

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Tags: American Values, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Religious Freedom
35. Mansions of the Lord

A fitting tribute to all Americans who have fought and died in the name of Freedom.

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Tags: American Values, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Religious Freedom
36. Thank You Senator Biggs for Standing Firm

Dear Senator Biggs,

Thank you for consistently standing up for what you know is right and for being a true statesman.  Good people disagree, and many good conservatives believe that Arizona should join other states in supporting an Article V Convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. 

You have your reasons for opposing SCR1016.  Here are mine:

An Article Five Convention is not a magic “fix” that will protect Individual Liberties.  Until the American people take action day in and day out, or even 15 minutes a week, to preserve our Republic, there is nothing that can be written on paper that will do it for them.

Arizonans and the American people already have the power to change the Constitution if that’s their desire.  The Declaration of Independence states, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”  The Arizona Constitution, Article 2, Sect. 2, states it like this:  “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”

Conservatives aren’t the only ones who want an Article V Convention.  So does the Left.  They want to abolish Individual Liberties, not preserve them.  According to this article titled “Former Justice Stevens Wants to Change Constitution,” he believes that Americans do not have the right to protect their lives and property.  He would change the Second Amendment to make clear that only a state’s militia, not its citizens, has a constitutional right to bear arms.   .

Here’s another article on this subject:  “Socialists and Soros Fights for an Article V Convention.”  

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Tags: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights
37. God's Not Dead (movie trailer)

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Tags: American Values, Constitution, Declaration of Independence
38. Heaven is For Real (movie trailer)

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39. The True Story Behind Heaven is for Real

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40. BLM Backs Down, Releases Cliven Bundy's Cattle

The Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle were released today by the BLM back onto public land outside of Bunkerville. 

Please read BLM Releases Bundy Cattle after Protestors Block Southbound I-15

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Tags: BLM, Environmentalists, American Lands Council, Constitution, Declaration of Independence

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