Harney County Court & Feds Agree on Oregon Wildlife Occupation: These People were Committing a Crime, not the DC Government
In a statement released by Harney County Court on the end of the 41 day Oregon Wildlife occupation, the court claimed that the protesters acted criminally, but said nothing of the criminal usurpation of controlling land by the federal government. To no one’s surprise, the unconstitutional agency known as the US Fish & Wildlife supported that claim.
Following the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the Harney County Court issued the following statement:
— Harney Cty. Sheriff (@HarneyCoSheriff) February 11, 2016
“The occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over,” the statement read. “Law enforcement will now be able to begin the process of clearing booby traps and processing the crime scene. Let’s be clear, armed occupation of federal property is a crime, it is not a peaceful protest, and the illegal taking of federal property is a matter rightly dealt with by the FBI.”
The problem is that according to the few remaining holdouts (listen below), not only did they clean up the place that they occupied, but they also discovered that it had not been taken care of properly and numerous documents were found, which according to sources who have contacted this writer, have been photographed and moved outside the refuge area. That information is said to be “damning” to the federal government.
There were not “booby traps” laid. There is no “crime scene.” The only crime I’ve witnessed in the entire matter was when government employees gunned down an unarmed man in cold blood in the middle of nowhere.
Noticeably missing from the court’s statement was the fact that the actual criminal act is by the federal government itself. As has been pointed out before, that land does not lawfully belong to the DC government, but rather to the people of the State of Oregon, as well as any other federal land that is outside the ten square miles authorized in the Constitution, or has been purchased with authorization by the state legislatures for appropriate buildings per the Constitution.
The Constitution is clear about what land the federal government may possess and for what purposes. Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 of the US Constitution states:
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States….”
However, that power is limited immensely in Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 about federal control of land.
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– (Emphasis added).
So, the only people who are actually violating the law are the feds, period. Being armed is not a crime. It’s protected under the Second Amendment. Protesting your government is not a crime. It’s protected under the First Amendment. The people of Harney County should see to it that every judge in the kangaroo court in Harney County be impeached for bad behavior by siding with the criminals rather than those who have been violated.
The US Fish & Wildlife also chimed in with this tweet:
Statement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. pic.twitter.com/tzHCdlQQhY
— U.S. Fish & Wildlife (@USFWSPacific) February 11, 2016
They unconstitutional (not authorized by the US Constitution) agency wrote, “We are relieved that the illegal occupation of Malheur NWR is over.”
Sadly, the only relief they feel is that the apparent silencing of voices of those pointing out their crimes, but there are literally thousands of us openly declaring the same thing. They can’t shut us all up!