ELDER PATRIOT – Six weeks ago we chronicled the murder of LaVoy Finicum an Arizona rancher who dared to take a principled stand over his constitutionally guaranteed land rights.
Access to land that’s held illegally by the federal government is crucial to cattle ranchers and had not been an issue of any significance prior to 2014 when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was ordered by the Obama administration to take action against cattle rancher Cliven Bundy.
Bundy was joined in defending his grazing rights by scores of heavily armed militia members and that standoff ended without incident but in embarrassment for President Obama.
Obama couldn’t countenance this. Angry that small businessmen had the temerity to cite constitutional protections and to stand up to his federal troops, and desirous of sending a clear message that anyone who challenges his authority in the future would be severely punished, he ordered the BLM to press on elsewhere. That became a remote region near Burns, Oregon where Dwight Hammond and his son Steven were charged with abuse of federal land.
In defiance of the BLM, Finicium was one of a group of protestors that occupied an abandoned building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside of Burns, Oregon.
The occupation of this abandoned building was enough for President Obama to order the execution of LaVoy Finicum
The occupation had much in common with the occupation of college dean’s offices of the 1960’s and 1970’s except that this occupation threatened and inconvenienced absolutely no one. Had the Obama administration decided to ignore the protest it probably would’ve diffused itself. Instead, the FBI and Oregon State Police, under direct orders from the BLM and Barack Obama brazenly staged an ambush and murdered LaVoy Finicum to serve as a warning to anyone who dares to question their authority.
So much for “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”
Previous video from a police helicopter was grainy and provided inconclusive evidence that the police executed Mr. Finicum but this cell phone video taken from within the vehicle and released yesterday removes any doubt about what happened on that remote stretch of road.
Finicum died a hero when he exited the vehicle with his hands in the air in an attempt to deflect the gunfire away from his passengers.
As this president nears the end of his term his brazen disregard for the law in his interest in advancing the tyranny of his agenda against traditional Americans seemingly has no bounds.
Remember LaVoy Finicum, a man who did patriot shit.