Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement: "This Is Not What America Is Supposed To Be..."

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Authored by Tim Brown via FreedomOutpost.com,

Sometimes, in the process of covering so many things and in the attempt to provide as much information and commentary as possible, we simply are not able to provide all that we wish to do so to the public.

However, that does not mean other stories and commentary are not important.  In fact, many things coming out of alternatives media today are vitally important for those coming off the government-controlled media.

One of those items that didn't hit the mainstream media, and sadly didn't hit much of the alternative media, was the opening statement of Cliven Bundy's son, Ryan, as the trial of the century began nearly two weeks ago.

In light of that, I've been meaning to post his opening statement because it is certainly on that Americans should familiarize themselves with and quite possibly, should a fair history book be written, may go down in a Patrick Henry-esque fashion.

So, without further ado, here's Ryan Bundy's opening statement (H/T Gary Hunt) that was delivered to the jury in the Bundy Ranch trials on November 15, 2017.  Read and remember.

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Thanks to the jurors for being here. I told you a little about myself at voir dire, but I’d like to introduce myself a little more, and tell you about my heritage and how that affects my case. (Projects a picture of his family - AND leaves it up throughout his statement!)

[Note: the picture shown above.]

This is my ID! Not my driver’s license. This is who I am, a man with a family and I’ll do whatever it takes to provide for them. I want you to picture in your minds…you’re out on the land… I’ll take you to our ranch, you can see all the beauty of the land, the fresh air, sunsets and sunrises, the brush, you’re on a horse in front of the cattle - place yourself there - feel the freedom - out of the congestion of the cars - that’s how I was raised, playing in the river, we were called river-rats and that is where my life began and I hope ends.

My family has been on that land 141 years, my pioneer ancestors settled there in 1877 - there was nothing there. They carved out a living… they brought a horse and wagon and some provisions… this case, the government mentioned is “not about rights”, but it is - those rights do mean something - rights are created through beneficial use. When my ancestors arrived, undoubtedly the horse would need a drink, so they led him to the water and that is beneficial use. The horse and perhaps a cow that had been led behind the wagon need to eat some brush in the hills, that is beneficial use. That established rights. The water rights are real! So real, the State of Nevada has a water rights registry including livestock watering rights. A law was created to protect those rights. The water rights that my father owns were first registered in 1891 by the State of Nevada - the State of Nevada is important, a sovereign state, its own unit, which entered the union in 1864. It entered equal to the original states, it is its own entity and state laws are important.

My family and I are charged with some grievous things and they are not true and evidence will show they are not; force, manipulation, extortion, violent—my family is not a violent family and I am not a violent man. For 20+ years we turned to local law enforcement. Rights are real property. The fact is that we create government to protect rights.

To have rights you must claim, use and defend… man only has rights he is willing to claim, use and defend. There is a difference between rights and privileges. Rights you own. Privilege is afforded. Like renting or owning a house. Government asserts there are no rights, only privileges and unless we pay, we can’t be there. The State of Nevada says differently. These are my father’s rights. Everything we have comes from the land. That is wealth, not the dollar bill. The things we use all come from the land. Who controls the land, controls the wealth.

We create government to preserve and serve us. These are some of the beliefs of my family. That we have said we will do whatever it takes to defend is not a threat, it is a statement. Being right here before you today is part of doing whatever it takes. The Founding Fathers pledged whatever it would take… their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to defend rights. With the evidence you will see that is what we were doing; there was no conspiracy to impede, to harm… but, to protect our heritage that our pioneer ancestors established. We were attacked, surrounded by what appeared to be mercenaries, snipers pointed directly at me. You will hear a report from a sniper that he was keeping watch of me in my van, with my wife and two of my daughters with me.

Our ranch - children are always welcome - it is a place to play, play in the river, the pond, chase or hunt rabbits, burn your toes in the hot sand in summer—always free. Never before did we feel like someone was always watching. In early spring of 2014 we felt like someone was always watching… the dogs were watching the hills, when you are always with a dog you get to know what they are saying with their bark… you can tell by their bark what they are seeing… surveillance cameras on one hill, but the dog looking at another and growling… (tearfully) This is not what America is supposed to be. Supposed to be a land of liberty. The Founding Fathers fought and bled so we wouldn’t have to and now we find ourselves in a similar situation.

They say this issue is over grazing fees… it’s terrible, terrible, he must be a freeloader - it’s only rhetoric - I’ll tell you why - You don’t pay rent when you own your home! We own those rights! Not the land, I know we don’t own the land, but access…you and others have rights on that land. We own water and grazing rights. We don’t pay rent for something we own.

The BLM was formed in 1960. Our rights were established in 1877, long before BLM. The original states own 100% of their land and all states were to come in on equal footing. The crux of the issue is,  are we a state or not? They say grazing is a privilege they can revoke and charge fees. If it is only a matter of money it is no problem. In fact, Mr. Whipple showed a copy of a check made out to Clark County. If the whole purpose is to show we owe a fee, then we’ll pay to the proper owner of the land. That was not the only check written to Clark County, we sent several. Also, in Clark County, there were 53 ranchers who owned rights. There is only a single one still out on the range. The BLM is not gaining revenue, it’s not important to them. My father could see they were there to manage him out of business. It’s not about grazing fees. In the BLM office there were signs that read: No more Moo by ‘92 and Cattle Free by ‘93! If it were only about the grazing fees, the fees would have been under $100,000 over 25 years. It is rumored, it may not be seen in evidence, but it is rumored that they spent $6 million on the operation. Who spends that and court costs rumored to be over $100 million to collect $100,000?

What is this about? The court orders. They say my father had an opportunity in the courts. The court wouldn’t consider states rights. They have forgotten they are servants of the people. We the people are the sovereign and ultimately, we the people are the government formed to meet needs that are better met by a group than by individuals. We are not slaves. We need to remember that. I think that’s forgotten. The definition of freedom is lost in America. When we have to have a license or ask permission to do everything, we are subjects.

Back to the charges - they claimed I went to Richfield and that the sheriff had to be called because we were causing such a ruckus—evidence will show otherwise—we boycott to influence to change ways - we protest to cause a change - these are first amendment rights - we do not get rights from the Bill of Rights - we have rights to begin with - it should be called the Prohibition of Government - we have freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, we can petition for a redress of grievances—rights we don’t want the government to mess with.

A redress is to find an answer, find a solution - one way to protest. The BLM put up first amendment zones - not much bigger than this courtroom - we called them pig pens - by creating that area, they were denying our right everywhere else - that’s what they used to arrest my brother - he was outside the pig pens. The first amendment has been protected over and over again in our history. There’s lots of media in the gallery today, they wouldn’t be happy to have their right to free speech taken. First amendment was put in the Supreme Law of the land, the Constitution - they shall make no law restricting these things… as you saw in the video yesterday, my brother was not impeding, not blocking, he was on a state road, on its right-of-way, simply to take pictures with his ipad of them stealing our cattle - they attacked him, threw him to the ground, rubbed his face in the ground. (emotional) The American public saw this and came not to impede or do harm. They came because they felt the spirit of the Lord, spirit of freedom and felt “we the people are not going to put up with that behavior”. It was not pointed out there were snipers on the hill, I witnessed that through binoculars and the evidence will show this.

Back to Richfield, Utah, evidence and witness testimony will show there was not a ruckus there that disrupted or shut down that auction. I called the sheriff - that’s the pattern - the local law enforcement and state brand inspectors in Nevada, Arizona and Utah and I had contact with the highway patrol, county commissioners in several counties and state officials - not all face to face, but some through phone calls. Is this what a criminal does? No. We were there protecting life, liberty, property. You saw the video of them hip chucking my Aunt Margaret, 50+ years of and just finished with cancer treatments, the mother of 11 children. They call these BLM guys law enforcement, but they are just BLM employees. All authority comes from we the people, we delegate authority to the county sheriff who we elect and he hires deputies and we then have a sheriff’s department to protect our life, our liberty, our property. Choosing for yourself is freedom and we have no right to impede or harm others. That’s God’s law. Man-made law is to follow that. Man is supposed to be free, not controlled, serfs or slaves. Government is to be our servant. The government went in and shut down 600,000 acres - not one of us ever went into their enclosed area and never impeded them. Even my brother driving into the dump truck… isn’t that impediment? The court order did not allow destruction of water infrastructure. What was a dump truck doing out there? Since that was beyond the scope of the supposed court order, we had a right to know. They could have stopped and answered our questions, but no, they set out attack dogs and tazers and threw Aunt Margaret to the ground. Every incident they are charging us with happened on property that belonged to the State of Nevada. Even if BLM had authority to close public land, they have no authority to close State of Nevada public land. The fence was on the State of Nevada land. Except by invitation, you will not see one of us breach that fence or impede the gather. We did not violate the court order. Dave went over the fence by the invitation of Dan Love and then the sheriff took over and asked for our help to take down the fence and then the cowboys, led by sheriffs squad cars went to release the cattle. The sheriff honored his oath and did his job. He should have done it sooner.

I love my family. I love them. I love this land. I love freedom. I am from the State of Nevada. I’m a true Nevadan. I mentioned before that Nevada became a state on Oct. 31st and we always got out of school on that day… I always thought we got out because it was my birthday. I’m a true Nevadan. I believe you are, too, and love freedom as much as I do. Freedom’s not being lost overseas - it’s lost right here at home in our back yards, our front yards. Until we are willing to do whatever it takes, liberty will be, is being lost. We are not anti-government! Government has its proper place and duties to perform. I want government to do its job. Nothing more. Nothing less. When government does more or less than its job, it becomes the criminal. When government damages our rights, it becomes the criminal. When someone harms or damages another’s life, liberty or property that is the definition of a criminal. Extortion, violence, pointing guns - everything we are charged with, they were doing and thousands of people came running - the world knew about this - China, Ireland (they sent us a flag), New Zealand and other countries - why? Because America stood for freedom and has for years and the world is interested in seeing how America (emotional) will deal with freedom. The world wants to know. The American people said, “yes, we will stand for freedom. Government, you’ve gone too far and we will put a stop to it.”

The courts have a place. It is said that We the People are the fourth branch of government. I say we are the first. The legislature to make laws, the executive to execute laws and the judicial to judge. All three branches are to protect your rights, our rights, freedom, liberty. Government does not have the authority in and of itself - man creates government to fulfill and protect rights. We the people give government the authority through the Constitution. The tenth amendment insures state’s rights.

Evidence will show my father and my brothers are innocent men. We need you to put on that paper that we are not guilty. You are the twelve to represent us, peers, equals, people…we the People.

Guns…lots of guns…scary…camo…freedom of speech…also, the right to bear arms, the second amendment…a militia was necessary. What is a militia? It is defined in the law. U.S. Code defines militia: “all able bodied men 17-45 years of age”. How many of you are a member of the militia? State of Nevada extended that and includes men up to the age of 64. How many of you now are a member of the Nevada militia? There is the organized militia, the National Guard and the unorganized militia - everyone else. Why did the Founding Fathers include the second amendment? Was it for duck hunting? No…no! Militia is mentioned six times in the Constitution. Such a small document and few things are mentioned more than the militia; the central government of this union and yet media or whatever wants to put a bad face on militia. Why did militia come to Bundy Ranch? To peacefully assemble, redress of grievances. No one was harmed except Davey, Ammon and Margaret. You will not see in evidence that we ever harmed anyone! They attack and we turned the other cheek. We were peaceful—insistent? Yes! And, Yes! Demanding. These men, these people did not come to seek an opportunity to point guns at the government. Hundreds, even thousands of people we didn’t know. That’s exemplary. These people came to do good. To protect me, to save my life. I had a sniper pointing at me, 200 armed men surrounding my home, my family (tearfully) Ryan Payne has been portrayed as a bad man. Evidence will show otherwise. He saved my life. He saved my life. Others came. I didn’t even meet most of them until I was in jail with them, may have seen them in passing, but I didn’t know them until jail. I honor and thank them now! I thank all who came. We only have rights we are willing to fight for. You’ll see evidence that I was nearly always with the sheriff or a deputy - always in communication with them - I was side-by-side with Lombardo.

Thank you for coming, for being here. I will still do whatever it takes. This is not a threat, it is determination. I love my freedom. Listen to the still small voice to discern between truth and error. The indictment and grand jury testimony is full of lies. Truth has been blocked in previous trials. Listen closely - we will try to get you the truth. The truth will set me free and I’m counting on you to help me see that.

I invite you to our ranch. I recognize your right to use the land. We want you to come and enjoy it. I thank you for this time. Please find me not guilty and these other men not guilty. Stand up for freedom. Thank you.

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Publicus_Reanimated's picture

So they can give it to Elon Musk.

Shockwave's picture

You repost this over and over. Did you not read the article at all? Seems like youre someone who has already made up his mind and refuses to look at anything contradictory to your pre-determined outcome.

Donald J. Trump's picture

I didn't know there were so many govt trolls here.  Holy sheeit.

finametrics's picture



ive been saying this shit for a while now. they're on 4chan as well.

booboo's picture

Spoken like a true slave...So I’m guessing you never read the opening statement, other than that I invite you to go graze on that land, your God given share of sage brush awaits.

lincolnsteffens's picture

I doubt yomutti2 ever read the Constitution.

peippe's picture

they had grazing rights, the US is trying to remove that grazing right, along with water rights older than any judge/jury.

it's reverse theft from the Bundys.

The gov't SHOULD negotiate a buy out of those water rights, rather than outright negating them.

effing idiot's picture

Remember this is not land lease. Water and grazing. If I wanted to take my dirt bike or 4 wheeler out there and tear around the joint I wouldn't even have ask - anybody. I have  a lot of admiration for the Bundy's - and not just cuz he is taking a stand - anybody that can make a living off that worthless land has grit.. and brains.

Kafir Goyim's picture

yomutti, each post of yours is stupider than the last one.  Read the fucking opening statement, asshole.  It's what happened.  You're a faggot

manofthenorth's picture

You would not amount to a pimple on a rancher's ass Youmutt.

If you had ever spent ANY time working with them you would KNOW these are some of the hardest working and HONEST people on Earth.

The Government OWNS shit, we OWN the government.

I have to grit my teeth EVERY time I write the "rent" check to my local government for the house I BUILT and OWN.

Go fuck yourself you coprophagic lickspittle, if you wish to be OWNED by the government I suggest you move to the socialist paradise of your choice.

And PLEASE take some of your like minded friends and family with you.

Drop-Hammer's picture

Yo, yo, yo, yomutti2.  It be like this homes.  Nevade is nothing but high desert.  Land that is worthless to most except for those who have the money to create a Las Vegas or build an airbase that has plenty of airspace to fly aircraft.  But do not believe me.  Go to Nevada and see it with your own lying eyes.   People such as the Bundy's forefathers settled the land long before our jew-infested government saw them and his fellow ranchers as cash-cows to be extorted.  They made something out of the land for their families.  Nothing they did 'cheated' you or me or anyone else out of anything.  The 'Bundy Saga' is one story in a long train of abuses and usurpations perpetrated on us true white Americans.  If you are still slumbering in The Jew Matrix, awaken from your slumber and see the truth.  

in4mayshun's picture

Good point but I'd avoid using slang unless you understand it....Holmes!

Al Gophilia's picture

Mr.Bundy, Sir; Thank you for your service. From the evidence of the first few comments, a lot of folk couldn't give a shit but you've got f

your kids to think of, otherwise I'd say fuck them, let them stew in their brand of freedom. Once again, thank you.

idahobandito's picture

You're a damn fool if you think "government land" is on the behalf of US. Its for the elitist such as Harry Reid and the cunt Hildaslut, to sell and exploit for their own financial gain. G F Y.

LightBeamCowboy's picture

yomutti2, it's easy to tell you didn't read the Bundy opening statement, nor do you know history or the US Constitution. The "federal land" you refer to is an unconstitutional usurpation of state's rights and a violation of the "equal standing" clause.

Note Bundy's reference to the fact that the BLM didn't exist before 1960. We might want to ask what was going on right around then that would make the feds want to formalize their unconstitutional land grab. My guess is that the handwriting was already on the wall for the post WWII gold-based Bretton Woods dollar, gold was hemorrhaging out of Fort Knox, and something else was needed to collateralize the dollar. "Federal land" was the collateral of choice even if it wasn't really their land. Then Nixon closed the gold window, Kissinger dreamed up the petrodollar scheme, and the need to back the dollar with stolen land was put on the shelf for another 40 years. So who was the "BLM land" grazed by the Bundy family being stolen for? The Chinese. Who holds the most US federal debt? The Chinese. See any connection there?

MaleFeelings's picture

Faggy fag fag, fag fag faggot. 

Haha, faggot.

charlewar's picture

the ones that call people faggots are usually big, flaming faggots themselves.

unsafe-space-time's picture

There is no such thing as federal or state land. Only private and public use land.

Pesky Labrador's picture

I could of sworn there was some law about the Federal Government and that they are not to OWN any land.

charlewar's picture

your post tells the readers you're a gaping asshole.

fishmonger's picture

Adding the word "gaping" makes "asshole" sound 10x worse.

343 Guilty Spark's picture

Actually if you do your research you can see that the Bundys are pretty close to the mark in terms of their Constitutionality argument.

The BLM is provided authority over land by exercising a portion of the Constitution: 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 if you look at previous documents relating to the subject made by the Founding Fathers, it is clear that the intent was to provide governmental control over territories that have not been made into an actual State.  References of this are Northwest Ordinance, which Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacted as the Constitutional Convention was meeting, and which the First Congress reenacted after the Constitution was ratified. 

In addition to that, we should also look at Article I of the Constitution, which sets forth the enumerated powers of Congress, includes a specific grant of power over the governance of federal property. Article I, Section 8, Clause 17, known as the Enclave Clause, is plainly a grant of sovereign authority—indeed, exclusive sovereign authority—over the District of Columbia and other federal enclaves acquired with the consent of the state in which they are located.


So if you take all of that into consideration the clause of the Constitution which supposedly grants the BLM their authority, you have The Property Clause which authorizes Congress to exercise a general police power within the territories before they were formed into states. Once states were admitted to the union, however, Congress could exercise full police powers over federal land located in a state only in accordance with the Enclave Clause, that is, only when the land was acquired with the consent of the state in question. 

That means that the BLM is outside the bounds and scope of the Constitution in their actions and even authority.



Marvin1953's picture

If one does some research, they will find that this is about far more than grazing fees or being a freeloader.

gfmucci1's picture

State land.  States rights.  Gone through federal overreach and usurpation.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

Why are you ALWAYS on the wrong side of EVERYTHING?
You must hold the down-vote/up-vote ratio record.
It seems very suspicious to me, given your avatar, your opinion (if it is yours,) and the subjects to which you object.
The odds of you being on the wrong side of history EVERY SINGLE TIME are minute.
The most bizarre thing is that you are even a member here at all. It's like a straight guy at a gay bar, you have to wonder what his motivations are.

MozartIII's picture

The Feds stole the land you moron!

Battlefield USA's picture

Look scumbag, you are just one of the millions that is wrong with America. You are just one of the millions who have never read our constitution. If you have read our constitution, you're just one of the millions who can not read, nor comprehend, 18th century 12th grade grammar.

Constitution - Article 1, Section 8: Clause 17

BOR - Amendment 9 and 10

Now, either Nevada, as outlined in a Federal Map, is a State in its entirety, or 84 percent is a Territory of the Federal Government also called Nevada... and, only 16 percent of Nevada is an actual State.

All Federal Territory, that becomes a State, enters the UNION on Equal Footing, as the original 13 colonies entered the Union. And there is only one constitutional way for the Federal Government to own any land within any State.

Then, Article 4, Section 2: Clause 1

Then, Article 4, Section 3: Clause 1

Then, Article 4, Section 3: Clause 2 - Which goes directly back to Artcle 1, Section 8: Clause 17

Then, Article 4, Section - The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence.

BLM and Agenda 21

You, and millions like you, are the reason why America needs a deep blood cleanse.



claytonmoore50's picture

" The Bundys are morons."

Yomutti, I believe YOU are actually the moron here, you have no idea what this matter is all about.

44_shooter's picture

You are so dumb, really really dumb.

Gobble D. Goop's picture

Yo Mutha and Demizen.

You should know there's always, always, always another angle.  Like, what's the connection to Uranium One and the Bundy's?


Perhaps that's why you're trolling this site so hard?

BTW   The Bundy ranch should charge BLM for the free fertilizer, and the services the cattle provided to prevent prarie fires.

wise_owl_says...'s picture

feral gubermint is a foreign entity operating on american sovereign soil, including their banking cartels that fund operations to expand their institutional NWO enslavement of us all. kick them out of nevada, out of United States of America. they can take 'USA' (whatever the fook that is) with them.

Liosnagcat's picture

How did the land become Federal?

Peter Royce Clayon da Turd's picture

1. You did not read the article above nor his statement.
2. You are indeed the moron because he is stating that there should be no Federal Lands, it should be state controlled whereas the administration is more accessible to the local population. Personally, the land should be looked at as my land, your land, Tyler's land, etc, but that is just a pipe dream.
His point is an oft debated subject, look at the amount of land from the Mississippi to the Pacific that is "Federally owned". He is presenting the basic idea that THEY work for US. WE ARE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Judging by your comments, you never took a political science, Constitutional Law nor an English course in your life. And bring race into it, you have shown yourself as just a pathetic, uneducated loser.

DEMIZEN's picture

seems like deliverance banjo guy impersonation to me.

Jedclampetisdead's picture

So your mother was a meth whore, and you DON'T know your daddy, but hey I'm not judging you.

Justin Case's picture

Prior to 1913, most Americans owned clear, allodial title to property, free and clear of any liens or mortgages until the Federal Reserve Act (1913) “Hypothecated” all property within the federal United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, -in which the Trustees (stockholders) held legal title.

The U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee) was registered as a “beneficiary” of the trust via his/her birth certificate. In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and labor of their “subjects,” the 14th Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.

Pesky Labrador's picture

Makes one mad enough to spit nails and piss fire!

Chupacabra-322's picture

The "government" has not been legitimate since Lincoln's War. When the southern States' contingent walked out of congress and congress adjourned "sine die" (without a day), congress officially dissolved. They never had a lawful quorum so never lawfully reconvened.

It was Lincoln ruling by decree back then which is the basis for all actions since. He ordered congress to do certain things under martial law (military rule). He even had the governor of New York arrested for opposing certain decrees.

We have had a corporation ACTING as government since 21 Feb 1871.
28 U.S.C. 3002 (15)
(15)“United States” means—
(A) a Federal corporation;
(B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or
(C) an instrumentality of the United States.

So... B and C are subdivisions of the "Federal corporation." For further verificaton go to Dunn & Bradstreet (dnb.com) or manta.com. You will find that ALL government entities are listed as private corporations right down to your local police department and school district.

The "law" isn't what you think it is. It's all corporate regulations. Congress and legislatures are acting as the board of directors for the corporations and most don't have any idea. You are simply seen as a corporate asset (human resource) with an asset tag # (SS#) that is not allowed to tell your owner what to do.

The questions you should be asking are, "Who owns it?" "Who are they really working for whether they know it or not?" "What are the requirements to be a CEO of a corporation?"
Hint: You don't have to be a Citizen of any specific country to head up a corporation.

These Criminal Psychopaths / Sociopaths are just minions gaming a Criminal FRUAD system all based on Contract Fraud through our CONSENT (Blacks Law Dictionary) & deception.

From Lincoln, to the Act of 1871, Fed Reserve Act of 1913, to The Emergency Banking Act of 1933. No doubt, thse Megalomaniac's have taken historical FACT, twisted it, kept it from public knowledge to use as leverage in their diabolical plan to Enslave / Control mankind. And, the entire planet.

The purported 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is and should be held to be ineffective, invalid, null, void and unconstitutional for the following reasons:

The Joint Resolution proposing said amendment was not submitted to or adopted by a Constitutional Congress per Article I, Section 3, and Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

The Joint Resolution was not submitted to the President for his approval as required by Article I, Section 7 of the U. S. Constitution.

The proposed 14th Amendment was rejected by more than one-fourth of all the States then in the Union, and it was never ratified by three-fourths of all the States in the Union as required by Article V of the U. S. Constitution.

They also ratified the 14th amendment after the southern states were not allowed to rejoin congress. Thus the 14th was never ratified by 3/4's of the states.

The 14th Amendmnent creates a 'corporate person' aka 'citizen'. That amendment is the root of the fraud that is currently occuring in this country. This amendment defined what a 'citizen' was, is, and could be. It eliminated all rights to property and transfered them to the state. That is why you must 'register' everything with the state. The term 'registration' means to give up all rights and ownership, that is why no one owns anything in this country, because fictions(corporate persons) are dead and 'tell no tales' and 'own nothing'. Senate Report 93-549 confirms that Americans live under a dictatorship, own no property, and never can. This amendment allowed for the creation of the Act of 1871, which then in turn allowed for the creation of The Federal Reserve Act, which in turn lead to the Emergency Banking Act which dissolved the Republician form of government and replaced with a democracy. This amendment needs to gone the way of the Prohibition Amendment. Do your research the Secretary of State(Not the President who is supposed to) signed the Executive Orders in 1868 ratifing the 14th Amendment ahead of the last state and to publish it. The Secretary of State was the one who finalized it and only the President can finalize them. It is a fraud and needs to go.

I may also add, Look this up CRS Report for Congress Order Code 98-611 page 5, and I quote:

"The sixth executive order, dated July 20, 1868, and concerning the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, was also signed by Secretary Seward and has the form of a proclamation. The same was true of the seventh executive order, dated July 28, 1868, certifying the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordering its publication."

Only the President can sign executive orders, and Johnson did not want to sign it. So there is fraud right there, not to mention the fact that 2 states recinded before it was ratified.

Chupacabra-322's picture

In the 1930s, during the turmoil of the "Great Depression", the concept of birth certificates, licenses for occupation and marriage, property registration, income taxation, and a whole host of regulations governing nearly every little aspect of our lives began to encroach on a distinctly unique American society.  The pre-1930s American society was still more than vaguely a republic in its character.  However, things changed after the depression of the 1930s, which lead to the bankruptcy of the government created of/by/for the people and endlessly perverted throughout the preceding century, and resulted in our being converted to collateral for the bankrupt United States corporate entity.

Ever since then, as you'll notice, the politicians have consistently referred to our system of government as a "democracy" which, according to our founding documents, is completely wrong.  Thus their utterance of this mischaracterization is either a result of abject ignorance or evidence of willful fraud (forignorantia legis neminem excusat, ignorance of the law excuses no one)--or it's the truth.
Assuming they know full well what they are doing--and let's face it, they are not all geniuses, but they are all lawyers, and they go to expensive law schools to know this stuff--then they are telling you how it is.

HRClinton's picture

You are correct. But his talk of exercising his Rights sound hollow, given the gap between his talk and walk. 

Even in his talk, he admits to "They attack and we turned the other cheek. We were peaceful, insistent? Yes! And, Yes! Demanding." 

Does nobody see the discrepancy and irony of his statement and actions? 

wise_owl_says...'s picture

our parents sold us out and we as parents have souled out our children. maybe its high time sovereign thinking Americans buck up like Bundys.


We were peaceful—insistent? Yes! And, Yes! Demanding. 

Slomotrainwreck's picture

As a self proclaimed attorney, he has the right to Jury Nullification. I hope that it is brought to light.

chunga's picture

He was injured in an accident.

Number 9's picture

Cliven Bundy's son Ryan tells how car ran over his head when he was seven and left him with severe nerve damage and face paralysis.

tmosley's picture

That is what I wanted to know. Wasn't sure if it was something that happened during his arrest, or if he maybe had some kind of cancer.

Ms No's picture

I read that he was kicked by a steer or horse as a child.