I was always under the impression that my "free speech" zone was the couple of square feet where my feet are planted. Surely I haven't been wrong all these years.
Before the federal roundup of Bundy’s livestock began, the BLM set up two orange plastic pens as rallying points for demonstrators wanting to protest the ongoing operation on federal land 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The move drew criticism from elected leaders and others. In a statement Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval said the First Amendment areas were “offensive” and called on the agency to remove them.So, the Governor called on the agency? How about the governor call out the National Guard and arrest the BLM thugs for trampling on the people rights?
During a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon, Amy Lueders, state director for the BLM in Nevada, said the agency heard the governor’s concerns and “made some adjustments” to address them.
“We are allowing people to congregate on public land as long as they don’t inhibit the operation,” she said.Allowing? How good of you to allow the citizens of this country to exercise their rights. How about we "allow" you to populate a lamp post with a short rope.
Bunkerville resident Jim Olson lives across the street from where one of the First Amendment areas was set up. He said it reminded him of East Berlin during the Cold War, and he was glad to see a crew of BLM firefighters take it down Thursday morning.
“It took five minutes. They hooked a truck onto it, and bing, bang, boom the fence was gone,” Olson said. “Of course the publicity has just been horrid, and they (BLM officials) are not handling it very well.”A area that should never been put up in the first place.
Thanks to Phil.