Nevada Governor Blasts Feds’ ‘First Amendment Area’ in Bundy Dispute: “Constitutional rights sacred to all Nevadans” | BobTuskin.com

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has inserted himself into the escalating standoff between cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials by blasting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over their creation of a ‘First Amendment Area’ outside of which free speech is banned.

The ‘First Amendment Area’ set up by BLM agents is a crudely taped off piece of land inside which supporters of Bundy, who is engaged in a long running dispute with feds over grazing rights on a 600,000 acre expanse in northeastern Clark County, are allowed to express their free speech.

However, protesters have completely ignored the area, instead staging large demonstrations on Bundy’s ranch. The only presence inside the ‘First Amendment Area’ are signs which read “1st Amendment is not an area” and another that states, “Welcome to Amerika – Wake Up” alongside a hammer and sickle logo.

“Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a ‘First Amendment Area’ that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution,” said Sandoval in a statement. “To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the ‘First Amendment Area’ should be dismantled immediately.”

via Nevada Governor Blasts Feds’ ‘First Amendment Area’ in Bundy Dispute: “Constitutional rights sacred to all Nevadans” | BobTuskin.com.

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One Response

  1. I really hope for a peaceful de-escalation, but I know it’s not likely. The thing is that the feds likely have a point, but they’re not going about enforcing it the right way. I sense another Waco coming on.

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