When the Bureau of Land Management showed up to effectively claim the property, owners called on patriots to defend their constitutional rights.
That's when the Oath Keepers showed up. With guns.
Oath Keepers is an organization comprised of patriotic law enforcement officials determined to keep their oath to defend the U.S. Constitution or, as the predatory left prefers to call them, "racists."
Government agents say they have a legal right to the land above the mining operation and demand the operators submit detailed plans on how they are using the property.
• Marxism uses environmental concerns as a pretext to snatch private property from American citizens. Property owners with puddles in their drive way could, ostensibly, be cited for hording rain water that will be tainted by motor oil before it dissipates downstream polluting rivers. Wood-burning stoves that allow citizens to live off the grid pollute the air, giving the Environmental Protection Agency an excuse to snatch property from private citizens.
• Arlo Guthrie had us all singing, "This land is your land, this land is my land."
Guthrie's song was a communist manifesto put to music.
In reality, this land is my land, not your land. Stay off it.
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An Oregon gold mine has become the subject of a heated dispute involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), after mine owners called in the Oath Keepers of Oregon for extra security:
“More than 100 demonstrators, some of them armed, reportedly surrounded the Bureau of Land Management’s Medford, Oregon district office Thursday to protest the agency’s regulations against a rural gold mine.” [Fox News]
Sugar Pine Mine owners George Backes and Rick Barclay claim they have exclusive surface rights to the mine, which have been grandfathered in for over 100 years, and need not follow federal regulations.
But Reuters reports that Jim Whittington, spokesman for the Oregon BLM, said that while the owners have mining rights, the surface rights to the mine were given to the BLM in 1961. As such, the miners must comply with federal regulations.
Because of this, BLM issued stop-work orders against the mine in March. Whittington said that the order simply requires the mine owners to obtain proper permits and follow certain guidelines. The miners are already planning to appeal the decision.
As this situation continues to escalate, it’s become reminiscent of a similar dispute over cattle grazing land at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada. Talking Points Memo reports some of the Bundy family plan to be in Oregon to show their support for the Sugar Pine Mine owners.
The BLM said they don’t plan to take the land by force, and won’t intervene until the proper processes have been completed.
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