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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Cliven Bundy: Oregon standoff a ‘wake up call’;
Cliven Bundy, the patriarch of the Bundy family, said Tuesday the arrests of his two sons and a shootout between federal authorities and armed militia members who had been occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge was a “wake up call.”
“This will be a wake up call to America,” Mr. Bundysaid in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This whole battle is over a constitutional issue where the federal government has no rights within the state or at least rights in a sovereign state.” He added that the situation was a “total disaster to be happening in America where we have I’m guessing federal people killing innocent people.” “Isn’t it a wonderful country we live in?” Cliven Bundy said sarcastically in reference to Mr. Finicum’s death, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“We believe that those federal people shouldn’t even be there in that state, and be in that county and have anything to do with this issue. … I have some sons and other people there trying to protect our rights and liberties and freedoms, and now we’ve got one killed, and all I can say is, he’s sacrificed for a good purpose,” Mr. Bundy said, the Los Angeles Times reported.
He also told the Review-Journal that his sons were in Oregon to “do good. No harm was intended. They would never threaten anybody.”...more