Cliven Bundy joins Independent American Party

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Updated: 5/26 6:36 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy no longer is a Republican.

Bundy, who is embroiled in a dispute over grazing with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, has switched his affiliation to the Independent American Party.

He and his wife, Carol, signed registration forms to the cheers of supporters at an Independent American Party gathering in Las Vegas on Friday night.

The event was held to honor Bundy for what organizers called "his courage in standing up for state sovereignty."

Bundy and his supporters, some of them armed militia members, thwarted a BLM roundup of his cattle near Bunkerville in April.

The BLM says he owes more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties for trespassing without a permit over 20 years, but he refuses to acknowledge federal authority on public lands.

 

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renojim - 5/27/2014 7:59 AM
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And yes Speed, the Federal Government can "just" create a legitimate agency. It's what we have a government for, to create agencies that enforce laws. If you don't like how our government works, or like following laws that are inacted by people we/you voted into office, I heard there is region between Pakistan and Afghanistan where you can do whatever you want, need a uhaul??

renojim - 5/27/2014 7:56 AM
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Speed, he must be a vampire if "he" was grazing his cattle there over a 100 years ago. Dude wasn't even alive, so that means grandpappy was a squatter too!!

Speed - 5/26/2014 1:56 PM
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retired51-Who do you think the PUBLIC is? He is as much "THE PUBLIC" as you or anyone else. He was grazing his cattle there long before the BLM existed. His grazing that land has worked for well over 100 years to make his ranching profitable,and to keep the range trimmed down,to reduce the fuels that the Government's restrictions have allowed to grow. Other places where the ranchers comply with Government restrictions to grazing,are seeing range fires a hundred times bigger than they'd have in areas that are grazed regularly. Do you LIKE these fires that use up millions of dollars every year and throw all that smoke into the air to strangle people like me who have Asthma and Emphysema? I sure don't. NO range fires would be my choice,but unless the "BLM" get's its nose out of ranch (mis)management completely,that can't happen. I agree with him-the BLM was started on illegitimate principles,and therefore,it is NOT a legitimate agency,and the BLM had no legitimate right to demand payment from him. They can't become an agency just because they say they are,any more than you can become the Pope just because you say you are. BTW-Bundy is NOT a LOSER-he's a man who's not afraid to stand up to anyone who tries to steal his rights,and he's fighting for YOUR rights as well as his own. If you'd rather let Mother Government lead you by the nose and make all your choices FOR you and protect you from yourself,that's your choice. MOST sane Americans would prefer to have the Government stay out of their business though. The Government's only job is to "set the table" for Americans to do what brings them Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness".

retired51 - 5/26/2014 10:27 AM
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This guy is nothing but a loser!!! He acts like he OWNS the land his cattle is on! he is nothing but a squatter! These are public lands! What do you think would happen if you wanted to go on these public lands that he is using? He would tell you to get off his land!!!

homekid - 5/26/2014 8:10 AM
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He still has the grimace of a republican.

guyvacho - 5/26/2014 7:35 AM
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this is not news, this is a twitter/facebook blurb. who gives a rats behind what this guy does in his private life. get back to doing news channel 4, please.
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