This fair exposure may help to keep the Bundys safe . . . ~J
Published time: 13 Jan, 2016 03:12 Edited time: 13 Jan, 2016 03:57
Ammon Bundy, who leads the militia in Oregon in their standoff with the federal government over land use, insists he is not breaking the supreme law of the land and believes government property should belong to the people.
RT’s Simone Del Rosario took a tour around the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge with Bundy, the rural Oregon site that armed militia members and anti-government activists took over on January 2.
The protesters, many of whom are not from Oregon, claim that they are standing up for a pair of local ranchers who are serving five years in prison on what they believe are trumped-up terrorism charges for starting a brush fire. They also are unhappy with the way the government manages the land in the area, saying it leaves little to local ranchers.
“We are breaking codes and regulations, but we are not breaking the supreme law of the land,” Bundy told RT.
“The laws on the books that are not constitutional, they are so tremendous, there are so many of the them that every day you and I are breaking them and that’s part of the problem,” he said. “Government has got to the point when they think they can make laws on anything.”
Bundy says that people are left with the choice either to obey the government-imposed codes, or make the government follow the US Constitution.