Do you see how evil this is? Is there any Constitutional basis for their efforts? Everything we need to know is already enshrined in the Constitution! We only need to return the Fed Government to the Constitution, which of course, they have no intention of doing — not yet, anyway. They now have committed murder in order to tell us this. I think as the Koch Brothers begin to see which way the wind is blowing, they’re hoping to co-opt the movement, and get the American sheeple to jump on board with their unconstitutional ideas— and they well may succeed — but I don’t think so 🙂 ~J
The 41-day standoff between law enforcement agents and armed militants at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended on Thursday when David Fry, the last holdout of the occupation, surrendered to police.
[This lie has already been addressed HERE; notice the use of the words ‘crime scene’, when no crime was committed, except by the Federal Government —
“Much work is left to assess the crime scene and damage to the refuge and tribal artifacts.” – Billy J. Williams #OregonStandoff
— FBI Portland (@FBIPortland) 11:33 AM – 11 Feb 2016 ]
While calls for states to reclaim lands from the federal government are unpopular with most Americans, support from the Koch network could help the movement gain some traction in the mainstream.
ClimateProgress reported that “the Koch network is providing direct support to the ringleader of the land grab movement, Utah state representative Ken Ivory, and has forged an alliance with groups and individuals who have militia ties and share extreme anti-government ideologies.”
As an advocate for states’ rights, Ivory has long argued that federal lands should be transferred to state control.
In 2012, Ivory, a Republican, sponsored the Utah Transfer of Public Lands Act, which called on the federal government to give all federal land within Utah – which amounts to 65% of the land in the state – to the state government.
He also founded the American Lands Council (ALC), a nonprofit formed to support the state takeover of public lands.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Ivory would step down as head of the ALC and join the South Carolina-based group Federalism in Action, specifically, its “Free the Lands” project. Federalism in Action is a member of the State Policy Network, a Koch brother–funded network of more than 50 right-wing think tanks and libertarian groups focusing on state policy.
As ClimateProgress pointed out, backing from the Koch network may help the land-seizure movement attract the support of politicians who want the Koch endorsement and contributions. Last week, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz promised to be “vigorously committed to transferring as much federal land as humanly possible back to the states.”