- Jan 23, 2008
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So, this coming Monday's Harney County Community Meeting will be moved from the school they were at to a Senior Citizen Center. The school district will no longer host because they have a no firearms policy which was broken at the last meeting.
The new venue also has a no firearms policy and it will be strictly enforced. There is also a limit on capacity of the crowd to 150. People must get tickets ahead of time. Limit two to a person. Must show picture ID and proof of Harney County residency to pick up a ticket starting at 10 AM Monday, the day of the meeting, and picture ID at the door to attend the meeting.
Oregon Public Broadcasting's Think Outloud public affairs program will moderate and record the meeting. The recording will be broadcast on Tuesday.
http://www.co.harney.or.us/PDF_File...ws Release - January 25 Community Meeting.pdf
To complement this article is this one talking about the 'Skousen Constitution' which is that thing the Bundy folks carry around in their breast pockets.This is an interesting history lesson I found posted in Amanda Peacher's Twitter feed. From the SF Chronicle Jan 5:
To complement this article is this one talking about the 'Skousen Constitution' which is that thing the Bundy folks carry around in their breast pockets.
LATimes has an article as well:
“It’s the Constitution. But not the way most people read it.
It includes all 4,543 words inscribed by the Founding Fathers, with 18th century spelling and punctuation preserved, but the pocket Constitution held aloft by Ammon Bundy at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge contains some additional notations courtesy of an anti-communist conspiracy theorist named W. Cleon Skousen.
Skousen, who once accused President Dwight D. Eisenhower of being a Soviet agent and whom Time magazine once labeled an “exemplar of the right-wing ultras,” pairs the original Constitutional text with quotes from Founding Fathers about the necessity of religion in governance.”
I don't know if we can talk about any of this or not, even though it is the basis of the Bundy Thinking and Proselytizing. At least, we can read it and be informed.
Hmmmm..... Gee,I wonder who gets to decide who is a "moral and religious person"?"Its message: The Founding Fathers intended the United States to be a Christian nation, beholden to a Christian god, and never intended the federal government to have any power over its people.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people,” it quotes John Adams in an addendum. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”"
Where do the mm stand on religious freedom?
Okay, if you remember the last episode left off with the FBI denying their chit chat to be filmed by Bundy cameras (and other legitimate press cameras) so we saw Bundy traipsing off to talk with the sheriff.That didn't stop Bundy from arriving at the Harney County Courthouse to talk to Ward. Instead, he was left to talk at a security checkpoint with Ward's No. 2, Lt. Brian Needham, who was accompanied by Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe.
Bundy, speaking with an intensity unusual given his typical mild demeanor, insisted on knowing if the FBI had gotten permission to operate in the county. He kept pressing when the sheriff's lieutenant said local and federal authorities were working together.
When Needham said the FBI did have the sheriff's authority, Bundy demanded to see it in writing. He was told no.
A taut-faced Bundy walked away from the encounter and uncharacteristically snapped at a reporter's question: "Don't put words in my mouth."
Asked what his next steps would be, he said he was going back to the refuge to work.
Oregon standoff negotiations stumble as occupation leader questions FBI authority
So does this idiot not understand the meaning of the word "Federal"??? :doh: The FBI has jurisdiction pretty much any place they want within the United States without having to have the written permission of the local sheriff, DUH!!!