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‘I blame both sides,’ Oklahoma militia members join fight against feds

•, by Andrew Donley
 The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy was allowing his cattle to graze illegally which triggered a round-up of about 400 head of cattle last week.

Bundy claims his family’s cattle have grazed on the land since 1870 without interference from the government.

However, the Bureau of Land Management says Bundy hadn’t paid his grazing fees since 1993.

Over time, officials say those fees have amounted to more than $1 million.

As authorities herded the cattle, a standoff was sparked with members of the militia.

Organizers with the Oklahoma Militia say they have members in Nevada who claim Bundy’s cattle were unlawfully herded by the bureau.

The Oklahoma Militia says it is made up of nearly 50,000 volunteers.

Members say they are taking Bundy’s side and fear this practice could spread to the Sooner State.

Scott Shaw said, “Evidently in America we don’t actually own the property anymore if you ever did.”

Shaw says Oklahoma Militia members are ready to take up arms against the federal government if needed.

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Comment by Ed Price
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From the article: "Sen. Jim Inhofe said, 'You’ve got a bunch of people there trying to take the law into their own hands and they shouldn’t be doing that.'" And he is absolutely right. But it isn't like he is thinking.

The first people to take law into their own hands were "We The People." Somehow we gave the law over to Government people. So what did the Government people do? They took the law into their own hands. And they did it ILLEGALLY.

So, now it is only right that the people take the law into their own hands again.

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