Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “You won’t see that on ABC News this week, will you? Another one of these accounts from someone who is actually close to the action about what is actually going on and what is actually at stake here. Now we have this headline here today on the story that there has been a truce of sorts, “Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy: ‘The citizens of America’ got my cattle back.”” Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: This is a rancher nearby Cliven Bundy who goes by the name of Kena Lytle Gloeckner. She posted this letter to local Nevada media and social media sites. I read it yesterday and went: Hmm, that’s interesting, let’s read this. So to give you another perspective — I will endeavor to, by the close of morning business today, to have the transcript up from the — if you want to read it, and there will be a bullet-point highlight at the top of the page — of the Senate debate over the Louisiana Purchase and the explanation of how territory is created and how it’s treated different from any other land where the federal government has jurisdiction. I think this is just key here. Again, remember, rules and regulations are a lot different than governing. You can only govern what has — Eric, do you think I explained it well enough? Let me add one more minute to this. Is Adrian in with you today?
Mike: So if you and Adrian were living, let’s just say 100 square acres — it wasn’t Nevada at the time, it couldn’t have been, but it was part of what was ceded to the United States by Mexico via treaty.
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The rancher at the center of the dispute said it was “the citizens of America” that brought the standoff to an end.
Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release.
“Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concerns about the safety of employees and members of the public,” Kornze said in a statement.
Mike: [mocking] “We’re going to stand down for concern for the safety of our employees.” What does that mean, you mean a bunch of guys that graze cattle for a living are a threat? There is an implied use of violence. [mocking] “Who are they yahoos out here squatting on federal — we’re supreme here. These people are posing a threat. The wonderful people that want to help that silly, that sacred little desert tortoise, they’re dangerous. Some of them have weapons. Yes, we know that some of these yahoos actually pack heat.” Remember on Friday I read to you portions of the court order and the judge’s subjective ruling that Cliven Bundy, by grazing his cattle, that he’s been grazing there for over a hundred years, was a threat to public safety and to the cultural integrity of the desert. Some of you may wonder, as did I, what in the hell is the cultural integrity of a desert? It’s a desert.
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