Stand or Submit

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.                 

Abraham Lincoln. 

You may be wondering about the title. Well, I picked that title because I’m going to be writing about the Oregon standoff and some other things that are happening over there in Oregon. But first let me explain the quote. So, it is saying we, America, are strong enough to resist attack from the outside; but we, the people, let our freedom get taken away by the government. So, the only way we are going to lose our freedom is because we let them go. I’m sure most of you have heard about the standoff; if not, I will fill you in. There were two ranchers, the Hammens. It is a dad and son who own this ranch. Well, what started it all was that the Hammens started a controlled burn on their land to burn something. The wind picked up and the fire spread to BLM land and burned about 100 acres, but all the ranchers got together and put it out. So, the BLM said that the fire was set on purpose; they called it an act of domestic terrorism. The Hammens got sentenced to 15 months in jail.  They served the 15 months, then the judge decided it wasn’t long  enough; so, the judge then sentenced them for 5 more years, which is illegal. Once you are tried for a crime, you cannot be tried again for that same crime, which they were tried again for the same crime. So, there were a couple of ranchers from Nevada. Their names, the Bundy’s, are the ranchers that the BLM  took their cows a couple years ago. They decided to come up and tell the BLM that they had had enough of their illegal activities. The way they were doing it may not be the right way, but I don’t know anyway else to really do it.  They were also trying to get the Hammens freed. The ranchers got video of the BLM starting fires 100 feet from the ranchers’ corrals. One ranch lost about 80 head of cattle to the fire. You can see the video on YouTube. The BLM also rerouted a river in a valley  so all  the ranchers in the valley couldn’t get water.  The ranchers would end up having to sell, and then the BLM bought their land, and then rerouted the river back to the place it was before. This stuff has been going on for awhile. I’m just trying to let all you know what is going on. So, as for the title, I thought this a perfect time to ask you all a question. Are you going to stand up for your freedom that our forefathers fought so hard to get? Or, are you going to submit to the government and their illegal activities? You may not think it is that bad, but if we the people don’t stand up, trust me, it will only get worse. So, will you stand up for your freedom? Or, will YOU let them go down the  drain? Let me know in the comments if you will STAND or SUBMIT.




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