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Big Brother Law Nanny State

Congressman Demands IRS and BLM Disarm!

Republican Utah Congressman Chris Stewart, in referencing the standoff at the Bundy Ranch, said that the Bureau of Land Management does not need a heavily armed police force. In the light of what has taken place in the past couple of weeks, Stewart, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and freshman congressman, says that he will make an effort to cut funding for “paramilitary units” in the BLM, Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies. He will also require these agencies to work with local law enforcement, instead of bringing in their own armed troops.

“There are lots of people who are really concerned when the BLM shows up with its own SWAT team,” Stewart said. “They’re regulatory agencies; they’re not paramilitary units, and I think that concerns a lot of us.”

Stewart, who insists he isn’t taking sides in the Bundy showdown, says he was shocked to see the government’s response and believes it led to the civilian militia that showed up to defend the rancher. But Stewart says agencies such as the BLM should defer to local police for muscle instead of bringing in their own.

“They should do what anyone else would do,” Stewart said. “Call the local sheriff, who has the capability to intervene in situations like that.”

Stewart, a freshman lawmaker seeking a second term this election year, could find powerful friends in his targeting of such special-force units in government agencies. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told WHAS radio of Louisville, that the feds shouldn’t have “48 federal agencies carrying weapons and having SWAT teams.”

The Interior Department stressed Tuesday that the BLM and National Park Service had law enforcement personnel present during the Bundy cattle roundup to provide safety for their employees and the public.


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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

  • SSMcDonald

    Attention Congressman Stewart: Less talk, more action required from you and this do nothing Congress.

    • Retiree 2005

      Yes and shift their billions of rounds to the governments Civilian Marksmanship Program so they can be sold to citizens and recoup that money as well!

    • tom s

      yes, but the American people need to get themselves into the election, starting this year, and vote out the democrat/socialist along with any republican/non-conservatives and put in place politicians that hopefully have the interest of the USA ahead of any personal enrichment…..

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Walt

    I agree with you and look forward to hearing more. People want a government that takes care of government and leaves it’s citizens alone to pursue life, liberty and pursue happiness, which there is so little of these days.

  • ken.

    almost all government agencies are unconstitutional and they all should be eliminated, not just their paramilitary police units.

  • http://yahoo.com/ DustyFae

    About GUNS–We should Ban All Body Guards and let everyone protect themselves.. The Government then will follow the Laws. Many will run but can’t hide from their crimes…Most of these people in power… are really cowards and know that the crooked and corrupt government will always back each other’s crimes…But when the Government is finished with these people, they also shall meet with a untimely death… The Government we have now, came from a dysfunctional life and will kill even their own Family members.. Just like the Muslims are doing over the whole Middle East.. These people who will turn on their own people are insane and sub- humans and are unable to think for themselves..They themselves are slaves to a corrupt Communism..

  • mike slaney

    I believe the Congressman from Utah has good intentions, but many people of America have NO trust in the Democrats or Republicans for their gutless consistent lying. Virtually all Americans are tired of the forked tongue rhetoric. The people need to hold Congress accountable for their lies and the tongue and cheek promises made. Do you remember, “Change?” Well we got it, and it is still coming, soon America will be the picture of the Zombie Apocalypse headed by the Devil himself with his sisters Democrat and Republican which he will consume. Electing the TEA, is about the best idea for America, unfortunately it is not ultimate answer. If America wants her greatness back she will have to return to the One who gave it to her, Jesus Christ. For those who wish to scoff and scorn rabidly, wake up! Your the problem, because your solution is not working, is it?

  • Pam Dunn

    What a load of BS:
    “The Interior Department stressed Tuesday that the BLM and National Park
    Service had law enforcement personnel present during the Bundy cattle
    roundup to provide safety for their employees and the public.”

    There would have been NO problems if they hadn’t brought their “Army” to point guns and snipers at American Citizens.

  • tom s

    appears that obama has his “special armed forces” that he has wanted? A force that he can use at his discretion against the people of the USA that refuse to cave in to him and his agenda.

  • Laddyboy

    I concur! These “3 letter and 4 letter”, ie: BLM, FEMA, groups within the federal government need to be defunded and/or disbanded. All of the personel, equipment, land, offices all need to be assigned/given back to the States for dispensation. There is no need for them. We People in America have the elected Sherif to enforce the Constitutional laws of the land.

  • ONTIME

    That’s a start, there are a lot more once benign government agencies that are armed to the teeth and looking to use those hollow points they hoarded…de-politicize all the government agencies and shrink it size until it is manageable by the US Constitution and the rule of law……No one in this country should fear the US Government or any part of government…..

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