I'm sure he won't mind.



Cliven Bundy's family claims that because his family arrived in Nevada in the 1880's they have an ancestral claim to the land he is grazing on for free, and, therefore should be allowed to use it even though it belongs to all Americans, not just his family.

No one should say he should not be there, nor should anyone presume to decide who can use the land.

I am sure he will have no objection, then, if those who have an ancestral claim to the land from whom his family took it by settling on it, or buying it from someone who did not own it, now return and begin using it freely as well.

After all, it was the non-existent Federal Government that in 1862 passed the Homestead Act which opened the Great Plains to settlers, and later in 1887 passed the Dawes General Allotment Act, in spite of the objections of the various tribes, that led to the break up of the large Indian Reservations and the sale of Indian lands to white settlers.

So Mr. Bundy's ancestors bought land from an entity that did not, and does not exist, had no real claim to the land. nor was in a position to sell someone else's land as it was the non-existent federal government.

WWBD?

What Will Bundy Do, if following his examples the indigenous people return to their land?

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