It’s my right to take whatever I want

Some people still believe in ‘state’s rights’:

Bundy, 67, doesn’t recognize federal authority on land he insists belongs to Nevada. His Mormon family has operated a ranch since the 1870s near the small town of Bunkerville and the Utah and Arizona lines.

What’s funny is that Nevada wrote this into their constitution:

But the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the Federal Government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers as the same have been or may be defined by the Supreme Court of the United States; and no power exists in the people of this or any other State of the Federal Union to dissolve their connection therewith or perform any act tending to impair, subvert, or resist the Supreme Authority of the government of the United States. The Constitution of the United States confers full power on the Federal Government to maintain and Perpetuate its existence, and whensoever any portion of the States, or people thereof attempt to secede from the Federal Union, or forcibly resist the Execution of its laws, the Federal Government may, by warrant of the Constitution, employ armed force in compelling obedience to its Authority.

This is also funny:

The crowd protesting Saturday recited the pledge of allegiance, and many offered prayers.

That’s right, a group of people who gathered together under the assumption that the federal government has no rights in Nevada pledged allegiance to that same federal government.

There is some nice commentary here, here, here, and here. It’s very much a part of the flesh and blood that has popped up from time to time–I wonder what Cliven Bundy’s full name is.

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