Fortunately, the stand off at the Bundy Ranch ended with the decision by the BLM to back off. There has been much speculation as to the real reason for the escalation of this site, one frequently cited was the alleged back taxes owed by Bundy. Reports also include that he has paid these taxes to the state of Nevada.
Another speculation is that Harry Reid was involved in a deal to build a Chinese solar plant in that area. The Las Vegas Review Journal and Reuters also wrote about this. Then there is the turtle, that protection of this species is the cause.
The bottom line is that regardless of which point is accurate, they all meet Agenda 21 objectives to force us off private property and take over all resources. From corporatism with Reid, to over taxation putting ranchers out of business, to globalizing American soil with foreign countries, and forcing humans off land to protect a species through regulations.
But there is one other striking reality. Water. The UN has struggled on how to gain control of this resource as covered in previous posts. The most recent efforts led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take control of all "wetlands" in the U.S. effectively wanting every drop of water on private land. Here is an interesting article on this very subject by the American Thinker. Another case in New Mexico, same issue with water. And Arizona.
Unless we, as Americans, begin to stand our ground as Bundy did, there is a possibility of increasing events of this nature, the feds coming in with their assault teams. The time is now for states to take the necessary action and take back their sovereignty. This is not the first round for Nevada, it happened once before in 2004, stretching the litigation to 2012, when the BLM and US Forest Service were found guilty. Right now, the feds are looking at the vast Owyhee area, contemplating designating it as a Wilderness area, which will effect ranching, much like what happened in Nevada. A "travel management plan" has also been considered to restrict our use of the Owhyee area. And instead of the turtle, we now have the sage grouse as the excuse to prohibit use of land.
Idaho needs to wake up, we need a governor and representatives who will create laws that protect us from a Nevada style ambush, and get the feds off our land and out of our state.