Thousands to gather in over 30 states on Saturday, March 5, 2016 to carry forward LaVoy Finicum’s message of original intent, to support the pardon and release of political arrests and prisoners and to call a National Day of Fasting and Prayer Sunday, March 6, 2016
On Saturday March 5, 2016 thousands of citizens will gather in more than 30 states in rallies large and small to pay tribute to Nevada rancher LaVoy Finicum, their fallen hero and spokesman for the peaceful occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The attendees will also gather in support of the pardoning and release of nearly 30 arrested and political prisoners, including Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his sons Ammon and Ryan, the “Final Four,” a radio talk show host, and Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. To find rally locations and times, go to Facebook “National Stand By Me for Liberty” and scroll down state by state.
The Finicum family is calling for a state and federal investigation of a wrongful death. LaVoy Finicum’s widow Jeanette will be speaking for the first time in this public setting at 1 PM Mountain time from the Utah State Capitol, live streamed on the LaVoy Finicum YouTube channel http://bit.ly/1QJ0UYL #IAMLaVoy #LibertyRising. Joining Mrs. Finicum on the platform are their two daughters Thara Tenney and Brittney Beck.
LaVoy and Jeanette Finicum were one of two families in Arizona granted a high-level license to foster fifty teenage boys over 20 years. Mitch Finicum testifies to the high quality parenting the eleven children and foster children received, “Our father’s death was near and dear to many hearts,” he said. He stood for liberty and lived his life in a way that showed the essence of being a free man. He welcomed all to learn, regardless of differing opinions. He showed an outpouring of love and taught that we should exercise our rights in a civil manner. Dad lived it, even laying down of his life for it. Will a man be free or will he be a slave?”
Sunday, March 6, 2016, is a National Day of Fasting and Prayer for those arrested and incarcerated and their families. Carol Bundy, wife of Nevada rancher Cliven and mother of Ammon and Ryan, who defended their constitutional property rights at their Nevada ranch in 2014 said, “We thank everyone around the world for their continued prayers and support, for waking up and realizing America is in trouble. We ask everyone to pray for America, to get a copy of the US Constitution and read it, study it, teach it. Understand the custom and culture of the West and the control the federal government has over our lands. Where in the Constitution does it give the BLM, the Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service this jurisdiction?”
Finicum’s niece Jessica Fauth Edgar of Denver, Colorado, spearheaded the rallies and spoke to the organic rise of liberty-minded people everywhere who connected in a matter of days. “It is unbelievable to see how many people are coming together in such a short time to organize these rallies. Soon every state will be holding monthly town hall meetings and educational events of all types. I want to thank my Uncle LaVoy for his ultimate sacrifice that opened my eyes to the challenge our nation faces.”
On January 2, 2016, a peaceful rally drawing over 300 ranchers, sheriffs, elected officials and citizens from around the country was held in Burns, Oregon protesting the incarceration of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. After the rally a group of ranchers and their supporters who follow Justice Antonin Scalia’s views on the Constitution called “originalism” or “original intent” walked into a federally managed wildlife refuge building, a legal trespass known as “hostile adverse possession,” used to “uncloud” titles. They spent their days helping citizens in the area uncover the long history of abuses and land grabs, teaching them of their Constitutional rights under original intent. They went freely to and from the refuge and the crowds increased as people came out to learn more.
On January 26, 2016 while traveling to one such event at the invitation of County Sheriff Glenn Palmer, where over 400 people waited, Mr. Finicum was assassinated with both hands up by the FBI and Oregon State Police in an illegal “deadman’s blockade” on a blind curve along a highway in eastern Oregon.
Finicum was a respected teacher of the Constitution and leader of rancher land rights in the Western states, and known as a peaceful man and beloved father of 11 children. Since that ambush, political prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for 14 days and without bail in Multnomah County Jail in Portland, Oregon. The protest began with a rally to oppose the incarceration of Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steve Hammond in Oregon’s San Pedro jail.
The constitutional question surrounding these peaceful protests is the “original intent” interpretation of the US Constitution championed by the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In question is a citizen’s First Amendment free speech right to a legal trespass for the purpose of “unclouding” land title and to defend property rights from gross federal overreach.
Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were incarcerated on “double jeopardy,” false charges of arson and domestic terrorism, for which they had already served time. From the 2014 Bundy Ranch property defense to the peaceful protest at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January 2016, citizens across the nation are rising up in support of their constitutional rights and to demand the pardoning and release of those detained and arrested here, along with an undisclosed list of many more.
Arrest List as of March 1, 2016
Dwight Hammond and Steven Hammond (Oregon ranchers); Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and Cliven Bundy (Nevada ranchers); Sean Anderson, David Lee Fry, Jeff Wayne Banta and Sandra Lynn Pfeifer Anderson (“The Final Four”), Peter Santilli (Radio Talk Show Host); Jon Ritzheimer, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, Ryan Payne, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Jason Patrick, Duane Leo Ehmer, Dylan Anderson, Kenneth Medenbach, Blaine Cooper, Wesley Kjar, Corey Lequieu, Neil Wampler, Jason Charles Blomgren, Darryl William Thorn, Eric Lee Flores, Geoffrey Stanek.
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