Ammon Bundy, the son of Cliven Bundy, wrote a powerful open letter to Sheriff Doug Gillespie. This is the spirit of America, calling out illegal actions and cowardice and pointing men back to the law.
August 6, 2014
To Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Clark County Nevada Sheriff’s Department,
In a recent press conference, you mentioned 1) the BLM lied to you and 2) Bundy brought armed men to the ranch for protection.
While I can’t speak to the validity of your first claim, we unequivocally take issue with the second. We never asked for armed men to come to our aid. In fact, everyone who arrived at the Bundy ranch (men, women, armed & unarmed) voluntarily came to support the constitutional rights that you failed to defend. Had you not neglected your duty to defend our rights, the rights of the very people for whom you swore a solemn oath to defend, there never would have been a standoff in the first place. (emphasis mine)
So while you chastise my family and pontificate about how “Bundy should be held accountable for crossing the line”, let it be known that the responsibility for this escalation rests primarily at the doorstep of the Clark County Sheriff’s office. (emphasis mine)