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Oath Keepers Defend Miners Against Bureau of Land Management

Eerily reminiscent of the Cliven Bundy Ranch stand-off,  the Bureau of Land Management has gotten the attention of the Oath Keepers who are now encamped at a gold mine near Merlin, Oregon.

A land dispute is creating tension between miners in Josephine County and the Bureau of Land Management. The owners of the mines say they are afraid their rights to due process will not be respected and have now called in reinforcements.

The Oath Keepers of Josephine County are gathering at a piece of property near Merlin. They’re in the process of setting up a staging area, in order to step in if they are needed by the Sugar Pine miners.

The dispute centers around the validity of the miner’s grandfathered surface rights.

The owners called them in to help protect the property that they have mined for more than 100 years. The miners say documents they have grandfathered-in their surface rights to the property.

But the BLM says the documents are outdated, and at some point, the property has changed hands which cancels out the grandfather process.

While the BLM promises a fair process before any action is taken, there is decidedly less faith in the Federal Government than in decades past.

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Rich Mitchell

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  1. The government has so much corruption in it’s grassroots of power and greed, who in their right mind would trust them..Bundy ranch was just step one, more to come. L Lynch took how much property from the poor without due process, if we don’t stand together then we loose all our God given rights.

    L.Lynch is up for conformation to become the next A.G. to replace Holder, What a joke but the joke may be on all Americans,, except the Progressive elite.

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