Bundy’s Claims of Ancestral Rights Make Him a Liar
From TOM KLUDT - APRIL 22, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT at TPM
Cliven Bundy has trumpeted his “ancestral rights” in his land-use dispute with the federal government, but a report on Monday from a Nevada television station placed doubt on the defiant rancher’s claims.
KLAS in Las Vegas obtained property records showing that Bundy’s parents purchased the family’s ranch in 1948. The Bunkerville, Nev. ranch has been the site of a tense standoff with the federal government over Bundy’s use of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Those records appear to contradict Bundy’s own history of the ranch, as well as his biography.
“I’ve lived my lifetime here. My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley here ever since 1877. All these rights that I claim, have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and the water and the access and range improvements,” Bundy told KLAS before the government’s round up began.