"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WHO ARE THE BUNDY MEN?



CLIVEN BUNDY



Cliven Bundy is a man of courage and conviction.  He stands up for what he believes no matter the cost.  Cliven honors his great heritage.  His first love is his family.  He has been blessed with a beautiful wife, Carol, 14 children, 63 grandkids and 3 great grandkids. He wants them to have freedom and liberty and the happiness that comes from being free. He was born loving the land.  He is the second oldest of eight children.  He was blessed with being able to Ranch in Nevada. He finds joy in letting the dirt run threw his fingers, watching the little plants poke through the soil and grow tall, and in growing top notch melons and sharing them.  There’s nothing better than gazing at a fat mamma cow and her calf enjoying a cool drink of water from the spring. Cliven also spent many years working hard in the construction industry.  He was known as the best blade operator around.  Cliven is a successful family man, rancher and producer.  He loves his God, his family, his country and the divinely inspired constitution so much that he is willing to suffer and endure and sacrifice his liberty for the freedom of all mankind.



RYAN BUNDY


Ryan is such a good hearted and selfless person.  He loves people and is constantly concerned about helping everyone. Ryan is the third oldest child in his family.  Ryan loved growing up on the Ranch and learning all he could about animals.  Ryan served an LDS mission in Colorado.  Shortly after his mission he married his best friend Angie and they have 8 beautiful Children together.  Ryan loves his family more than anything. Ryan would take his children to work with him and teach them whenever he could.  His favorite thing to do is to work with his family.  He loved to line all of the kids out to complete certain tasks, and then reward them with something fun to do.  He would love to take them fishing or catching crawdads. Ryan has always worked hard and owns his own Construction Company.  He also enjoys working with cattle and at the Ranch.   Ryan has spent a lot of time teaching his kids and others about morals and liberty.   He has a strong love for this Country and GOD. 


MEL BUNDY



Mel Bundy is the third son of Cliven and Carol Bundy. He grew up in the Bundy Ranch where he learned how to live, how to work hard and how to love. He served an LDS mission to the Philippines. He has worked his entire adult life as a heavy equipment operator. In 2006, he married his wife, Briana Bundy. Together they have 5 beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed daughters. Mel loves his family with everything in his body. He lives to provide a good life for them financially, spiritually and emotionally. Every one that knows Mel will tell you, he doesn't go far without a bunch of pretty little girls. He takes them camping, hunting, fishing, to the hardware store and races them down the dirt road next to their home to check the rabbit snares the girls set the night before. He loves his babies! He is always busy building or fixing something. Mel's motto is "Keep it simple." His life has never been simple but he finds his joy in the simple little things. Rocking a baby, chopping wood and smelling the mountain air. Mel is a great man. He is a man of integrity, compassion, hardwork, love and respect. He stands for what is right, come what may.

AMMON BUNDY



Ammon is an amazingly compassionate man.  He cares for the good of ALL people he knows and doesn’t know.   He grew up as a son of a rancher…  He has a great love for nature, mountains, all things living is deep and tangible!  He has a natural ability to lead others.  Usually he will stand by as the quiet one and eventually he’s the one in charge… it is a gift he had. When he was a senior in high school he served as the Student Body President.  He is funny, kind, extremely clever and compassionate.  After he graduated from high school he served our Heavenly Father for two years of his life on an LDS mission.   It wasn’t very long before he was an assistant to the President.  Who, he then oversaw and helped many missionaries.  After his mission he met and married his eternal companion, Lisa.  They have been married for 16 years with 6 adventurous children.  His devoted wife loves him and will always support him in all the good Ammon does.  Ammon has been a successful business owner for 17 years.  He has helped many by providing jobs to those employees of his so that they can support their families.   He loves to educate others about the Constitution and the Freedoms it provides.

DAVE BUNDY



Dave Bundy was blessed to grow up on a Ranch in Riverside, NV.  He spent many days working cattle with his father and brothers.  He also enjoyed raising sheep, rabbits and training horses.  He couldn’t wait for school to get out every day so he could run home and take care of his animals.   Dave is the 6th kid out of 15 in his family.   Dave learned from a young age all about construction by going to work with his dad.  Later on in his life he started a construction company where he is licensed in three different states.  Dave has always been a hard worker and takes pride in his work. Ever since he was a little boy he always wanted to become a pilot.  Dave worked really hard and became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.  At the age of 19 he served a two year LDS mission in Portland, Oregon.  He loved the people in Oregon and enjoyed serving others.  After his mission he found the love of his life, Marylynn.   They have been married for 18 years and have been blessed with six wonderful children.   Dave’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his family.  He has spent a lot of time with his family in the hills by camping with them and fishing. He is a fantastic husband and father whose greatest joy is seeing his kids smile.   Dave has a heart of gold and would give his shirt off his back to help others.  He is a very compassionate and caring person.   He is constantly serving others and wants to see others succeed.  He is a man of God who loves this Country and his fellow man. 

DONATE


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND DONATIONS!

Cliven and Carol Bundy
Po box 7175
Bunkerville NV 89007
or

Dave and Marylynn Bundy
Po box 814
Delta UT 84624
or

Ryan and Angie Bundy
Po box 7557
Bunkerville NV 89007
or

Ammon and Lisa Bundy

Mel and Briana Bundy

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FORGOTTEN

The last time I saw my husband, Dave, in person was on December 12, 2016 when I attended a court hearing in Las Vegas.  I was not able to touch him or get close to him but at least I could see him in person.  It has now been over 300 days since that date and I have no idea when I will see my sweet husband again.   Our kids have not seen their dad in person since March 3, 2016.  The Justice system has completely forgotten about my husband and the other men in his group.  My husband hasn't been to court since that date in December.  They have no trial date set for my husband and the other men in his group. 

The government has denied these men of their constitutional rights of pre-trial release and a right to a speedy trial as stated in the 6th Amendment of the constitution.  Where is the due process? How is this right in America? 

Below is a picture of our little baby with her daddy right before he was taken away.  She was so little.
Below is a picture of what that same baby looks like today.  She is not a baby anymore but a sweet little girl.  Dave has missed out on so much time with this little girl and our other kids that he will never be able get back.  She misses her daddy and needs him to come home to give her lots of kisses and play with her on the playground.

Even though the Government has forgotten about these men the American people definitely haven't.  Dave and I are so grateful for all the many acts of kindness that you have shown towards our family.  You have sent letters, gave donations, offered prayers and many more acts of kindness for our family and the other families who have a loved one who are wrongfully incarcerated by the Government.  God bless you all and know that we are so grateful for your love that you have shown to us these last 19 months. 




Friday, September 15, 2017

Daves Charges

I have had many ask me what charges Dave is being charged with.  Dave has eleven charges against him that could result in over 80 years in prison if convicted.  These charges are all false charges against Dave.  He never committed any of these charges.  But the government has made up a false narrative and fraudelent claims about my husband and others.  Dave has been detained for 19 months now without his due process rights.  There is no trial date for my  husband and he has been denied pretrial release.

Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States
(Title 18, United States Code, Section 371)

Conspiracy to Impede or Injure a Federal Officer
(Title 18, United States Code, Section 372)

Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c) and 2)

Assault on a Federal Officer
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 111 (a)(1), (b) and 2)

Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence
(Title 18, Unites States Code, Sections 924© and 2)

Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer
(Title 18, Unites States Code, Sections 115(a)(1)(B) and 2)

Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c) and 2)

Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1503 and 2)

Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1503 and 2)

Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1951 and 2)

Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion
(Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1952 and 2)


Friday, August 25, 2017

Not Guilty

We are so happy for Ricky Lovelien, Eric Parker, Steven Stewart and Scott Drexler and their families.  Our hearts are full for everyone who helped to bring these men home.  We are grateful for all of you who supported these men and their families by sending letters, donations, making phone calls, attending court, standing outside the courtroom with flags and signs, those who educated their neighbors and the list goes on and on.  Today proved that in America there are a lot of wonderful people who believe in their neighbors freedom and will do all they can to help them keep their freedoms.  We are grateful for the jury who saw the truth and were not afraid to speak up.  We are indeed grateful for our Heavenly Father who heard our prayers and answered them.  We know that he is watching over these men and is ultimately in control.

Please continue to stand and support the men that are still locked up and away from their families  who are still awaiting their trials with no trial date set.  My husband, Dave, has been away from our family for 551 days now.  He has had no trial and no pre trial release.  Holding innocent men in jail away from their families is not what America is about.  Please do all you can to support these men and their families.  God Bless the wonderful people of America.





Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jurors


Jurors went home after deliberating for 2 full days.  They will return on Monday.  Please remember them in your prayers that they will do what is rights and free Eric, Ricky, Steven and Scott.  


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Praying for the defendants

Please pray everyday and several times a day for the four men who stood for their neighbor in Bunkerville, Nevada in 2014.  Pray for Eric Parker, Scott Drexler, Steven Stewart and Rick Lovelien to be set free and able to be reunited to their families where they belong.  God Bless these Men.


Pray for the Jury


Defense waives closing arguments; jurors begin deliberations in Bundy Ranch standoff trial


Defendants waived closing arguments Tuesday in the Bundy Ranch standoff trial in Las Vegas, ending a month long legal battle with a clear protest about court proceedings.
Lawyers for the four men charged in the 2014 clash among federal agents, militia members and cattle ranchers took the unusual step of resting their cases without a final address to the jury.
"The message is simple," Las Vegas lawyer Shawn Perez said Tuesday afternoon. "You silenced us the entire trial ... there's nothing more to say."
The move was part of a strategy to deprive federal prosecutors of an opportunity to make rebuttal arguments and to end the case while it was in the hands of the defense, said Perez, who represents defendant Richard Lovelien of Oklahoma.
Jurors began deliberations Tuesday afternoon.
Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, defendants were called to make closing arguments, when lawyers typically seek to drive home critical points in the case in a last effort to sway jurors. One after the other, defense lawyers stood and recited the same words: "We have no closing at this time."
"I think it was effective," Perez said. "We all decided last night we were going to waive arguments. Otherwise the government was going to come back on rebuttal and embellish stuff and our hands would be tied."
The defense move followed hours of arguments by federal prosecutors, who systematically laid out their case against defendants for their parts in a conspiracy to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy prevent federal agents from rounding up his cattle.
Prosecutors singled out defendants in an attempt to show how each was involved in a coordinated, armed effort, each with an individual role to force federal agents to back down. 
Prosecutors said some defendants acted as spotters while another served as the equivalent of a getaway driver in a bank robbery.
Defense lawyers offered no explanation in court for their decision to waive closing arguments. But after court ended Tuesday, Perez said the judge made it virtually impossible for defendants to offer any substantive arguments: They were prohibited by rulings from telling jurors why defendants joined the protest at the Bundy Ranch; they couldn't argue about the legality of carrying weapons or mentioning Nevada's open-carry firearms laws; they couldn't say joining a militia was legal. 
Defense lawyers have complained throughout the trial that rulings by U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro have prevented them from mounting a legitimate defense and that defendants have been improperly denied a fair trial.
Events came to a head Thursday when Navarro abruptly ended court by ordering defendant Eric Parker off the stand and striking his testimony from the record as jurors watched. 
Even after the case went to the jury Tuesday, controversy continued to erupt. Perez said shortly after being dismissed, lawyers were called back into court, where Navarro raised concerns about potential misconduct by a juror.
The judge told lawyers the juror might have made a gesture of support to one of the defendants. Perez said the juror explained under questioning she was saying goodbye to an alternate juror since they likely would not see one another again.
Navarro did not dismiss the juror. 

Lovelien, Parker, Steven Stewart and O. Scott Drexler are accused of conspiracy, extortion, assault and obstruction for helping Bundy fend off a government roundup of his cattle in what became known as the Battle of Bunkerville. 
 A jury in April deadlocked on charges against the four men. It convicted two other defendants on multiple counts. But the jury could not agree on conspiracy charges — a key component of the government's case — against any of the six.
Perez said Tuesday that he had prepared a closing on behalf of Lovelien. But he said if he had made arguments, it would have opened the door to a rebuttal by prosecutors that would have focused solely on his client.  
"As far as I am concerned, they (prosecutors) didn't put up enough evidence against Lovelien," he said. 
The Bundy Ranch standoff is one of the most high-profile land-use cases in modern Western history, pitting cattle ranchers, anti-government protesters and militia members against the Bureau of Land Management.
For decades, the BLM repeatedly ordered Bundy to remove his cattle from federal lands and in 2014 obtained a court order to seize his cattle as payment for more than $1 million in unpaid grazing fees.
Hundreds of supporters from every state in the union, including members of several militia groups, converged on his ranch about 70 miles north of Las Vegas.
Navarro's rulings, aimed at trying to avoid jury nullification, have severely limited defense arguments. Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict based on its shared belief rather than on the evidence in a case.
Navarro has barred defendants from discussing why they traveled thousands of miles to join protesters at the Bundy Ranch. She will not allow them to testify about perceived abuses by federal authorities during the cattle roundup that might have motivated them to participate.
Navarro also has restricted defendants from raising constitutional arguments, or mounting any defense based on their First Amendment rights to free speech and their Second Amendment rights to bear arms. In her rulings, Navarro has said those are not applicable arguments in the case.
Federal officials, however, do not face the same restrictions. To show defendants were part of a conspiracy, they have referenced events that happened months, or years, after the standoff.
Defense lawyers called for a mistrial Monday after Parker was removed from the stand. Parker's lawyer accused prosecutors in a motion of wrongly depriving Parker of his right to testify in a way that irreparably damaged the case.
Parker was attempting to tell jurors what he saw during the standoff over a barrage of objections from prosecutors when Navarro put an end to his testimony. Parker returned to the defense table and started crying while Navarro dismissed the jurors.
Prosecutors shot back with a request for sanctions against three of the defendants and their lawyers, accusing them of repeatedly violating court orders by introducing prohibited information and attempting to derail the trial through jury nullification. 
Acting Nevada U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre, who is leading the prosecution, wrote that Parker’s forced removal from the stand was possibly intentional, "a specifically considered, orchestrated, and accepted strategy — perhaps even a preferred one."
Navarro rejected the mistrial and refused to impose sanctions. She did, however, agree to instruct jurors to treat Parker's testimony as if it never happened.
That meant jurors only heard from a single defendant and no defense witnesses.
Four defense witnesses were permitted to testify via Skype last week, but the jury was not allowed to hear what they said. Navarro ruled that the witnesses, who were at the standoff, failed to establish grounds for self-defense claims sought by defendants.
On Monday, Drexler took the stand and delivered the only defense testimony that jurors were allowed to consider.
Drexler testified even though he brought weapons to the standoff, he had no intention of threatening or assaulting law-enforcement officers.
"My intent was to disappear and not be a threat to any person in the wash," he said.
Drexler admitted bringing an AR-15, a .45 handgun and 250 rounds of ammunition to Bunkerville. On cross-examination, prosecutors sought to show he intended to intimidate authorities and force them to "act more civil."
Three trials are scheduled for 17 defendants who are being prosecuted based on their alleged levels of culpability in the standoff.
Although defendants in the first trial and the retrial are considered the least culpable, all face the same charges and could spend the rest of their lives in prison.
The second trial will include Cliven Bundy and his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who are considered ringleaders.