Reid (D-Nev.) made it legal to tell lies about people from the Senate floor without fear of prosecution for slander. He did so when he declared that Gov. Mitt Romney never paid taxes, and did so again when he said Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy doesn’t pay taxes and the people that support him are domestic terrorists. He may think he is immune from prosecution for his slanders and lies, but last Sunday he spoke them in a television studio.
Reid is the troll under the bridge demanding payment for the use of what others have provided free of charge. He had the EPA declare grazing land in Nevada to be the protected domain of a turtle and activated a new fee for its use by ranchers in 1998. Today Reid has no problem with sending armed men to seize a citizen’s property who did not recognize the government's right to shake down the people like gangster thugs. Reid deserves to have his tongue cut out for calling peaceful protesters “domestic terrorists” when he won’t even call the Boston Bombers terrorists.
The Militia he slanders turned out in Nevada last week to defend a rancher whose land and property were under assault by two hundred armed federal agents. James Madison foresaw the need for the people to be armed, not only to hunt, not only to protect themselves from criminals, but to protect each other from a potentially tyrannical government. That tyranny reared its ugly face in Nevada, home of the Senate Majority Leader, Obama's pit bull, slanderer, and hater of American patriots.
Reid said of Cliven Bundy, “Bundy doesn’t believe that the American government is valid. He believes that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t follow the law. He doesn’t pay his fees.”
Of the militia he said, “Six hundred people came in – armed. They had practiced, they had maneuvered, they knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons, they had automatic weapons, and they boasted about the fact that they had women and children (to be in the front lines and get shot first).”
Reid’s slanders that Bundy doesn’t pay his taxes or obey the law and that the militia had automatic weapons are all verifiable lies, making the Nevada senator a slanderer who spewed his lies, not on the floor of the Senate where he is protected by laws he made saying he can lie with impunity, but in public on television leaving him open to prosecution.