After a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends our hearts are full of gratitude and joy. We hope yesterday found you with family, friends, fun and food. We love this time of year.
We wish we had better news for you on such a fun time of the year.
However, Sheriff David Ward (the Hammonds sheriff) has unfortunately fallen to the influences of federal agents and has taken an adverse position against the Hammonds.
When you have an officer of the law that does not understand the constitution and allows fear to drive him, the people are negatively affected.
We would also like to warn anyone that has contacted the Sheriff; he has been feeding your information to the FBI.
We have reached out to him several times over the last week to try to understand his motives, but he refuses to take our calls or answer our messages.
For those who have received a letter from the Sheriff and would like to be able to understand it better please go to the link below prepared by a leader in Arizona. It is a clear explanation of the Sheriff’s lack of understanding.
Please be sure to understand that this battle is about a small powerful group of people using force to make all people live the way the want them to.
This is the age-old battle of Force vs. Agency. If what is happening to the Hammonds is allowed, it will set a standard of what these powerful people will do to all of us.
We must restore the Hammonds rights and make sure these types of thing do not happen in the future. Our children depend upon on us to act.
Please contact the Oregon State Representatives and ask them to meet with the Hammonds at their ranch & home and find out what kind of people the Hammonds are and what this is really about.
State Representative Cliff Bentz (R)
900 Court St NE H-475
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1460
State Senator Ted Ferrioli (R)
900 Court St NE S-323
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: (503) 986-1730
May all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week,
The Bundy Family
P.S. The Hammonds will not be in Burns for the Thanksgiving week. Let us give them this time to be together in peace.
Letter in Response to Sheriff Ward’s Letter:
A Handbook for Ranch Managers. In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.
You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.