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Proposed Oral Statement for use in the Oregon case

(a roughly 2 and 1/2 minute oral dissertation)


"The only reason why the Malheur Refuge occupiers are now
in court is because they felt there was no other means left,
than taking over the Refuge, as a means of denouncing and
protesting the government's continual, unconstitutional, and
reprehensible actions to run the people off these lands as a
means of gaining further acquisitions and consolidations of
these land and water rights grabs. What is happening in
Oregon is merely a repeat of the very same tactics which the
federal government used to literally steal these lands from
the Paiute Indian Nation, which has always had the strongest
historical claim to these lands, having been faithful and good
stewards of the Harney Basin for thousands of years before
any foreign immigrants came here. The Paiutes were
literally and undeniably forced to live in smaller and smaller
areas of their lands, were deprived of their promised hunting
and fishing rights, and were finally forcefully exiled to a
reservation in another state after joining another mistreated
tribe in what the government refers to as an 'uprising,' but I
ask you this: was their 'uprising' against a tyrannical
government, which had terribly abused their tribe and
continually broken promises made to them, any different
than the 'uprising' of 1776, by our Founding Fathers, which
anyone in this court would agree was totally justified? If
anything, the Paiutes were even more justified to rebel
against such governmental abuses because of their superior
and long held claim to their lands. History is repeating itself,
with the only change today being that those who felt a
strong and compelling patriotic duty to come to the aid of
those currently being driven from their settled lands in the
Malheur Basin, by hired mercenaries of the federal
government, are the ones now being charged with

participating in an 'uprising.' If the federal government, and


certain others in the incorporated State of Oregon
government, are allowed to have their way, the Malheur
occupiers, who bravely stood their ground against an
overreaching and despotic government, without causing
harm to anyone, will be, like the Paiutes were, exiled to yet
another reservation - a federal prison. On behalf of all the
American people, I beseech all those here today to not let
that happen, for if it does, and justice does not triumph, then
there can be no justice for any of the people."