In 2001 and 2006, Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond requested permission to do a controlled burn in order to reduce the growth of invasive plants and the possibility of wildfires. Mrs. Hammond called the proper authorities prior to the burn and recieved permission to proceed. Although permission was granted, the fire reportedly spread to land that was under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management. A controlled burn actually benefits the land by introducing new growth and preventing wildfires. The Bureau of Land Management uses the same method and has lost control of their own fires before but has never been put on trial for it. In the case of Dwight Hammond and his son, they were convicted of arson three years ago and served their time but now a judge has ruled that the time they served is insufficient and ordered them back to prison for four more years. According to one legal definition of arson, the Hammond ranchers are innocent: The main elements necessary to prove arson are evidence that a criminal act caused the fire. The accused must intend to burn a building or other structure. There were no structures or other real property involved. There was no evidence of malicious intent. The Bureau of Land Management wants the land that the Hammond ranchers own and they are using the federal government to help them steal it. The Bundy Ranchers, who are close friends of the Hammond family have the motive for this land grab on their website: Bundy Ranch One patriot shared the following information, In 1976 Federal Land Policy Management Act, Congress declares that it is the policy of the US that the public lands be retained in Federal ownership. Article IV, Section 3, cl.2 states, “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States.” Congress can only dispose, not retain public lands, indefinitely. Congress can make needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory, temporally held and properties defined in Article 1, Sec.8 cl.17, places purchased by the consent of the state legislature for Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-yards and other needful buildings. The 10th Amendment states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The Constitution doesn't say anything about the power to retain Federal ownership of public lands in the states. This is not a delegated power to the US by the Constitution but it's a power prohibited by the Constitution to the States. The 1976 Federal Land Policy Management Act is unconstitutional. These public lands are retained by the States, in this case, the State of Oregon. Why is the Federal government conspiring with the Federal Land Bureau of Management against the Hammond ranchers? Is B.L.M. a governmental agency? According to one source, B.L.M.(Bureau of Land Management) is a Foreign Corporation. He states that they are actually a sub-corporation of US Inc., a private foreign off-shore corporation since its last incorporation in 1925, copyrighted, trademarked and registered in Puerto Rico. Under the Reorganization Act of Washington District of Columbia, by it's own private business charter, neither the B.L.M., nor any other federal / corporate agency has lawful/legal authority, jurisdiction or interstate nexus within the 50 state geographical landmass. B.L.M. is actually classified as an “Agent of Foreign Principle” under the intergovernmental Personnel Act. In other words, he states, they don't represent the Constitutional Republic or the interests of the American people, but rather, a foreign owned principle – the international banking/military corporate cartel of London City, England know as the Crown Corporation as their supreme authority. Apparently this has been openly admitted in Supreme Court cases heard before and after 1938. According to Ammon Bundy, the Hammond family lawyer was contacted and informed that if the Hammond ranchers continued to talk, federal agents were going to put a bullet in their heads. Is this the America our founding fathers envisioned? Bundy Ranch: Violations, Corruptions and Abuses in the Hammond Case (Bill of Rights) 150 armed Militia men have taken over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters (a federal building) in protest. Meanwhile, American patriots have joined them in holding peaceful protests against tyranny. It looks as if the fight has only just begun.