This just came to me from a good friend in Arizona. Are you listening, America?
Yesterday we visited a mine SW of Quartzite, AZ. The owner of the claim gave a the most interesting tour and talked about what he is doing and achieving on his claim.
Then he told us about BLM forcing him and all the other claim owners off their claims.
It seems the BLM has taken the role that this Administration has been showing the past years in several areas.
They are forcing the owners off the claims using Recreation Laws and not mining Laws.
The owner expected they were going to show up today and arrest him and put him in jail for living in his RV on his claim, which he has done since buying the claim in 2002.
They have not allowed him to work his claim this year. They have increased his Bond amount so much it is way out of reason.
The BLM is armed, driving Black UTV,s, wearing Bullet proof vests and been closing down many of the trails in the surrounding area. They showed up at a meeting scheduled to discuss trail closures this winter dressed in their black garb and with weapons. Very intimidating to the people attending the meeting.
When the Government did their shut down last fall, they forced all the people to leave who has purchased permits allowing them to camp on the BLM grounds with no refunds.
Getting into his story further he told us the reason the BLM is doing all this is due to the monies the U.S. owes China and now China wants some collateral for the money, the Government intends using the claims and minerals on all the claims to secure the debt.
IT IS TIME WE ALL START CONTACTING OUR STATE CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE, IN ALL OF THE STATES AND MAKE SURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN..
We need to take back what belongs to all of us as citizens, all our public Lands that is NOW in control of the US BLM and USFS.
Lets get our head out of the sand and stop all this