Ron Paul: Feds May Come Back With Way More Force 'Like Waco'
Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul was on “Your World” this afternoon to discuss the battle between a Nevada rancher and the federal government.
The federal government says Cliven Bundy owes $1 million in grazing fees, and authorities seized many of his cattle. Bundy then declared a “range war” on the government, prompting a standoff between Bundy’s supporters and the government. The government has since pulled back.
Paul said the government could come back with more force because it doesn’t give up power easily, citing the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidians' compound in Waco, Texas. He said this issue poses the question of who should own the land.
Paul said Bundy has virtual ownership of the land because his family has been using it for so long.
“I think land should be in the states, and I think the states should sell it to the people,” he said. “You need the government out of it.”
Hear more of Paul’s thoughts in the video above.
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