This is a letter that Ryan wrote to the Senators and Congressmen at the Republican state convention...
- It would be good for all e...lected officials to read...
- My cowboy still sits in a cell for committing no actual crime, while my children and I weep for him daily...
We need to start getting our officials to quit being so afraid to do anything.
- Thank goodness our founding fathers were fearless...These days our officials are too afraid to do anything, especially with an election coming up...We hire them folks.
- Let them know that we can fire them too!
Dear Governor Herbert:
I am pleased to address you from the depths of hell where I am located. My heart longs for the
freedom of our God, and our founding fathers want us to have. I am not here by crime, for I
have committed none. I am here because Congress has committed crime that they are not
willing to admit, nor repent of - a crime against our Founding Fathers, a crime against our
Supreme Law of the land. The Constitution of the United States of America, that espouses in it
the liberty our Heavenly Maker intended our land to possess. A land of liberty and freedom for
all. Congress has allowed our Supreme Law to be subverted, bypassed, and ignored until it is
hardly recognized at all, rarely spoken of, and mostly despised when mentioned in the halls of
Congress or in political arenas. Our Executive Branch ignores it, our Judicial Branch avoids it.
Using in its place judicial rulings of their own making.
Our Founding Fathers expected better of their posterity. They expected us to be purer and
more reliant upon our God, who had just rescued this land from such an oppressive
Government. ( He suggests singing the last verse of the star spangled banner)...in George
Washington’s farewell address he said, “of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political
prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable support….pillars of happiness...where is the
security for property, for reputation, for life if the sense of moral and religious obligation are
John Adams said, “ Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is
wholly inadequate to the Government of any other.” Thomas Jefferson said’ “In question of
power...bind the Government down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
We find ourselves in a similar situation that our founding fathers did, except this time we brought
it upon ourselves. We did not adhere to the proper form of Government that they laid out for us.
We have allowed amendments to it that diametrically change it, we have abandoned its original
intent, and allowed Congress to pass numerous acts that do not pursue it, as is required in
Article VI Clause 2. We have, as a Nation, abandoned God, religion, and morality. We kill our
unborn, and glorify immorality and homosexuality. Is it any wonder we are having trouble and
engaged in perpetual war?
Our freedoms are not being lost on the battlefields of foreign lands, but rather in our own
homes, right in front of our faces.
My family and I did not set out to cause trouble. We are simple people who simply want to live
in peace. To live, and let live, while we provide for our families, and participate in normal
community activities. But, we were not allowed to live this way. This Government, our own
Government, whose responsibility it is to protect our rights from criminals who would violate
them, have become those very criminals. They have set out to take all that we have. To leave
our families homeless on the streets, and they want our lives, our liberty, and our property.
They have already taken the life of one of America’s best men, LaVoy Finicum. There are not
many who are better than he, and yet they killed him without thought. They did not consider my
life any more, placing bullets intended to kill in my direction. Only by the protection from heaven
did I make it through with but only one hole in me. Now they intend on taking all of our lives by
locking us away for the rest of them. Why?? Because they do not want America to be free.
Because they do not want us to teach America what our Founders set up. They do not want to
lose the power that they have gained. Knowledge of our Constitution would cause their
illegitimate power to be challenged and brought to an end. No, they could not allow that. They
had to put a stop to it. So, they attacked us, killed us, and charged us with all manner of crimes.
Calling good evil, and evil good. They had to shut us up. The same has happened in history.
So, here I sit, in jail falsely accused. I have written this letter with a pencil that’s not but 2 inches
long, and I have had to sharpen it with my teeth to keep writing. I have spent three months now
in a cell not larger than the inside of a family van. I have been subject to bodily searches every
day, and numerous other humiliating indignities. Not one of our Constitutional rights is being
honored, and yet we call this the Land of the Free. Is it worth it? Damn right it is. Our
Founders pledged their very lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of freedom in
America you are not willing to sacrifice the same, you don’t deserve it. Many died in the War for
Independence, some of those very ones who had made the pledge died. Death and sacrifice is
not required of us all, but the willingness to do so is required.
So, what are you going to do? Are you going to go about your lives as you always have been?
Playing politics? Or, are you going to quit worrying about what party a person belongs to and
start qualifying a person by how well they will uphold the Constitution? Maybe by who will bring
freedom back to this state and back to this people. Stop playing games, put your foot down,
and take what is ours..our land and our resources, and many other things. Expel the illegitimate
agencies from your state. Senators and Congressmen, you can still fix this, and it is yours to
do. Drop your claim on the land that rightfully belongs to the states, beg the people’s
forgiveness, and restrain your acts to Constitutional pursuits. Check the Executive and Judicial
branches as is designed. The three branches are supposed to be at enmity with one another
constantly checking the others. Protect the people as you are supposed to do. Do not destroy
them as you have been doing. Release us all from these prison walls for having to do your job.
Above all, rely on the hand of Divine Providence, and follow the spirit of the Lord in all that you
do. That is all that we have said and done. The Lord said to us “go into the wildlife refuge and
wake the people up.” This was not an easy instruction that we received. We had nothing to
gain. It was far from our homes and families. But, we could see what our Government was
doing to the Hammond family, we could see that if the Government was allowed to get away
with destroying a family in this way, it would be a type and a shadow of what would become
normal. If anyone dare challenge the federal agencies they would be charged and tried as
terrorists as the Hammond’s were.
Is that what this country has come to? It sounds a whole lot like communism to me.
So we did as we were commanded to do. We went into the refuge to wake the people up. I
sure hope that you are awake because it has not been very fun for me or any of the other forty
seven of us in here. That is right...they are holding forty seven patriots of America as political
prisoners for doing what every American should be doing. Hundreds more followed the spirit of
the Lord as did these 47 to come in support of an America in distress. These hundreds are also
at risk of being arrested by federal agents. More arrests are being made. Are you going to
stand idly by and let Nazi-like tactics take place in your country?
Stand up America...it is time.
It was prophesied by Joseph Smith that the Constitution would hang as if it were by a thread.
That IF it were to be saved, it would be this people. The Elders of Israel and other good men
and women who would bring it forth out of obscurity. That prophecy is unfolding now, for our
Constitution is certainly hanging by not much more than a thread. What are you going to do
I have a bright picture of hope for our future. The Lord led us to where we are now. I believe
He will bring us back home as well. I surely do miss my little ones. I believe that we will enjoy
freedom again. Personally and collectively as a country, but it is going to take some work and
commitment on your part. We can’t just lean back and let God do it all alone. He can, but he
holds us accountable and expects us to do good works of our own free will and choice. So go
and do something good today.
Ryan C Bundy
43°49'30.48" N 118°58'20.08" W L-V never forgotten