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G.B. Oliver discusses threats to private property rights at ICOW meeting

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – At the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming’s (ICOW) annual meeting in early November, Paragon Foundation Executive Vice President G.B. Oliver took a moment to address the group regarding private property rights.
    Having worked in the banking industry for nearly 28 years, Oliver says the current economic meltdown is the result of an agenda vying for the use of private property as collateral.
    Oliver said the Paragon Foundation has been before the Supreme Court twice, and both times, he said, the findings show the court is honoring the Constitution by the narrowest margin. As an example he mentioned a case in which the Foundation participated that tried to limit the ability of citizens to carry firearms in Washington, D.C. “The justices interpreted the Constitution to not mean the people, but the military,” said Oliver.
    “Now they’re taking your property,” he said. “If you were to sit in my office you’d begin to understand how massive this assault is by the state and federal government to take your property. They’re coming to take your property and they’ve got every weapon in the world to do so. They don’t want you raising cattle on or using your property.”
    Oliver said the federal government intends to take the private property and use it to collateralize debt to the World Bank. “We have $16.5 trillion in debt with the Word Bank that nobody knows anything about, because we didn’t borrow that money, but we guaranteed loans with Columbia, Honduras, Mexico and other third world countries,” he said. “We are collateralizing that debt with the fruits of your labor and your property.”
    “Make sure you understand one thing very clearly, because we didn’t understand it,” said Oliver, citing money spent in Federal District Court. “Education is a very expensive prospect. We’ve learned that property is not a physical thing. They can come in and say they found an endangered jumping rat that’s endangered under federal law, and that you can’t run cattle in there anymore or let the cattle water because you’ve got to protect it. They say they’re not taking the property, because you’re still paying taxes on it, aren’t you?”
    Rather, Oliver said property is a person’s right to utilize a piece of real estate. “Don’t get confused when you read these decisions,” he cautioned. “Any time a ruling restricts your ability to use your property in any way, shape or form, that’s taking your property.”
    “They’re coming to take your property, and they have particular interest in eliminating people like you because you stand for everything they despise,” Oliver told the ICOW group. “You’re independent, self-sufficient, have a core belief and you understand the difference between right and wrong and you’re not greedy. They have three weapons they use: fear, greed and ignorance. Those are the three games they play. That’s the preemptive they used in the financial crisis.”
    “Before you think it’s hopeless, remember this – they still swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and it’s incumbent upon us to know exactly what’s in that document,” said Oliver, adding that the U.S. government is given eight specific powers in the Constitution, and all other powers are given to the states and the people respective. “That’s you and me,” he said.
    Oliver said that, according to the Constitution, the federal government and federal district courts have no jurisdiction over properties within a state or over the sovereign citizens of the state.
    “You and I have got to begin to understand the document that limits that authority and gives us all these rights,” said Oliver. “The county commissioners, along with the sheriffs, swear to uphold and protect Constitution of U.S. and the state of Wyoming and the property, safety and well-begin of its citizens. It’s just those guys take that oath. They really have the power.”
    “All of us have the power to turn this thing around,” said Oliver. “As long as the officials are required to uphold the Constitution they have a little bit of a problem.” He said those officers can be sued individually for not upholding their oaths and they can’t rely on the county attorney. “Those are the keys to turning this thing around,” he said.
    “The Paragon Foundation is about teaching people what their rights are and teaching them how to handle these situations,” said Oliver about his organization. The mission statement of the ParagonFoundation is to “provide for education, research and the exchange of ideas in an effort to promote and support Constitutional principles, individual freedoms, private property rights and the continuation of rural customs and culture – all with the intent of celebrating and continuing our Founding Fathers’ vision for America.”
    Christy Hemken is assistant editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup and can be reached at

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