Let President & Mrs. Trump Hear from YOU about the Hammonds

 

Trent Loos and others are leading the charge in writing to President & Mrs. Trump about Dwight & Steven Hammond.  We share their letters and invite you to write a letter yourself, adding your voice to the chorus crying for Hammonds’ release.

hammonds-2To: First Lady Mrs Melania Trump

First off I would like to share how privileged I feel as a 6th generation citizen of the United States to have you as our nation’s First Lady. Your style, intelligence and strength will serve all our nations young ladies as a tremendous role model. Your obvious commitment to your country and family is something to be admired.

With that said,  I wish to bring to your attention the strife of a salt of the earth ranching family from Harney County, OR that have been targeted with political objectives.

Dwight and Stephen Hammond have been sentenced to 5 years in prison because they did the right thing in 2006. Early one morning, a lightning strike caused a fire to start on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) allotment the Hammond’s own grazing rights to.

With BLM permission, they started a fire on their own property which ultimately did burn just over 120 acres. I would like to reference grazing handbook U.S. Code  Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 91 › § 1855 which speaks of willful intent to destroy federal owned property. Although it very clearly states said allotment owners have an exemption.

This section shall not apply in the case of a fire set by an allottee in the reasonable exercise of his proprietary rights in the allotment.

Because the three Obama appointees who actually filed the charges knew the Hammond’s could not be charged with a crime they chose to use another statute that in their own words was a “long shot.”

The Antiterrorism Act of 1996 was created to put teeth in the criminal prosecution of the terrorists of this country who willfully create actions of terrorism not simply using the very tools such as fire the BLM uses to manage the resources.

In 2012 these gentlemen were indeed convicted as terrorists against the United States because they started a fire that saved thousands of acres from destruction.

I am writing this letter to you today because this family has suffered long enough. Stephen has spent 25 months in Federal Prison and his father Dwight is currently at 15 months both at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.

Ma’m, we are a nation of laws. We are also a nation of compassionate understanding people. The family has submitted the required paperwork and submitted it through the proper channels for clemency. I might also add their own Harlan County Sheriff David Ward and neighboring Grant County Sheriff included letters with the submission on behalf of the Hammond family.

Without question they are guilty of not originally taking these charges seriously enough and anyone can clearly see the lack of proper defense by their attorney.

Without the knowledge of the Hammond family, I am asking you that as one who clearly understands the bond of a family and the strength that comes through adversity that you may inquire as to more about the real agenda that put these hard working family men in prison.Trent Loos 3

Rolling up our sleeves and Making America Great Again together!! Thank you for your time and consideration.

Trent Loos

Loup City, Nebraska

Member Trump Agriculture Committee

trentloos@gmail.com

 

 To the Honorable President Trump,
In rural counties in Oregon the federal agencies have taken control and turned much of Harney County into a Swamp.
This picture is of my friend Susie Hammond. Her family’s story is a typical story of Federal Government agencies overreach and abuse.
This is a link to a timeline of the Hammond family abuse:
From the article:
“By the 1990’s the Hammonds were one of the very few ranchers who still owned private property adjacent to the refuge. Susie Hammond in an effort to make sense of what was going on began compiling facts about the refuge. In a hidden public record she found a study done by the FWS in 1975. The study showed the “no use” policies of the FWS on the refuge were causing the wildlife to leave the refuge and move to private property. The study showed the private property adjacent to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge produced four times more ducks and geese than the refuge.  The study also showed the migrating birds were 13 times more likely to land on private property than on the refuge. When Susie brought this to the attention of the FWS and refuge personnel, her and her family became the subjects of a long train of abuses and corruptions.”

Many of the ranches were flooded out by the BLM/Malheur Wildlife Refuge and didn’t have the heart and strength to fight big government.

Susie and family educated themselves to KNOW their rights, and then had the courage to stand up and declare their rights. For this—the federal agencies decided they must be punished.

This story is only the tip of the iceberg (corner of the swamp). In all of the Western counties, the ranchers and farmers are being driven out of business by unconstitutional federal regulations.
 Susie’s husband Dwight, and son Steven are currently incarcerated, serving a 5 year sentence for “Terrorism” for burning grass on their allotment to control invasive weeds.
Please pardon these men so they can go back to their ranch and their families.
Sir, I am pleased to see you making inroads in draining the swamp as you promised to do. Do not forget this corner of the swamp, the corner that raises good livestock to turn into beef steak. Our rural counties in Oregon need your help.
Sincerely,
Elaine Smith
Retired rancher in Grant County Oregon