I've been following the Bundy Ranch situation from the beginning. And, though I think the BLM was way too heavy-handed, I don't think we'll ever know the entire truth about either side in this. I applaud conservatives and to a degree, even the militias who stood up for The Constitution and the rights of we the people.
But, now it is time for tempers to cool. And, though I don't trust the BLM in any way, shape, or form, I'd like to voice my concern about the remaining militia people in Nevada. I'm seeing reports that some militia members are operating checkpoints on public roads, demanding to see people's I.D. to prove they have a right to be there. Excuse me, but can someone tell me when the Soviet Union was restored and Nevada became its newest province?!
If Mr. Bundy wants the militias to remain on HIS property for his own reasons, that is one thing. For the militias to appoint themselves as the guardians of public highways is another matter entirely, and THEY are now the ones restricting the free movement of innocent American citizens.
Have we traded one set of bullies for another?!
Don't get me wrong. I too, support The Constitution, and swore an oath to defend it. And, given the right set of circumstances I would also take up arms. But is this the right time and circumstance? I do not believe that it is. In my humble opinion, the militias made their point; A legitimate one I might add. But if they continue with their present behavior, they run the risk of undoing any good that has been done. It is time for them to stand down, go home, and let cooler heads work on reaching a resolution for Mr. Bundy
Bruce A. Forster.
Just curious re: the militia "standing down."
Actually, to me that sounds like a dirty set of words.
I associate that with those words at Benghazi, and look what the end result was.
As someone said, the private militia does not have a right to patrol the public roads but should have every right in the world to be on Bundy Ranch.
We do not know to this very day if the BLM went home, or if it was their plan to wait until Cliven had absolutely no protection and then run him out of his land by force or by other means, none of which sound like they would be legal and/or court ordered.
That is my thinking Jim, when they think(They being BLM) they will sneak up on the Bundy Ranch and if Bundy resist, they will simply kill them, With the Militia there they will not try such an attack.
Lets hope this is not a repeat of Ruby Ridge ..That was not a good thing ! the more the government goes out of control the easier it get for them to do so .. It is up to us folks to put a stop to gov. overreach .. Get out and Vote ! we have to get our Constitutional Government Back ..
Thanks for reminding us of the tragic Ruby Ridge affair in which the US government murdered 2 people.
In the case of Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, the incident was about his selling an illegal shotgun to an informant working for the government. The problem is that there's reason to believe that after Weaver refused to shorten a shotgun barrel to under 18 inches, the informant actually shortened it by a quarter inch to make it illegal to set up Weaver.
The result was the murder of his son and wife. The State even indicted the FBI sniper but he was whisked out of the State by the federal government.
Besides Ruby Ridge, we shouldn't forget the Waco, Texas murders and the Gonzalez kidnapping in Florida.
The supervising FBI agent at Ruby Ridge was William Gore who is now the Sheriff of San Diego County and guess what? He is anti-Second Amendment....what a surprise!
Thanks for the info. We need to keep track of those who pose a danger to the Republic.
And the FBI sniper who took out Vicki Weaver later was employed by the government at Waco. Although he claimed to personally have never fired a shot at the Branch Davidian Compound, empty rifle shell casings were found at his position.
I agree with you.
That would make you or anyone else that chose to "Take them out" a murderer.
Think that through!
RFB, you're right. We must be careful, but we shouldn't be so cowed that we acquiesce to political correctness. How to do that isn't easy though, especially with all the provocations by the government.
RFB, same here. There're have been times when I've wanted to grab my rifle and head out. That may have to come to pass. At other times I believe I've bee too cautious.
There's no need to wear tin foil hats to think the Left is trying to drive us batty as Nancy Pelosi.
The sniper's name is Lon Tomohisa Horiuchi.