Monday, January 4, 2016

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land

Hey, you're not supposed to take up arms against the Federal Government, dude:

Two days after taking over a federal building, armed protesters in Oregon are refusing to budge until they get what they want.

The problem is, they haven't specified what it would take to get them to leave.

What started Saturday as a rally supporting two local ranchers led to a broader anti-government protest and now the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refugebuilding near Burns.

"We will be here as long as it takes," protest spokesman Ammon Bundy told CNN by phone from inside the refuge.

"We have no intentions of using force upon anyone, (but) if force is used against us, we would defend ourselves."

You can argue this any way you want, but in one remote corner of the United States, there is no law and there is no justice. And there is someone ruining a perfectly good bird sanctuary. I would expect that law enforcement would solve this problem, but I'm not holding my breath. As soon as someone calls themselves a sniper, well, they're instantly a ghostly killer of men from miles away and nobody wants to deal with that.

That's my bird sanctuary, and it's yours, too. I don't remember giving anyone permission to engage in this nonsense, and you probably don't remember giving it, either. Someone should think about putting these people in jail. That would be a good start.

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