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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Oregon: My Take

I have stayed away from the Oregon events specifically because I do not know the individuals involved. Ammon Bundy as well as all the Bundys were beyond reach at the standoff in Nevada (no, I was not there and my attempts to breach the communication barrier were not successful). This is likely the same thing. But, I would like to address the maelstrom of opinions surrounding this event.

Like most things concerning this patriot/liberty/militia community, there are conspiracies, betrayals and those types of accusations floating around. Stop it. Listen more than you speak. Think more than you write. This is Ammon Bundy's move, let him make it. Let's hope he has enough sense to make use of his stage for the cause of liberty. If not, we must decide what to do about it if it turns into another Waco. No more Wacos. Ever heard of that?

My opinion, from paying attention, is that Ammon Bundy should find a graceful way out of this. He has shown that there are those who will rally to the call. The Hammonds were his cause and this happens everywhere in the West, so I don't doubt the level of deceit and viciousness the Hammonds suffered at the hands of the feds, but they caved and turned themselves in. There is nothing left for Bundy to accomplish there. He has brought needed attention to the actions of the federal government and established himself as a leader, perhaps even a spokesman for the patriot cause. That's it. Without defending someone or something his actions have a lesser meaning.

That is only my opinion of the course of action Ammon Bundy should take. I pray for them all. But, should this go south, it is for us to understand and to react to it. It is in the federal government's hands as to how this will end. If there is one thing to keep in mind, all of this was started by the federal government and the bully tactics they have used with Western ranchers and farmers for the past several decades. This is the way they deal with a contract. If the rancher will not yield to their insatiable desire for "public" lands, they intimidate, fine and ultimately contrive charges to convict the rancher of some crime in order to obtain the land they want, no matter how long the rancher has used the land effectively.

The federal government does not get to tell us how to react to their next move. It is all part of the same thing. They have violated almost every one of the Bill of Rights and continue to do so. How they have the ability to sustain the 16th Amendment while violating all the others is beyond me, except that we have allowed it. They have spawned the patriot/liberty/militia movements by their actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco. They have given rise to the Tea Party by bankrupting citizens to cover the debts of banksters. They have spent this great nation into poverty (just wait). They fund the destruction of children and pay the salaries of those who sell the body parts. They have squandered the retirement funds in the Social Security Administration that many rely on for their livelihoods. What will they not do?

So, the ball is in their court. The reaction is in ours.


  1. There is nothing that our government does not claim unto itself. Nothing. What you can do, what you can't do, where you can go and how you will get there, what is correct to say, when you will submit, what property you shall rent from it, who is and is not liable for the same action, who may defend themselves and who may not, and on and on. There is no power it does not claim unto itself, it even claims authority to decide which of the 7 billion of us shall live today. The US government thinks that it is the granter and denyer of all, clearly it thinks that it is God. This displeases the God and we will all pay.

  2. Kind of reminds one of a similar redress of grievances......

  3. Everyone says we need to take a stand but, when someone does, many so called constitutional conservatives get all nervous and say "this is not the place to take a stand" they are just going to make them mad. Well, if that's not cause enough, then what is? If this is not the right place, then where? If this is not the right time, then when? I think that most of us are angry at having our rights stripped away and seeing our freedom and a government of, for, and by the people becoming a beautiful fading memory of history. However... we just keep hoping we can talk our way out of it. We kind of know that might not work but we keep backing up and keep hoping. With each step backwards, the vision of what was and still should be grows dimmer and our resolve becomes weaker.

  4. Sooner or later there must be a stand made or we are just peeing in the wind. Patrick Henry once wrote said:

    "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?"

    He went on to say:

    "Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."

  5. I agree, both with TL & Ron. Maybe this isn't the time, place or issue to make a stand, but when mere words would have won the day, too many were silent. Now we are in a desperate hour with unbelievable forces arrayed against all that is right and just, just like the Founding Fathers. I hope and pray our faith is enough that when we finally step forward for our posterity's sake, that God Almighty supports us, forgives us and shows us the way to win as He did for our ancestors during the Revolutionary War.

  6. The stand is correct, the place and timing are wrong.

    As of right now, the feds could overrun the place, shoot everyone in sight and then claim they were fired upon and had no choice but to respond with overwhelming force.

    The media will show not an iota of curiosity and let the lie go unchallenged. Then, when it is shown the feds lied, media will bury the story on page 30.

    I must credit Mr. Davis, though. I was guilty of Gell-Mann amnesia when it came to this story. He's absolutely correct when he points out this incident is one in a long line of abuses by BLM and fedzilla.


  7. We need to poll the Patriot Community and see exactly what would be the perfect time and place for resistance... Most will say when they come for the guns and to that I say bullshit when that time arrives we will be fighting for our very survival as a species and not trying to right the wrongs of Tyranny... It has to come about long before that in my opinion...So what say you on the perfect resistance that the majority of Patriot's could rally to the cause...

  8. Personally I think it's getting overthought. This is America and it's about Rightful Liberty. If you don't physically obstruct someone's action and you don't steal or damage another's property, then you can do it.

    Someone else can like it or not, someone else can support you or not, someone else can join you or not. As long as it's all consensual, it passes. THAT'S what America is/was about, and that's why it produced so much. It's also why it isn't currently.

    Property? That Govco made such a mess of it and there's this little piece of property out there that nobody owns and everyone owns simultaneously...well, that wasn't those guys' faults and it's not my fault. Hence I disregard it from the equation.

    Speaking as one li'l ol' person who resides in this long as these folk don't coerce anyone, as long as they don't obstruct anyone else's Rightful Liberty, as long as they don't steal or damage any other INDIVIDUAL'S property, then they're free to do whatever the hell they like. If that's what I want--and it is--then they gotta have it too.

    "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others." End of story IMO.


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