We, the People and Domestic Terrorism
In the aftermath of the Cliven Bundy standoff, the rhetoric has really been ratcheted up. It’s amazing to me what the left believes about people like me, people who believe in a limited government. The left actually believes its own rhetoric about the right, while the right simply thinks people on the left are crazy. Of course, the people on the left believe that of the right, so I guess that really puts both sides in the same camp.
A couple of people have suggested to me that I should become a polemicist, but I have no desire to become a Rush Limbaugh or a Michael Moore. Maybe that’s why I will just languish in obscurity on the internet, because I believe in calling things like I see them, not fueling anger and resentment that is now ever present in our politics.
Enter Harry Reid.
Harry Reid should have been an advocate for Cliven Bundy. After all, the way the system currently works, Reid is supposed to be a representative of Bundy. Instead, Reid decided to show his mean spirited, ugly side, something he has done repeatedly over his last term of office.
Reid has shown himself willing to attack people; Mitt Romney, the Koch brothers, and now Bundy and his supporters.
As I did more research into the Bundy situation, I eventually came down against Bundy, before his ill-fated remarks about blacks and slavery, and before I discovered that he and his family made up the story about how his ancestors settled the land in the 1880’s. His father bought the land in 1946.
But then Reid and his cronies, and eventually the left, labeled Bundy and his supporters domestic terrorists. That’s where I have to draw the line.
I ask the following questions about Bundy’s supporters:
- How many people did they kill?
- How many people did they taze?
- How many did they throw to the ground and rough up?
- How many hostages did they take?
- How much property damage did they cause?
- How many buildings did the blow up?
- How many airplanes/buses/trains hijacked and blown up?
Since when did the BLM become a law enforcement agency? When they deploy snipers and helicopters with the intention of intimidating the people on the ranch, does that not, in fact, make them the terrorists? Bundy’s supporters are considered to be the terrorists instead, because they chose to defend the man and refused to stay in their government mandated “free speech zone” set up for them by the government.
But the left truly believes that the people were the terrorists, while they stay silent on groups like the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front who are constantly causing damage to private property.
I put a photo up on my facebook page that said at the very top “We are not against government”, but yet those on the left don’t process that. They believe, instead, that we are anarchists, that we want no government whatsoever.
That is so far from the truth.
Those of us on the right have been painted as anti-everything; anti-choice, anti-immigrant, anti-government, racists, etc.
And now domestic terrorists.
When you have government officials who are bound and determined that they are going to crack down on individual citizens by any means necessary, you have the basis for tyranny.
Think that’s just an idea that I harbor? Check out the Declaration of Independence:
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass [sic] our people, and eat out their substance.
The Revolution started because the American colonies did not to pay for a larger share of their own defense. That’s why taxes started going up. We are in the same situation now. We pay taxes, but what do we get for them? A gigantic national deficit and National debt.
It is far past time for the Federal government to divest itself of the lands it owns in the west. It is well past time for the government to stop harassing individual citizens, and to live within its means, instead of brokering land deals with the Chinese for personal gain.
But, we who believe in that, who believe in what this country used to be, we’re the terrorists.