This past weekend,we were looking at the possibility of another Waco happening in Nevada. A cattle rancher had a dispute with the federal government over what land his cows were grazing on. The Feds say it was their land and he owes them money, while he says he doesn't recognize the feds and their authority in this matter. After several hundred of the rancher's well-armed friends gathered for a showdown with the Feds, blocking the highway for miles, the government officials decided to back down rather than force the issue. Anti-government types cheered....but then again, so did anti-Obama types. Would you have been cheering if it were Bush in the White House and the ranchers were thumbing their nose at a GOP president? They would have done the same thing because ALL government is bad in their opinion.
Some people liken what just happened in Nevada to our founding fathers, rebelling against the tyrannical oppression of the British government. Those people have started their own movement called 'soverign citizens". They don't feel as though US laws apply to them....everything from land deals to paying taxes. Are these people resolute in their beliefs....or are they just looking for a way to stir things up. It doesn't matter how idyllic a society is, there are going to be some people who don't like how things are run, and want to see them changed or abolished. Most society's can handle dissenters, but when does it turn from good honest difference of opinion...into revolution? It did in 1775. I don't believe we're heading back in that direction right now, but it does worry me how many people feel that they are above the law and want to separate themselves from society....fully stocked with supplies and lots of guns. I hear the cries all the time, "...if you don't like it, move." Well, that would be my advice to everyone who wants to form their own compounds and put down their country. If you hate it so much, why are you still here? Go somewhere else....plenty of globe to choose from.
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