An armed militia even showed up to defend Bundy. But they're not unpatriotic Americans are they? The Bundy clan see themselves as the victims of a despotic government. You know, the kind of despotic government one of the Bundy brothers described this way:
"...with these agencies making these codes and saying there law. And then they've got law enforcement, and judges, and prisons, and courts, and everything to enforce those laws...when none of them have been legislated, and they're all unconstitutional."Even my conservative friend in Milwaukee thinks Bundy is wrong.
My favorite is the militia guy who came up with the idea of sacrificing the women first:
"We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front. If they're going to start shooting, it's going to be women that are going to be televised across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers."Now that's courage. But this stuff is so priceless, I couldn't resist including this Sean Hannity interview with Cliven Bundy. What a meeting of...the minds?
It's so nice to see cattle saved...just to be slaughtered later. "Take the federal bureaucrats guns away," says Bundy.
Just as good, MSNBC's Chris Hayes got the real insiders story from Nevada reporter Jon Ralston:
Fox News: Federal land managers backed down in a weekend standoff with Bundy after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including armed militia members, showed up to protest federal officials seizing his cattle. Some protesters had their guns drawn and pointed toward law enforcement, some of whom were also armed, on the scene -- ultimately, no shots were fired and the Bureau of Land Management reported that officials left over safety concerns. Bundy owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees. BLM long ago revoked Bundy's grazing rights on that land ... Bundy, though, claimed ancestral rights to the land.