Wed, 27 January 2016
I've made not secret about my confusion with the Oregon standoff. I understand what they were angry about, but I just can't wrap my head around what they expect to achieve. If we're talking about anger over the designation of private land pubic or the constant encroachment of the federal government through land purchases, then I'm in total agreement. But this endeavor seemed foolhardy from the get go.
Now, one man lays dead and another wounded when the FBI attempted to take them into custody. You had to know this wasn't going to end peacefully. Not unless the militia threw down its weapons and went home. To allow them to stay at the compound or to concede to its demands would have signaled to every militant fringe group in America that the government was a paper tiger.
I'm frustrated because I understand what the militia was trying to do, and I agree their anger is well placed. But this seemed like a poorly planned and poorly executed attempt to muscle the Feds. It was always going to end in bloodshed. The only question now is, will the others give up and turn themselves in or will there be more bloodshed?
In other news, two of the filmmakers who caught Planned Parenthood on camera trying to sell baby body parts have been indicted on felony charges and now face 20 years in prison. This, while the FBI runs child porn sites on the dark web to try and catch pedophiles. It's a gross injustice, and I'm going to tell you why on the show today.
All that and a look at Trump and Paul ahead of Thursday's debate. Check it out now!