October 28, 2016
Oregon: So, Taking Over A Federal Building Is Okay Now?
The Bundy Brothers and their merry men who stormed Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been acquitted of felony charges for conspiracy and possession of firearms. In case you don’t remember, Ammon and Ryan Bundy led a small militia of armed men to break into federal property and occupy it for 41 days, creating a standoff where government employees could not enter their place of work because the militia was patrolling the land with deadly weapons. That is textbook treason, but done in the name of patriotism, so I guess they get a pass. In a statement, the FBI said it was “extremely disappointed in the verdict,” a sentiment that was echoed across the country. The seven individuals on trial may have argued that the takeover was a justified act of civil disobedience, but it serves as a slap in the face to both the feds and any American that was ever arrested for protesting peacefully.
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