Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
"I know what we did was right," Bundy said of his acquittal in the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge.
In a TMFS sketch, Shemp Bundy, nephew of Cliven Bundy offers #NoDAPL protesters tips on protesting "the Bundy way" after
Prosecutors were planning their next attempt to try those who took over the federal site in Oregon.
But deep concern quickly crept in as I thought about the implications for government employees who dedicate their lives to
Guns brought by followers helped spread the anti-government message, he testified.
The occupation's accused ringleader wept as he recounted what he said was government mistreatment of his family.
I've been writing for years about the threat of insurrectionism in this country. Now I'm watching my fears come to fruition in this current political climate, where violence is increasingly becoming an acceptable response to court rulings, or political disagreements.
It goes without saying that in a democracy everyone is entitled to his or her own opinions. The trouble starts when people think they are also entitled to their own facts. On the hundreds of millions of acres of public lands that most Americans take for granted, the trouble is deep, and won't soon go away.
Prosecutors are blurring the line between supporters and leaders of the Oregon occupation.
The small government advocates left behind a big, expensive mess for taxpayers.
Stop harming us. Stop harming the church. Open your own heart and mind to the God who is still speaking, as the UCC puts it. We are not your enemy, though I fear you may always see yourself as ours.