The Conservative pundits all jumped to Bundy’s defense assuming this was a cut and dry David and Goliath story where they could make the US Government the bad guy. And to be clear – The US Government did a fine job of trying to be the bad guy: Showing up with armed thugs which enraged the locals; Spouting off about how important the turtle was; Failing to recognize how this would look, etc.
To me this looked like a Welfare queen in Western duds but I wasn’t sure because I couldn’t imagine why his tea party friends would be defending him.
It wasn’t until I realized that the Tea Party, like Sean Hannity, were willing to overlook a lot of inconvenient truths to paint the Government as the villain.
This Bundy was a doofus BEFORE he started prattling off about minorities and states rights.
Well now they are all getting what they so richly deserve.
I do fault the government for not following due process. They should have served a warrant for his arrest and tried him in Federal court. I am very tired of Jack Booted thugs showing up in the name of Justice and brutalizing citizens and neighborhoods. It sure looks to me like a Tyrannical Central government (centered in the East) trying to dictate what is best for the rest of the United States.
The Federal Government has lost an awful lot of moral authority given the Stupid they have visited on the rest of the United states.