Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rural America Does Not Trust Washington In State Matters

In what should have been a simple problem to solve, the US federal government has once again made the wrong choice when it comes to dealing with people who do not trust them. Like Ruby Ridge and Waco, heavy handed armed aggression against fellow citizens has lead to another disaster waiting to happen in Nevada. There is far too much arrogance in the minds of the powerful in Washington D.C. and for the life of me I do not understand why they refuse to learn from their past mistakes. A macho attitude of coming into a persons home or property with the intention of making them obey at gunpoint has never worked and never will in a free society. However, since leaders in Washington refuse to learn from history these kinds of problems will continue to occur. The thinking of folks out west is completely different from east coast liberal intellects. For a group of people who believe so strongly in gun control to support the use of guns against American citizens seems sort of hypocritical to me. The rancher at the center of this latest federal government screw up could have been made to pay his 20-years worth of fines in a more decent way. Most Americans would have shown him little sympathy, if the US federal government had not stormed in with guns drawn to impose their will at gunpoint. He owes the money and he is refusing to pay it. Under normal circumstances, when someone owes money to someone else, they are not approached by law enforcement with guns drawn to collect what is owed. US citizens in the west do not trust the federal government in the first place and actions like these are only going to make the problem worse.

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