This is creepy:
Sheriff urged to clamp down on armed militiamen around Bundy ranchWait, it gets worse.
A growing number of Bunkerville residents want to see the armed militiamen guarding rancher Cliven Bundy leave Nevada, according to a letter from Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., to Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Horsford, whose congressional district includes Bunkerville, wrote that his constituents are concerned about Bundy supporters carrying weapons near local churches, schools and elsewhere....
The letter also says militiamen have a presence on state and local roads as well as federal highways. In some areas, according to the letter, militiamen have set up checkpoints where drivers are stopped and asked to provide a proof of residency....There's no government for these people, except what suits them. There's no law, except what they agree with. Even if you think border enforcement is the absolute #1 priority for the U.S. government, with everything else a distant second, which one of us got to vote on designating these clowns as our new Border Patrol?
You can argue that these self-appointed substitutes for legally constituted law enforcement agencies are taking the Declaration of Independence seriously -- "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it" and all that -- but they decide who constitutes "the people," and they don't care that the majority of us, however dissatisfied we might be, didn't ask for a revolution, and certainly didn't ask them to be our vanguard army, or to choose the issues over which the fighting should take place.
There's going to more of this until they finally get a GOP government -- Republican presidents always make a point of attacking whatever liberals like, or whatever they think we like; that calms the self-appointed revolutionaries down, quenching the revanchist thirst. Until they get that, though, they're going to keep doing things like this.
(Via Joshua Holland.)