The media is trying to paint the protesters as violent, even racist, militia. They are Civil Rights Protesters and nothing more.http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=139802
I'm expecting a drone strike on the protestors.Exile1981
This is a stupid mistake by the III'pers and other assorted "patriots". These two ranchers were convicted of a crime, the evidence is substantial and it is NOT a case of federal government over exuberance. The sentence may have been excessive; five years but they WERE unrepentant and typically the judge is more inclined to give the maximum for those who fail to see the error of their ways. The 'protesters' are wrong and if they have to face punishment for their actions I would agree with it. This anti-government group is insane. This won't end well. I hope this doesn't result in giving the gun grabbers more fodder for their plans to take our guns.
Please elaborate further on how burning underbrush warrants this kind of punishment vs. the current administration using the long arm of the IRS to target right wing groups and individuals who contributed to so-called right wing organizations and turning a blind eye to other law breakers. Why should these ranchers be treated differently than Hillary Clinton, Lois Lerner, Eric Holer, or Loretta Lynch, etc. There is no mistaking that this nation was founded on the "rule of law". The problem is we have some "laws for we and some laws for Thee".
You are totally wrong. They admit to starting the 2nd fire on there own land and should have been charged with arson but the BLM charged them instead with Terrorism. The terrorism charge had a min 5 years jail time and a max penalty of execution. The 1st fire they had a permit for and the fire burned less than an acre of land rented by the rancher from BLM.The prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence (ie death) for the second fire. The second fire was a fire break and worked as planned and prevented their home from burning. Even the fire fighters agreed it was never out of control.Exile1981
How am I wrong? How can a person (in a rural area of course) be charged with arson for burning brush on their own land? I must have missed something. Where I live people burn their fields off every year. Even the federal government burns tens of thousands of acres of land inside the bounds of the National Forest where I live as "controlled burns" every year. How does burning undergrowth fall under the auspices of terrorism? I think .gov would have to prove intent. If they did, I believe it would be a total kangaroo court. I live in a sub-division without restrictions and I burn my land off each year. I am required to do nothing, but to avoid liabilities, I call in a burn permit to the state forestry commission. It is free and just notifies them that I will be burning. I believe you are missing my point. So, I will pose it to you in the form of a question. How does burning off a few acres (a minuscule amount compared to the area where these folks live) equate to the much larger examples of corruption and tyranny that I had earlier cited?
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Sorry Jeffry my comment about being totally wrong wasn't directed at you but at the annonymous poster above.Exile1981
No problem. Exile1981. I thought you were the same anon that posted earlier. So, you can see why I was confused-perplexed. LOL
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