"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

27 January 2016

"Some things are worth more than your own life..."



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7 comments:

Grog said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw4OeyRpMLU

Blue said...

Thanks for sharing...

Grog said...

It's little enough that I can do, Blue, having never met the man, but I will not forget his being murdered.

Blue said...

I usually mindlessly and angrily react to things like this. I am trying not to jump to judgement this time.

I am praying that we don't have another Waco or Ruby Ridge going on here... I don't think this country can afford that again. We will see, I suppose.

Grog said...

Have you been reading the analysis at WRSA? there's a lot of good discussion there.

Blue said...

Grog... Not yet. I have watched the video(s) and can't tell, without audio, what was really going on. I was hoping it would be clear cut. I saw that the cops were shooting onto the truck long after Finicum was dead. I didn't see any gunfire coming from the truck, only in to the truck.

I suspect that multiple people were shouting orders in a high adrenaline situation and Finicum ended up dead. From the videos I have watched, it is too close to call. My initial impression is that the cop who came out of the woods behind him and shot him as he was turning around acted a bit hastily, but I wasn't there, in his shoes. I think anyone who was watching this from the beginning could have called it... One or more of the protesters was going to die. These guys "won" at the Bundy ranch last year. The government walked away from that with their tail between their legs. No way that was going to happen again. The upstarts had to be put in their place, ya know.

One thing I am comfortable saying... The ROE for shooting a citizen in the US appear to be much less restrictive than the ROE for shooting an enemy in a combat zone.

Blue said...

Perhaps "comfortable" wasn't the right word... Confident is probably better.

"One thing I am confident saying... The ROE for shooting a citizen in the US appear to be much less restrictive than the ROE for shooting an enemy in a combat zone."

Sad.