Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lost Opportunity in Oregon

By Douglas V. Gibbs

“Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership . . . not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.” - Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
THE CONSERVATIVES THREW AWAY a beautiful opportunity to create a nationwide issue when LaVoy Finicum was shot nine times by State Police and the FBI as he lay dying in the Oregon snow. There was no noise, no demand for justice, and no effective finger-pointing at the one-sided nature of law enforcement under the direction of a Democrat Party led federal government. Potential constitutional revolutionaries were too busy hiding in the shadows, afraid of being ridiculed, and fearful of drawing attention to themselves as radical extremists who support armed militia who dare to stand against the all-powerful Obama administration.

The resiliency and fervor needed as the liberal left shifts the political narrative in their direction is not there. It is as if our allies do not realize we are in the midst of a vicious political war.

Statism has become so entrenched that the perpetrators of authoritarianism act without any concern of reprisal. They are not the ones who are fearful. Those who live in fear are subjects. Those who promote fear are tyrants, and are willing to murder to silence the opposition.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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