Where are the Oath Keepers? Where is the perimeter other groups openly told the FBI that they were establishing to “prevent another Waco?” The evidence indicates that at least a few such persons were no friends of liberty, and were accomplices to the murder of LaVoy.
In the end, here is the truth. The government could have, but didn’t prevent this. The 3 Percenters could have, but didn’t prevent this. The Oath Keepers, the Pacific Patriots Network and other militia groups, could have but didn’t prevent this. Without assigning blame – it is undeniable that blood has been spilled, as a significant group of Americans from all over this country attempted to stand in resistance to tyranny.
More than 60 years ago, the great scholar and Constitutional advocate J. Reuben Clark warned that “we stand in danger of losing our liberties, and that once lost, only blood will bring them back.” He also warned, “I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood.” Once again, tragically, we are paying in blood and the loss of liberties from those who stood.
On January 26, 2015 the FBI and Oregon State Police ambushed and murdered Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. Based upon two personal eye-witness accounts, it is clear that the stories being widely circulated are false (due to laziness, misguided motives, or wickedness) and the truth should interest the friends of liberty, and those who want to know the actual fate of LaVoy and how our government agents acted yesterday.
I had just been to visit and interview LaVoy, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, and Shawna Cox the day before, and had only left the refuge yesterday morning in the very early hours. I hadn’t gone there to be an occupier or to participate, I had gone there to see the truth for myself and to talk with Ryan and Ammon. I saw that reporters like Julie Turkewitz for the New York Times had just walked right up to the Refuge and encountered no problems with law enforcement or the occupiers. So, I wondered whether a Free Capitalist might do the same thing.
I made contact with Ryan Bundy, and at his and Ammon’s invitation, I cautiously headed up. With a friend I drove through the night and we arrived in the very early hours of the morning. LaVoy was the first person to greet us, and throughout the day showed us around, introduced us, and talked about all that was going on. I left after a long day, without even staying the night in Oregon, just after my last interview on Periscope.tv with Ammon. Shawna Cox was the last person I hugged.
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