Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Ruby Ridge. Thought you might like this. 
 
 Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement
 
The Siege at Ruby Ridge is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is one that kicked off the Constitutional Militia Movement and left America with a deep distrust of its leadership – in particular then-President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno.
 
 The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The Weavers held racial separatist beliefs, but were not involved in any violent activity or rhetoric. They were peaceful Christians who simply wanted to be left alone.

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12 comments:

  1. .Gov and leftist don't want to leave us alone. Randy Weaver and his family were a nail that stuck up and just had to be smacked down because he had an original thought, to move away and be alone and not bother anybody, raise his family the way he and his wife thought prudent. It drove .gov and the left nuts. I am not saying Randy Weaver was a saint, what righteous man is. He knew a set up was in the making and he knew it was illegal what was being asked of him. Because of that he had to go down and hard.

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    1. Wonder where the sniper is now?

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    2. Living I am sure on a nice fat .gov pension.

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    3. Dissenting opinion from a classical liberal SCOTUS Justice now despised among the ruling elite class. --Ron W

      "The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness. .... They conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone -- the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." --Louis D. Brandeis, SCOTUS Justice
      Dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928).

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    4. Under an assumed name and I imagine his appearance has been changed somewhat.

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  2. There are those of us that will never forget Ruby Ridge.

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  3. Will the real terrorists please come forward. The Justice Department paid $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit from the Weaver family. But when Boundary County, Idaho filed criminal charges against Horiuchi, Barr sprang to action seeking immunity for FBI snipers. He spearheaded efforts to sway the court to dismiss all charges because holding a sniper liable would “severely undermine, if not cripple, the ability of future attorneys general to rely on such specialized units in moments of crisis such as hostage taking and terrorist acts.”

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    1. Infuriating. They should be held accountable for misdeeds, period.

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