This just fascinates me. For twenty or more years we've had a problem with illegal aliens, human traffickers and drug runners occupying our National Forests near our southern border, not to mention incursions into our territory by the Mexican military, and the government does NOTHING!
But let a handful of rednecks (citizens all) occupy some buildings, that their taxes helped pay for, and this becomes a huge story! Latest update: More armed men visit site of Oregon wildlife refuge standoff, Yahoo News, January 9, 2016.
See previous letters from the same reader.
James Fulford writes: This is what we call "anarcho-tyranny"—when the government won't enforce the law against criminals, but will against anyone protesting their authority. Here are two images from a previous "standoff" that I blogged about.
Here's a picture of police belonging to the Bureau Of Land Management reacting to a patriotic rancher with his cattle on Federal land:
Obviously, they're taking this seriously. That's from 2014, but here, from 2010, is the BLM's reaction to a Mexican invasion, featuring either parades of illegals, some of them armed, or drug smugglers travelling at high speed, all of them armed—they posted a sign.
[Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers, By Jerry Seper and Matthew Cella, Washington Times, September 2, 2010]