Reason sums it up:
It isn’t hard to find examples of marginal groups whose paranoia about the government drove them to violence. The tale of the Weavers shows how the government’s paranoia about marginal groups can drive it to violence, too. The feds looked at a family with fringy views and perceived a threat, and as a result a woman, a boy, a dog, and one of the government’s own agents were killed. It wouldn’t be the last time something like that happened. A year later in Waco, the Branch Davidians’ paranoia would be no match for the paranoia of the Davidians’ enemies.
As our blog friend Beebs often quotes:
“The stink of your lawless government has reached Heaven, the abode of Yahweh our Yahshua. Whether we live or whether we die, we will not bow to your evil commandments.”
– Vickie Weaver
What would Thomas Jefferson do?