20 years later: murder at Ruby Ridge

August 22, 2012

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?

2 Responses to 20 years later: murder at Ruby Ridge

  1. ken_phd on August 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    WC Varones:

    It’s too easy to assign blame to the vague abstract of government. Ultimately, every government action is controlled by an individual. We do a disservice by not naming them.

    Who targeted the Weavers?

  2. Which one is truly evil? on August 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    …. the Constitution abiding citizen — or the Federal Government executives that seek to undermine the Constitution for their own power, influence, wealth, and control??

    “The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.” – Zbigniew Brzezinski