Seems to me people preach government overreach in every segment of society, these days, and it undermines a stable nation, taking every bit of authority possible away and instituting teabagger type laws and such that ultimately makes it a nation of moneyed whites ruling the rest of us. Oligarchy is the name of the game and getting it done before minorities and poor whites can get enough organization to fight back.
Much of what you describe is in keeping with the move to oligarchy. The Koch brothers and many other wealthy people are fueling it with their fortunes. Our elected leaders are up to their necks in it, not just Republicans.
...He then argued in court they weren't his cattle...
Notwithstanding Bundy's contentions that the observed
cattle bearing his brand may not in fact be his own
Propaganda already? How droll.
He said he would continue holding a daily news conference; on Saturday, it drew one reporter and one photographer, so Mr. Bundy used the time to officiate at what was in effect a town meeting with supporters, discussing, in a long, loping discourse, the prevalence of abortion, the abuses of welfare and his views on race.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.
“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Can I claim Bundy as a dependent next year? Pisses me off that I pay taxes to maintain those lands and a free loader is using that land to fatten up his cattle for free, to increase his profit margin.