10 Questions Those Defending the Oregon ‘Militia’ Domestic Terrorists Need to Answer

quiet-mike-militiaIt never ceases to amaze me how large groups of people can completely change how they view something based almost entirely on whose ox is being gored.

Take for instance what’s going on in Oregon. Had a group of armed Muslims illegally taken over a federal building, threatening to “use force” or die in defiance of federal officials – this would be a full-blown terrorist event according to just about every conservative in this country. Fox News would be losing its mind. But because it’s a group of anti-government “militia” clowns (who are mostly white and I’m assuming Christian), they’re “patriots.”

It’s absolutely ridiculous.

The fact is, these criminals are domestic terrorists – at least based upon the FBI definition.

However, since so many conservatives seem to be rushing to the defense of these terrorists, I thought I’d list 10 questions I feel these folks should answer.

1. As I said earlier, if this were a group of armed American Muslims illegally occupying a federal building, threatening to use force against federal officials, would you not be calling them terrorists?

2. Under what authority do these people – most of whom aren’t from Oregon – have the right to travel to another state to break even more federal laws in defiance of a legal court order – as per our Constitution?

3. Considering the two individuals headed to prison don’t approve of what these terrorists are doing, nor did they verbally object to the sentencing in court themselves, what gives these people the right to “protest” on their behalf?

4. How is it “patriotic” to hate the very government that was created by the Constitution and threaten to potentially kill federal officials for legally enforcing the laws supported by that Constitution?

5. Can you explain how a bunch of random gun fanatics who self-govern themselves outside of any jurisdiction of the state constitute a “well regulated militia” whose purpose is to protect the “security of a free state” as defined by our Second Amendment?

6. Aren’t radicals who feel they have the right to kill people for removing them from unlawfully occupying federal property too mentally ill to own guns in the first place?

7. In fact, since several of these “good guys with guns” have professed their belief that they’re willing to kill, if necessary, aren’t they now “bad guys” with guns?

8. What if this were a group of African-Americans protesting an unlawful police shooting who were threatening to kill police officers for removing them from occupying a building, would you call them “patriots”?

9. What gives anyone the right to feel they can disobey or overthrow the Constitutionally elected government I – and millions of other Americans – voted for and support?

10. Do you feel any group of “protesters” has the right to disobey any federal laws or unlawfully occupy federal buildings if they feel that they have the right to do so?

Feel feel to hit me up on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think or if you got any answers from those who support them.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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