It’s been over a month since this story first broke, yet there are still reports of armed Bundy supporters roaming around the Nevada and Utah deserts “standing up against the federal government.” The fact that there continues to be groups of people sitting around the desert doing nothing for well over a month now has led many individuals like myself to ask the question, “Don’t they have jobs?”
Well, that question has somewhat been answered as it seems that several of these “patriots who don’t need help from anyone” are now asking for welfare from supporters to help them pay bills and buy food.
Christopher E. Ferrell is one of these people who’s decided that he felt like playing war in Nevada rather than going to work to take care of himself and his family. He opened an account on GoFundMe with the following message:
To all American Patriots:
I am the Team Leader that took Charlie Delta, the black marine, out to Nevada along with two other volunteers that all did an outstanding job at the Bundy Ranch. I understand most of you have come to know Charlie Delta through his expressed views on Cliven Bundy and the good we are all doing as patriots at the ranch. I am coming to you tonight humbly asking for your help. We may be the front line soldiers facing down an overbearing govt bureaucracy, but we are first off family men and women that have our own homes and jobs and families left behind to take on this endeavor. Therefore we have spent our fortunes for freedom and love of our fellow man and need your help to continue our efforts to keep all Americans free from tyranny. Please if you can spare even a few dollars for food, fuel and supplies to continue the stand against tyranny and an overbearing governtment [sic] please help. Even the smallext amount will help keep up the pressure to return this land to the people. I thank you all sincerely for your contribution.
Christopher E Ferrell
United we stand! Divided we fall!
He hates the government so much, he can’t even spell the word correctly.
Aren’t conservatives the ones who say that it’s not the gun, but mental illness that’s behind gun violence? Well I would ask them one question: Isn’t anyone who’d spend weeks out in the desert – not working so that they can take care of themselves or their family – all to defend a rancher who’s had four different courts find him guilty of breaking the law, mentally ill? I think so.
Though it doesn’t seem that Ferrell’s begging for welfare from hard-working Americans has gone very well. His GoFundMe page no longer exists and, according to Gawker, he had only raised $170 – well short of his apparent goal of $100,000.
Yes, he apparently had a goal to raise $100,000. But you want to tell me that he’s not mentally unstable?
While I know some people are sick and tired of hearing about anything related to Cliven Bundy, I believe these people are providing us with a prime example of the kind of anti-government lunacy that’s prevalent within the Republican party.
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