Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent... The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
How Not to Run a Rebellion
SECOND UPDATE: 2/12/16. Advice: Don't harbor a future felon.
Melissa Cooper told OPB her husband was arrested in front of their two girls.
“It was traumatic for them,” Cooper said. “Then the FBI agents…these guys from Arizona, they let the air out of my tires so I was stuck. I don’t have money for new tires, and I’m trying to get them fixed right now.”
The FBI would not confirm the details of the arrest.
UPDATE: 2/12/16. This entry of the hot new advice column: "How not to run a rebellion," offers wise counsel: If you are in a position to be charged with serious crimes including using a dangerous and deadly weapon to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with federal law enforcement officers; don't put an announcement on your website that says ...
From the Cliven Bundy official site:
WAKE UP AMERICA!
WAKE UP WE THE PEOPLE!
WAKE UP PATRIOTS!
WAKE UP MILITA!
CLIVEN BUNDY IS HEADING TO THE HARNEY COUNTY RESOURCE CENTER IN BURNS OREGON.
Ummm ... dudes ... like ... the cops will know exactly where you going and where you will be ... and you will have been disarmed at the perfect time for the arrest.
STANDOFF: "We're not going to leave unless ... Oh Crap!"
Thanks to Ammon Bundy and his cast, we have a nice list of suggested ways to screw up a protest, or anything like one...
Begin by demanding the release of two "Patriots" from jail. Throw in demands for return of federal lands to "the people."
NOTE: be sure to deprive thousdands of people of the land while you demand its "return" to people you want to have it.
End up with all 16 of your final protestors in jail, charged or otherwise stuck.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Newly released documents show the four remaining occupiers at an Oregon wildlife refuge, including a couple from Idaho, are facing charges.
An indictment unsealed Thursday names a total of 16 defendants, including standoff leader Ammon Bundy and other occupiers who were arrested last week.
A federal grand jury charged all with felony conspiracy, accused of using intimidation to prevent federal officers from doing their work at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The armed holdouts have said they wouldn't leave until receiving assurances they wouldn't be charged. (emphasis ours)
PHOTO Credit: Ammon Bundy in Creative Commons YouTube video posted by Blaine Cooper, January 23, 2016, three days before his arrest.