Monday, April 12, 2010

Is this the beginning of States moving towards sedition and against the U.S. Government?

Out late this afternoon is this headline on Yahoo: "Oklahoma Tea Baggers and lawmakers envision a militia!" It goes on in the article to say the following:

Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.
Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the idea with several supportive lawmakers and hope to get legislation next year to recognize a new volunteer force. They say the unit would not resemble militia groups that have been raided for allegedly plotting attacks on law enforcement officers.

"Is it scary? It sure is," said tea party leader Al Gerhart of Oklahoma City, who heads an umbrella group of tea party factions called the Oklahoma Constitutional Alliance. "But when do the states stop rolling over for the federal government?"

Thus far, the discussions have been exploratory. Even the proponents say they don't know how an armed force would be organized nor how a state-based militia could block federal mandates. Critics also asserted that the force could inflame extremism, and that the National Guard already provides for the state's military needs.

"Have they heard of the Oklahoma City bombing?" said Joseph Thai, a constitutional law professor at the University of Oklahoma. The state observes the 15th anniversary of the anti-government attack on Monday. Such actions could "throw fuel in the fire of radicals," he said.

Is this scary enough for you? Every day we move closer to the unimaginable! People are playing with fire and they don't have any clue as to the consequences they are putting into motion. Will sanity prevail? God I hope so!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea of a Tea Party militia is a stretch since NOONE at the tea parties have EVER suggested it. The fact it that it was OBAMA who has proposed an Army of Volunteers as well funded as the Military, and now with the FEDS controlling student loans, and the "option" to provide years of service as partial repayment of it, it is OBAMA who is trying to build a militia counter dissent, NOT the Tea Partiers.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Minneloushe said...

Long Live Orwell. War is Peace! Freedom is slavery! ... and especially: Ignorance is Strength!

I'm going to lose all my money on the TZA. It's going to go to 2, I think...

12:07 PM  

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