If I remember my history, in the 2nd century B.C., a town in Spain was besieged by a Roman army. To show their resolve, the leaders of this town informed the Roman general that they had enough food to hold out for 10 years. The general thanked them for their candor and told them he would take the place in the 11th year. The town surrendered; they knew he meant every word.
In response to the spoiled brats occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Reserve, I suggest the federal government adopt a similar strategy. No electricity, no running water; no one gets in, no one gets out. They claim to have “years” worth of food. Let them prove it.
While raising my son, I never tolerated this sort of behavior. If he could make a reasonable argument about something, I would listen. Conversely, I dismissed temper tantrums.
If the Bundy clan and its followers want to change things, let them do it by the means provided in the Constitution they claim to adhere to, rather than resorting to mindless acts of anarchy. In some ways, I sympathize with their aims. But their methods are worthy only of dismissal.
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Dean Christensen, Fresno