When a group of armed insurrectionists takes over public property, threatens civil servants, and flaunts the established law of a nation, and calls for the overthrow of the government that protects its people, the dictionary calls it treason.
When 100 people who demonstrably hate the U.S. government more than they hate ISIS or the Taliban “rally” on the state Capitol Campus, The Olympian calls them “occupiers” and “militants” and gives them a half-page of publicity.
LaVoy Finicum was a terrorist, a would-be cop killer, and was spokesman of a sinister movement that wishes to divest property from the people of America and give it to private interests. If they don’t get their way, they are willing to steal and kill.
To support them and their principles is shameful. Rather than celebrating Finicum’s death, he and the other anti-American thugs should be held up as a warning to those of us who value our public lands and the rule of law.
The whole group of traitors at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge should be arrested, prosecuted, and locked away. For my safety and for yours.