Why now? This has been going on for some 20 odd years. What was the spark that ignited the Bureau of Land Management to suddenly decide to exert their power and force a showdown? I understand that he lost in court, but he still has rights as an American citizen. Don’t “we the people” have any say so anymore, or does the federal government which basically is, “we the people”, just steamroll over the citizens? I am confused. They work for us, we pay them, we vote them in, yet they come after us with guns and force when we don’t comply to their wishes after they change the rules! They can break the law, change the law without any help from Congress, and make up their own laws on a whim. As a last resort, Executive Orders can be signed if that is the only way to get their way. No wonder the American people are pushing back. They see a lawless government so all bets are off.
And yet Vladimir Putin continues to get a free pass from the Obama administration:
Putin is defying the world and especially the United States, and doing exactly what he has had plans to do since the fall of the Soviet Union. Day after day the Russians are escalating the tensions and moving forward with their agenda. What do Obama and his administration do? Virtually nothing. A few little sanctions here and there and empty threats that basically say if Putin continues, “we’ll just have to put him in the corner for a time out”.
We are not even helping out the Ukrainian people with any kind of military support. I don’t mean boots on the ground, but we aren’t giving much of anything except lip service. Like I said, there is no pushback against Putin like we saw with rancher Bundy. There is no standoff with him, no rifle in his face, no threat at all. The sad thing is, he knows that will remain the case and he can continue unabated.