Thursday, February 11, 2016

Malheur Occupation Ends as Last Occupier Surrenders

David Fry via YouTube
David Fry, the last remaining militant at the occupied Oregon nature preserve, finally surrendered after nearly two hours of tense negotiations...

..."I can't come out because I'm a man, I'm making a stand," Fry said.  "A stand means you're willing to risk your life."

He claimed that his grievances were not met, complaining that his income taxes were funding legal abortion.

"I'm thinking that the American people need to know, that when they're trampling on your rights this much, sometimes it's better to die... I declare war."

He complained that he was not allowed to legally smoke marijuana in his home state of Ohio but didn't have the money to move to a state where it was legal.

eye'm thynkin':  #1 Thank God this is over.

#2  Mr. Fry wanted everyone to know his Constitutional rights were being trampled on, but he was okay with trampling on the rights of women who are being prohibited from obtaining safe and legal abortions due to more and more restrictive regulations--and which are NOT funded by his income tax dollars.  You'd think one of those Constitutional experts he just spent the last month and a half with would have told him that.

#3  He couldn't afford to move to a state where marijuana is legal, but he could afford to drive half-way across the country--to a state where recreational marijuana is legal--in order to spend 6 weeks holed up in a nature preserve?

Well, technically, he did get his grievances addressed and his money problem solved.  His tax dollars will now be paying for his own room and board at a federal facility.  And maybe he'll be lucky and get assigned to a federal prison in Oregon where, if he ever gets out, he'll be able to light up legally.

But really, the IRS and a joint--these were worth dying for?

Read more at Raw Story

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