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Stop Calling These Idiots in Nevada an “Armed Militia” – They’re Just Lunatics with Guns

nevada-ranch-wannabeI’ve absolutely had it.  I’m sick to death of people calling these fools in Nevada an “armed militia” who came to stand against the big bad federal government to “defend the rights” of Cliven Bundy.

These people are not a militia.  They’re nothing more than a bunch of gun happy, right-wing radicals who hate the government and converged on Cliven Bundy’s ranch in a proud showing that they support a man who refuses to pay fees that multiple courts have upheld for violating federal law by letting his cattle illegally graze on federal lands.

They’re not a militia, they’re idiots.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines militia as:

Militia: a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers; a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency; a body of citizens organized for military service.


A bunch of random anti-government fanatics converging on a scumbag’s ranch in Nevada because he refuses to obey the law doesn’t fall into the category of any those descriptions.

For some reason these anti-government radicals believe that a group of people getting together to shoot their guns in the woods constitutes a militia.

It doesn’t.  All these people do is prove their mental instability by showcasing their paranoia as it relates to our government.

Think about it.  These Nevada idiots really believe that because the Bureau of Land Management backed down when they realized that violence might break out, due to their idiotic behavior, that somehow they’ve “won.”  That alone proves how ignorant these people are.

If the government wants to seize Bundy’s cattle that have been illegally grazing, or even arrest him, they can and will.  A handful of idiots with guns aren’t going to stop the government from enforcing court upheld federal laws. 

The government backed down because they don’t want this to escalate into violence.  Not because they can’t crush these fools with ease, but because this really isn’t an issue that should lead to violence.  But if these people want to continue to go around pretending to be some “armed militia” standing in the way of the federal government carrying out a court order that says Cliven Bundy has repeatedly violated federal laws, it might eventually lead to violence.

And that’s when these morons will realize that a handful of mentally unstable people suffering from some kind of paranoid delusional disorder doesn’t equate to being a “militia,” and they damn sure aren’t any match to go up against the federal government.

About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Les Preece

    What would we call them if they had turbans on their heads and demanded the end to the government? I believe the word is terrorist.

  • legitimatedebate

    I 100% agree that these people don’t count as a militia, that Bundy needs to pay his taxes, and that the feds are right for not letting the issue escalate into a shooting match. Mocking people for their lack of education and possible mental instability is wrong in my book, though. The sad states of universal education and mental healthcare in America are at the root of a lot of our problems, and recognizing them is an important step towards working to fix them. Let’s not blame people for not having access to quality education, and let’s not continue the stigma towards mental illness that makes people afraid to admit when they’re suffering mental health problems and seek help.

  • Diane Win

    The TRUE Militia is clearly defined in Article 1,Section 8 Line 16 of the US Constitution, which reads, “[The Congress shall have Power] To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;” Teddy Roovevelt signed into law the National Guard Act roughly 110 years ago that officially created the National Guard AS the 2nd Amendment Militia.

    Those anti-government paramilitary gun fetishists that play army in the woods while getting drunk and masturbating with their guns while fantasizing about showdowns with Government Agents/Troops. Those thugs are nothing more than the insurrectionists, as mentioned in Line 15 of that same Article 1 Section 8, :[The Congress shall have Power] To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;” The Government is fully authorized to use the TRUE 2nd Amendment Militia, the National Guard, to put them down with whatever means necessary.

  • Greg Van Ho

    The crazy people at the ranch give true patriots a bad name.