An eyewitness said that the shooting that took place on Tuesday that resulted in the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum all happened as a result of federal agents firing their weapons unlawfully. The woman claims that not one of the people who were stopped drew their gun. All of the bullets fired were from federal agents.
She says Ryan Payne put his hands out of the window and attempted to speak to the agents who pulled them over. However, she also said that as soon as he put his head out of the window, someone took a shot at him, but missed.
Payne then drove away. Everyone got in the floorboard, according to Sharp, as the agents unleashed a hailstorm of bullets into the vehicle. Apparently, LaVoy's diesel truck got stuck in a snow bank. This is probably what McConnell references in his video about an attempt to possibly go around a road block that had been set up a mile up the road. More bullets were shot into the vehicle, according to Sharp.
Sharp claims the agents used gas on the truck several times. The woman claims that the media's report of only three shots being fired is grossly inaccurate and she estimated that there were well over 100 shots fired, all by the agents. She also claims that though they were armed, not one of the passengers of the vehicle went for their weapon.
Power is like cancer. It grows and eventually destroys whatever it preys upon. The only way to constrain power is with greater power. But therein lays the insoluble problem. Government was an attempt to provide order to society. It was granted power over others to keep order. But granting such power and controlling it was not possible. Who was to constrain the power? No entity with power willingly limits its power. Setting up another layer of government or power to do so only worsens the situation. Ultimately all power succumbs to Lord Acton’s undeniable truth:
Power granted is always limited yet it always grows and is abused. Power, even in small doses, qualifies as tyranny. Idealists may not recognize it as such until it becomes so great that the tyranny can no longer be denied or ignored. The notion of limited government is fantastical. It is the belief in unicorns, tooth fairies and Santa Claus! Only the young or naive believe in such things.
History provides no examples of government staying within the bounds granted. All governments grow and become increasingly oppressive. The passage of time and human nature ensure such outcomes.
It will be the first shot fired against the Empire. It will be ineffective but will be the first signal that the process of citizens taking back their country has begun.
Donald Trump (or Bernie) is a sign of how frustrated the electorate has become. Voters don’t know how to stop what is happening to them and their country but they are mad as hell and are not going to take this anymore. The upcoming election will change nothing. The best that the public can hope for is to elect a wrecking ball that will dent or damage some of the government apparatus. That is probably a foolish hope, almost certainly one that will not be fulfilled.
The ballot box will be ineffective in satisfying the public. Other means will be tried. The Empire will not stand idly by while its power is threatened. It will strike back at any attempt to slow its growth or rate of plunder. It will become truly vicious, not unlike a wounded and cornered animal. Power is never relinquished willingly.
Government, more properly called The State, has always been dependent on a myth. That myth is that society cannot be orderly without government and that all perceived ills can be solved by it. The reality is that society preceded government and that the State is little more than an Al Capone with better PR and no Eliot Ness.