Flanked by armed supporters, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Flanked by armed supporters, rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a protest camp near Bunkerville, Nev. Friday, April 18, 2014.

As you know, thousands of supporters recently spent their own money traveling to the Bundy ranch in Nevada, and confronted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Regardless of whether Bundy was or was not legally in the wrong, the protesters were motivated by the heavy-handed tactics used against Bundy.

A few days after BLM left the ranch, Harry Reid said “This is not over”. His son said Bundy needs to be prosecuted. Thursday, April 18th, Harry forcefully said that those Americans supporting Bundy were domestic terrorists. This was not an off-the-cuff remark. He was reading from notes, and he made that offensive comment at least three times.

This brings to mind some information I received some time ago from a source that I’m not at liberty to reveal, but rest assured the source is very reliable. This source — at great personal risk — gave me a confidential list of people and organizations our current government considers domestic terrorists. The list has surely grown since I received the information.

Listed here are just 15 of the 70+ groups and individuals the government now considers domestic terrorists. Conspicuously missing are radicalized American muslims. Yet, anti-muslims made the list.

The first one on the list sets the tone for the current administration’s quest for total government control;

The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule.
Those who talk about individual liberty.
Advocates for states rights.
The patriot movement.
Tennessee Freedom Coalition.
Supporters of the Second Amendment.
Complainers of media bias.
Christian Action Network.
Bumper stickers that are patriotic or anti- U.N.
Suspicious of centralized federal government.
Concerned about illegal immigration.
Supporters for presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr
Displays “Don’t Tread On Me” emblems or flags.
Evangelical Christians.
Attends rallies for extremist causes. (What’s considered an extremist cause? It would seem the government considers all of the above extremists.)

I’m passing this partial list on for a couple reasons: First, you have a right to know just exactly what your government thinks of you, simply because you still believe in Americanism, our founding principles, that our rights come from God and not the government, and because of your willingness to join with other like minded Americans.

Secondly, and borrowing from the Bundy incident, the need to stay involved is now more important than ever. We saw how a government agency backed away from angry Americans standing on principle. We also saw that the ire of Americans was felt at the IRS. They recently announced changes that would financially prohibit conservative groups from participating in the political process. Our outrage made them reverse that decision.

And lastly, I want to share my opinion about Reid’s inflammatory comments.  I don’t think he or other Washington elitists expected such a sustained resistance from liberty groups and tea parties such as ours. It’s my belief that the socialists in Washington are getting very frustrated at the push-back from average Americans, and have run out of ideas to stop us. We’ve been called racists, radical nut jobs, wack-o birds and other derogatory words. We’ve had the IRS, BATF, and other alphabet agencies harass us. Instead of liberty groups cowering, and not fading away over time, they / we are actually growing in membership all across the nation. My son reports that even the tea party in California is growing. It really is unprecedented.

I strongly suspect that Reid is reaching at straws trying to provoke Americans into an armed rebellion. This fool has underestimated us before, and he’s underestimating us again. I seriously doubt that anyone on the government’s list of domestic terrorists would “fire the first shot” or be duped into it by the words of Dingy Harry. But his words do reveal his absolute frustration with patriotic Americans, and his shared desire with Obama, Pelosi, and others (including some republicans) to rule. But a free people will not tolerate rulers.

The best way to drive Harry nuts is to stay involved in the process, engage our politicians, make your opinions known regarding certain legislation, continue to congregate with like-minded folks, and reach out to friends, families, and neighbors who might not be aware of the outright attacks on their liberties by government.

Maj. General Vallely (ret) said it best: Battles are how you win the war. Tactics are how you win the battles.

We are winning folks.

In Liberty,
Steve Osborn
SCTP Chairman