This story is why our founding fathers wrote the 2nd Amendment: so you can protect yourself from a tyrannical government:
“New rules of engagement were drawn up specifically for Ruby Ridge,” Beck noted. Those new rules allegedly included allowing federal agents to use deadly force against the Weavers even if they posed no immediate threat. Beck also said that “weak gun charges” were all it really took for Feds to have the excuse the needed to close in on the Weavers.
Understand, no matter what you may have heard from the propaganda arm of our government known as “the main stream media,” Ruby Ridge was government sponsored murder. It was unconstitutional all the way around: from the entrapment to the writing of laws (here called “rules of engagement”) designed to cover specific people in a specific circumstance. Yes, that is specifically addressed in the U.S. Constitution, and it is forbidden. But then, all we need to do is call a law a “regulation” and voila! No more restriction on what the government can do (you know how that works: just call an act of war a kinetic military action and you no longer have to worry about the war powers act or the constitution).
So, if you are one of those who thinks the 2nd Amendment is about sports shooting and hunting: congratulations! You have been duped and are now a mind-numbed government drone. If you are one of those who does understand that the 2nd Amendment is for self-defense but you think the U.S. government would never attack its own citizens: congratulations! You have been duped and are now a mind-numbed government drone. But there’s still hope. You can shake free of the government/media/education system-induced stupor. All you have to do is take personal responsibility and educate yourself, and that starts by going back and reading what the founders actually wrote. May I suggest you start here?
[Note: I focused on Ruby Ridge because Waco is controversial, but mostly because RR is the clearest case and because it happened under the Presidency of a Republican -- the Party that is supposedly in favor of the Constitution. Hillary said it on the Greta VanSustren show last night: "It's not what you say, it's what you do that matters." Well, what did Bush Sr. do here? And where is the evidence that the Republican Party has changed since?]