I figured it would get this bad at some point. Oklahoma legislative officials and tea party activists have won the race among right-wing extremists nationwide to unveil an actually treasonous, revolutionary program to fight the federal government.
The Associated Press reported today that tea party leaders and some Oklahoma lawmakers want to create a volunteer state militia to defend against federal initiatives, or block those initiatives.
The last time some militia members acted out in Oklahoma, they blew up a federal building, killing dozens of people, including little kids in a daycare center. The tea party people yapping about forming a state militia insist their effort is different because they are clothing it in a states’ rights veneer.
I’m sorry, but that is not true. It’s laughably wrong. It’s baldly treasonous. It’s action toward revolution. If a state takes up arms against the federal government, its practitioners are committing treason. It is a revolutionary move that would end in long prison terms, or hangings, for the leaders and probably bloodshed on both sides.
Please, Oklahoma, slap down your lunatics before someone gets hurt.