Tuesday, April 19, 2005
4-19 way before 9-11
Way before 9-11, there was 4-19.
Timothy McVeigh and his fellow conspirators blew up the Arthur Murrah building in Oklahoma City in response to the ATF raid on the Waco compound of the Branch Davidians.
There have been many attempts to rewrite the history of this incident and blame it on the right wing talk radio of the time and any opposition of the liberal left that was in power at the time.
The more interesting aspect of this is the fact that it reminds us of the incidents at Ruby Ridge, Waco, and in Florida with Elian Gonzalez. The 'freedom loving' left wing took government agents and stormed private citizens homes, against the legal orders of legitimate courts, and did whatever the executive branch decided to do, despite the legality of the actions.
Contrast that with the respect for the law that was recently shown in Florida with the Terri Schiavo case. Say what you will about the outcome, but the actions taken show that the Bush presidency realizes that this is a nation of laws and those laws must be respected until which time that they can be changed. Opposed to that line of thinking would be the left, who basically thinks that they know better than everyone else, no matter what branch of government disagrees with them.
Who would you rather trust your future to?