Militias Vow To Fight Oregon Democrats ‘At Any Cost,’ Gov. Calls Police To Arms
There is no doubt that the political climate is seething with animosity on both sides of the aisle. For many, the concept of a civil war in the United States feels mostly that of conspiracy theory. However, glimmers of potential first shots are becoming more and more frequent.
As was the case in Oregon at the end of last week.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) called the police to arms over Republican lawmakers refusing to show up to a climate change legislation session. Some of the legislators fled to Idaho. Others just refused to attend. Governor Brown said that the constitution allows the state to “compel” absent lawmakers. By “compel,” Brown seems to mean dispatching police to arrest the legislators. Because that’s what happened.
The situation immediately intensified when Republican Brian Boquist (R) told the police to come “heavily armed.”
And things got worse from there.
Armed Oregon Militia Groups Vow To Protect Lawmakers With Their Lives
Militia groups, being terms as “right wing” by media outlets, are saying they’re prepared to go to battle to protect the lawmakers.
“We’re doing what we can to make sure that they’re safe and comfortable,” said Eric Parker, the president of militia group Real Three Percenters Idaho, said. He also says that his group is in contact with the lawmakers.
Oregon III%er militia Paul Luhrs stated on Facebook that his group has “vowed to provide security, transportation and refuge for those Senators in need.” “We will stand together with unwavering resolve, doing whatever it takes to keep these Senators safe,” Luhrs wrote.
The post is now removed without reason given.
Senate Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger, Jr. is refusing to comment on his party’s communications with militia groups. But according to a source speaking with The Daily Beast, dozens of armed militia members are “willing to put their own lives in front of these senators’ lives.”
“All of these people are armed,” the source went on to say.
Of course, this is why every citizen needs to have a SHTF plan. Our society is now one spark away from a raging fire. It only takes one threat, or worse, a single shot, to cause an uprising. At which point, the government is likely to declare martial law. If your plan isn’t in place by then, you’ll be among the human cattle.
While this is a case of diverse opinions over climate change, the same scenario could play out if citizen disarmament gains momentum. Would states call upon police to go door to door and collect guns and ammo?
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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