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The Great Oregon Stand Down

Challenging the Rhetoric

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By CHERI ROBERTS for Challenging the Rhetoric

Is it a stand-off or a stand-down? It’s all a bit confusing to the average lay person following daily news of armed militia men strutting around with pocket Constitutions and chips on their shoulders at the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve outside of Burns, Oregon.  Truth be told, most of America, including Oregonians themselves, aren’t even aware of the so-called stand-off even though it’s been going on for weeks.

How do I know this? I live in Oregon. Even the local gun dealer in my town is scratching his head and cracking jokes at Bundy’s expense while he enjoys the increase in gun and ammo sales to people who are afraid of the militia men. The irony in that was just too rich not to share.

For those who are paying attention; many are wondering why State and Federal officials are still standing down doing a whole lot of what appears to…

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