"I can think of no better response, no better description of the response that is needed and should be applied to the treasonous bastards than those of the man who flayed the last rebellious treason in this country:
"My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom."I had a blissful moment imagining a modern Bill Sherman staring at the gaggle of dirty, hangdog prisoners standing under guard as the old stone building burns behind them, removing the cigar from his mouth to spit;
"Shoot them, major? Shoot them? I think not."
He would pause for a moment before jerking the stogie towards the big trees standing nearby, and growling;
"Rebels taken in arms aren't honorably shot. Rebels, major, are hung like the criminals they are."
"See to it."
It was a good idea at the time that looks even better now.
And I also said at the time:
"I will make two predictions now, and remember them;
These people will pay no price for their treason, and
We, the rest of us, will rue that we did not crush this seditious villainy when it was but small and could be crushed.
The law should have been pressed on the Bundys and was not. The law will not be brought to bear on these swine. Instead they will walk away, boasting, and the poison they bear will spread."
And so it will.