Waco and the Bipartisan Police State

by | Apr 20, 2006 | Stress Blog

by Anthony Gregory http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory117.html

Every year around this time, I find it worthwhile to reflect on the siege at Mt. Carmel, just outside of Waco, Texas, which began on February 28, 1993, when an ATF publicity stunt went awry, and ended 51 days later on April 19 with about 80 civilians killed.

Waco is still important, because it illustrates the violent nature of the state, the fact that political power flows from the barrel of a gun, and the scary truth that the U.S. government is ultimately no different from all others in this respect. Many people, including many libertarians, would just as soon forget the debacle. But we must remember.

Thirteen years ago the federal government of the United States ended its altercation with a group of peaceful religious separatists

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