It’s proof the universe abides – just in time for April Fools’ Day, this really happened.
Malheur militia dude and anti-government fun monkey Ammon Bundy is back in the news, this time wantonly and publicly defying the order from Idaho’s governor disallowing any public meetings amid the current COVID-19 outbreak.
You remember the warm and fuzzy Bundy from his six-week takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge in 2016? You also remember a jury strangely acquitting the guy? Well now, in the year 2020, you get to take a trip Emmett, Idaho.
According to the Idaho Press, Bundy apparently conducted a public meeting in Emmett, where more than a dozen people attended. The militia member told the Idaho Press that they discussed “whether our rights can be taken away by an order from a governor or an agency, and if they can be, what good are our rights?”
In a video of the meeting, Bundy says, “If nine out of 10 people were dying, it still does not justify the taking of rights.”
Bundy is encouraging businesses to stay open, and promises to use force against what he believes is a government out of control to help them stay open.
“If you decided to keep your business open, then I will be there,” he told attendees. “And I will bring as many people as I can, and we will form a legal defense for you, we will form an active political defense for you, and we will also, if necessary, provide a physical defense for you so that you can continue in your rights. And that’s what I believe needs to happen.”
As of this writing, there are 525 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Idaho, resulting in 9 deaths.
By Andy Thompson