This makes me skeptical about other things. I don't think this is about cattle or turtles. It's about whether laws mean anything. I keep hearing "sovereign citizen" language that implies that maybe this is a nation of men, not laws. And I keep hearing this promoted by Sean Hannity who I suspect of being a shit-stirrer. And other people notice, too.
It genuinely does remind me of the kind of rhetoric from twenty years ago from ol' G. Gordon Liddy:
- August 26, 1994: Now if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests." … "They've got a big target on there, ATF. Don't shoot at that, because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shots, head shots.... Kill the sons of bitches.[1}
There are some people who seem to want to root for a bad outcome. And I don't think they care what starts it all, so long as it starts.