Reactions to Cliven Bundy raise questions

bundy,clivenWe should think very hard about the implications of the various – and quickly shifting – reactions to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy (in photo), columnist Davis Merritt wrote. “At the most basic level, we need to ask: If expressing racist sentiments is not acceptable, how can stealing a million dollars from American taxpayers be acceptable? At a broader level, we need to ask: If we condemn racist expression because it implies the possibility of racist action, how can we condone blatant lawbreaking, which implies the possibility of anarchy?”