Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When
legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of
armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger. And yet
that is exactly what happened at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch this
spring: An alleged criminal defeated the cops, because the forces of
lawlessness came at them with guns — then Bureau of Land Management
officials further surrendered by removing the government markings from their vehicles to prevent violence against them.
From Cliven Bundy defeating the cops to "open carry" movement's menace, the left's timidity has spawned a nightmare.