Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the deadly culmination of the 51 day standoff between federal officals and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, texas. Although 70 civilians including more than a dozen children died in the shootout and fire, not one government employee was censured, let alone fired or put on trial.
Most people agree that[the federal siege] was a disaster. Howerver, there is still some controversary as who was to blame for this.
Some,like me, consider this to be out and out murder on the part of our government agencies like the ATF and FBI. Some people will concede that there were mistakes made but that we should just forget about it seeing that it was 10 years ago. Either case should leave us with fear in our hearts that is profoundly unsettling.
Aprli 19th should be remembered by all decent Americans who love this country and the principles it was founded on. We must resolve to never forget what happened. Maybe it will never happen again. But if we discount such atrocities as “mistakes” and continue to allow the guilty to go unpunished we may see many more Wacos to come.