This may finally kick off the boogaloo.
An Idaho militia, led by patriotic rancher Ammon Bundy, is intending to hold a large rally on Easter Sunday to protest government overreach due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bundy, who participated in the iconic 2014 stand against federal thugs at Bundy Ranch in Nevada, believes that it is time to push back once more now that Idaho Governor Brad Little has issued his stay-at-home order.
“I will be there, and I will bring as many people as I can,” Bundy said to a group of supporters on March 26, one day following the order issued by the governor.
“We will form a legal defense for you. We will perform 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,” he added.
Bundy hopes that as many as 1,000 people will attend his rally, and he is assuring that many of the individuals there will be packing heat.
“If it gets bad enough, and our rights are infringed upon enough, we can physically stand in defense in whatever way we need to,” Bundy said.
“Our goal is to get enough people together and secure our rights… we are not trying to provoke, we want people to be able to worship,” Bundy told CNN in a phone interview.
As of right now, there are 13 recorded deaths from coronavirus throughout Idaho. Little put in place a stay-at-home order for 21 days at the behest of so-called public health experts in the state.
Bundy is not the only Idaho patriot who is angry about the infringements upon his basic freedoms. Other liberty-minded folk throughout the state are not happy about their constitutional rights being tread upon because of this emergency.
“I do not believe that suspending the Constitution was wise, because Covid-19 is nothing like the plague,” wrote Bonner County Sheriff Darryl Wheeler in a letter to the public urging them to go about their day-to-day lives.
Idaho state representative Heather Scott (R-Blanchard) has told her constituents that they have “a God-given constitutionally protected right to peacefully assemble.” She reportedly sent out a bulletin about “The Virus That Tried to Kill the Constitution” urging resistance to coronavirus edicts.
Bundy has made it abundantly clear that he does not fear the coronavirus and even welcomes getting the disease because he has no serious health conditions.
“I actually want the virus,” he said. “I’m healthy, my family is healthy. I’d rather have it now so my body is immune to it.”
Bundy and other patriotic activists in the Mountain West region of the U.S. are refusing to succumb to the fear and hysteria. They will never surrender their constitutional freedom no matter the cost.