Jerad and Amanda Miller both were extremist, radicals and sympathetic to the right wing “patriot movement,” and now new information shows that not only were they strong supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, but were also too fanatical for the movement.
Over the weekend, two cops and and a civilian were left dead in Las Vegas, NV after Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda opened fire. Left behind beside the bodies were a swastika and a “Don’t Tread On Me” Tea Party flag. As the cops closed in, Amanda shot her husband dead before taking her own life.
One day before the shooting on June 7, Jerad Miller updated his Facebook status by stating: “The dawn of a new day. May all of our coming sacrifices be worth it.” Additional posts were filled with anti-government rhetoric, taking shots at gun control laws and taxes.
“We can hope for peace. We must, however, prepare for war. We face an enemy that is not only well funded, but who believe they fight for freedom and justice. Those of us who know the truth and dare speak it, know that the enemy we face are indeed our brothers….
“To stop this oppression, I fear, can … only be accomplished with bloodshed.”
In addition to their constant right-wing paranoia of the government, the Millers were strong supporters of Cliven Bundy, who after not paying $1 million in mandatory grazing fees to the federal government, surrounded himself with armed supported after federal agents attempted to confiscate his cattle. The supporters were able to cause federal BLM agents to release the cattle and back off. According to CNN, the Millers were at the Bunch ranch taking part in the armed protest but were asked to leave by fellow militia members because they held “radical beliefs” too extreme even for Bundy’s supporters.
A video resurfaced from a local NBC affiliate were Jerad Miller was actually interviewed at the Bundy ranch speaking about taking possible violent actions against the federal government.
“I feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come in here and try to push us around, or anything like that. I really don’t want violence toward them, but if they’re going to come bring violence to us — well, if that’s the language they want to speak, we’ll learn it.”
The story of Jerad and Amanda Miller is the stereotypical anti-government fanatics that many on the political left often talk about. Not every Tea Party member or conservative is capable of the actions of the Millers, in fact the majority aren’t, but result of the Miller’s decision proves that sometimes the stereotype is true.