"If the standoff with the Bundys was wrong, would the Lord have been with us?" Bundy asked, noting that no one was killed as tensions escalated. "Could those people that stood without fear and went through that spiritual experience … have done that without the Lord being there? No they couldn't."Basically, then, he's arguing that the Lord was working through the federal government, since it was the Bureau of Land Management's decision to back down that prevented deaths. Certainly Bundy and his supporters were primed to start shooting, or even a war, as Bundy himself says—again crediting God:
Bundy also cited personal inspiration from God in establishing his course of action.When is this dangerous criminal going to be arrested and sent to prison already?
"The Lord told me ... if (the sheriff doesn't) take away these arms (from federal agents), we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, 'This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'" Bundy said.