Try to contain your shock.
An examination of the record shows the leaders of the starving Oregon militia, including Ammon Bundy and his family, have donated to Ron Paul several times in the past.
Bundy, who is currently leading a group of militants who have dubbed themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, gave $1,000 to Paul's libertarian-themed campaign in 2008 and $500 to his campaign in 2012.
Lisa Bundy, who is identified as the owner of Valet Fleet Service LLC, also gave $2,500 to Paul in 2012. Campaign finance records maintained by the Arizona Secretary of State also show Lisa Bundy gave $5,000 to a state ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in 2008.
In addition, Bundy's brother Ryan, who is also involved in occupying the wildlife refuge, reported donating a total of $613 to Paul's failed 2008 presidential campaign.
Birds of a feather flock together, right?
There's no doubt in my mind that both Ron and Rand Paul are sympathetic to the cause of the militiamen who've occupied land that belongs to someone else in the name of libertyfreedumb.
During the standoff at the Bundy ranch in Nevada last year, Rand Paul called for giving federal land back to the states. Of course Rand has no idea how states would cover the enormous cost of maintaining and policing millions of acres of land.
If ownership of federal land were transferred to the states, the land would more than likely be defaced and destroyed.