I'm hoping this is positive and a sign of things to come where the people stand up and object to the federal government's intrusion into our lives. And when people do get together and stand up I think governments will be forced to back down. But the other thing is, governments don't give up their power easily, and they may well come back with a lot more force like they did at Waco.
Dr. Paul is in favor of protests such as these, but warns about the use of force:
I really encourage the demonstrations against unfairness by our government, but I would like to see it all non-violent.You can also read Ron Paul's statement on the standoff here.