I spend most of my time writing these posts trying not to say what needs to be said. I word it cleverly to stay on the right side of the law and propriety. I avoid calling for any sort of action to be taken as that is a violation of the First Amendment protections against free speech, it goes a bit too far, you see. But, I am growing weary of playing a lop-sided game. I am growing weary of police who strut about with guns on their hips, badges on their chests and malice in their hearts.
Don't get me wrong, as far as policemen are concerned, I believe that most of them are honorably doing their jobs to protect us from criminals. They have families and a legitimate concern for the society in which they live. Yet, where are these men and women when the "bad" cops do their business? Where are the responsible cops when the Pima County SWAT shoots the crap out of a veteran? Are they quiet because they are also guilty of rigging evidence, of lying under oath, of fraudulently filling out warrants, of lying on their resumes? Let the first honest cop point the finger at the rest. Or, are there any left? And, if not, then what the hell is there to wait for?
Many of my readers are cops or former cops, I know that. Many believe the Constitution is being violated as much as I do, but do the average joes need to do it all alone? Where are the cops who know what we know? Won't they give up their "edge" in court to provide the proof that the Constitution is a mere rag with which to wipe Barack Obama's ass? Won't they stand with the people and the document they are sworn to protect? Are they mere lap dogs for the political class that is right now planning their executions once the totalitarianism they have devised is in full implementation? Do they not realize that once they have been used to enslave and terrify the masses that the gigantic governmental monster will no longer need them when they have an army to enforce the peace? Posse Comitatus? Is that the flimsy little law that the cops hope will protect them once all other rights and laws have been violated?
It is a tough thing to look down the road at actual resistance, active subversion and see the path for the rugged footing it has in store. I walked out of my house the other day recognizing that it would come down to a fight. I looked at my pickup and imagined it riddled with bullets, blood splattered all over the seat, knowing that it would be my blood and my lifeless corpse in the front seat after a confrontation with the police. They could explain it off as a domestic terrorist yelling about the Constitution. They didn't know what I would do, they could say. They could claim that I held up something that looked like a weapon and they did find a hunting knife in the cab of the truck. All justified, you see, 'cause he was one of those Tea Party types, the Second Amendment whackos, etc.
The trouble is, folks, we have already seen it. It wasn't me this time, it was a veteran in an Arizona city, but it is coming my way. I feel it like a wave building on the sea, irresistable, daunting and unavoidable.
I went back into the house and talked to my wife. I told her that things were going to get out of control, that the cops would never stop, the politicians who govern them would never back down. Is it worth it? Is it? What do we leave our children when we go? Do we leave a budding movement toward liberty, or a collectivist hell? Do we preside over the last full gasp of liberty on the planet? Is that the legacy that you want carved into your headstone?
I have been counseled to back down, to take it easy, to remember that there is more to this than a flash in the pan, a moment of explosion. I should wait, I know, but for what? The war started in Arizona a few weeks ago. It started in Indiana a few days before that. Those are the battles already lost. Those are the lines already drawn and violated. Now, we can all sit around and pretend that there is something bigger coming, that there will be a time to fight back, but that is a lie. The time is now. But, what to do, what to do, what to do?
First things first, let's choose up sides. Oathkeepers first! Choose and live with the consequences of your choice. See, the rest of us are waiting for the cops to abide by their oaths, to do the right thing. If they don't they will be choosing the opposite side from the people. They will be choosing to be the oppressor over the liberator. It is time to choose and it's your turn. Do not blame us if we take your silence for a decision, because it is.
Graciously linked and quoted at Free North Carolina.
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