Time and time again those who should stand up to the abuses and outright criminal actions of the government do not. When banksters were targeted by the White House as criminals, even though they received billions of taxpayer TARP dollars, not a word in self-defense was uttered. When the libs came out against the Koch brothers, they were largely silent. Obamacare would effectively destroy the insurance industry after a few good years of increased enrollment, but they said nothing.
I don't understand it. I can't understand it. Is there anyone out there? Is there any corporation or industry that will stand up for itself? The oil industry has taken it on the chin and I am part of that industry and all I hear about is the environment, making sure there are zero spills of any kind. Even salt water is treated very carefully even though it pounds the beaches of every coastal state in the nation (yeah, I know its not as simple as that).
Doctors are scum who only seek to make money off of other people's misfortune. Lawyers, however, are noble geniuses. Hmmm, wonder what Barack Obama did for a living?
So, now we are being threatened with another "Stimulus" bill in the form of a budget. More money for his union buddies and government employee serfs who will, on command as Trumpka proclaimed, kick the crap out of the Tea Party for Barack Obama. Obama recently proudly proclaimed the existence of African Americans for Barack Obama. Will he next proudly announce the formation of public employee leeches with violent hatred for Middle Class Americans, who demand more money so they can help the re-election campaign of Barack Obama? These people are, in fact, his largest group of supporters and his most ardent supporters, wouldn't you be?
Recently I was watching CNN in a public area and I watched as a Syrian refugee explained how things had to be done to stop the Assad government from killing their citizens, women and children. He was pleading for the international community to do something other than talk. In effect he was asking Barack Obama to do as he had done in several other Arab nations. He was begging for the opportunity to pursue freedom with the backing of the international community (read: America).
I sympathized with him. He made me consider the liberty movement in America as much the same sort of deal as a Syrian refugee. The whole purpose of labeling the liberty movement anti-government extremists is to unleash the goons of law enforcement on them in the open air. In America there are too many video phones and others ways for the truth to get out, so the government has to get ahead of the picture by pre-spinning anything that might be caught on camera.
But aren't we doing the same thing? Aren't we caught like a Syrian refugee in a hostile land without the support of anyone who should be behind us? Where are the forces who swear to be faithful to the Constitution when houses are broken into and veterans assaulted for no other apparent reason than he was looking for help with an emotional issue? When does a cry for help qualify as a request for suicide by cop? This is not an isolated instance, it is not even close.
The liberty movement is growing, but it will never get so big that it doesn't need the help of others. Where will this help come from? Isn't this what every liberty advocate in the nation is waiting for, some form of assistance, or acceptance, or legitimization? I may be wrong, but it is my opinion that the only reason there has not already been a major uprising from the liberty movement is that they fear the reprisals, the destruction of their reputations, their imprisonment without support and understanding. If one is a Palestinian, there is always hope that enough Israeli soldiers might be captured that a swap might be arranged and be set free, that there is someone out there still working for their release.
In America, if one is a member of the liberty movement, there is a good chance that if you get into trouble with the authorities for standing up for your rights that you will rot in prison without anyone working for your release. There just isn't enough money in the movement to allow for any sort of resistance. Resistance requires that the fight will continue without you, that you are not thrown to the wolves to die alone with no support. This is part of the reason for a Liberty Summit. We have got to coalesce. We have got to become familiar with each other and marshal what limited funds we have toward those brave enough to engage the enemy. It does not have to be a "die on the doorstep" moment but we need to support those who will commit acts of civil disobedience.
Who will do it? Are there not any deep pockets interesting in this movement enough to give the troops, the people on the ground, the great numbers of us who will gladly make a stance at every opportunity if it did not mean giving up everything we have, tossing our families into the maelstrom of the media, causing shame in our families as we are defamed and vilified. I'm not saying that we won't do it, that when the time is right (like right now) that it will not happen, but it will not get the desired effect if everything is kept at an individual level. Whatever sacrifices we might make will not bring others to our cause, it will drive them further away, unless we can become that force that we need, unless our efforts can be maximized and defended before the public. It is as simple as that.
We are at a moment when things have to be DONE. Like a Syrian refugee, I seek only the rightful support that a cause like ours deserves. No doubt the resistance will begin. There are enough of us dedicated to liberty that we will make our stands, but the lives and efforts lost will be great if we do not find that level of support any worthy cause demands. Many of the original founders were wealthy and knew the wealthy and could marshal support, even if that support lagged at times and was desperately needed to continue the fight at least it survived at least it was utilized to effect. Most of us don't mind a cold winter like at Valley Forge, but let us engage, let us begin.