There is only one purpose of the Liberty Movement for me and that is to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." Without the qualifier of "our posterity" I would not have any reason to remain idle, not one minute longer.
My liberty is lost, there are no lines that need to be crossed to push me toward action, those have all been crossed. The single thing that has kept me on the sidelines so long is the prospect that my duty is to secure liberty for our posterity. A self-indulgent single act to take retribution against those who have stolen my liberty would be easy. I know those who have taken it, I know where they are, I know what to do about it. But, does that do one single thing for the generations to come? Not in my estimation. In fact, it could set the movement back ten, twenty years.
We are supposed to be intelligent, we are supposed to out-think the miserable wretches who wake up day after day working for the power of the state. We focus on the Constitution as our legitimacy, but in truth it is the Declaration of Independence that holds the key, not only for what to do, but when and how.
A study of the American Revolution demonstrates that there were not just a bunch of individuals going off here and there randomly expressing their displeasure, but a coordinated movement toward independence. It included leaders in taverns encouraging those less enthused about the prospect of independence that it was to their benefit. There was the committee of correspondence that utilized hundreds of different people who could not even write under their own names for fear of reprisals writing editorials in local papers and printing pamphlets. There were the rascals, of course, who took immediate actions and threw Tea Parties and rebelled in other ways.
George Washington did not go riding into the teeth of the British Army to prove a point, or out of a lust for action. He was thoughtful and often had to retreat to a stronghold in order to regroup and re-man his army. He poked and prodded and struck out at their weaknesses, saving his troops and employing them in a strategic way.
If this is not what we are about, this Liberty Movement, then I don't know what our purpose is. I don't know what I am doing here. This blog is an attempt to reach out to others who feel as I do, who feel as the reader does, to coalesce, to build the resistance in whatever form that might take. The Liberty Summit is an attempt to take that resistance and put it into action. To take a further step toward the goal.
I completely sympathize with those tired of talking. I am too. I am tired of writing this blog and putting my ideas and thoughts out there for others to embrace or reject, but I think it is an important step, this phase. To whatever degree it makes the load lighter for us all, great, but there will come a time when the talking is over, when the writing will do no further good. But, anything that endangers the liberty of posterity and serves only to satisfy my whim is a loss for the movement and a loss for America.
If anyone knew the exact right move to make, I would be with them. Just let me know when you get there.