It occurs to me that the best of us seek the justification of the Constitution to act, to not appear lawless and out of control. We seek some sort of sanctification, legitimization in our desire for liberty. We are not unreasonable about this, we don't demand the destruction of our government, only that it would work the way it has promised to work. We want to be able to count on something.
In the face of that we have endured court rulings, legislation and regulations that have deliberately stripped us of our status as citizens of a republic and placed us all somewhere below even the most meager of civil servants. We have been informed by so many different interactions with government on all levels that we are to obey the rules and regulations made by some committee somewhere with some form of authority over our lives.
We rebel in the mildest of forms, we protest, we sue for redress even when it gets really bad and obviously illegal. When TSA gropes our child we burst forth, risking imprisonment alone and prejudiced against by the conspirators of collectivism in the media.
Ultimately we are left with two avenues of recourse, burn the whole system to the ground, or engage them in court. We are stymied because we don't have the resources to engage them in court other than to save ourselves from the injustice at hand, but there is no one to take on the bigger issues of liberty. We might beat a rap for disorderly conduct and terroristic threats, but the meat of the matter will never be settled. Another patriot will be subject to the same account-draining defense as the first. There is no end to it. It is the key oppression that the state exerts over us all, fight it and go broke or accept it and set precedent.
If there is one single thing all of us could do to work against the tyranny of the system today and without exception, without substantial sacrifice, is to fund a liberty defense fund and hire a premiere Constitutional advocate to take up our cases as they present themselves. We could then intentionally break the rules, establish cases and attack they system by its own means. If nothing else happens it would at least give us a front to begin the attack. It might buy some time and expose our cause to the greater community. Since participation hinges only on donations to the fund, one might support our cause with little effort on their part and no commitment whatsoever.
I believe the greater public is sympathetic to the way in which our liberties are constantly under attack and being a capitalist, I don't expect any real Constitutional talent to do anything for free. It is the Sinn Fein approach to establishing legitimacy while conducting covert operations with another arm.
We are now a fractured and distanced movement with no cohesion to speak of. PatComs have brought us together and allowed us to share valuable information and to make instrumental contacts, but it is all too slow to stem the tide. It is great for preparation toward some eventuality, but there is nothing to actually stop the abuses that roll on without resistance.
Resistance comes in many forms, it can be overt or covert, it can be of the mildest form or the most arduous, but it must exist and it must be an ever-increasing drumbeat against those who would enslave and imprison us without breaking a sweat. A liberty defense fund could transmit across all groups, through all persuasions of the different ideologies and movements at hand. It is a step forward while other actions are being prepared.