When it comes to Kerodin's Convention in DC, I am in.
From the first day they passed the seat belt law in Colorado, 1986, or thereabouts, I knew it would come to this. I chaffed at the first sign of a government obsessed with my safety and knew that one day it would grow to the point that something would have to be done about it. It never stops at common sense, once they snare you in the trap of considering it a good law, you are all but done.
There are no good laws that protect oneself from one's own decisions, even though there are stiff consequences for failure to follow common sense, it is the law that makes it tyranny. It is not for the government to decide what is or is not a good decision. They are simply there to make the sewers run. Now, they do everything in the world for us, but that.
There is good in all evil, or it would not work. When they stop you at a DUI checkpoint, they have seized you and searched you without cause, without sworn testimony as is required by the Fourth Amendment. Is it good that they get DUI offenders off the road? Sure, but at the cost of providing a precedent that the Fourth Amendment is invalid? Is it good that the Fourth Amendment is invalid? Answer that one after they have ransacked your home, torn apart your bedding, sifted through your computer, looked through your sock drawer, found any number of personal and perhaps humiliating things that are not illegal, but make you cringe at any rate. What they know as a result is that you have hemorrhoids, or take medicine for a nervous condition, or dye your hair, or whatever else is none of any one's business, but they know it and they shouldn't. And, they didn't even need a warrant, because you are not being charged with anything, it was just a suspicion, un-sworn, unattested to, but they had a feeling you might be doing something wrong based on some of the things you wrote on a blog or on Facebook. Tsk tsk tsk.
And, if you are a cow who has obediently walked the path to the trough and back to the pasture, have no fear, you are their kind of cow.
We all have comfortable lives that could go on without the "in your face actions" that the conference proposes. I have a good job now that pays a considerable sum, though I still face debts and obligations from my failed business. But, I feel no great need to go out and make myself anymore of a target than I already have by writing this blog. Except that they will not quit, they will not cease and they will not desist in demanding more and more and more. Were they responsible and generally ethical about the way they have done business before, I might give those in government the benefit of the doubt, but they have not.
They have literally stolen billions of dollars from the poor sots who foolishly believed in paying taxes, in investing in 401ks, in having IRAs to bolster the fraud of Social Security and they literally gave it to banksters to keep them from going out of business. They gave it to car makers to keep them from going out of business and when they say they have repaid it, they have not. Trust me, I looked into it, they have not. What they did is a little bit of creative bookkeeping. They gave GM to the union workers, but those workers did not repay the losses. They did not give me money to stay in business and when they took my taxes, they did not say that they would do with them what they did, they claimed that those taxes would go to the vital needs of the nation. They did not.
Once a government begins to extort from you your hard-earned money it is one thing, it is what we call "civilized government" but when they do nothing with your funds but give it to people who will contribute to their campaign, we call it theft. Sorry, no better words for it. When all of those banks and brokerage firms needed money, the government gave it to them, straight from our pockets to theirs. And now, those same firms can't wait to return the favor out of corporate "profits" which mean your distribution will be an involuntary campaign contribution. So when they hide behind the seal of the United States Government, they find not that they have increased their status by the seal, they have only cheapened the seal to one of the average street con and it means nothing.
When they stand behind the Constitution as their authority, having violated every precept of it, they have not increased their status, they have cheapened the Constitution to mean nothing. A burglar with a badge is no less a burglar.
I have been criticized for relying on the Constitution as some form of protection from all of this, let me reveal now that I do not. What I write is to encourage others that there is legitimacy for their actions, but I know the Constitution is mere garbage in the eyes of the powermongers in government, and if it is not grand in their eyes, nothing else matters. If the Constitution is not the most revered document ever to be drafted by Man, in their eyes, it is all a bloodbath waiting to happen, and it is not, so it will.
I have been criticized for not doing more preparations. Well, there isn't a lot of prep to do when survival is not the issue. Death is the issue and how it is done. There are letters to write to my children, to my wife, to my mother and brother, those are my preps. What is done after I am gone cannot be scripted, except to have my people where others can protect them. I won't be there.
This is not a liberty game.
I have been criticized for not taking the Liberty Summit and making it a platform from which I could pursue greater power in the Patriot community, for not organizing a permanent organization, for not looking ahead to some great role in this struggle.
I am a soldier and a soldier dies so that others will fight.
I have no delusions. My time is marked. I know the end is near. It doesn't matter whether it comes as a result of the Convention, which I really think will be too late. It doesn't matter if it comes when I see others being victimized by a band I cannot hope to vanquish as a result of either racial tensions or economic collapse. It does not matter if it comes defending my AO, it does not matter...it will come. I am just that sort.
I will say this, I did not serve in combat. I was in the Air Force at a time of relative peace. I recognize that it was this time that I was saved for. And, I say that with no great sense of sacrifice or honor, it is just a fact.
I am in the oil field, on the front lines of a dangerous occupation. I have seen a hundred stupid ways to die. I have had friends who worked in the oil field for several years and die stupidly on "days off". People get killed all the time doing the most mundane and foolish things, every day...every day. So, when given the opportunity to die for my country, to die in the effort to set things right, to die in an effort to spare someone else...I have seen a million useless deaths, let me have mine this way, for this purpose.
To those who might think me courageous, courage is built in a strong family. Build a strong family and march to the sound of the drum.