Today the world is different. Our nation is different. As Americans we are being pulled in different directions, called on by society to remain silent and acquiescent to the great ramrod of collectivism, or asked to risk everything for principles and ideals that are at the heart of Americanism, but no longer supported by our government(s). Indeed, to demand that the government recognize and operate under these very ideals upon which it is based is considered a threat.
If you believe, if you sing the song of patriotism, if you belong to a Tea Party, or 912, or American Legion for heaven's sake, you must side with one or the other. The time is now. And yes, I do recognize that your life is substantially unchanged from a decade ago, that it is easy to see how one might get through the Obama Administration and work to reverse some of the greatest abuses, but will the TSA come to an end? No. Will the IRS stop their abusive, arrogant treatment of the citizen? No. Will EPA, USDA stop the endless assault on the engines of prosperity? No. These are functions of an oppressive government, of tyranny and their work will never be done.
The monstrous DHS has only begun to collect, evaluate and act on information it is gathering right now. If these actions were being done to the Jewish community, the Islamic community, the Gay community there would be outrage, yet when done to the patriotic community, those willing to risk everything they have in the pursuit of Constitutional government, legal government, ratified government it goes on apace without outrage, with sympathizers cowering in fear of what? Of their government. Is that American? Is that what our children have died for over the centuries? They have died in vain, it seems, for we have given up the price they paid for our freedom without a ruckus, without a whimper.
We know how the government treats patriots, those who would question their authority and it is always with brutality, with hammering down those who rise up against their abuses. The patriot community does not rise up against taxation, written into the Constitution; it does not rise up against traffic laws against speeding, red lights or yielding to emergency vehicles; it does not rise up against sweeping streets, or sewer repairs, or plowing snow. While we might argue that these services could be done better another way, with resources and ways unaffiliated with the government, that is a rational argument to be hashed out within the confines of our civic duty.
No, the Patriot Community rises up against those serious abuses inflicted upon the citizens of the nation of every color, every religion, every ethic background because they are abuses unto us all. They are abuses against the First Amendment of speech and press and religion and the right to peacefully assemble, of the Second Amendment ensuring that the people are never disarmed should a radical and abusive government take control of the nation, of the Fourth Amendment which guarantees that every citizen will not be detained, searched and randomly harassed without cause and sworn evidence against them, of the Fifth Amendment which guarantees that we will not be forced to give evidence against ourselves, or be put in jeopardy of life, liberty or property without due process of law, of the Sixth Amendment that guarantees that we have the right to confront our accusers, to a speedy and public trial, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, of the Eight Amendment against cruel and unusual punishments, of the Ninth Amendment which speaks for itself when it states: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.; of the Tenth Amendment that guarantees that our states shall enjoy the right to act independently of the federal government and to make all laws that do not conflict with those given to the federal government under the agreement of the Constitution.
Every one of these rights are under direct assault by the very existence of the Department of Homeland Security, that they have taken an act described to the people as being necessary to their safety and turned it primarily against the citizenry at large. It is what allows a TSA agent to grope and fondle without recourse, without the protections of the Fourth Amendment. The IRS violates almost every single amendment in one way or the other, demanding without recourse money it arbitrarily decides it is owed, openly admitting that the numbers arrived at are made up, assumed and subsequently demanded from one's bank without warning, without due process.
It is not the street sweeper that has drawn the ire of the Patriot Community, but the outright abuses of so many rights on such a large scale that one cannot avoid the conflict and remain faithful to the ideals of the Constitution. One must either forfeit their belief in the system that has brought us peace and prosperity for centuries, or stand up and fight for them.
We have asked, we have begged, we have voted to reverse this tyranny to no avail. The upcoming election will do nothing other than change figureheads at the top, the bureaucracy will not change, the abuses will not lessen, the inevitable bankruptcy will not be avoided under any congressional leadership that remains faithful to the system as it now functions. It is this understanding that has driven the movement and must sustain it through the dark times to come.
When a government has become so destructive of everything it has been established to protect and defend, it has become an enemy to itself and must be opposed and exposed for what it is, no matter how it transformed, under what auspices it used to make that transformation, it must be recognized for what it is and altered, or abolished.
We can say that it is no one's fault, that human nature dictated the outcome, that it was inevitable that all forms of government end in tyranny. Okay, but that does not change the outcome, or diminish the cruel practices of the government today. That belief should only encourage those who have not yet acted, to act.
PatCom(n)s are action against tyranny. They are the first steps toward outright confrontation with those jealous of our rights, who trample and discard them. PatCom(n)s should enjoy the overwhelming support of every American who desires a rectification of the federal and state governments who now act in concert, a law passed by one is duplicated by another under duress and threat. What cannot be done through the Tenth Amendment is by-passed through coercion among these governments and the citizen is betrayed twice and left to curse and nothing else is allowed, or tolerated.
If you consider yourself patriotic, a believer in the Constitution and its defense, but are afraid to step out and make a stand, afraid of your government and what it can do to you, I suggest you at least support these groups who have accepted the risk, made that great step toward liberty regardless of personal cost or imprisonment. Give them the support they need to sustain themselves through the tribulations, for God's sake at least make an anonymous donation to those willing to do the hard and dangerous work of going to battle with the forces of oppression.
No, I don't have a Pay Pal account for you to donate to, you might have to do a little work in that regard. You might have to do an Internet search to find a place. Yes, you can go on with your life without making any commitments whatsoever. No one will know, but the effect of inaction is already all around you. Do you like what you see? I don't.