The interest of the average American today is an orderly society. They no longer care about how that society is constructed, only that order is established and maintained. Liberty is of no consequence to them, most do not know what is in the Constitution and are further baffled by those of us who do.
As noted here and elsewhere, the patriot is in the unenviable position of having to go to war to establish what has been established, but largely ignored in the attempts by government and people alike to establish a more orderly nation.
As each establishment is targeted and oppressed alarms are raised, but there is no general confederation of the oppressed. None seem to realize an attack on the church is also an attack on the Fourth Amendment. The connection is lost. Individualism is a good thing where it is understood that the protections afforded in the Constitution are broad-based and affect us all in one way or another. To fail to recognize this is the ultimate failure of our system.
Those who do not own or even understand the ownership of guns as a threat against tyranny do not care how many arms or people are restricted so long as it produces the orderly society they seek. Since they do not recognize that they might also be branded as those disrupting orderly society by their religion, they go along with all other abuses. When it comes to them, they wail and moan, but will not even seek or accept the confederation with groups they do not understand.
Those of us who recognize that any abuse is against the Constitution and therefore every citizen residing under its protection, we are as outraged when the Catholic Church is required to provide, or at least pay for, abortions as we are a U.N. treaty outlawing private ownership of weapons.
The revolution, as has been pointed out elsewhere, is taking place as we speak by the very politicians we have elected to protect the Constitution. We are the defenders of the realm, they are the invaders, the revolutionaries. We seek to stop the revolution, undo it, but like so many other revolutions it is supported by a wide diversity of those who seek to benefit from it.
When the revolution is instigated by the sitting government and its officials the people are in poor position to stop it, or even address it as such. Do we set up banners and proclaim our opposition to the revolution? Would anyone understand what we are talking about?
Barack Obama is the revolutionary, not us. We are the traditionalists, the Constitutionalists against whom he has begun his war. From the highest seat of government the revolution has begun. George the First (W.) made all of it possible and now the war is in full swing. No, the feds have not begun to round us up, because we are of no consequence. Any direct attack on the patriot/liberty movement would only build sentiment for the movement and that does not serve the revolution. Ignoring us and attacking the unorganized citizenry with edicts from the throne have worked quite nicely so far, why would they bother with us? We are just a noisy little rabble on the fringes.
There are many things that confound our action, all of which are not designed, but are consequences of other things that are designed. So, at whom do we direct our ire, exactly? If we could answer that simple question, we could work toward individual goals in that direction.
Who is most to blame? That is a tricky question because it most logically comes back to us, the people, the citizenry cheering for the revolution. It cannot be the president as he acts with the consent of the congress and the Supreme Court. Yes, it is all of them in one way or another. So, what institution do we focus on? Let us come to agreement on that first, then lets talk of action, of standing in the way of the revolution.