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Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Corrupt System Denies Liberty

There are two stories in the news lately that need to be highlighted and confronted. There is the Nathan Haddad story, which I have highlighted in a previous post, then there is the Keith Pantaleon story out of New Jersey. Each deal with arrests over banned weapons and/or magazines, clear violations of the Second Amendment.

A right, as in the right to keep and bear arms, is a right of all of the people of the United States and that right is absolute, it cannot be infringed by any government, not just the federal government, because it is an individual right and goes with a person in whichever state they might reside. Localities might attempt to infringe this right through legislation, but in a nation where the Constitution was upheld and not redefined by every Supreme Court of every age to fit some social engineering concepts, there would be no such laws.

We have seen the degradation of every right that might lead to greater liberty of the people and a validation of every legislation that might reduce the liberty of the people. This is tyranny. This is failing to make laws with the intent of the Constitution which, at every turn, at every phrase screams that it stands for limiting government and therefore its ability to oppress. It is a document that demands that the liberty of the people be respected and championed.

It is for this reason, this systematic denial of rights; of legislators acting outside the parameters set by the Constitution that we find ourselves, the people of the United States, at such a point as to recognize that the government no longer abides by its mandate, that our representatives no longer abide by their oaths to defend the Constitution. This fact is made clear to the people through many violations of rights, not just the Second Amendment, but it is the Second Amendment that give the people the pathway, having been caught in such circumstances, toward rectification of each and every right that has been denied by a corrupt system.

A Supreme Court that is complicit with the denial of rights, rather than validating these rights before the government is a court compromised and unworthy of respect or obedience. It is the sole purpose of the Supreme Court to be the last resort of the people whose rights have been violated. It is the people's last attempt to correct the injustice before resorting to the Second Amendment. But, when all avenues to justice are denied, the people still have the rights given to them by God and guaranteed by the Constitution. The words of the founders of this nation instruct the people then to act in a way that will restore their rights and rectify the role of government in their lives.

It is not the right of one generation to give away the rights of another generation. Each generation has a right to expect their lives to be as free and unencumbered by intrusive government as another. For many generations now that has not been the case. The powerlust of government continues unabated while each individual is born and must wade through the obfuscation of government finally to arrive at the conclusion that our government is corrupt at a later stage in life, having had to learn and discover the truth of the matter through information more obscured and perverted over the centuries.

But today we can see the clear brand of government the officials intend to offer: tyranny and oppression. They offer bankruptcy and mismanagement of funds. They disrespect our votes and work to disenfranchise us by allowing unregistered voters and aliens to vote against the better judgment of citizens. They encourage dependency on the government to secure votes to continue the plunder of the private sector. They diminish all of our rights with the aid of those who do not understand them and refuse to learn their value.

So, the lines are drawn.

It is for these reasons that I fear people such as Nathan Haddad and Keith Pantaleon might get caught in the crossfire of a government out of control and the people who desperately need to bring it back. Their cases are test cases for the patriot/liberty community, for the Second Amendment, for the rights of all citizens to be free from oppression of illegal laws.

While laws are made in capitols and issued out to law enforcement they are enforced or denied on the local level, between individuals. Oathkeepers and good cops should ignore them citing their Constitutional obligations. Individuals who are arrested for violating illegal laws should resist them in court with all their might. The rest of us, those who are affected by bad cops, corrupt judges, illegitimate representatives, senators and executives, must decide whether these laws are legal or not and take action to disrupt the chain of abuse one way or the other. It probably won't be legal, but in a corrupt system, what is?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Line In The Sand?

The case of Nathan Haddad should boil the blood of any good American. A twelve-year veteran of the Army, with four deployments, is a decorated combat veteran and now, probably, a felon. His crime: possession of five empty 30-round magazines for an AR-15. The magazines were stowed in the trunk of his car at the time of a traffic stop.

This is why, even though one is a law-abiding citizen, never talk to police officers and never give them permission to search your vehicle without a warrant describing in detail the area to be searched and the things to be seized. As Haddad found out, assuming that he did give permission to search his vehicle, thinking himself to be innocent of any crimes, now faces up to 35 years in prison, 7 years for each magazine.

In legalese, they will probably give him something like 30 days if he pleads guilty to a felony, after which he will not be able to legally own a weapon, or even have access to a weapon for the rest of his life. This is called manufacturing a felony and the only reason to do so is to disarm as many people as possible by trumping up charges and pumping up sentences to frighten them into pleading to something that should be thrown out of court the minute the charges are brought. In the old days, when disarmament was not the goal, these things were always plead down, not up, for first time offenders.

I had a few minutes to speak with Michael Haddad, Nathan's brother, who has started a legal defense fund. I have promised to contribute as much as I can afford and to encourage others to contribute. Michael, like his brother, is a good person just trying to help out. He stressed, however, to wait until after February 20th before doing anything other than contributing to the legal defense of this disabled veteran. The reason is to see if the legal system will take a no-nonsense approach to this issue. If they do not, we need to be prepared to unleash the hounds. I know that William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has offered his services to aid Nathan's attorney should the state prefer to go the wrong way in this case. Kudos to Mr. Jacobson.

Nathan, like most of us, just want to get the charges dropped or reduced at this time. But, Upstate New Yorkers need to be taking heed of this case. The object right now is to let the legal system correct itself and do the right thing. There is an "or else" side to it that must be reigned in for the time being.

However, it was interesting that while looking up this case on the Internet I discovered this little article about the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

While I believe this is a line in the sand that will test the resolve of the patriot/liberty movement in days to come, we need to keep our powder dry and send a few bucks to the legal defense fund set up by Michael Haddad.

There has been a lot discussed on this blog about good cops and bad, Oathkeepers and oathbreakers. Inevitably the issue of who is good and who is bad and how can the good cops help out without sacrificing their pensions and jobs. I am sympathetic to their point of view as I am not willing to throw my life down the drain for some unseen, unheard of sacrifice that inspires no one but the bad cops to get worse.

But here is a classic example. Had the cop not looked in the trunk. Had the cop done his job and written the ticket instead of pushing for more and more access to search the vehicle, this would not be an issue today. If the cop had found the magazines, recognized that they were not loaded and warned Nathan that it was illegal to own them, but that as a good cop, perhaps an Oathkeeper, he would look the other way in the interest of his Constitutional obligation, this would not be an issue and Nathan would not be fighting for his freedom.

Instead, we have a twelve-year decorated war veteran thrust before the legal system of New York, with no money to pay for the type of legal counsel provided to David Gregory, who violated the same law after being informed by the D.A. that it was illegal to have such a magazine in the District of Columbia and that the law was clear. David Gregory got nothing. The D.A. refused to bring charges.

Let's see if Nathan Haddad is afforded the same type of justice that a white, rich, liberal with a television news program can expect. If anything Gregory should have had the book thrown at him because he had inquired of the D.A.'s office and they told him it would be a violation of the law. That, friends is corruption, open and brazen.

I have been asked by Michael Haddad to add this paragraph to the end of this post. But, please do not stop donating as there is still a little way to go to fill up the fund and excess money might be used to help out other vets who run afoul of gun laws.

Thank you every one for your support of my brother. With everything going so wrong in America. You all have restored my faith in her and in the kindness of complete strangers  from those who donate to those who shed light on this travesty with their websites to the lawyers who have wished to represent my brother for free. Words cannot tell how I feel. I count you all as friends and brothers and sisters.  It's true we live is a great nation.Michael HADDAD

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Do Not Comply

It is sickening to travel the supposed Second Amendment sites and realize they are embroiled in discussions on how to comply with the upcoming laws banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Comply? These sites should be alive with plans to defy and nullify these laws, not through some silly strategy of registering some guns and not others; not through selling these weapons in other states to get a good price while prices are up. Are they insane?

From the Revolution on down we have fought wars against the same people: tyrants. We have sent our young men into butcher mills in Europe to protect the British, to free the French, to conquer Hitler. For what? To merely roll over when our own despot arises on a popular platform with propagandists singing hymns to collectivism? Elections don't matter when the overall purpose of the government, run by whomever, is to alienate not just yourselves from your rights, but all subsequent generations from theirs.

The United States Government, no matter who has been at the top, or which party has controlled congress, has not paused even a second while reducing our children to abject future poverty, burdened from birth by enormous debt; to effectively enslave them to the government or even to a foreign government. What makes you think they are not interested in bankrupting not only their finances, but their society?

Comply? Are you seriously taking a look at the modern landscape, where the government rolls on unabated in the destruction of every aspect of freedom and are not alarmed? You seriously are not planning your resistance; are not lying in wait for that one final defilement that causes you to flash?

God, save us from our allies!

Look, just give your weapons to someone who will use them to defend the rights all of us have. Do not turn them over or register them with the government, give them away to local militias, to strong liberty groups who understand what is at play here. We are at the precipice of absolute subjection to government authority.

It is not our choice to fight this fight, just as it was not the choice of the children of other generations to fight in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the French and Indian Wars, the Civil War, the wars on the frontier, the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. It is not our choice, it is our duty. And, while some might pick and choose which wars were legitimate and which were not, let me emphatically point out that this one is more legitimate than all others, because it is the very survival of our society, of our nation that is at stake.

America has always stood out as a nation where one might rise above poverty; one might exercise control over government; one might sleep at night unafraid of the knock on the door; unafraid of a policemen on the street; unafraid of military columns traveling down the highway; unafraid of a judge or a court. What has become of that America? If it was ever worth fighting for it is now.

Systematically, over generations, the government has exerted more and more power; reached into more and more aspects of our personal, private lives and all with the consent of those we sent to Washington to represent us. We have had elections upon elections to try and get rid of the scoundrels, but the scoundrels are the only ones with the power to get elected. We now know that there is no one we can send who will not be corrupted by the power and prestige of government; who will not come to lust over the power to control the people. They just don't make them strong enough anymore.

What we are dealing with here is not mere legislation, a law here or there to try and find some answers to social problems. These laws being passed now are to the direct detriment of the Constitution, to diminish it and along with it any protections the people themselves have against the power of political office. They are laws to insulate government officials from the people and if we are not liberal enough to pass these laws, they will allow the immigration of people more liberal than us to do it. They will pass election laws, or rather prevent election laws that will prevent these immigrants from voting until establishing citizenship.

They will have their way with us, legally or illegally.

Our only chance, the last option left to us who seek laws that are solid and available to all of us; the sanctity of a Right; the sanctity of privacy; of self-determination; of liberty is to stand tall now and use the Second Amendment while it still has a few supporters and challenge the power of government over the people.

The government has declared its intent to disarm us. They have to do it. They have to do it soon, because they have to crash the dollar in order to re-arrange the finances of this nation. Everyone understands that the borrowing cannot continue, that services have to be eliminated. There are too many people reliant on the government for survival to somehow provide for all of the pensions, all of the Social Security payments, all of the welfare checks, provide for all of the health care they have promised us. They know they can't live up to the promises, so before they start breaking these promises, they have to make sure we cannot react with firearms to the intolerable abuses they know they have to inflict.

To give up on our ability to fight back against tyranny is only to hasten the worst they have to offer. The reason there is no one we can send to Congress who will stand up for us is because they know that when the government has to own up to its impossible situation, they will likely be targets of the citizen ire that is bound to mount in the wake of their admission. So, Republican and Democrat alike have to play this game, kick the can down the road until all of us are disarmed and defenseless. Then they can admit the lies they have told. Then, they can re-order society into something more manageable, without rights, or laws or Constitutions getting in the way.

Resist. Do not comply. Do not let them have the upper hand. Make them face our wrath as justly they should.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

To The Defense Of Patriots

It is instructive to read this account of the battles of Lexington and Concord, even if it is from Wikipedia. It is important to understand the value of your local tribe and the commitment to arrive on the spot of contention. It is important to understand the delicate way in which the British attempted to do nothing other than confiscate the arms accumulated by the patriots.

Confusion on both sides; an unwillingness to go too far by either side; a disbelief in the actions being taken by each side all led to the start of a war. What started the war, really, was the intent of the British to execute a law. It sought to uncover and confiscate hidden caches of weapons. As one reads the account of these battles, one realizes that it was not the initial resistance that was important, but the reinforcements on both sides that escalated this abuse of government power into conflict.

Today we have an abusive federal government which has lost its understanding of itself. It has loosed itself from restraint, from reason, seeking only compliance and intolerant of legitimate demands of individual rights. As individuals, our rights are not recognized by any government body, especially the federal government that now acts to impose laws it has no legal right to issue. But, we are not safe in local governments either as the New York citizenry are now discovering.

Our rights to free speech, to freedom of worship, to publishing our views and pointing out abuses of government, to the right to keep and bear arms to maintain the security of a free state, to privacy of letters and effects which the government has no right to demand or discover, to our right to due process, to a speedy trial, to a trial by jury, to no excessive bail or cruel or unusual punishments, to other rights not listed and the right for our states to act where the federal government is prohibited from acting. All of these are daily undermined, abused and denied in one form or another to individuals who do not have the high-priced legal talent to demand them. In essence we live in an aristocracy where one class is capable of exerting rights and the lower class which is not.

All of these depend on one most important right above all: the right to keep and bear arms to maintain the security of a free state.

What does a "free state" mean? It meant, at one time, a free state as in a free nation, or perhaps it meant a free state as a participant in the union, but today it might just mean the state of being free. Read any way it suggests that freedom is secured by the right to keep and bear arms, logically that the loss of arms means that the security of a free state cannot be maintained.

If we are to draw arms against the oppression of a tyrannical government, defined simply by the desire of the government of any division as one which would violate any or all of these rights, is it not for the defense of all of these rights that we should do so?

Ask yourself: is it not what I have written, what I have said, with whom I have gathered, what I have purchased, what religious beliefs I hold, or what I have in my house that will cause the government to focus on me as someone who might be violating the law? Is it what I have confided in to my therapist that will bring the thugs to my door? Is it the medication that I have been prescribed that will put me on a list, one of a lesser station than my brethren? Won't all of these things soon be the cause and reason I am no longer able to defend myself and my family from the murderers and thieves in our society that the government cannot control?

We are unprepared to demand our rights because we are like most of those assembled in Lexington and Concord. We are rural, distanced with those few in our tribes, those we trust, with whom we have confided as to our intent. We wait for the columns, knowing that there will be none that we recognize. They will come with lawyers instead of cannon, with police cars instead of bayonets. They demand right now that we identify our caches and point to their location. They do this without showing themselves as individuals, but by decree.

Elections got us here, to this point of despotism, but our rights are not up to the majority to define, they have already been defined by the founders. They are my rights and yours, they are unalienable. But, they can only be defended by might. No amount of pleas or demands for respect will secure them now. The corruption of their definitions have been slowly ingrained by government. Those who have been elected to defend these rights have turned against their oaths, against their own legitimacy as representatives. They do not see themselves as traitors, but as employees. They do not see themselves as representatives, but as leaders.

Listen closely for the panicked shots that start the new call to arms. They will be few and sporadic. They may even be fired in error, or in haste, but they will be fired and it is up to you to ride to the defense of patriots.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dear Cop

The battlespace is starting to firm up. Yes, I hear the law enforcement personnel who say that they might be 10% of their comrades who will stand. I hear Oathkeepers staying true to their sentiments about the Assault Weapons Ban. Maybe 10% of the Oathkeepers will keep their oath. There are two things that need to happen: 1) Good Cops Need To Declare Themselves Now, as a recent post suggested; 2) we need to start forming connections to each other, the gun community and those willing to stand for their oaths and defend them.

I know law enforcement is used to standing alone, relying on brothers in arms for their defense and the defense of the laws. Forget it, that day is over. Today, right now, there are only two different individuals in the nation: those who will support the Constitution and those who will try to destroy it. Pick a side already and start forming up with those in the militia, those in the gun community who will be reliable to you when you have to face the other 90% of your precinct.

Here is the other side to that, so be ready: we intend to restore the entire Constitution, which is to say that all of those little caveats that let cops violate the other amendments to the United States Constitution have to go along with all laws associated with restricting gun use. I know that sounds radical, but hear me out.

They took domestic violence and used it to restrict our rights to own weapons; they took prohibition, an amendment so stupid it could not stand the test of a few years before being repealed, to restrict weapons; I know you want to believe there is a law that will stop the murdering, but there is none. Murderers will use hammers, drugs, plastic bags and garrotes to get what they want. The only protection from murderers are weapons used to put them in the ground before they can do the damage they foresee.

As police, you know all the ways one person can kill another. The restriction of weapons does not stop murder. You, the law enforcement officer, comes into the picture after there is a cold, dead person lying on the floor that you could not protect. That is a bit too late for me, sorry.

I heartily support the Sheriff's Association in Utah. It is time to get serious, to see through the media hype about destroying the Second Amendment to somehow protect people. Anyone with half a brain can see who Barack Obama is, all they have to do is look at a picture of Joeseph Stalin.

The problem is, law enforcement can no longer just count on law enforcement to protect them and their children. They are going to have to broaden their view. The Patriot Community will protect you if you let us, if you take your hackles down and start looking at people who carry weapons on their shoulders as bad, dangerous things and start looking at them as you would have them look at you, as defenders of your rights, as defenders of your person. Reveal yourself to us, accept us and we will wade through the fires of hell for you.

Despite rhetoric, the Patriot Community wants nothing more than to bond with "real" law enforcement, who defend and protect us against violations of the Constitution and are willing and able to stand with them when the chips are down.

Here are a few numbers for those in law enforcement to consider: 1) depending on the source, there are roughly a million law enforcement personnel in the nation; 2) there are over 60 million deer hunters alone, not counting the strong Second Amendment advocates who do nothing other than own weapons, respect their use and rely on them to protect their families. My suggestion is that you should start looking around. These are serious times. They are dangerous times. You do not want to put yourself in cahoots with those willing to enslave the people and destroy the Constitution knowing that while you feel invincible now, the truth is you are painting a target on your chest and some of these boys have spectacular optics.

The last part of that paragraph was not a threat it was a threat assessment. Consider it. Have you ever been sent on a call to a dangerous part of town and just had that gnawing in the back of your mind that it might be a set up? Get on the wrong side of this and you might have to worry about that in the nice neighborhoods.

I know these sound like threats. I apologize for that, I am trying to make you see where your loyalties always should have remained: with the people, the law-abiders, the do-gooders who believe in America and believe in it so stridently that the dynamics I have described are in play.

We want you with us, but only if you understand that the games are over. The games with the Constitution which you have played in order to get promoted, to support your government employers and make everyone happy cannot continue. That sort of thinking is exactly why we are in this situation. If you had ever stood up for us against your bosses, we would not need to have this conflict at all. Had you stood strong for the Second Amendment and refused to enforce the stupid laws of government, we would not be here.

There is a greater obligation here, more than to your job, or your pride, but to your families, because if you get this wrong any good you might want to do later will get you killed outright, like some low-level mobster who steps out of line. You might be interrogated later why you have cooperated with the domestic terrorists. The trouble is, there is a Rubicon to be crossed here. You need to know it and do the right thing, not because of some previous perceived threat, but because the nation is counting on you more than any other time in history. You, like the firefighters during 9/11, are the heroes we need to maintain this nation as a guiding light of freedom shining out to the world to emulate. If you are past this sort of persuasion, you are probably one of the enemy.

Take heart, your brethren are falling into line. They understand the consequences of their abdication of responsibility in the past. It is time to own up. The nation relies on your response to this crisis of rights. You need to be the heroes you have always been considered.

I will make one serious request. If there is only one law being violated and that law is possession of a firearm, I don't care who owns it, walk away. That is the only way to validate your oath. Obviously, if a secondary crime has been threatened, or committed, it should be heartily prosecuted. We are not pro-criminal, we are pro law enforcement, but if you read the Constitution, it doesn't make exceptions for the right which "shall not be infringed."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Open Letter to the President Barack Obama

Mr. President

Today, there are families who question the direction of the nation. There are fathers and mothers trying to figure out how to pay the bills, to put children through college, to just get by everyday when wages have been depressed by overwhelming unemployment. I know it is at 7.8%, but that doesn't tell the whole story. Your economists understand what I am saying.

We are a nation saddled with many bills and deficits that are not realistically ever going to be repaid. For example, the treasury receives around 2.3 trillion dollars in revenue every year, but spends nearly 5 trillion, or 5,000 billion dollars. There are concerns that to continue to operate the federal government, social security, medicare, medicaid, etc., the government is going to have to devalue the dollar. QE 1&2 didn't do it. The Stimulus package went largely to government entities as grants and such. This is not a criticism, but it is a fact. That money did not filter down to small business.

I believe that at some point the government is going to have to crash the dollar to pay off some of the bonds already held in order to borrow more money to pay the bills. This is not radical, I think it is something you already know is necessary. I think you proved that by excercising Quantitative Easing 1& 2. It will be an accounting correction to you and the federal government, but it will destroy the lives of millions of Americans. I will cede that the damage was not done by you alone, far from it, but it will fall to you to make that fateful decision.

Under your predecessor, George W. Bush, at a time of national crisis, we ceded some of our rights to the federal government believing that the only way to keep terrorists from attacking our homeland was to give a little when it came to privacy. But, even though it was Bush who got us into it, you have done nothing to restore liberty now that Al Qaeda, in your words is "on the run." When will these temporary violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments going to be restored and what is your plan to restore them and in what degrees?

It might have gone unnoticed in the pomp and circumstance of inauguration that there is an oath tied to the admitting of one to office. It asks if the office holder is willing to affirm that they will abide by the Constitution, to "protect and defend the Constititution against all enemies foreign and domestic" without coercion or intent to deceive. With everything aside, I mean the fact that so many voted for you; that popularity and media adoration are a given to someone of your background who has attained such high office and the support of African Americans, who are hungry for representation; that Hollywood is in your corner; that labor unions and a lot of people who have not found their place in American society as you have done look to you for inspiration; given all of that, are you willing to swear on your honor that you will protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic without coercion or deception? I ask this, because you have not done so in the first four years of your presidency.

Despite what you have been taught and what the legacies of other administrations have been shown, the Constitution is not a document to be further defined. Even in legal language terms such as "shall not be infringed" and "Congress shall make no law" are pretty definitive, even if they are legalistically worked around. For citizens like me, the words of the Constitution are all they need, they don't need legal scholars to explain "shall not" or "make no law."

Which brings us to the point. I am a Second Amendment advocate, I make no apologies for that, but I am also a First Amendment advocate and down the line. I believe that the Bill of Rights were that, a bill from the government to the people of certain rights, not privileges, not exceptions, not waivers, hard and fast rights, inalienable to us all on birth in the United States of America. So, when I say I am a Second Amendment advocate, I don't hold that right any greater than any other, except to say that it is the last refuge to maintain other rights that may have already been alienated by clever lawyers and Supreme Court Justices.

On this issue let me be blunt: after the many abuses of our rights through the decades, not just your administration, but others even more egregious, we have come to a point where we have had enough. We have let your agents grope our children and grandmothers, steal from our luggage, laugh at our naked images on X-ray machines that deliver who knows how much radiation, all in order to get on an airplane and not disappoint family and friends; not lose business our employers expect; not be late for weddings and funerals; not infuriate others in line at security checkpoints in airports and etc. These practical allowances have not been taken in the spirit which they were meant, i.e. as an accommodation to a nation suddenly under attack by violent and hateful terrorists willing to put our children on the front lines of a deadly and persistent war against the West.

Sandy Hook Elementary was a devastating blow to America; it broke our hearts to think that children would be targeted in such a vile and vicious way. But, instead of handling this incident with the mind of a president eager to quell the fears of a nation, your response was to launch an attack against gun owners of all stripes, from the hunters, to sportsmen to the families forced by economics to live in violent neighborhoods where break-ins, rapes and murders are not as uncommon as they should be, whose only viable defense against the violence is self-defense in the form of a firearm. Yes, some of those threatened have needed five, six, or twenty bullets to defend themselves. There is no certain number that will do the trick, just as there is no certain number of assailants who will enter one's home.

In an attempt to be brief, I will get to the point. Your intent to do as much as you can to disarm the American public is apparent, either as legislation you support or Executive Orders you have signed. Your emotional appeal to the American public via surrounding yourself with children does not ring logical to the American family, because the defense of one's own children is often the sole purpose to own firearms. I can point you to innumerable instances where this has been the case and the total swamps by millions the twenty children you claim to represent with these orders.

Here's the fact of the matter: we have had enough.

We will resist at all costs your efforts, because we know the result. The result is Washington D.C. and its murder rate; Chicago  and its murder rate versus Wyoming and its murder rate and I mean by per capita, not totals.

The bigger point, however, is that without the Second Amendment none of the others can be enforced by the people themselves. Now, I understand that you have armies; you have federal officers. I do not underestimate the power of the federal government, or its agents. I do not mean to call them out, but neither shall we yield to that raw force that you represent with guns and tanks.

We do not believe that you have the law on your side. As is typical, you are likely to attack me on legalities and what the Constitution says or doesn't say as defined by Stare Decisis and such, or what some Supreme Court Justice wrote once in a big book. What I am telling you is that there is a breaking point, a point at which we will go no further and will die to prove it.

I know the response from your spokesperson might be that we are suggesting going to war with the federal government, with law enforcement. That is not the case. In fact, we expect most of them to be on our side when you finally overplay your hand as you have so recently proven you are willing to do. Some people, yourself excluded, care about the oaths they take and the promises they make and I believe there will be a lot of soul-searching in the hearts of those you expect to carry out your orders against their neighbors, relatives and acquaintances.

You are welcome to ask me how many I am willing to kill to retain my rights as soon as you are willing to answer my question: How many are you willing to kill to get them?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Push Back

The situation is critical. We have been asked for our rights, to give them up freely, without resistance. We have been asked to fall in line willingly, to get on the train, if you please.

It is a time to define our goals, to seek out allies and identify enemies. Our goal is the restoration of Constitutional protections of our God-given rights. Our allies should be law enforcement and military personnel who have sworn oaths to the Constitution. Our enemies are anyone who has supported the concept of banning guns or Constitutional rights of any kind and those who would issue propaganda to coerce the public to agree.

Constitutionally, the way this is supposed to work is for representatives and senators to stand up to the tyranny proposed by any individual or branch of government who seeks to undermine the Constitution and especially the people's rights under its protections. It is apparent that, but for a few, there is not the will of our representatives and senators to do so.  Our representatives are not there simply to bargain on the behalf of special interest groups, that is what they normally do, but their only honest purpose is to stand up in our stead as defenders and protectors of the people's rights.

Cops are not infallible. They think they know the bad guys and have an obligation to put them into custody at any cost, even the open violation of the Constitution to which they have sworn their fidelity. But, there are those who have the understanding and the backbone to resist the dictates of a dictator reliant on public adoration for his power. This is not a democracy, it is not a case of rights being issued and revoked by a majority vote. It is not within the power of politicians to decide which rights I might keep or forfeit for their ends.

There are sheriffs in Georgia, in Colorado and in Minnesota who have openly declared that they will not enforce these executive orders. They have done their duty and we should support them with calls and if they happen to be in one's AO, they should be given the assurance that if the federal government seeks to visit coercion upon them, that we stand with them and can be counted on to assist their office if necessary.  

Our fight is against oppression. It is for the restoration of our rights. It is for the rule of law. It is for the Constitution. Many will come against us, so we must embrace those who have come forward to stand with us.

I recently wrote a post called The Good Cops Need To Declare Themselves and a few have. We should not turn our backs on them, or let them hang there alone.

I suggest to you that we are in the early stages of the Marxist revolution on American soil. Bravery is on our side, but the last thing we need to do is alienate those who rightfully have exposed themselves to take up our cause.

It is time to push back in a variety of ways. I have been asked if we should try to help defend those in New York who have been issued decrees by a tin-star governor. No. It is the right and the obligation of those in New York to defend their rights, to ask their sheriffs to stand with those who have refused to enforce the new executive orders from Barack Obama. While it is all of our rights, it is their duty. We all have duties identical to those in New York. We should prepare to defend our rights in our AO.

There will be time to nationalize the effort, but that time is not now. Now is the time for dedicated action to thwart or defend the actors in our own AO. We need to discover the positions of our politicians, of our sheriffs, of our law enforcement. Done right, we can forge long-lasting relationships that will help us to restore other rights in the future.

I am not a leader. I do not have all the answers. I don't pretend to tell anyone what to do, but I do make obvious suggestions that I hope will be considered. Please consider.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Honest Truth of Bold Tyranny

The future is now. We are being asked a very serious question by Governor Cuomo and Barack Obama: "What are you going to do about it?"

I contend that there has been only one thing that has gotten through the heads of the tryannical collectivists in our government, that the people will do absolutely nothing to preserve their rights. It was a lesson taught to them by George W. Bush when he created the Department of Homeland Security, when we were asked to sacrifice certain rights for our security. We should not have, it has only emboldened the Marxists in government of every level to make this final play.

We are there now. We have sought to tend our own business too long. We have sought peace. Our desire to somehow save the nation from within the system has failed. We don't want to have to move away from what is familiar and relatively safe. We look around us and we have jobs; we have incomes; we have families; we have homes; we have lives that we have worked hard to preserve.

Now, we are being asked to abandon all of that to demand our rights. We ask for our rights to be respected, knowing that over the past several decades and administrations our pleas have been ridiculed, because the government has all the power, all the machines of war that they need to deny those rights and see no reason to negotiate with us at all.

We are the soldiers and sailors of the wars they have fought. We are the ones who built the tools they use to threaten us. We have created the wealth that they have used to erect our prisons. We supply the funds they use to build armies against us.

We have asked only that in return our rights be respected and our constitution be obeyed.

They laugh when we make our demands from our dinner tables and porches, because they know we don't have the will to destroy all that we have built, all the memories of the lives given in defense of what we have built.

To them, we are nothing and they have finally decided to let us know exactly where we stand. They are not trying to placate us by listening to our demands. They laugh full in our faces for making them. They want this fight. They are pushing as hard as they can on the last shreds of restraint we have, to make us leap. I know the tactic. I have used it when I knew I could win. When I wanted domination. I recognize it.

They are strong now and we are weak. We have given them every other weapon in our arsenal to keep the peace, except one and now they want it, too.

It begins in New York. Cuomo has been summoned to start the confiscation to show us all that we are helpless, that nothing will happen, that we will all give up our arms willingly to breathe for one more day. Cuomo has taken the theory into practice and now waits to see what will happen with a demonic gleam in his eye, because he knows they will win.

I have been there.

The world waits to see what will happen in New York.

Beyond today, there are only three possible outcomes: 1) that the law will go into effect and the lie to Second Amendment resistance will be exposed, opening the door to absolute despotism; 2) that some resistance will be put up against the immoral laws passed by the New York government that will serve to justify police state actions to demonstrate to the rest of us that resistance is futile and deadly; 3) that resistance will begin, grow and start to gain momentum, drawing in some members of the government or military to the resistance and the war for restoration will begin in earnest.

None of these possibilities are good. None of them are safe. None of them are civil. All of them are bloody either at the beginning, the middle or the end.

Let it be known then, that we stayed peaceful as long as we could; that we took the insults and abuses as long as they were tolerable; that we clung to that last hope of restoration with the cooperation of the government until it was obliterated by the ultimate honest truth of bold tyranny.

We have been summoned to the field of battle by our own representatives and legislators. We have been called out as cowards. We have been ridiculed as harmless mice.

Taking history at its word, I see the fate of the nation and of patriots. Once the issue of gun ownership has been dealt with, one might only choose to stand before them and die, or kneel at the edge of a shallow grave and die. Death being death, I prefer to stand.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Deadly Quiet Conversations

There are conversations taking place all over America. They are not being screamed from the mountain tops, they are being whispered from one end of the nation to the other.

The Marxists have decided that Sandy Hook Elementary is a good enough reason to go ahead with the gun confiscation model used by totalitarian governments the world over. Senators, Governors, Representatives and the President have all come out to warn us that they are coming. How they come and how hard are the only questions left to be answered. We know who is proposing gun confiscation, or registration in preparation for confiscation. They are not shy about it with the media behind them, encouraging their treasonous acts.

What they don't hear is a hue and a cry about it from the average citizen. This is largely their reason for their bold announcements. But in the corners of the nation men are preparing their wives and families for the day they don't come home. Brothers are making plans to resist on familiar ground. Cops are talking to neighbors and each other. Servicemen and women are talking amongst themselves in lowered tones. Sheriffs and their deputies are talking, making plans and calculations as to when to draw that hard line.

It is the quiet before the storm, because DHS is talking too. They are tyring to figure out who is with them and who is against them in the big scheme of things. The government is talking to gun manufacturers and the banks that hold their notes. Bank Of America froze the account of a gun-maker for ideological reasons. Wal Mart will no longer replenish their ammo once it has been depleted.

The ramifications are sure to be swift. Like the Journal News that published the names and addresses of gun owners. Then, a thief broke into one of the homes looking for weapons having used the map provided by the paper as a treasure map. Aiding and abetting a crime is criminal and I don't know what else one would consider printing a map with addresses of where guns might be stolen other than complicity to commit criminal acts. It is no different than if they had printed the addresses of jewelry store customers.

Somewhere, amid all of these quiet conversations, things are being decided. In some places, among lifelong friends, it is more boistrous. But, we are a clouded people, now. There is a snitch behind every bush, peering at us with hidden cameras, listening into our conversations through illegal bugs and tuning into cell phone conversations. The hypocrite liberals are all into it. They are taking names and making journal notes as to what they have heard and by who, because privacy and the sanctity of the home is something they reserve for themselves.

So, why is it so quiet when Second Amendment issues are being discussed between so many people at the same time? Because anything one might say to another is a solid statement of intent. When one person tells another that the totalitarian thug that arrives at his door asking about his weapons will be met with lead poisoning, it could be considered a threat and facilitate that knock on the door. These are dangerous times when the government turns against its people.

Why does a bank who received $45 billion from the government freeze the account of a gun manufacturer?

This is how wars start. The government threatens to act unconstitutionally and the people prepare to resist. That resistance is seen as defying the government and the government sends out goons to test the mettle of the police forces to impress their cooperation. They put the squeeze on banks they lent money to to freeze accounts and disrupt businesses. More citizens see the actions of the government as unjust and oppressive and stockpile more goods. The government sees this as aggression and moves to clamp down even harder.

Somewhere along the line that bubble bursts and hell will be paid by all involved.

This is a fight the Obama Administration is convinced it can win with enough propaganda from the mainstream media. It is not for the faint-hearted, so again I implore the reader: If they make us raise our weapons to defend the Second Amendment, lets not lower them until the Constitution is restored and the treasonous have been dealt with. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

The NRA Does Not Speak For Me

One thing must be made perfectly clear: there is no law restricting gun rights that is constitutional. None. An American citizen, typically males, but in today's society it does not exclude females, are a bona fide part of the militia required of the citizens to guard their own liberties against an oppressive and tyrannical government operating outside of the charter of the United States Constitution.

When the Constitution is spoken of it seems like just a word, a sort of formal part of the government, of the nation we live in. It is generally seen as a framework from which our government has sprung and it offers a lot of out-dated ideas of oaths and loyalties and the suggestion is that somehow, in the most extreme cases there is the option to impeach our representatives should they get out of hand.

It is not.

The Constitution of the United States of America is an agreement between the people and the government. Should the government act in lawful ways, the American people will abide by the laws it passes. However, when the government steps outside of the Constitution, it is no longer legal and should not be obeyed. Period. They have violated the agreement to civil society and do so at the danger of themselves and the offices they represent.

Our rights, given such little regard in today's government, are not up for consideration as to validity or degree of coverage. They are absolute.

The NRA does not speak for me. Gun Owners of America does not speak for me. No one, not our representatives, not our president, nor any other person or organization, is in a position to bargain for my rights. We alone have allowed our rights to be diluted by our inaction and they might only be reinvigorated by our action. Simple.

When the government has decided that our rights should be limited (and I don't care which right it is, choose from the Bill of Rights which one you prefer to champion, but understand that they all are enforced or forfeited by the same action or inaction) they have turned their backs on the Constitution, violated their oaths and have become an enemy of the people.

When the Declaration of Independence states that governments are instituted among men to secure the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is a powerful declaration and further defines the position of the founders, of those who declared their independence from Britain. It means that there is no purpose of the government if it does not serve those ends, i.e., "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." When it spoke of "liberty" it could not have known of the coming Bill of Rights, though the spirit of those rights was echoed by individual state constitutions up and down the seaboard.

The Second Amendment is special, however. It speaks to the solution for when the government has eroded other rights, knowing that there is no way to force the government to give one a fair trial before one's peers; there is no way to force government to give one free voice in the public square (the Internet today); there is no way to force the government to refrain from posting soldiers in one's home (drones, listening devices and the implementation of X-ray, infrared devices and etc.); there is no way to force the government to abide by any of these other rights than the right to keep and bear arms against a tyrannical force willing to violate every other right.

This is why the individual free citizen of the United States is empowered with the ability to resist such governmental action through the concept of a well-regulated militia (the people). Well regulated suggests that we should have always been more active in our community-wide training against such governmental abuses than we have. Yet, that does not dilute the absolute requirement that the right to bear arms is individual and required in order to secure a free state.

With that as background, I ask the patriot, the American citizen, to look past what agreements the NRA or GOA, or any other organization is willing to agree to. They do not speak for us and we are not bound by their agreements with the government. Our legitimacy is already established by the Constitution, we do not need their input, though if they are to categorically deny any further erosion of our rights and stand at this point in time to declare all other laws passed to erode those rights as oppressive and illegal, I will support them. Not otherwise.

The federal government has made itself plain through legislation that they do not respect the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the Ninth Amendment or the Tenth Amendment. When they suggest, even the mere suggestion, that somehow an Executive Order might be put forth to deny our Constitutional rights on ANY topic, they have tipped their hand that they do not consider themselves bound in any way to the Constitution and will actively work in opposition to it, appealing only to the majority of the people to agree with them.

This is anti-republic, it is unconstitutional, it is a complete repudiation of our system of government. It exposes them as dictators and rulers rather than guardians of the rights the government was created to protect. The offices created by the Constitution were designed to guarantee our rights by being close to the people, intimate with the needs of the states, representing them, not to be close to the federal trough through which rights might be bargained away so that a highway project might pass through their jurisdiction or state, ensuring their re-election.

Those actions are why I consider the government corrupt.

So, I ask of the patriots, the citizens, not to let this arrogance go unchallenged. Any further assault on the right to keep and bear arms should rightfully be met with outrage and action. Once the government attempts to further erode what little rights we have left, we should respond not by voting down the next infringement, but by standing for all the rights that have lately been bargained away. If they will come for the weapons of our resistance, they should be met with the hostility asked of us by our founders, who ensured our action by the rights they acknowledged so long ago.

If they force us to raise our weapons, do not put them down until a new recognition of these-everlasting rights has been acknowledged and infringing legislation repealed. If we allow them to retain their seats at all.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

With Tomorrow In Doubt

Barack Obama has never acted like a president. At every juncture, he has acted as a king. Listen to his speeches. No matter how many people are involved in legislation, he always terms it: "I passed sweeping new legislation to...."

Is there any reason to doubt that he will deal with the gun issue any other way? What does history teach us, where Obama is concerned? I just ask you to look at the facts. He rammed the massively unpopular health care act down the throats of over 60% of the people in the dark of night with tricks, maneuvers and lies. When people initially balked at the health care overhaul, what did he do? He encouraged labor unions to get out and counter-protest the Obamacare protesters.

He showed the Catholics and other Christians where to get off by making them pay for abortions with tax dollars. It doesn't matter if the Catholic Church got a waiver, the people who fill the pews are paying for it.

Obama practices a hardcore, in-your-face type of Chicago politics and he means to have his way with gun control. The propagandists in the media are on his side to turn whatever protest there might be against gun control into a horror show for Mr & Mrs Go-Along-To-Get-Along sitting in front of their TVs.

It all works together in his world. The weakening of the Fourth Amendment in order to catch DUIs and terrorists is used to intimidate and corral those who would use the First Amendment against his policies. The weakening of the Fourth Amendment and the Fifth Amendment work to ensure that any executive order issued to confiscate guns will be successful in discovering weapons and forcing citizens to incriminate themselves in order to avoid jail time, after which they will never be allowed to own a sharp knife. Doing away with the Second Amendment will ensure that no other right will be invoked to derail his policies.

Is an Executive Order legal to alter an Amendment to the Constitution? No, but it will take months and months to work its way through the courts and by the time it gets to the Supreme Court it will be handled exactly the way Obamacare was handled. Having been in place and having done all the damage Obama needs for it to do, the Supreme Court can rule any way that it wants to no effect. Meanwhile, the supposed Second Amendment advocates will have sat on the sidelines, waiting to get their confiscated weapons back without a peep. Oh, yeah, maybe one or two weapons go off in the struggle, but it will not be significant.

That is unless we take a hard look at the realities of our position and realize that our fight is not just over the Second Amendment, but all of them. That if they force us to raise our weapons over this issue, we should not lay them down until all of the others have been resolved. Including a Supreme Court more accountable to their oaths.

Hunters, sportsmen and veterans of wars, I ask you to look out on Arlington Cemetery, at the rows and rows of headstones there and ask yourself if their lives were worth less than yours? If their time was more desperate than these? They had children, they had wives, they had mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. Each stone, and others elsewhere, represent a life cut short in service to the Constitution, which guarantees the rights you risk by your silence and your inaction.

It has been asked of me what I would have the readers of this blog do. Would I ask them to stand up against the police forces of the cities and the towns, of the militaries of the states and nation? Would I ask them to risk their lives by assembling with weapons to deter the dictates of a corrupt federal government bent on their enslavement?

No. I would not. It is not for me to ask anything of the brave men and women of the nation to do anything. If that question does not arise organically from within, who am I to ask it?

But, the question is being put to them from another quarter: from the politicians in Washington, from the President, from their children and grandchildren. What will they do? Will they go to work on the day of the signing of everyone's rights into oblivion? Will they guard their oppressors from the rightful wrath of the oppressed? Will they stand aside while the tyrants in government of all forms obliterate the last glimpse of liberty left on the planet?

I have prepared my family for the future. I have given instructions. I have looked into the eyes of my children and they know where I stand. I have explained to them what happens when any government is given absolute power over the people. It has happened many times in the history of the earth on many continents, throughout the ages. We are unique only in the fact that it has not, until now, occurred on this soil, to my people.

Yes, many of our citizens are on the other side, they see opportunity in the destruction of liberty for the sake of loot. They have been taught that ours is a society not worth defending, that our values are responsible for every malady of Mankind. They have been turned by the opposition. God help them, for they know not what they do.

Everything visible in the United States today is the product of the willingness of patriots to fight the forces of totalitarianism wherever it has presented a threat to individual freedom of the American people. That these freedoms have created wealth with which we have largely abolished poverty (at least the type of desperate poverty apparent in every other nation). That these freedoms and the amassing of capital has raised the lifestyle of the American people above all others (until our foolish and corrupt leadership abandoned that freedom in search of popular socialism). That these freedoms have created the best health care available (again, until our corrupt leadership abandoned those principles in favor of collectivism). It is only where our society has been touched by collectivism that it has begun to disintegrate.

Misery and desperate poverty can be the only outcomes of the systematic destruction of our society those in power now seek.

It has long begun and only now is the final test of power between those who would oppress and those who would shake off the yoke of collectivism to revitalize the freedoms which have brought us so much prosperity throughout the centuries; which have given us the leisure by which to enjoy every other thing; which have given us a system to air our grievances and to expect a redress of those grievances.

Tomorrow is in doubt.

My pledge, my oath, to those who would stand against the forces of oppression has been given many times. It has come to our generation to look inward at the oppression. It sickens us to do so, it tears at our loyalties to have to choose one course or another. The American people should never have been asked to be loyal to the Constitution or to the government. They should never be allowed to exist separately, but today they do and we must choose.

My choice was made long ago, when I read the words of our founding and understood them as a warning against such days as these. I ask only that I be allowed to stand in brotherhood with all who value freedom. That I might contribute my time here on earth to the eternal struggle against oppression. That I earn a place in the ground beside those who have gone before and done the work that has provided me with the knowledge of liberty I have known.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Advice From The Founders

For the record, I am not a member of any organization, not the NRA, not GOA, not Tea Party, not militia, nothing other than a delegate to the III% Congress, which is to say that I am a freelance advocate for the Constitution. Whatever liberty-based organization to which I have temporarily become a member has only been in an attempt to understand their philosophy and goals, nothing more.

I control no group of individuals or have influence with anyone. Whatever I say, I say in encouragement to patriots of the Constitution to hold its values above the laws passed by a corrupt government operated by officials in violation of their oaths to defend the Constitution.

A government unlimited by the constitution has no authority to pass laws of any kind.

In each case of corruption, be it at the local, state or federal level it has started by violating the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America. The ultimate decision as to whether something is constitutional or not does NOT lie with the Supreme Court, a highly political body, but with the people themselves. The Supreme Court might only rule something Constitutional which clearly is not and thereby expose itself as in violation of its charter and corrupt.

The people themselves have got to decide, through plain language, (not a mishmash of Stare Decisis rulings) whether something is obviously unconstitutional or not. It is not difficult. The Constitution was written with clear language meant to be interpreted by the people with no additional filter necessary. When the language suggests that these rights "shall not be infringed" or are "inalienable" it means exactly that, not by legislatures and not by politically obedient courts. Any reading of such phrases or words by an oath-abiding official would have to find every law passed limiting such rights as unconstitutional and where that is not the case, where exceptions have been made, it is unconstitutional and the oath violated and the charter revoked.

The American citizen is bound by no loyalty to a government, but to the document which created the government. Where the government has strayed from its purpose and obedience to the document, to which the American citizen is loyal, it has become disloyal to the citizen. In other words, it has chosen to become the enemy of the people by violating its oath and using the political power granted by the people against the people.

When a government uses the power of its public offices designed to ensure the liberty of the people, to secure their rights and their property as a means to alienate the people from their liberty, their rights and their property, it is unjust, illegal and traitorous.

While I am no leader, belong to no organization, pay dues to no entity and act in no official capacity for any group or organization, I say to you that your leaders are those who led the first American Revolution against the exact same tyranny and oppression of a government acting on the dictates of a king, with no seeming responsibility to the citizens of the colonies despite demands for payments and threats of force to comply.

I have been asked what we should do now that such actions have been taken against us. From the advice of the founders: form into squads, identify targets and work to undermine and/or destroy those targets.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Art of Tyranny

There are those who are trying to make a difference, to put up some resistance to the inevitable gun control legislation worming its way through legislatures across the nation and through the U.S. Congress. This information was relayed to me through the blog Virginia Freedom.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) will be holding their annual lobby day rally on January 21st, taking up the issue of gun control at the state capitol.

The West Virginia Citizens Defense League will be holding a rally on January 19th, with supporters from several surrounding states in attendance to remind Joe Manchin of his responsibilities.

If you are in the area and can lend a hand, then do.

The bigger issue, though, is not to temper to gun control legislation the way it appears the NRA is willing to do. At this point we should be demanding that all illegal gun control legislation be repealed, not amended, not adjusted.

I have been outraged as I have watched liberties fall one by one, rights treated as if they are not rights at all, but the privileges of a benevolent government. I hold all rights jealously.

I know that for hundreds of millions of Americans rights are inconsequential and even obstructive to their desires. To them, the government is a source of income and a partner in their survival. They feel victimized to some degree and look to the government to punish someone for their lot in life. They want what they want and they expect the government to use the power of the courts and law enforcement to give it to them. They don't care where it comes from or who gets hurt by it. They just want it and there are willing traitors in government to give it to them to retain power.

We are at a point in American evolution where voters who pay no federal taxes, who demand subsidies from the government are in greater number and better organized than those who pay those federal taxes and demand nothing from the federal government except adherence to the Constitution.

The Constitutional Republic is dead, we have metamorphosed into a democracy with all the dangers inherent to a democracy revealed in every broadcast of the news. America cannot long survive the demands of a democracy, it is not suited to it. So, there must be war.

With so many millions of Americans contemptuous of our rights, because they feel threatened by freedom rather than understanding the responsibility that comes with it, there can be no unifying moment. There will be only more heated demands to take from us the rights which protect us from them, which protect our property from them, which protects our liberty from them. They want it and they have the votes to get it.

I wish it were a more complicated equation than that, that somehow it could be shown that after passing through this historical epoch, that greater liberty and universal freedom would be won. But, history teaches another lesson: one of depression and economic collapse, of a re-ordering of the political system that leads to the deaths of millions of citizens on the losing side of politics.

What I have come to understand in recent days is that with debts far greater than we can ever repay; with no willingness of the general public to deny themselves the largess they have come to expect from the federal government spending cannot be reduced for fear of offending the hordes that now support it; that with no will of our representatives to address the truly critical financial status of the nation, there is only one way to move forward: state-sponsored economic collapse of the dollar.

The chaos that will ensue as they inflate the dollar to nothingness and repay their debts with worthless paper, cannot be managed with millions of rifles and pistols in the hands of those who have lost everything and so, those weapons must be retrieved from their possession in one way or another, or maybe three different ways. One of these ways will appeal to the law-abiding and they will surrender their weapons, perhaps with some sort of cash exchange. Others will have theirs taken away after laws are passed that restrict them from owning a weapon. It will all be part of their "healing" to turn in such weapons. Another way will be for the police to use any means to gain access to ones home, in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Perhaps some violation of the First Amendment will be offered up as cause by holding what might have been said or written by an individual as justification to violate the Fourth Amendment and the search will yield the illegal weapon and since an arrest will be made no one will investigate the manner, only the result.

Nowhere in these scenarios is there room for outright rebellion. It is as they want it. The only point that rebellion against this unjust and illegal government that occupies the seats of power through intrigue and corruption is now. Today.

Waiting for legislation as a cause to rebel is pointless, the narrative has been set, the justification for finding us all criminal will have been written. They will pass it in the dead of night, violating rules of the Senate and the House. They will do it however they have to to put it into place before any resistance can be made. All of this has been done before to pass unconstitutional laws and violations of rights. It has been done in state houses and the federal government. They are practiced in the art of tyranny.

While it might be too late for marches and rallies to have much effect, they could encourage some who have not come to the same conclusions; they might educate those who refuse to believe it could ever happen here; they might put one in touch with others who understand the real and dangerous game being played with our lives.

But make no mistake, they have declared war on us when they declared their intent to disarm us. It is not your fault your government seeks your annihilation.   

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Your Bunk in the Work Camp

The Second Amendment serves no purpose other than the right of the people to rebel against a tyrannical and oppressive government. During the gun-control debate I have heard every argument under the sun both pro (gun control) and con. The most disturbing statements made during the debate is over hunting. The Second Amendment does not protect hunting. It does not even protect self-defense. It protects the people's right to bear arms against a government operating against the rights of the people. That we might use these weapons in our spare time to provide food for our tables, or defend ourselves against criminals, well, that's just the "well-regulated" part of the right to keep and bear arms.

Here we are at the mercy of a tyrannical government which has militarized our local police departments into standing armies amongst us. They are no longer our protectors, but the stick wielded by the tyrants in office. To what degree these forces refuse to follow orders and side with the people will be welcomed with a great sigh of relief, but being charged with protecting us against the abuses of government is no longer in their charter.

In any case our weapons of resistance to the injustices being inflicted upon us are now being sought by government officials of every station. They have compiled databases of our names and addresses through every means at their disposal. They understand the ways in which they might interdict efforts and intercept our communications. They know how to do what they want to do, they are just waiting to see which methods will be the most effective and least costly to them.

Your draft notice came with pronouncements of intent to disarm you by these legislators in open forums. They have declared their hostility to the one document that gives any of them an ounce of power or authority under our system: the Constitution of the United States of America. If you are a citizen thereof and seek the protections of the rights guaranteed within that document, you have been declared an enemy of the state.

Act like it.

There are only two roles to play: 1) one who gives aid and comfort to government corruption and abuse; or 2) one who gives aid and comfort to resistance to that corrupt and abusive government.

I don't know how more clearly to define the role of a patriot here. Will you watch as TSA becomes the new Gestapo? Will you cower before the police forces who have become the new SS troops?

In America there are somewhere close to 60 million deer hunters with high-powered rifles and optics.

It is suggested that somewhere around 6 million people have concealed carry permits.

These are millions and millions of people who have some dog in this fight. Let them bark.

In days before I have suggested a congress gather and lay out our grievances against the open violation of the Constitution, the violation of almost every personal right from the right to speak and write and the free exercise of religion; to the right to keep and bear arms; to the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures; to the right against self incrimination; to the right to fair trials, where any absolving evidence might be used; to the rights we all have that are not declared in the Bill of Rights (Ninth Amendment); to the right of any state to claim and exercise laws not specifically given to the federal government (Tenth Amendment). Is there anyone who can claim realistically, through reason, not through judicial review, that each and every right has been violated by federal law on a routine basis?

Now, the government is testing the waters for a wholesale violation of the Second Amendment, the last and only check on their abuses. It has been sworn by organization after organization that they will stand up to such efforts with the solemnity of vows to us and I see nothing happening.

They have organized no protests. They have remained their cool and seem willing to debate the issue when an absolute line needed to be drawn past which the federal government would not be wise to cross. We act as if we have already lost this last and greatest battle against the tyrants in public office.

This is not about membership in Oathkeepers, or the NRA or Gun Owners of America. This is about the ability of the people to be secure in any of their rights. Once the Second Amendment is abused to the point of all the others, the game is lost. While you might not know what that means, let me explain it to you.

They will come for your weapons and will treat you like a criminal to get them. They will make you criminals to get them. A federal government so far in debt as this one is going to need to make some drastic changes to society and they know how to do it. Consider the fact that it is now illegal to hold religious views against abortion and refuse to pay for abortions. There is no consideration to the "free exercise thereof."

The federal government cannot allow you to have weapons when they decide to do what I strongly believe they will do, which is to crash the dollar to pay the national debt. The agreements say that all of these debts must be repaid in U.S. Dollars, it doesn't say that the dollar has to be worth anything. When they do that and chaos ensues, there cannot be all of these weapons in the hands of people who have suddenly watched everything they ever owned or work for become worthless.

These are the finals acts of despotism rising to the surface. You see them, don't you? Or will you review the events of the past several months and shake your head at the many opportunities you had to stop it all, but were afraid to look like a nutcase? You can think back on all of that from your bunk in the work camp, separated from your wives and children who are in similar camps miles away.

The crime you will have committed that landed all of you there? You refused to turn over that rifle your grandfather gave you the day he took you deer hunting for the first time. So, you buried it and when they questioned your family, your child at school, they let it slip that you had buried one gun somewhere.

The trouble is, by not fighting for that one right, you lost all of them for yourself and your children forever.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

From Our Friends in the Militia

Take a moment to read the text of the letter sent out by a militia unit.

An open letter concerning the “Gun Control” threats made by public figures and Legislators.

If some drunk runs over a bunch of preschoolers at a bus stop, that does not give you, society or the
government the right/authority to take MY car or restrict what kind of car I can own.
If some meth head goes on a rampage at the local day care with a chainsaw,that does not give you,
society or the government the right/authority to take MY chainsaw or restrict what kind of chainsaw I
can own.

If some insane boy-man guns down a bunch of school kids with any kind of firearm,that does not give
you, society or the government the right/authority to take MY firearm or restrict what kind of firearm I
can own.

The US has over 300 Federal and major State Firearms laws on the books.(a very conservative figure)
Every one of which is unconstitutional. No law will save you from the insane or criminally inclined.
The only thing that will suffice to defend your family is the ownership of a weapon and the will to use

The 2nd Amendment was never about hunting, or even self defense. It is all about the Citizen's ability
to defend themselves against tyranny by the government or the majority. What part of "...Shall not be
infringed" do the Marxists not understand?

In reality I think they understand perfectly, that as long as 'we the people' are armed they cannot run
roughshod over the Constitution. That is why they have moved slowly and discreetly to usurp our
rights on a daily basis for decades. They fear us, they fear discovery and openness. They fear the
removal of their masks as liberals or “progressives”. We know their true face, history has shown us
many times. The Collectivist Central Governments of Russia, China, Cambodia and North Korea killed
more than 200 MILLION people during the last decades of the 20
th Century.

We will NOT allow them to repeat their Socialist nightmare here. We will resist, we will not comply.
We will not permit the confiscation of our property. We will not allow cries of “Save us!”, “Protect us!” or “It's for the Children!” to be used as justifications for the majority to deny us our natural rights.
Let me state clearly and publicly for the record and for posterity's sake. We will not comply with any
further infringements. We will resist. If attacked, we will fight. If accosted at our homes we will shoot
back. God have mercy on those in Government, Media or “Law Enforcement” who threaten our
families, because we will show none.

We make this statement not in anger or fear, but with sound minds and firm resolve.
Let our servants in the public sector and the intellectual, media, and academic elitists who
support them take note and understand the very personal results of their actions. If our families suffer,
so shall yours. We know where you live, we know where you work, we know where you dine and shop.

Your bodyguards and contractors cannot protect you from determined men with nothing left to lose.
Stay away from our families, homes and property, you have been warned.

From One unit of the United States Militia
Molon Labe