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.