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 At this point we should be demanding that all illegal gun control legislation be repealed, not amended, not adjusted.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.