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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.

16 comments:

  1. I asked you recently if you would have us travel to NY and assist the Patriots there. I stated as my excuse that most people in the Empire State actually wanted this trampling of rights. While this is true, I want it to be known that if it begins there, I would travel there to offer what assistance I can. I will answer the call when it comes whether it be in my back yard or hundreds of miles away. I hope if the places were reversed my brothers from the north would come to my aid and I believe that they would. -55six

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    1. I live in Kentucky and held the same belief about the people of NY. 2 years ago a New Yorker moved next door. I thought here we go, a liberal next door. I quickly found out he was from upstate New York(farmland). He said most people assume all people from NY are city folk and liberal. He tried to assure me it is quite opposite, it's just so many people live in New York city that they swing the state to the liberal side.
      If you watch video or see pictures of the rally they had in Albany Jan 19 one might get a more accurate view of the rest of the state.
      Mike M.

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    2. Exactly... as goes NYC... goes the rest of the state, It sucks.

      Once you get North/West of Albany its like any other part of the country. John Deere, Cows, Carhartt, Powerstroke, Duramax and Cummins... Some want NYC to become their own state, most in the upstate area lost their jobs when all the factories left and have been barely getting by with multiple shit jobs.

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    3. I think you upstate NewYorkers know exactly how we feel in Illinois. North of I-80 it's all but lost, and on the east bank of the river opposite St Louis might as well be written off too.

      The rest of us though, we're good to go. Redneckistan, and we're pretty much fed up with all the shit being shoveled into our faces.

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  2. I have always been a strong advocate of the ballot to change the things that we don't like, but now I've realized that time has passed. No matter how the vote goes, our elected officials will do what they want to whoever they want to preserve their way of living, not the American way of life.
    The time for action is fast approaching.

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  3. Fantastic column, sir. Well thought out and articulate as always. I too fear we are rapidly approaching the Commons of Lexington and Concord. I never want the cartridge box to replace the ballot box but at some point when usurpations grow so great, that abuses become so intolerable, that the principles this great nation were founded upon become so ignored it is clear to see that another way of regaining our nation becomes necessary.
    As for the situation in NY. I stand by my statement that going to NY to defend rights they voted against is an unwise waste of life and treasure but the fact is, I will gladly join my brethren in Upstate NY. Places up in the Adirondacks where good country folk live who believe in America, believe in the 2nd Amendment and vote Republican.
    I go up to Lake Placid every summer and it is like another world from downstate and the mess that is known as the Big Apple. For all I care, Manhattan can fall into the sea. THey are getting the government they deserve, the folks up in the Adirondacks are getting the government they oppose shoved down their throats.....those people I will defend.
    No one wants conflict. If it does come to that, does everyone involved know the cost and ready to pay it?

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  4. The legions of tyrants who constitute OUR government have to disarm the people of Liberty, this is the last remaining barrier to this leviathan of absolute power over us all, and the final nail in the coffin containing the rule of the rule or law. The rest of America surrendered or chose the comfort of tyranny long ago.

    If you feel small, or inconsequential, or helpless in the scheme of things, do not. Never underestimate, do come to understand, just how grievous a threat, what an existential threat those of us of Liberty, armed, truly are to the ruling class.
    You are taken very seriously by the elites. The proof is all around. We are feared like nothing else. The power we of Liberty possess is huge. Our potential is greater than anything our rulers could ever hope to muster. We of Liberty constitute a vanguard of mighty proportions, fearsome retribution, a latent force of vengeance upon our tormentors once unleashed has no equal.

    Its the great awakening. You, are a part of it, if you do not know this yet. It speaks volumes to your good character and principles, your belief in what constitutes liberty. What the men who plot the ruin of Our republic have conspired to deny knowledge of is referred to as the 5000 Year Leap. For the 1st time in all of recorded history, what transpired in the creation of this nation, was that people lived in liberty. To understand how unique, how profound this is, more people have lived in liberty since our founding, than all of the people in 5000 years of recorded human history, plus all who have lived in our 235 year history, combined! And that my friend is something you represent. You are a part of. That if you can change one mind, that is a weapon more powerful than all the bullets in the world. That you can change the world. That you can never underestimate that you can prevail in the end no matter the odds stacked against you.

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    1. Oh, no doubt about it MTP. The power of the Liberty, Bible toters is the most powerful on earth. And they are not pounding their chests. They are awake and waiting for the high ground. We already have the moral ground but the working class are just that, working, spreading their wealth to the Commie society. Slaves they are. When the economic collapse finds them with no 401k and their pensions and bank accounts depleted, they will finally spring into action as if they had never been warned or molested prior.
      Someone sent me a stat that I have read before about the number of hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin to be about 700,000 give or take. If a diktator tyrant didn't feel the need to eliminate those damming odds against himself then ...?
      If this were to be a normal civil war the Fudd numbers alone would be devastating to the enemy. I believe something more sinister is about to occur. Globalist are going to level the playing field using foreign forces or worse yet, tactical nukes. Dear leader has been courting these lender nations with open mikes(Russia) and disarm Amerikans(China) campaigns. Tyrants are not going to allow themselves to be outnumbered or overran. The lure of America's natural resources already leveraged is too easy for a diktator to offer for ones safety. This nation is weaker than it has ever been. The wolves are at the door.
      I'm not encouraging the laying down of arms. It is better to be a worthy adversary in the iris of your enemy. He is fearful but allowing him to muster our enemies abroad is a bad miscalculation on our part.

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  5. Nice work again TL. Im in NY also (NOT THE CITY) and I dont know a single person that will comply with the new law. People were already mad before, now CUOMO has flat out crossed the line and people are getting ready for a fight. This past saturday we started a group in my ao with about ten like minded guys who are serious about remaining free and doing whatever it takes. When we met up we hadnt even talked about this stuff before, I just told people hey were gonna get together and talk about this law and whats going down. As soon as the conversations began it took about five seconds to realize that everyone in the room had already decided in their own minds that this is leading to war. So for all the patriots watching NY and thinking why arent they doing anything, we are. The law has alrady passed here, so it now makes no difference now if we act tomorrow or a month or two down the road, it may take a little while for people to get organized but trust me its happening.


    JD

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    1. Ya JD,
      Before this is over, the tyrants are going to be the ones needing defense.

      Some say Hitler said it best:
      "It is convenient to have a system of laws where everyone is a criminal."

      But like Mao on how gun should never be allowed to rule the party, they both have it arse backwards.

      It is our government who have conveniently become the criminals.

      I say it is a target rich environment too.

      One doesn't have to squint their eyes to see what is on the horizon, nor read between the lines of a treasonous press for the truth of our day.

      Here is the thing JD, and I think this speaks volumes to what you posted:
      “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” — Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857.

      Remember, those who ignore the past take the dirt nap first.
      Every believer in Liberty must grasp this fundamental truth, truth our sovereignty and our sovereign lawful will exists ultimately through the barrel of our guns. Our principle is if the Liberty to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our property, is prohibited, if peaceful redress is prohibited, then violent redress becomes a matter of fact, and the very question of our survival as free men becomes the question of the day.
      It is through the power of our guns that our morals, our principles, our politics become the legitimate form of Liberty.

      Every believer in Liberty must grasp this cold hard truth it is our sovereignty and our sovereign lawful will that only exists ultimately through the barrel of our guns. It is that primal unalienable God given right, that if this natural Liberty to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our property, our rule of law is prohibited, if peaceful redress that is an inherently crucial component of our Liberty is prohibited, then armed redress becomes a inherent function of defense from tyranny, it becomes a matter of our very survival as free men.
      Redress in all its forms is always legitimate, it is the form and the might of our Liberty. Redress is a natural function of the defense of impositions upon Liberty. It is the answer to the age old question of the chicken or the egg.
      Liberty came first, tyranny after. Liberty is inherent in the human condition as natural as the sun rising. tyranny is a construct with but one purpose. To dispose of that primal Liberty. Tyranny simply can not exist if Liberty thrives.

      But the nuts and bolts of it all has to be faced without reservation if Liberty is to survive. Lets not beat around the bush. Every thing to this day, is All about guns. Everything these scumbags crooks liars thieves and imposters in power in our government do revolves ultimately about guns. It is guns that give these pieces of shit their power. It is guns that they fear. It is guns that they must, if they are to take over our country, have in order to rule with an iron fist. It is guns that they must take from the populous in order obtain that absolute power. It is guns they understand like none other is the real power behind anything. It is guns this system of government now lives by. It is guns that they use ultimately to enforce everything.
      And it is guns in the hands of We The People that they fear. Fear born out of the reality an armed citizenry is very very difficult if not impossible to enslave.
      Any thing else, is a cheap side show.

      AS TL put it,
      It is not ours to restore the rule of law, the power of the Constitution. It is ours to show them the wrath of America without the protections the Constitution offers them.
      Let them restore it to find refuge from us.

      Oh yes, "refuge from us". There is something so empowering in that it is almost primordial. Like Liberty.

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    2. JD, If you would, will you keep us posted and let us know if you need anything? I can have a few good men up there if the need arises and I know several other bloggers who could do the same. -55six

      My email is 55six at usa dot com

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  6. Like it or not NY. You have the lead in this situation. You now are the present Lexington Green and hopefully the line in the sand.

    How you react and what you do may well have a huge impact on the remaining rights we still somewhat enjoy.

    As has been said, I too believe there are many rural areas of the State of NY that are Patriots and believe in the Constitution.

    Unfortunately that is not where the majority of the population exists. It's in the corrupted and morally dead cities, mostly full of those who believe in the opposite we do and want more government instead of less.

    Unfortunately for them, they are also in the most vulnerable situation. Hopefully nothing happens to disrupt any of their utility systems. Their almighty savior, the government, would be quickly overwhelmed.

    They are dictating to the rural areas from their perceived position of power which is really just the opposite. In this and all their arrogance, it will hopefully be their undoing.

    I do so wish they would back off and stop this before it gets out of hand but I don't have much hope of that happening.

    We're watching you closely NY, stand strong, we're behind you.

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  7. Hello from Central New York. (315)

    There is not a single round of 5.56, .223, 7.62x39, .22lr etc etc to be had at any gunshop for towns around...

    All of the black rifles were bought up by normal citizens long before the new law passed... The day after Sandy Hook, the run started...

    People are talking. I don't know if there is a full blown Whig party yet... but most people are finally starting to get awake...


    There are hard-core patriots here, and there are ALOT of takers, but there are also a shit ton of LEO's here, and in these parts, LEO has god-status... so it would be an interesting dynamic if things get dicey. Our local sheriff has taken a middle of the road stance on this whole thing, we all wish he would come right out and say one way or the other where he stands.

    2A people are worried that the King's Own (NYSP) will be the biggest source of contention with the new law...

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    1. If your sheriff has not stood on your side he's already made his decision by his indecision. Most like that are not to be trusted in my opinion.

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  8. Hey 315, my post above from JD comes from central NY and the 315 area. Yes there are hardcore patriots. Reading your post brings a smile to my face, because not only am i not alone, but the numbers in my ao are growing daily. For the first time in a while i feel like I might live to see 30. Anyways its good to know your out there I advise you to keep your eye on the reminton arms community. I believe any action may be related to what the people of that area decide to do. I think its going to be a hotbed of non compliance and defiance. Check out an article in the herkimer telegram where the county legislature just passed a resolution against the safe act. Good luck to you.

    JD

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  9. "2A people are worried that the King's Own (NYSP) will be the biggest source of contention with the new law..."

    Ha...it'll be whoever they pick, eh? In committees alone, they should be able to spend millions. That's the goal, after all.

    MTP, you're still killin' it, knockdown after knockdown. I'd have bet it would be West Virginia, but it's sure smellin' like New York. And what a rank smell it is, huh? It would have been much more pleasant in your territory, but sometimes others "persuade" a change of plans.

    "Philosophy moves the world."

    It's about "can't" versus "will." Collectivists are about the individual being stopped from something. It's about what you can't do. That's the only way to "prove," ahem, that the collective is supreme over the individual. After all, allowing you to do as you wish would leave the question open, wouldn't it? Can't have that, if you're fighting for something to reign over the individual.

    Back to how reality actually is, I mean other than those who want to force it to their fantasy, Will is about who you are, no matter what anyone says, or even if you believe it. You do as you will. Good guys want you for good things; bad guys want you for bad things. That's alright because the FACT of the matter is that you will still do as you choose, period.

    This is what it means to say, "The battle has ALWAYS been individualism versus collectivism."

    Great post again, TL. You must be a laissez-faire capitalist, cuz you sure produce with those electrons!

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