Our fates are inextricably tied together. The people who read this blog and others like it know that they are on the front lines of tyranny. When they come, they will come for those who inspire patriotism, who believe in the Constitution and who spread the word of liberty and the law, because it is all of these things that they, the government officials, find offensive and destructive of their intent to remake America.
There are no champions of the people's rights in government. Both political parties are guilty of violating those rights. Both are guilty of spending the nation into bankruptcy. The battles in congress that consume so much political thought are meaningless. It is designed to placate the opposition, no matter which side one is on. Each party appeals to one half of America against the other half and when some rights are taken from one, they are lost to both. The people lose every time and half of them feel better for having taken something from the other half.
Those of us who believe in God-given, or natural rights; rights that were endowed upon everyone at birth speak heresy to them. We speak of something greater than government. We speak of something beyond control. We speak of something of higher authority than a badge, a gun or a gavel. Heresy that they will punish with all the might of their officialdom. They will silence us, punish us, kill us rather than to have us speak of a greater power than government.
They call us terrorists and extremists to make the cleansing easier to the eye. They threaten our families with privation for what we might have said or written. They willingly destroy our futures with accusations and arrests for speaking the evil of liberty as if it were a disease long since dead in the rational world of government domination. Terrorists? We have not threatened their families. We have not made false allegations to destroy their futures. We have not approached them with limitless powers of coercion disguised as a badge or a gavel. We have spoken the truth and their guilt terrifies them.
They have cornered us with laws and definitions that give us no way to speak our minds and obtain a redress of our grievances. They have cornered us with no way to turn that is not taken as a threat. They have shoved us and slapped us for our belief in the words of our founders. We have taken it and swallowed our pride as the bettor part of valor, knowing that when we shove back it will tear the nation in two.
The truth is, they cannot "fix" America until they can claim that we, the patriots, the advocates of freedom and liberty, broke it. They are now on a path that takes them to that point. They have defined us as extremists, demonized us as radicals, used our thoughts and words as actions against them. All they need to do now is push a little harder, i.e, take down a few websites; arrest a few that can link them to others in this made-up conspiracy of theirs; make a few law-abiding citizens into criminal scapegoats (Keith Pantaleon and Nathan Haddad) to infuriate us.
To this I do not say: stay quiet, avoid conflict, hide and live. To the contrary, I say stand tall, speak loudly, let them come. If the price of safety and security is a denunciation of everything great and noble about the American experiment, I will not tell that lie.
But, do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
(Make plans, have e-mails, physical addresses of those who can relate your fate. Have places to go, people who can help. Help those who are first to go. Spread the word of your peril and rally to the aid of others)