We are at a critical time in American history that will either be recorded as the Great Evolution or the Great Restoration, because it cannot long stay in the present state of limbo.
It is ours to decide. We can either accept that America has evolved past the idea of state's rights and individual rights, or we can seek to restore those rights, but the question is being asked of us today. Perhaps it is not a ballot measure that one is able to vote for or against, but if one has been awake in the past few years, it is obvious that there is a question to be answered.
While one might argue that the evolution has been taking place since the Civil War, it is from the passage of the Patriot Act that the scales have been tipped toward the power of the federal government and the abandonment of individual rights. The Patriot Act brought us the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, the coordination of federal agencies and the militarization of our police forces.
The great George Bushism of the economic collapse was the idea of violating the free market to save the free market. It is this logic that was first unveiled as the Patriot Act, which sought to violate individual rights in order to save individual rights. Neither approach has worked.
We are saddled now with a hostile and abusive federal government able to look into all of our actions and decide if we are a "domestic terrorist" without due process, without proof, concluding this status through words on a computer screen and a desire to retain individual rights. It is especially clear where the "domestic terrorists" have made plans to survive the coming economic/political unrest caused by federal policies by laying in supplies of food and building a defensible shelter.
The idea of being a "domestic terrorist" at this stage is synonymous with claiming your individual rights. If one is a Second Amendment activist they are a domestic terrorist. The equation is no more complex than that in the federal lexicon. In this way the lines have been drawn and one is either a lackey for the federal government, or a domestic terrorist.
Subsequently they have created an army of "domestic terrorists" who are in possession of weapons. This cannot stand, so they have begun the arduous journey of disarming the army they created. With the aid of liberal states which can accomplish through state law the objectives of the federal government toward disarmament quicker than the federal government can act, the feds proceed along this path. It is their intent to as fully disarm the American citizen as possible before abandoning any pretense of following the Constitution and perhaps even replacing it when the time is right.
The problem is, the opposition army, the "domestic terrorists" do not see themselves as such. They identify with their cause as abiding by the Constitution, of seeking only the original contract and legally demanding a redress of grievances from the federal government which has abused its power. Despite out numbering the collective police forces and military, despite their ability to rise up with weapons and quickly set the nation on a path toward restoration of the Constitution, they would prefer a cessation of the hostilities and compliance with the Constitution. They won't get it.
The modern federal government recognizes only force. It is not bound by the acquiescence of the people. It has enough collectivists and dependents in the population to support its policies against the rest of the people who believe they have actual rights inalienable by the actions of the majority. With clever slogans, they can mobilize their population to vote against the Constitution when the time comes to replace it. They know this as a fact. It was demonstrated in the last presidential election with clarity. It is why they have acted now with such arrogance.
Our resistance has so far been political. Lately, it has taken on a bit of a militant flare as Second Amendment activists have openly declared their refusal to obey confiscation laws. The Army of the Restoration has begun to stir beyond mere political clout. This is generally where the federal government will back off a little, let it appear as if something has been accomplished politically. This is where the Tea Party ran out of steam, by continuing to believe that political solutions were at hand. Meanwhile liberal states will continue to violate the Second Amendment through state legislation, piece by piece, state by state they will accomplish disarmament while we wait for the political solution.
Right now in New Jersey there is a reason to stand up. In New York there is a cause to fight for. The Army of the Restoration must awaken and recognize its role in the future of the nation, or it is lost. If you are in this army, i.e. a gun owner, Second Amendment activists, a believer in the Constitution, you should embrace it and act accordingly.