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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Price Of Tyranny

Keith Pantaleon sits in jail, the victim of illegal police action. Further details of the case are as follows: the landlord where Keith lived explained that another tenant, one known for making numerous complaints called the police to make the landlord fix the heat in the apartment. The heat was regulated from Keith's apartment. The landlord was forced by the police to enter Keith's apartment without warrant or warning. The landlord explained it as if they gave him no choice, demanding he open the apartment immediately. When Keith heard them enter, he grabbed is pistol in a zipped gun case and headed to the door. Seeing the police, he pitched the case back onto his bed.

Without provocation, the police demanded to know what he had in his hand and was led back into the bedroom, where the police identified the gun case, confiscated it and searched his apartment for other weapons, confiscating them all and charging him with possession of illegal firearms and magazines.

In a Constitutional nation this would not be possible. The entrance of Keith's apartment was through no legal action by the police. If the tenant had an issue there are legal means of working those issues out without contacting the police. Even so, the entrance of the police into Keith's apartment was unassociated with Keith. Their demand to know what Keith had in his hand was an illegal demand since Keith was not a suspect, nor did the police have any reason to believe that Keith had or was about to commit a crime.

The problem with this nation is that violations of rights are not crimes in themselves. Passing an illegal law is not a crime in itself. Violations of oaths are not crimes in themselves. These actions result in the illegal imprisonment of millions of citizens across the nation. Keith Pantaleon is but one.

But, what price tyranny? Who pays for these actions of government officials? The police do not pay a penalty for having violated the rights of citizens. Politicians do not pay for their transgressions against the Constitution. Without penalty, there is no law, there is no rectification. The system ceases to function as intended.

Until there are consequences for these actions there will never be a Restoration.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Clinging To A Broken Paradigm

State by state the collectivists are racking up victories on gun control while the majority cling to a broken paradigm. Too many still believe that elections will solve something; that Republicans are champions of liberty. They are not. This is no longer about the GOP vs the Democrats. Our representatives have already sold us out, whether the Senate holds the line on the Assault Weapons Ban, or not, they will cave on something, sometime.

We are witnessing the implosion of liberty and rights. We have been for a long time. We have waited for the Republicans to do something to express our thoughts and demands to the government at large, but they have not. They have not taken their oaths seriously enough to bring impeachment charges against Barack Obama for abuse of power, even when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Obama had done just that by making recess appointments when the Senate was not at recess. They have not because they are cowards terrified of the media.

In a previous post that I removed because my thoughts had not clearly been conveyed called "Vote Democrat" I tried to explain, that if one is still a Republican, they do not understand the dynamic. One is either willing to fight for their rights, or they are willing to abdicate your rights along with theirs. 

It is not about politics, or power in the political system. It is a broken system. It is a broken nation. It is a broken government that has disconnected itself from its authority. It is rogue. To even participate in elections at this point is like choosing sides between two criminals guilty of the same crime. To choose one criminal because they vote Republican is insane.

With a system in this state of disarray, it needs to be destroyed, not modified. Voting, at this point in time, can only be used as a means to that end. The idea to vote Democrat, throwing all of the power in the hands of the collectivists does what we have been unable to do on our own, which is to create a government so vile that it draws the line clear between enemies and allies.

Think past the concept of citizenship. If the government is beyond its authority it is not a government at all, but a gang. The citizens are then merely victims, no matter which way they vote. Democrats are not safe because they want to join the gang; because they want to be inked, they are not wanted. Even they are only valuable to the gang as victims, they just don't know it, yet. They still identify themselves with the gang. That will change.

The point of the post was to take a positive step to absolutely destroy the Republican Party, to remove any hope that the Republicans will do something they have not done and will not do. What they will not do is step away from the government and declare that it is illegal. Without that, they are complicit in the actions being taken.

It is no longer about governance. A rogue government cannot govern, it can only rule. When the elected officials refuse to abide by oaths and the source of their legitimacy, i.e. the Constitution, they have only two choices: 1) to go along and appeal to the people to go along (voting); 2) step away from the government and denounce it.

Calls to Republican representatives and senators should not be in favor or in opposition to this law or that, but to demand that they acknowledge the abuses of government against the rights of citizens and to denounce the government. Continuing to play this game of governance under the authority of the Constitution is an insult. The longer it continues the more the government will be able to act under the guise of legitimacy with Republican support by mere participation.

The idea to vote Democrat was a subversive way of destroying the belief that there is a way to bring the government back under the authority of the people.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Do Not Go Gentle

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)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

If The Target Fits, Wear It

The Christopher Dorner saga exposes the weakness of the law enforcement community. It gives law enforcement something to think about when threatening Second Amendment advocates. The idea that they can descend upon us with flashbangs and SWAT raids day after day, house after house is a farce. Something they should seriously consider before engaging in war on the patriotic and law-abiding people of this nation is this: what if we decide to fight back?

It is easy for the politicians to sit up in their offices and issue dictates down to the police to enforce, but ultimately the battle comes between the people who refuse to obey those laws and the police required to enforce them. It is for this reason that I have always expected the police to be on the front lines of defending the rights of the people. If for no other reason than to avoid being put into the unenviable position of having to defend themselves against the people.

At worst, this is the scenario set up by our founders. It relies on a citizen police force, a citizen military, a citizen legislature to guard against this conflict. But, when the government is allowed to see itself as outside of the citizenry, this conflict is inevitable. The question they need to answer is: Are you a citizen, or an enforcer for the government? Are you a defender of the Constitution or simply a trooper of the regime? There are enough right-thinking military personnel to make that decision have some serious consequences. If law enforcement personnel think that Christopher Dorner is a challenge, they might consider pitting their skills against talented, trained recently discharged sniper.

Lately the president has decided to apply pressure on websites such as this which inspire patriotism, that Obama terms as "radicalization of the population." I will pledge to you that the day this website goes off air, the game is on. The day the author of this website has to submit to a TSA highway checkpoint, the game is on.

Is there anything else to really understand about the situation we are in? The President of the United States considers pro-Constitution, advocates for liberty and our God-given rights as detrimental to the U.S. Government. Isn't that enough for you to see which side you are on?

I know there are a lot of police agencies and sheriff's departments who claim to stand behind the people and the Constitution, but this is a time to go farther than that, to recognize that the abuses already implemented are a step too far. That restrictions on the Second and Fourth Amendments are the actions which have led to this moment in time. From the first restriction on firearms the nation has not gotten more safe, but less safe and every reasonable compromise has led to the further infringement of rights. As the latest decades have proved, any compromise on rights is a loss of those rights.

As in any war, targets are identified. Intelligence is gathered considering those targets and a plan is developed to eliminate those targets. The only question left to be answered is what are those targets going to be? Those who refuse to recognize the rights of the citizens of this nation, who would destroy those rights, who would violate the Constitution and ultimately, through one process or another enslave the citizens, is a justifiable target.

Whether this blog gets shut down or not; whether I am targeted by the government or not is irrelevant, because I do not decide targets. I do not lead a squad or a band of brothers willing to lay down their lives. I do not run anything other than this blog, so the government might do what they want to to me. The fact remains, even after I am shut down, those targets will be identified, intelligence gathered and they will be eliminated.

The question everyone in government willing to enslave the American people should ask themselves is if they are willing to be that target. Does the retirement mean that much to them? I mean, the government of every locality is going to default on those retirement funds. They have to know that, don't they? When the payments stop coming, where do they think they will start the cutbacks? What are the first funds the government will default on? Do they think they will be active, line officers salaries, or pension payments?

Friday, February 8, 2013

The War For Restoration

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Anonymous: You Should Be Flash-Banged And Killed

In the comment section of "A Line In The Sand?" I received this comment:
My response to each charge is below the italics, it was not a conversation.

And you nutjobs wonder why the Department of Justice and our military are now considering right wing "patriot" groups and militia members as potential domestic terrorists?

Do we wonder why the Department of Justice and our military are now considering us potential domestic terrorists, or was it the other way round? Didn't they first identify us as domestic terrorists several years ago? Haven't they acted as terrorists themselves? The DHS purchased over a billion rounds of hollow point bullets illegal for use in war against a foreign power, but apparently acceptable for domestic use? What should we conclude from that?

This thread gives them all the reasons necessary for such a claim.

Some comments might have been overblown or excessive, but only in reaction to a disabled veteran of Iraq being arrested for having empty 30 round magazines. Nathan Haddad had no police record and had been heralded in the local paper as an inspiration to the community. People were angry and rightfully so. Good people are being arrested because they happened to still have a few magazines they brought back from a deployment that they were not required to turn in?.

"Sending flowers" to threaten a law enforcement officer's family? Deciding that law enforcement officers who enforce laws with which you disagree are "oath breakers" and need to be assaulted?

They are not laws with which we disagree they are clearly unconstitutional. There is no provision whatsoever in the Second Amendment for infringement of any kind. That these laws are in place and are being prosecuted already proves that the officers are Oathbreakers. It doesn't have to do with this law, it has to do with the fact that they have never stood up when the first round of gun laws were passed. I don't recall anyone suggesting that the officers be assaulted. The worst I heard was that they should be encouraged to rethink their oath and whether they were abiding by it. At worst, however, those were empty threats in an online forum not something to be considered a valid, palpable threat.

When the flash-bang comes through your window, you'll have about 2 seconds to prepare yourself for eternity. That will be a good day.

So, for a few empty threats and hyperbole it is the conclusion of "Anonymous" that we should be flash-banged and killed. Killed. For writing words in the heat of emotion at the excesses and abuses of the government. Because we feel angry about a veteran getting a raw deal by police officers, we should be killed. By whom? The police. The commenter suggests that if the police were to come into our homes without any warning, set off a flash bang and summarily shoot us for writing these words, it would be a just killing. A just killing because we spoke out, because we expressed our horror at what? Police abuses and excess.

Irony, don't you love it?

But, this only illustrates the issues on a larger scale. We, in the patriot/liberty community, believe that police powers have been granted in way too many ways in our lives; that police powers have been extended to federal officials who do not have the training or sensitivity of a local police department responsible to the people. We believe that the Constitutional rights we have are inalienable and that any law restricting a right is illegal. Otherwise one must argue that slavery is allowable by certain local jurisdictions. We believe that we have a right to due process, not summary execution. We believe that to enter a home one must produce a warrant.

Anonymous does not. By this comment Anonymous believes that the police should have the power to flash bang and kill anyone who speaks out against police or an unjust law. The last I heard in order for a threat of any kind to violate the law it has to be made out against a particular individual and the person making the threat has to have motive and opportunity to do so. Even then, even if any of that were true, which it is not, it is a charge worthy of bringing against an individual, not a group and certainly not cause to use a flash bang to disorient the suspect and to summarily execute him.

If this is indeed the attitude of police officers across the nation; if it is seen by them as a justifiable action to take against bloggers and those who comment on their blogs, then we are already much too far behind the curve, because we live in a complete and total police state and there is just cause and reason to rebel.

The sad part is, there are many in the law enforcement community who feel exactly as Anonymous does. It is what makes this struggle important. It is why we cannot ever let up. I read where the NY SAFE Act was going to be challenged. Nathan Haddad is one reason, this commenter is another.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Update on Keith Pantaleon

An email was sent to me tonight. From Keith:
"The charges are unlawful possession of my 2 handguns, unlawful possession of my rifle, unlawful possession of my ammo and felony possession of an assault rifle. The cops claimed the third floor tenant called because he did not have heat in his apt, and the boiler just happened to be in my apartment.
I don't know what the landlord told him.They had no warrant nor did they have my consent.They did not Mirandize me until after 15 hours of no sleep, no food and no water."

This man is not a felon, there is no reason he should be in jail on any of these charges. They were in his house, not his car, not on his shoulder. Please take a look at the donate page. He is being held on $75,000 bail and has never been arrested. I believe some of this has to do with his work as an activist for the Second Amendment and other issues.
 
 

That One Unifying Moment

Max Velocity broached the subject of when, how and where do we act at this post, stop at the humorous interlude site as well.

I agree with him. We are all parents of someone, children of someone, spouses of someone, girl and boyfriends of someone. We all have interpersonal relationships that deserve our attention and presence and all of this stuff about rights is secondary. It has to be. Our jobs, our income, does not just go to ourselves and our causes, it goes to schools and day care workers; it goes to keep a roof over our heads and food in the fridge.

These facts are what have kept us on the sidelines through all of the abuses handed down so far. The need to get on the flight allows the abuses of the TSA to grope and fondle children. In a rational world that could not happen, but the state has set up the scenario and you and your rights are disregarded because it doesn't hurt them to enforce the abuses. They will just call the police.

The fact that we have no chance in a confrontation with the police also keeps us mum about the rights violated against us. Yes, they have no right to enter my home, or search my car. Work it out in the courts.

The fact that we have no chance in the courtroom, because we do not have enough money to put up a proper legal defense and even if we did, we do not have lawyers that will argue the merits of our rights. They know it is pointless, because the judges don't want to hear it, they want to process the guilty through the system, nothing more.

They have already determined we are guilty because the police officer says so. He entered our home legally, because he says so. He legally confiscated our illegal weapons which are illegal, because some judge said so.

It is not that we have not tried to work this out in a legal, peaceful way, it is because we have that strengthens our backbone and hardens our resolve.

No, I don't want to do it, either. I don't want to tell my daughter that she won't be going to college next year because I quit my job to run with a rag tag bunch of angry dogs over the abuses of the government. I don't want to tell her that I will not be coming back, she can visit me in prison or the cemetery. Who on earth would want to tell their child that? Who wants to tell their mother that, or their wife that?

I don't. No one does. So, ask yourself, how is it that it could ever have happened? How is it that so many men went off to Europe or Asia to fight a war? How is it that so many went off to Lexington to stand before the mighty British? Because they were either drafted by the government to do the fighting, or they felt it was their duty to do the fighting for all of those mothers, wives and daughters.

The difference now is that it is not our government that is asking and willing to train all of us to go together to fight a foe. It is much harder now. It is a matter of individual conscience, with wavering starting times. It is not defined. It is not coordinated.

See, I think that is the strength we have, not the weakness, because they don't know our start time, either. They don't know who, because we are not organized in a way they recognize: here are the troops they will move out on this signal.

The military has for a long time fought wars under these conditions, but not domestically. They had the advantage of knowing that they did not know the people they were expected to kill.

The police are used to it, because they know how to let a little resistance turn into a reason to kill a citizen. They have militarized their policing duties, but they are not prepared to deal with issue after issue, time after time, their methods getting more and more scrutiny and their protections getting ever more unreliable as would happen in a dynamic, modern society in that the further they strain to counter resistance, the closer they get to their own families and friends.

Our targets, should we choose them, are disparate as well.

Who is the most to blame for our condition? Is it the media that has propagandized this threat, demonized us, marginalized our support, refused to hold politicians accountable for their fraud and mistreatment of us and our rights?

Is it congress that has refused to rein in the abuses of the federal government, who has allowed the oppression, even encouraged it as a way to win re-election? Is it our state governments that have ceded their responsibilities to defend us from an out-of-control federal bureaucracy?

Is it the cop in the squad car anxious to test out the new powers he has due to court cases and a wholesale disregard for the Constitution?

The problem is not that we don't want to die. The problem for the government is that we do. We are willing to lay down our lives to restore the Constitution and the rights it is supposed to protect. Where we are silent and idle is we don't want to do it for nothing. If we ask our families to bear the burden alone, without us for one reason or another, we don't want to achieve nothing, we don't want to do it alone. We want to know that when we are arrested or killed that the movement toward a restoration of the Constitution will go on without us, perhaps because we have made the commitment with our lives to fight for it.

I think the only thing we need to free us to action is a common signal, a sign, a tattoo even signaling others that we died in their cause, not just as a nut that the cops had to put down before we did an evil thing. A unified identity. So that when Joe goes out and acts to restore the Constitution we know why he did it despite the inevitable media spin and we would free the couches of our idle masses.

That one unifying moment when we all know what we are fighting for and whom, is what the corrupt government has to fear. The sad part is, they will probably kill a few million of us before the rest get it.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

DHS Terrorists: Vets and Hunters

The term "Keyboard Commando" is being bandied about a lot lately. We are at a critical time. Those who work against us are starting to find ways to belittle us as they did the Tea Party. The American media is anxious to discredit us, to demonize us, anything to keep the truth of guns as the prevention of crime from being considered. They live on restriction; of limiting liberty. They are not about to concede this discussion without giving it their best effort to outlaw any gun they can anywhere they can. They want desperately to make us look like a bunch of fools who will not stand when it is obvious that we should.

Some in our community assist the liberals out of a good and decent place. They are afraid that now is not the time to act. Not all of us in the community agree on when and how. But, if one is intent on aiding the community in some way, there is always something one can do. If you are not ready to get off the couch, I suggest you get involved somehow. I would prefer you donate to a legal defense fund for those who are suffering from the illegal laws passed by New York, New Jersey, Illinois and the District of Columbia. Right now Keith Pantaleon needs your help. An illegal entry into his home, without being issued a warrant, apparently outed as a gun owner by his landlord. He arose to the sounds of police already in his living room, given access by his landlord's key. My finances are tight, but I will not let this opportunity to put some fight into his case go unaddressed.

I don't know what the heck the NRA does, but it does not provide a legal defense for people who have been placed in jail while unconstitutional laws are enforced by police. Where are the 100 million gun owners when funds are needed? There is more than just one way to act.

These laws are being passed and enforced and they are meant to disarm the American public. There is no way to get around that fact. The DHS is intent on buying up automatic weapons and hollow point bullets without explaining to the American people what they intend to do with them. Are there really that many terrorists in America? Only if you count discharged veterans and hunters.

The DHS has not explained why they need ammunition which is illegal for use in war. When you look at everything done since 9-11 it has been done against the American people, not for them. The passage of the Patriot Act has allowed the majority of the abuses being visited on the people. Where are the calls to repeal it? Why is the federal government of the few entities hiring in this economy?

We are up against a wall already. Yet, people say wait; it is not time to act.

Were gun-owners willing to protest, it would probably blunt this whole idea of disarmament. Imagine 100 million gun-owners descending upon capitals of every state. It would shake the very foundations of government. But, they won't. There are ways to avoid conflict peacefully, but that possibility is slowly being abandoned out of complacency or disbelief.

So, I encourage action at every opportunity. I have committed myself to act in whatever way will help, either protest, or march, or congress and there are few takers.

Those of us who will act are being pushed into a smaller and smaller space. Our options are being limited from peaceful to not so peaceful response. Yes, it is exactly what the Obama Administration wants, that does not change the equation. They also want us not to act at all. The options are simple: act and watch the NDAA come to fruition, or sit back and don't act and wait for the gulag train.

We need funds; we need action; we need protests; we need civil disobedience and we need to fight with anything and everything we have. If we are not doing that, we are abandoning the last defensible space we have for our rights. Ultimately, it will come down to the few who are willing to go to the last resort. If we will not act people like Keith Pantaleon (a video of what he was doing) will multiply by the thousands, just ordinary people relying on the Constitution to defend them against tyranny. With no help from the rest of us, we might as well reserve our cells in the closest penitentiary and wait our turn to be picked up for possession of illegal weapons like the average 1911.

I only have the defense fund for Keith and the Video on the second link, but I think you get an idea that this man was standing while others slept. It is the best explanation of who he is and what he is facing. If you think this is a scam or you are suspicious of websites that ask for money, God help you if you are next. I asked Roslyn to create the GoFundMe account so we had a way to stand up for him.

I might be called a Keyboard Commando, that doesn't mean anything to me. I will do what I can from where I can and when that doesn't lead to liberty, I will do something else.

Check out David's post here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Just Because

Just because the President doesn't have the right to tell us not to do this when taxpayers paid for everything associated with the picture and he is a public figure and he is not Mohammed.





Picture rightly stolen from War On Guns.

One Of Us?

Keith Pantaleon was arrested and is currently being held on $75,000 bail for possession of an illegal weapon, a Bushmaster XM15-E2S. Is he a vet, or has he done time in a foreign country on our behalf? No, but that doesn't mean he does not deserve our support.

Part of his legal troubles might be linked to this video he and a friend made in Jersey City. In an e-mail conversation with a friend of his, the cause for searching his apartment was probably due to a landlord who persistently entered his apartment unannounced. Keith never knew if the man was in the house while he was gone, but he often came in ostensibly to fix things, or to check on the status of the apartment. The police did not disclose the reason they entered the apartment, but it is suspected that the landlord informed them of the weapons in Keith's apartment.

Through the conversation and having watched the video it is clear that I might not agree with Keith 100% on his views, but one thing cannot be disputed, he is dedicated to standing his ground and standing up for his (our) rights.

At present I do not know if there is a way to contribute to his legal defense, I am waiting to find out, but this man is still in jail. It is not hard to conclude that some of the things in his video might have led to his arrest and attitude of the liberals in Jersey City.

While Nathan Haddad has asked us not to intervene, or act on his behalf while he works out his issues with the State of New York, I would think that Keith does not feel the same way.

If there are patriots in the New Jersey area who are interested in finding out as much about this case as they can and let us know what is happening.  I would appreciate any information.

Is he one of us? He must be.

Friday, February 1, 2013

You Will Not Blunt My Sword

First, watch this video.

This was submitted to me via a comment on "The Barrel Will Be Hot" that I will quote here, so we all know what is being discussed before I offer my rebuttal below. This is an important time in the movement, but there is some confusion as to what we are about.

The comment follows:

TL, I think it's important to talk some of your commenters off the ledge. There are several people calling for direct action now. That is a serious and huge mistake. Though the recent and ongoing injustices are infuriating, provocative and a clear violation of natural rights and the constitution, it's still too early.

We need the populace to increasingly come over to our side. Our side is growing at a rapid pace, but not fast enough. Every time the regime beats up a victim, kills people, we gain supporters. However, if some asshole goes and takes some serious direct action, that will be giving the regime exactly what they want right now.

They're trying, provoking, and kicking people to initiate violence, because once someone does, it will give them the perfect excuse to slam into place active implementation of the NDAA, and the full force of everything they can bring to bear. Also, the population will support it. It's too early right now, bite your tongue, practice and be patient.


Rebuttal:

The video consistently terms our resistance as a revolution. It is not a revolution. We do not seek to overthrow the government. We do not seek to overthrow the Constitution. We are attempting to demand that our form of government be upheld, not overthrown. To whatever degree a revolution is planned, it is a counter-revolution.

From the video's incorrect premise that we seek revolution, it also incorrectly assumes that we plan to replace the Constitution with something else. This then becomes the justification to tell us that we are not on the same page, or even reading from the same book, so how could we possibly come to cohesion on what it is that we want after we destroy the government.

This wrong on every single count. Every single one. We are on the same page which reads: We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union....

We don't have to come up with some ideological document, the founders already supplied it. We are not attempting to destroy the government, we are attempting to hold it to account for its abuses and the passage of illegal laws and get it to recount those laws and bolster the rights of the American citizens.

I do agree that this might not be the right time to start the festivities, but it is not far off. As we have seen with every abuse thus far, from the Patriot Act, DHS and TSA time is not a friend. The time that passes between abuses and resistance only lead to more abuses and a numbing of the sensitivities of those abuses.

The video suggests that we need most of the population to be with us. Most of the population is watching Dancing With The Stars and couldn't give a damn what we do, or what happens to the government, or who wields power at any given time. Read an account of the Bolshevik Revolution sometime and see how many it took. Read a little bit about how Hitler came to power. The population of any given nation is largely lost in their own worlds and when they wake up and a new government has been instituted among them they shrug and do what they have always done, go along to get along.

The first famous act of sabotage against the British was the Boston Tea Party which took place in December of 1773, two and a half years before the Declaration of Independence. Whatever small inconveniences someone might cause the federal government today would be appropriate given the timeline.

I do agree with the video that the government wants us to act so it can implement NDAA and other laws, which I tend to think will go over like a lead balloon and drive the population we need to our side, not theirs. The enemy watches the evening news, not our allies, so how the government portrays our actions in that venue is irrelevant, it is how they preach to their choir. I will not be fooled or deterred by the government's pronouncements that "domestic terrorists" have done a horrible thing, because their response will have to be horrible itself and prove the "domestic terrorists" points.

All in all, however, I do not think this is exactly the time to act. It is time to put pressure on the DA's in the Haddad case and the Pantaleon case. It is time to have some serious conversations with the officers involved. It is time to heighten awareness of the abuses of these laws and the destruction they wreak for no societal gain whatsoever. It is time to highlight wherever possible the instances where the possession of firearms protected a family, or a school, or a business.

This is already a war, if a cold one, but we need to start acting like warriors; prepare our families for the day we don't come home; minimize expenses and bring the family into a place that can be sustained without our presence, because even if we are not killed by a government out of control, we will be on the march somewhere distant from our homes.

You will not blunt my sword with disinformation.

For another good take on the same video: NC Renegade has a great point of view.

The Barrel Will Be Hot

Evidence mounts that the federal government is corrupt and is operating outside the Constitution. I might write about it. Others might write about it. But when Sheriffs across the land increasingly vocalize their resistance to unconstitutional laws; when states pass legislation to refuse to comply with federal restrictions on guns, we are not just a bunch of nuts whining about gun laws.

The federal government, particularly Barack Obama and Eric Holder might want to pay attention here. They are losing the PR battle when it comes to the Second Amendment. Instead of making the supporters of the Second Amendment look like nuts who just want to kill people, they are convincing the other half of the nation that the government is full of nuts who just want to kill people.

It wasn't so long ago when those of us in the patriot/liberty community spoke about resistance we were shrugged off. When we spoke of unconstitutional laws we were ignored. When we called out the President and the Attorney General as Marxists who wanted to disarm the American people to force their collectivist policies on people we were shouted down as unreasonable and delusional.

That isn't happening now. People are reading stories of excessive laws like those which have ensnared Nathan Haddad and Keith Pantaleon and recognize that something is wrong. When Chicago produces a higher body count than Afghanistan day in and day out with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, the charge that more gun restrictions will lead to safety fall on ever more deaf ears.

The traitorous media refuses to print the daily instances where guns have saved lives and it rises to the millions in a given year. In Atlanta a student shot a 14-year-old at a middle school before an armed volunteer overpowered him. Not the police, somebody at the scene. A Sandy Hook was averted by the presence of a gun in a school and it just slipped by unnoticed except on the Drudge Report and The Blaze.

The equal division of the nation's people is being forged by the Obama Administration and I would like to think it was an error in judgment on the part of the President, but I have seen too many instances where division and strife were exactly what he wanted to achieve. So he has his divided society between "rednecks" and sycophantic liberals. He has driven a wedge between federal law enforcement and local law enforcement.

If it is the President's intent to create a white-hot issue with people preparing themselves to die to defend the Constitution just to see how much they believe in this nation; what it stands for; what our military men have died for, he's about to see it.

It will get out of control. Until now these men, Haddad and Pantaleon have acquiesced to law enforcement when they knocked, but there will come a time, a person, who will not and that is when the whole issue will put people between a rock and a hard place. Good LEO's might have to obey the laws of their states and force a confrontation with the feds. People might come to the aid of a person sticking to their statements and refusing to let themselves be arrested. Reinforcements might arrive instead of the traitorous media.

What then? Do you know what side you will be on? There comes a time to stand up and many readers of this blog are there. Many Americans are there.

This is not just about guns. This issue arises after the Patriot Act has been signed producing DHS and TSA and all of the abuses of those organizations. It comes after the federal government has listened in on innocent phone conversations; after labeling veterans like Haddad as domestic terrorists; it comes after NDAA; it comes after "hate speech"; after hundreds of other freedoms have been obliterated by Obamacare.

Other gun laws have been passed before without this sort of outrage. Why? Because of the previous paragraph, because after a long train of abuses it comes down to the Second Amendment, the one that can restore the others. The federal government has felt that if it can get past the initial resistance that these abuses will just sort of work their way into the American experience. What they don't understand is that they don't, not for all of us. Instead they pile one abuse on top of another, none are forgotten or forgiven, they are stacked like a deck of cards until the weight is unbearable and something snaps.

We are there and we are ready to fight, because we are ready to die. The people know deep down that these threats to regulate, register and confiscate our weapons is the last item on the agenda leading to absolute despotism. They are the prelude to everything our fighting men have died to oppose over the past centuries. There is something just un-American about it and they can't stomach it.

The harder they push, the stronger we get. As one commenter wrote: "Be careful when you pry my gun from my cold dead hand, the barrel will be hot."