When Revolution Once Again Comes To America
(It Will Be YOUR Fault)
Be careful how you answer this: Do you truly believe than any individual, or group of individuals, have the right to force their views upon you; make you do things you do not wish to do? If you answered yes, then regardless of your justification for saying so, you believe that one group of society has the right to subjugate and oppress another; meaning that one segment of society can enslave another.
If, however, you answered no, then how can you support an entity that does just that? By that I mean how can you support a system of government that passes laws that take from some and give to others, or passes laws that violate the fundamental rights of all, or of a group that some disagree with?
One of the most fundamental rights of all creatures living upon the Earth, including man, is the right to self-defense and protecting their property. A lion, living in the wild, will fight to the death to protect its young, or that which it has killed to sustain its existence. That is a fundamental law of nature, and yet there are those living among us, those who claim to be educated, enlightened, who want to see that right taken away from us…and yes I am talking about those who support gun control legislation.
You see, your idea of gun control differs from mine. You believe gun control should be controlling who gets to own guns and what kind of guns the people are allowed to keep and bear. My idea of gun control is the ability to put two rounds through the same hole in a target; controlling the firearm so that you hit what you are aiming at.
Now before I take this any further I would like to diverge for a moment and ask you another question. Who do you think won America’s independence? While George Washington may have been on the battlefield with his men, it was the common foot soldier, the little guy like you and me who stood toe to toe against the British Redcoats.
What did these brave men get in reward for their gallantry and sacrifice if not a big stiff dick rammed up their ass when those who they trusted imposed a system of government upon them that did not represent them at all.
If you were to truly examine the drafting of the Constitution, and the ratification debates you will notice that it was the noble born, the lawyers, the merchants, the bankers who were represented by those who supported this amazing new document, (and I say that with a heavy dose of sarcasm). It was the little guy who was represented by those who opposed this new system of government; for they knew what would happen to the rights and liberty of the people should this system of government go into effect. These Anti-Federalist fought tooth and nail to prevent this system of government from becoming more than a mere proposal on a piece of parchment; they fought to preserve what the little guy had risked his life to secure on the battlefields of the Revolution – his liberty.
However, they lost that battle and this new system of government went into operation. Even so, they did get those who supported it to agree to add a Bill of Rights to the Constitution; placing certain limitations upon this new government’s ability to violate or infringe upon certain rights. But as with any document, they are merely words upon a piece of paper that are meaningless unless they have the threat of force backing them up.
As an example, when our government enacts a law do you think it is the lawmakers themselves that patrol our streets enforcing them? No, it is an armed force, or policing force, that makes sure that the laws are complied with.
Now we, as a people, (at least according to what we are taught), established this system of government. We delegated certain powers to this government while reserving some powers to the States, and some to ourselves. Yet where can we find the power to enforce those limitations upon government if not in the 2nd Amendment? It certainly isn’t to be found in the body of the Constitution.
Sure we can vote the bad apples out; but what if those we replace them with are just as bad, or if they have no effect upon limiting government itself from overstepping its limited authority and violating our rights and liberty? How effective do you think you would be if you called your Congressman, or the President, and said, “Hey, you know what you’re doing violated the Constitution and my rights. I want you to stop doing that right now.”
Believe me, I’ve tried that approach; I’ve written and called many times, only to be thanked for participating in the democratic process, and that my thoughts would be taken into consideration. Consideration? Fuck you, you work for me and you’ll obey the limitations imposed upon you or your authority over me is null and void.
You see, that is part of the problem right there; those assclowns in positions of authority think that they know better than I do how I should live my life. They pass laws telling me what I can and cannot do, and pass other laws restricting my God-given rights and liberty; while a majority of the people bend over and let themselves be screwed out of the freedom they should be defending.
Which brings me back to my original question: Do you think that any individual, or group of individuals have the right to force their views upon anyone else. Well, if you support this government, regardless of which party has a majority control, you certainly do support that belief.
Where does that leave those who want to live a life free of oppressive laws and taxes? Are we to silently submit to tyranny and oppression simply because the majority of the people are too ignorant or apathetic to resist it? Is that what this country has come to, that a majority can tell the remainder of society that their rights, their liberty do not matter anymore?
People, for the most part, don’t realize how dangerously close this country is to another internal war, waged by those who would oppress others and those who have had enough oppression and have chosen to say NO MORE!!!
Let me ask you something, what was it that won the American Revolution? Sure, it was the foot soldiers that defeated the British, along with a little help from the French, but do you think they’d have won had they marched onto the battlefields carrying pitchforks and shovels? No, it was the fact that they were armed that gave them a fighting chance against the British. And where did those guns come from; did the British give them to them so they could fight against their authority? That’s pretty ludicrous if you ask me. I can see it now, John Q. Colonist walking up to some random Redcoat and saying, “Excuse me sir, I need your musket so I can shoot you with it.”
The fact is that most of the arms carried into battle during the Revolution were privately owned, and it was the very fact that the British tried to take them away from the Colonists at Lexington and Concord that the first shots of the Revolution were exchanged. Yet 2-1/2 centuries later, our government along with the support of a large portion of society, are trying to legislate our right to keep and bear arms away from us.
I have to ask, are you people out of your minds?
But Neal, society has changed, there are more criminals out there than there were in 1776. True, but have you ever stopped to think that the reason we have more crime is due to the fact that our morals are in the gutter? Have you ever stopped to think that the reason we have so many repeat offenders is because the punishment isn’t severe enough to cause them to think twice before committing a second offense? Have you ever stopped to think that a lot of the things people are being arrested for should never have been made illegal in the first place?
Not only that, we have placed so many restrictions upon when, where, and under what circumstances a person can defend themselves, their family or their possessions, that it is open season upon victims by those who would commit crimes against them. If people could just shoot those who tried to harm them, or steal from them, I’d be willing to bet that crime rates would plummet dramatically. But oh no, that’s not fair, it isn’t the criminals fault, society is to blame.
Screw that, we all make choices and if I were to jump into a pit of crocodiles at the zoo and be eaten it is not societies fault, it is mine for being an idiot.
Did you know that in the olden days horse theft was a hanging offense? But nowadays if someone steals your car or truck you’re lucky if they spend a year in jail. We have these shooting sprees where an armed person comes into a roomed of unarmed victims and opens fire, and we ask ourselves how this happened. It happened because we have created a society full of potential victims; that’s how it has happened. We have neutered ourselves; taken away both the will and the means of defending ourselves.
Now we want to take the next step in this insanity by taking away our ability to defend ourselves against the largest criminal organization in the country – our own government. When I hear people talk about more gun control, or taking the guns out of the hands of the people I have to ask myself if those proposing such measures have a single functioning brain cell in their heads.
I can understand the government wanting to do that, for if they succeed they could do anything they wanted to us without fear of reprisal or resistance, but to hear that from my fellow citizens is alarming and causes me to question their intelligence.
I hope that I’m wrong in believing most people are absolute morons, but for you to restore my confidence in your ability to think critically you’re going to have to show me that you’re capable of doing so first. So I want you to read a few quotes from a few people who knew a whole lot more about liberty and the law than most people today do. See if any of this can sink in and then I’ll resume my rant.
-The right of self-defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. St. George Tucker, Blackstone’s Commentaries
-Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops. Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, October 10, 1787
And finally there is this, taken from Edward Abbey’s Abbey Road, written in 1979, “Let us hope our weapons are never needed – but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government – and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.”
Our government has tried to ban the guns themselves, and to a certain degree they have been successful. Already certain guns are not allowed to be owned by private citizens, and if they can be owned one has to jump through all manner of hoops and pay all manner of fees to own them.
Yet this, in and of itself is an infringement, for the 2nd Amendment does not say what kinds of guns we can own, only that it is our right to do own arms. My God, how hard is it for people to wrap their heads around the fact that we have an entity, (government) telling those who created it what kind of guns they can keep and bear, yet this same entity is allowed to keep and bear the very guns it denies us the right to own so that it can enforce its laws upon us.
If that alone does not frighten you, then there is something seriously wrong with your logic.
However, any effort by the government to enact a total ban on the private ownership of guns would be taken by many as the last straw; the line in the sand which people would not tolerate; so they have learned from their previous mistakes.
Now I want to make something abundantly clear. I believe our government is evil, and that it seeks absolute dominion over us. But that does not mean they are stupid – far from it in fact. They have learned from past efforts to ban guns that they will meet with stiff opposition, if not outright rebellion, by the people.
So what they do is pass these little laws, saying you can’t own this type of gun, or that if you’re on some watch list you can’t have any guns, or if you’re suspected of POSSIBLY committing a future crime your right to own guns can be denied; i.e. Red Flag Laws. Some States, such as my home State of California, have enacted laws requiring a background check upon the purchase of ammunition, and if you aren’t on record as owning a registered gun requiring that particular ammo, they won’t sell it to you.
Gee, can you imagine what would have happened in 1776 if the British had said, “You can own all the guns you want, you just can’t own the powder and ball for them.” In fact, had you read your history of the Revolution you would know that the British did try that, and that it too added to the resolve of the Colonists that the British were seeking to impose an absolute despotism over them.
Yet we stand by and do nothing when our own government does the same damned thing?!?
There is a saying that is attributed to so many people that I won’t even begin to list all to whom it is attributed to; nevertheless the saying is quite true. That saying is, “There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order.”
The soapbox is what I do, write my commentaries trying to educate, inform, and shift people’s beliefs away from the concept that government is their friend. The ballot box is simply the vote; and we’ve seen that it has been ineffective in restraining the growing tyranny over the people of America. The jury box is the concept of jury nullification; something I have also written about in the past. And finally there is the ammo box, the means by which a people pushed into the corner have as their last defense against tyrants.
Now you tell me, regardless of what you think about the purpose government should serve, what would YOU do if you saw your rights and freedoms being taken from you by a government, acting either of its own arbitrary volition, or on behalf of a majority of the people, and all other means of redress had failed? What would you do to defend your rights if you saw that your only means of defending them was to take up arms against those who sought to oppress you?
NOW YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY OF US FEEL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR GOVERNMENT!!
In 1787 Thomas Jefferson wrote, “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.” He didn’t say we should vote harder, or call our Congressmen and women begging them not to pass this law or that law, he said, TAKE UP ARMS.
That time quickly approaches, whether you choose to see it or not; and if you keep trying to take our guns from us it will come much sooner than you’re ready for and their will bloodshed in the streets of America. And the sad thing about it will be that it will be your fault because you chose to support and defend tyrants instead of resisting them while you had the peaceful means of doing so. For as John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”