Be Careful What You Wish For

I don’t think there is a person living in this country who would say they do not love and cherish their rights, yet they turn around and vote for politicians, who, once they are elected, trample all over those rights; all while their constituents support them because they are ‘better than the other guy would have been.’

The 2020 Presidential election is gearing up, with the Democrats already holding debates so that their constituent base can choose who will go up against the incumbent, Donald Trump, in the upcoming election. I have seen and heard a great many people who voted for Trump say that they would not vote for him again; they feel let down and betrayed by him and would rather vote for someone else than vote for him again. So, there is a very real possibility that whomever the Democrats chose as their candidate in 2020 might win; becoming our next President.

That is scary!

Now y’all know that I do not vote, that I don’t think that our government comes anywhere near being constitutional, but that doesn’t mean I do not have any worries over what it is doing, and might possibly do in the future. To say that I believe that is like saying a general in a war knows who his enemy is but ignores their troop movements because he simply doesn’t care what they are doing. Sure I care; I just don’t think that voting is going to prove as an effective means of restraining government from doing whatever the hell it wants to do, so why should I waste my time doing it?

Recently I read an interesting article on how the changing demographics in this country will eventually lead to the Republican Party being irrelevant in American politics. The article stated that the GOP base is primarily white, and more important, aging; meaning that it will begin dwindling as more and more start dying off. It stated that due to that, and a few other factors, eventually the Democratic Party will become the dominant party in American politics.

If you truly love your country, your liberty, that should scare the living hell out of you. All one has to do is have a conversation with a young, radicalized, Democrat and you’ll see what lies in America’s future if something drastic isn’t done to alter its course. Even then, I fear we are too far along in the game for anything to be done about it other than sit back and watch the great ship America sink into socialism.

You Republicans may not want to hear this, but you’re as much a part of the problem as are the Democrats. I say that because you have allowed those you have elected to muddy the waters as far as the separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative branches; allowing YOUR presidents to hold and exercise almost monarchal powers. Instead of holding those you vote for to strict constitutional limitations you have allowed them to exercise powers it was never intended the President have; thereby setting precedents that future Presidents could utilize to their benefit – meaning Democrats could also utilize those powers.

What are you, as Republicans, going to do when your voice dwindles down to 40, 30, or even 20 percent of the voting public; meaning you stand no chance in getting a Republican candidate into office? By ignoring the Constitution while those you have supported served in office you have handed the keys to the kingdom to any and all future winners of elections – including Democrats.

That is why, even though I don’t vote, I pay close attention to what the Democratic candidates for president are saying; for in them I see our country’s future – not that those you have voted for have done such a bang up job of defending our rights and liberty. After all, it was the Republican George W. Bush who gave us the war on terror, Homeland Security, and the massive expansion of domestic surveillance; a clear violation of the 4th Amendment. So I wouldn’t proclaim too loudly my claim that the GOP stands for true conservative values, not with their record in defending them.

Aside from all the other socialist programs the Democrats seek to implement, the thing that scares me the most about them is their steadfast devotion to the disarmament of the American people. During the recent Democratic Presidential Debate, Eric Swalwell, representing California’s 15th Congressional District, stood on the stage and openly stated that he supported gun confiscation in America through a mandatory buy-back program for assault rifles. What that means is that you will be given a grace period where you can sell back those scary assault rifles to the government, and when the grace period is over they will arrest you and confiscate your guns if you have not complied with the program.

This is nothing new for the Democrats, they have been saying this for a very long time. In 1993 former Vice-President Joseph Biden stated, “Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.” In 1995, on a televised episode of 60 Minutes, Senator Dianne Feinstein stated, “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them … “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in,” I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.”

So you see, the Democrats have openly stated their agenda for a very long time, and now that there is a distinct possibility that the Republican Party may lose the White House to a Democrat, that possibility grows even more real. The question is, what are the Republican base going to do if that should happen; I mean what are they going to do if a Democrat wins and then they succeed in passing any kind of confiscatory gun law?

With the anti gun sentiments that run rampant throughout this country it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see people turning in their neighbors or co-workers to law enforcement for fear that they are not complying with any possible gun confiscation laws our government might enact. If that happens, I fear it will just push us even closer, if not over the brink, to an outright revolution in this country. I’ve heard many say that their right to keep and bear arms is their personal line in the sand, that once crossed they will resist authority with deadly force.

Do you really want that; do you want an armed revolution happening in the streets of your city; or possibly in your front yard? Well that’s what I fear will happen if the Democrats get their way and pass any kind of confiscatory gun laws.

The problem lies in a gross misunderstanding of why we even have a 2nd Amendment. We do not retain the right to keep and bear arms for our ability to hunt wild game, to target shoot, or even to defend our homes against criminals; we retain that right so that we can defend all our other rights against infringement by our government!

If you would but read the history of the American Revolution you would see that, while the Colonists may have engaged in, sometimes, violent protests against the laws enacted by the British, they did not resort to deadly force until the Redcoats came for their guns at Lexington and Concord. They realized that without their guns they would lose the ability to defend themselves, and their rights, from the arbitrary will of their government.

One of the complaints of the Colonists was the maintaining of a standing army in their presence to enforce the laws enacted by their government. They felt that, in times of peace, a standing army posed a serious threat to their rights and liberty. Yet today do we not have a standing army in the shape of a military with over 2 million active duty service members? Do we not have a standing army in the form of agents who work for all the various Executive Branch agencies such as the DEA, BATF, FBI, and all the other alphabet soup agencies? Do we not have a standing army in the form of local law enforcement who believe that their job is not to protect and defend our rights, rather it is to enforce whatever laws come down from on high from our government?

We are already outgunned by a vastly superior force with technologically advanced weapons, and you, (and I’m speaking to all you gun grabbers) would see us totally defenseless against them? Are you fucking insane?

I’m not a huge fan of former Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, but in 1833 he got it right when he wrote, “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”

That is why we have the 2nd Amendment, and you idiots would throw that all away for the false promise of comfort and security! History is replete with accounts of how, after the people were disarmed, genocide began as those opposing the policies of their government were rounded up and executed; and you want to see that happen in America? Over my dead body!

Let me tell you something, laws are just pieces of paper, they hold no authority other than the ability of those who wrote them to enforce them upon those they affect. If you learn anything from this, learn that. The Constitution is a law for cryin’ out loud, but look at how poorly we’ve been able to enforce it upon our government; which by the way was one of the biggest reasons Patrick Henry opposed its ratification.

I want to provide you with but 3 quotes from Mr. Henry regarding our sacred right to resist the unlawful exercise of power by our government. Each of the following quotes comes from an address Patrick Henry gave to the Virginia Ratifying Assembly on June 5, 1788. Read and heed what he said.
– Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force: Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

– A standing army we shall have also, to execute the execrable commands of tyranny: And how are you to punish them?

– The Honorable Gentleman who presides, told us, that to prevent abuses in our Government, we will assemble in Convention, recall our delegated powers, and punish our servants for abusing the trust reposed in them. Oh, Sir, we should have fine times indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people. Your arms wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical; no longer democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all?

You may not see it, hell, you might not even care, but I see us moving slowly towards a time when those who love and cherish liberty will be forced to make a decision; the same decision the patriots of 1776 were forced to make; submit to tyranny or rise up and risk our lives defending it.

I know this may seem irrelevant at the moment, but it will all become clear in a bit. Last weekend our family went out to shoot pool at a local bar for my wife and my birthday, (we share the same birthday). I held the table for over 3 hours, winning 15 consecutive games. I did not win because I was a better shot than my wife and son were, I won because I saw three or four shots ahead. I did not focus on sinking just one ball; I planned where I wanted to leave the cue ball for my next shot and put the proper spin, or English on the ball to place it where I wanted it.

Most people cannot see two steps ahead of them, focusing all their attention on the moment. Nor do they know, or care, about what has transpired in years past…history. Since they do not know history, they cannot see that it is slowly repeating itself. Since they do not know the nature of, or purpose of their rights, they cannot understand why it is so vitally important that we defend them to our last breath.

The thing is, what we are living today will be history tomorrow. How are future historians going to view us in 10, 20, or even 30 years? Will they write that we took a stand against the rising tyranny that led to either their freedom or oppression, or will they write that we meekly submitted to our own subjugation? A breaking point is coming people, I see it as clearly as I see the computer screen in front of me. The time is coming when those who love liberty will face the choice of becoming abject slaves or rise up and attempt to shake off the shackles that have bound them to government for a very long time.

Writing in response to Shay’s Rebellion in 1786, Thomas Jefferson states, “What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

Although I personally don’t see it as a rebellion, (not in the truest sense of the word), the last time that happened was OVER a century and a half ago; 159 years ago to be exact; when the South seceded from the Union and Union forces marched into their land to compel them to adhere to the Union.
Just as geologists claim that certain fault lines and volcanoes have catastrophic activity every so many years, and that some of them are overdue for such events, I fear that our country is nearing a time for such a catastrophic event; where those who love liberty will be forced into rising up against those who would oppress them, or as our founders feared, bind us in all cases whatsoever.

I also fear that any effort to enact confiscatory gun legislation will be the trigger that unleashes such an event. So, if you are among those who support such legislation, I offer you a suggestion; be careful what you wish for, it may come packed with a few unpleasant unintended consequences.

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One Response to Be Careful What You Wish For

  1. Don Barletta says:

    Neal, my Yahoo ate your new email address. If you see this please resend your new email to me at your convenience. Thank you. ~ Don

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