Sunday, January 18, 2009

Citizen's Declaration of Non-Disarmament

It is time to speak plainly for the good citizens of this nation who believe unbendingly in the Constitution of the United States of America...
The Bill of Rights

"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth…. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not..? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know.. it — now." Patrick Henry, 1775

Though foreign governments may disarm their subjects, we will not go down that road. We will not disarm and see our freedoms stripped away. The lessons of history are numerous, clear and bloody. A disarmed population becomes an enslaved population. A disarmed population is without power, reduced to a child-like obedience to the organs of a parental state. A disarmed population will lose those basic rights for which the citizens of America risked their lives and fortunes over 200 years ago.
The right of self-protection is the most fundamental right of all. It is a right that must be exercised against the predators of the streets, against the predators hidden within agencies of law enforcement, and against the most dangerous predators of all—those to be found in government, whose insidious grasping for power is relentless and never-ending.

Not in the face of robbers, rapists and murderers who prey upon our families and friends. Nor in the face of police and bureau agents who turn a blind eye to the Constitution, who would betray the birthright of our countrymen; nor in the face of politicians of the lowest order—those who pander to the ignorant, the weak, the fearful, the na├»ve; those who indebted to a virulent strain of the rich who insulate themselves from the dangers imposed upon other Americans and then preach disarmament.We will not surrender our handguns. We will not surrender our hunting arms. And we will not surrender our firearms of military pattern or military utility.[rest of text]

I really wish I could take credit for this one. Very, very powerful, one of my favorite writings.

Quote for the Day

"Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests."--George Washington.