September 2, 2015 | 2nd Amendment, Constitution, Militia
Albert Einstein noted that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Gun owners around the country struggle with failed policies and strategies. They cling to ideas that can’t be reconciled with the end result. Obviously, if we’ve not placed one bureaucrat, or elected representative behind bars for violating the oath of office, all we’ve done is delay the inevitable. Without the force of law, there is no remedy or relief for us when it is clear that incumbents are re-elected at a percentage greater than 80%.
We continue on this path not because of patriotism, but because doing our duty would interfere with the ignorance, greed, corruption, ambivalence, and false pride that has been ingrained and adopted over the years.
The Second Amendment was not placed in the Bill of Rights in order to guarantee an individual right, but rather to make it almost impossible for the government to take away the ‘Sword’ from the good People of this nation. More importantly, to emphasize the fact that it is only the Militia that has certain clearly defined duties, and by doing so fulfill that, which is “necessary to the security of a free state”.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15&16 are enumerated as clear as can be, but the so-called patriot community wants nothing to do with the expressed duty “To execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions”. In order to do this, every able-bodied man would have to give up a few weekends a year to gain, and maintain the proficiency to act in an emergency.
Why would summer soldiers want to do this when they can live with the illusion that, pleading, protesting, and screaming at those who are supposed to represent us as guardians of our rights do anything but abide their oath of office.
Patrick Henry stated, “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I have no way of judging of the future but by the past”. There is nothing in the past of protesting that has changed things before tens-of-thousands of soldiers died, or hundreds had their lives ruined and not made whole.
What is it that tells you that removing one selected candidate of a party with another will change things? Colorado recalls did nothing.
What is it that tells you that expecting corrupt politicians and judges to abide the law when you yourself will deny it is a viable strategy? Either you understand the concept of our law, or you’re doomed to fail.
No matter what you believe, or strive for, the truth be told by one of the worlds most abominable tyrants, Mao Zedong. Mao stated, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”. So when you say that we must engage the power monopoly on their ground, in their courts, using their procedures and rules, I must ask if you are truly insane? You’ve abdicated the power of the ‘Sword’ to your enemies, and you expect them to adhere to what?
The Founders of this nation were forward thinking enough to provide the methods and the tools for the good People to fight off tyranny. It is as the expression goes “As plain as the nose on your face”.
While the ability to thwart the institution of tyrannical government, for which the Founders had on the ground experience, they understood the need and importance of Militia. It was, after all, those hardy and trained men who kept the British from defeating the Colonists, and it is of course the ultimate force of law.
“Who are the militia? are they not ourselves.” The question posed and answered by Tenche Cox was inherent at the founding of this nation. The whole of the People “entitled and accustomed to their arms” would be a bulwark against any force bent on the destruction of liberty, but in component application of citizens united represented a community bound in friendship, understanding, recognition, and most importantly “security”.
But the questions seem to come up as to whether we need Militia today? Whether it even exists under the current unconstitutional statutes? As Dr. Edwin Vieira explains, the congress has corrupted the wording to mislead the public as to what they are lawfully allowed to enact. The deceit perpetrated by the state should be reason enough to realize that Militia is most important, especially today, in order to regain our freedom.
We live in dangerous times. The U.S. has troops all over the world, in some 150 countries as a matter of fact. This represents at least two dramatic issues. One being that the military could not possibly repel an invasion of this nation.
A nation of just over Three-Hundred-Million that imposes its will on the world is bound to make enemies in at least a small percentage of those countries now occupied. It is estimated that we’ve killed Millions overtly, and covertly in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria in this apparently never ending war on terror. If that hasn’t produced some who seek revenge I’d be greatly shocked.
I see in the atmosphere of America that retribution against our nation does not seem to enter into awareness. While it is a very likely possibility that we would be subject to “blow-back” the public stands quiet on the need for emergency preparations, and the outrageous immigration policies that are allowing at least known criminals, if not terrorists, into the country.
We are a nation ill prepared for a catastrophe. While there is ample contingency provided by statute for those who represent us, the statutes are silent on what we the People should do if an emergency arises. What we do know is that there is plenty of crying, and demand for restitution by the public in cases such as Hurricane Katrina, and Sandy. Who, but for a few of us, are talking about the need to have the entire populace prepared for disasters?
The typical state Emergency Preparedness statutes, modeled from the federal statutes, read like any other aspects of code. They are filled with definitions, authorities, points, aspects, but most importantly nothing that goes to the heart of where you and I go, what we do, or who we look to while the disaster is underway.
Is there an Emergency Preparedness coordinator on your block, or in your town? Someone with whom you’ve discussed your preparations, and your role should an emergency take place. Someone who has come to your home and outlined what would be important in various emergencies.
What of a chemical, or biological disaster out of control? What do you do if a nuclear power plant goes critical? What of a tsunami, major fire, or any other catastrophic destructive force?
If MS 13, or one of the other growing gangs in this nation decides to single out your home, to whom do you turn? Do you call 911 and hope that the police aren’t busy with some other crime, or whether they’ll take their time in responding? Do you take on the thugs on your own? Do you even understand what they are capable of?
What do we do in the case of a terrorist attack, or an invasion? What if it’s the worst-case scenario? Do you muster somewhere? Do you have “all the terrible instruments of the soldier” to defend the homeland? Are you familiar with the proper use of those tools?
We’ve been lucky over the last century in that we’ve not experienced the kind of catastrophe that struck Fukushima. The frequency that Earthquakes are occurring has been increasing, and the fact that our nuclear plants are on or close to fault lines seem to be a recipe for a coming catastrophe, for which we are ill prepared.
More importantly, we’ve not seen battle on our land since the Civil War. Would we know how to respond if the lives of our children became targets of terrorist attacks as this government keeps warning? The answer is an unequivocal NO! Instead we will have more calls for disarming the very body that is, by law, the only authority to “repel Invasions”.
Considering our open border policies, and the warnings from our Border Patrol of known or suspected enemies crossing into these United States the possibility of a Fifth Column leading the way to an invasion is a very real risk. Look at your children, and take a moment to consider what I’m saying here.
Where’s the army to take on the invaders? Even if it is just an increase in the influx of well-armed vicious gangs, can the law enforcement community handle the strain? There are reductions in the military, which itself is burdened with systems that are faulty, and as we’ve recently seen, the military is not even authorized to defend itself from the type of attacks that have led to the deaths of a number of our servicemen right here in hometown USA.
With the army being posted all over the globe it is unlikely they could respond in a timely fashion to more than one incident, nor are they authorized by law to do so. It is “We the People” who are responsible for our defense. It is there in plain sight. It has been made irrelevant by not only the lies from the halls of the legislatures, but by our own failure to recognize what is right in front of our face.
Ask yourself, when an emergency arises, what will you do? Look to your Militia unit? NO! You’ve let it die along with so many other aspects of that, which made this country.