January 6, 2014 | Founding Documents, General, History, Militia, Sovereignty
I recently read an article by Dave Hodges at Common Sense Radio. The article is titled “Can M-16’s Defeat F-16’s In the Coming Civil War”. Like all of Dave’s articles, I highly recommend you read it, and digest what he has to say.
I myself had to comment, but I felt that I needed to expand a bit, and so this article is in part a reflection on what Dave has written.
If you’ve read any of my articles you will probably find that a number of them are beating the drum for the revitalization of the Militia, and the importance of the role it should play in maintaining a free state. For those unfamiliar with the law enforcement powers of Militia it should protect real courts of law, and a safe and prosperous community free from corrupt politicians.
I’ve focused on the Militia because I’ve learned quite a bit over the years, and appreciate the fact that it is up to us to maintain a ‘free state’. Neither bully, nor power hungry politician easily steps aside, and no nation is so secure as to believe it cannot be invaded. Should we be invaded, or our government goes completely out of control, the Militia would represent a ready made fighting force familiar with the terrain, well dug into the community, and therefore formidable guerrilla fighters.
I’ve known for quite some time that waking people up was a daunting task, and not one for the weak of heart. Most, no matter what facts you might give them are caught in the mainstream whirl of propaganda and lies. No matter how awake you might believe an individual to be, they are simply cognizant of the fact that there is a problem, but have no idea as to how bad it really is, nor do they have a clue as to how it must be resolved.
I could mention the names of people I listen to on a daily basis, and cite the many times they contradict themselves, or the misunderstanding of the topic at hand. I could refer to the constant use of the word ‘solution’ for what is nothing more than a weak strategy that would take years upon years to have any affect while our nation crumbled around us. I could point to the failure to either understand, or deliberately misstating what has actually taken place in history in order to promote their mindset or agenda. Perhaps these people should start to recognize that the time to talk has passed, and a political solution cannot exist without our use of the ‘Sword’ as Dr. Edwin Vieira has so eloquently stated.
Specific names, places, dates, times, and facts seem to elude as being relevant to what is right in front of their eyes. Perhaps the term ‘cognitive dissonance’ would be aptly applied even to those who lead the charge to alert the public. Because while pointing to the fact, they seem to avoid the all important point of sovereignty, how it is enforced, and how we’ve abdicated our position in this Republic of, by, and for the People.
Dave makes a number of points that can’t be refuted, so that is not the reason for this article, but rather it is posed as a question to whether or not we have the stamina, or even the where-with-all to overcome and succeed. Dave just gave me a starting point from which to blow off a little steam caused by the frustration that build’s when contemplating the dark days ahead, and trying to understand the reasoning of some.
Let’s take the NRA and GOA, along with the many splinter groups out there that believe they are actually fighting for the ‘right to keep and bear arms’. I have a particular beef with these organizations because they seem to avoid the proper fight, or are just in it to hear themselves talk. Obviously you can’t win the battle if you’re trying to fight a standup fight against an opponent who has unlimited resources, and can come at you from a thousand different directions; rogue courts, corrupt politicians, rigged elections, the re-education system, and false flags just to name a few.
I would put it at more than Twenty Years that I’ve been asking the NRA to move the fight to the Militia, and more recently GOA and a number of smaller groups such as the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society in my home state. It either falls on deaf ears, I get the completely erroneous response that the National Guard is the militia, or the even more ridiculous diatribe that I do not understand that you have to fight for your rights. I’m not sure how the last response comes into play when you’re attempting to educate someone on the insanity of his or her course of action.
Yes indeed, you have the responsibility to maintain your rights, but you have to know what they are, the difference between rights and privileges, and how to enforce them. Begging before some legislative committee with arguments that do not apply to the law to which you speak can easily be ignored, and or refuted. For those who claim to have read a history book, the Second Amendment does not stand alone as it is part and parcel of the body of the Constitution, and the One Hundred Fifty Year history of the Militia prior to the ratification of that second doctrine of law.
Our first doctrine of law being the Declaration of Independence, which by the way points to the truth, and fact of the matter that our rights are secured by “Governments*** instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” It does not say that governments popped up out of thin air, and that we are subject to the rules and regulations set out by a group of demi-gods who rule over us with a force of arms we ourselves are denied. Nor do people such as Nicole Hockley, who has suffered a great tragedy, have the right to call upon government to attain her goals by granting a monopoly of power to the state.
Quite contrary to what seems to be popular belief, our first act of law clearly states, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it.” I’m not quite sure what is confusing about these words, but apparently the meaning is lost to most. I have the right to live as I choose, protecting my life and liberty as best suits my needs, and I have granted to this fiction known as government the responsibility to help protect those rights. I have not sworn allegiance to an illusion that may at any time infringe upon my rights using false applications of safety brought about by either real acts or political subterfuge. I certainly have not adorned it with powers to neuter my martial resistance if the abuse does not stop.
Over the past few decades the potential for a civil war has grown through the maneuvers of the political and corporate elite. It should have been a learned fact of history that when the government becomes abusive the people may revolt, and that it would not be a standup fight. Obviously, if we allow the government to build a standing army with a budget in the Hundreds of Billions we couldn’t hope to face that down, and now with the infusion of foreign troops in question, we have but one choice; become a guerrilla fighter.
We haven’t planned for any impending conflict, and we continue to avoid the obvious. We’re not preparing as the guy on the ground, and to add to that abandonment of responsibility we’ve poured the bulk of our efforts on the voracity of a rogue judiciary, and a totally corrupt system that steps on our sovereignty from both sides of the political fence. How many times do we have to go into court, or watch the incumbent re-elected before we stop and say, it’s not working, let’s go at this a different way?
The answer to our foolish strategies becomes apparent as you realize that Dave Hodges is talking out loud about what may very well take place. Did anyone in the alternative media, or this so-called patriot movement believe that our victory or defeat rested upon two opposing armies duking-it-out on a mythical battle field with one side wielding a host of formidable weaponry, while the other showed up with sling shots, fists, and facts? Harsh words aside, it remains that those who seek power will keep it at all cost.
Good gracious, is that what they’re actually thinking? If that’s the case then perhaps we should think about the people we’re listening to, and start to reconcile in our minds that we need to start a new paradigm. As much as we all hope for a peaceful solution, we can’t obtain it if our notions are astray, and the outspoken leaders in this movement scream about a ‘control grid’, and how potent it is. That the only solution to fighting an undefeatable monster is to wake our neighbors, who by the way could already be controlled by this technology. How can they expect that anyone with a logical mind take them seriously?
If the grid can control everyone, then let me suggest that no matter how many people wake up, a push of a button will put him or her to sleep. No, the odds are, like anything else, there are those who can’t be controlled, and certainly there are those who can wield an AR, or AK as if they brought hell with them.
Weaponry aside, perhaps many of us live under the false impression that we have too much to live for, and that blood is not this very moment being shed by many? That there are not millions out there who go to bed hungry, have been framed or prosecuted for some pretend offense, or have nothing left to them. I hear, or read these stories every day in the alternative media.
Maybe freedom is just a passing fancy brought about by a rag-tag group of individuals whose ideas are no longer valid. After all, true freedom was an outlandish concept at the time of our revolution, and there are many who parrot the idea that the Constitution is outdated.
I’m not sure if my diatribe on what Mr. Hodges’s has awakened holds water, but I do have one dispute with what he states, and a Mr. Hezekiah Wyman aptly inspires it.
On April 19, 1775 the Militia mustered to engage the British regulars at Lexington and Concord. Hezekiah Wyman was Fifty-five years of age as he left his home on Cambridge Street. You are too old to go to war proclaimed his wife, but Bravery lives on even after the body grows old. Freedom will not be denied its rightful place with age; it is timeless.
None-the-less, the gray haired warrior gathered his accoutrements and harnessed his white horse.
Hezekiah, Flintlock in hand, mounted his horse and then pursued and attacked the British regulars at every turn on the road upon which they marched back from Concord.
Along that road toward Boston, Wyman made the legend of the ‘White Horseman’ who fought the Red Coats, firing with deadly accuracy as bullets whizzed passed the gaunt figure upon the white mare.
He, like so many others, was the heart and soul of the American Revolution. The Militia, loading ball after ball, aiming, and then firing into the face of tyranny that once gave this nation its birth, and its freedom.
We are a nation built upon the blood of the volunteer, the Minute Man, and Militia. May we never forget the invigorating force of Liberty, or the fight to maintain that precious commodity.
Never let that spirit die! No matter how old you are, how desperate the situation, or how great the odds; Fight on!