Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Please don't start a civil war. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"

Once again, a commenter on Sipsey Street sets me off.

Someone calling themselves "Peace-loving American Citizen" said:
"Please don't start a civil war. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"
Naturally, I had to set them straight, which produced another looooong missive that became another blog-post.

Hopefully you'll find it worth the read...

PLEASE take the time to follow the links and watch the vids, even if you can't watch them all right now, PLEASE bookmark this post and come back later! This is ALL stuff that is of CRITICAL importance!!

Dear "Peace-loving American Citizen":

First, if you believe we aren't also "Peace-loving American Citizens" then you've bought the propaganda spread by the Government Owned Media (all of 'em). Here's a hint for you: You know they're lying whenever they claim to be delivering non-fiction "news." It really is that bad.

Second, if you'd read *ANYTHING* on this site - any of the side-bar info on the main page, for example - you'd know that we (by which I mean this leaderless gathering - not "group" - of rugged individuals) will **NEVER** start it.

We DO however - most of us anyway - agree that the question is WHEN (not "if") and HOW TPTB will start it.

Further, when TPTB finally DO start it, we plan to FINISH it - to WIN it - to RESTORE our Republic to its former glory. WHEN it comes, it will NOT be a "revolution" - it will be a fight for RESTORATION of our Republic as defined in our Constitution.

Turn off the TV - it's full of nothing but propaganda. Some is subtle (like how all Fathers on every show are morons, and the only one with ANY real sense is the homosexual) and some is absolutely overt (see any "news" program).

Ignore the radio and newspapers as well - get your news online from the "independent" and foreign media, so you'll at least be within spitting-distance of truth.

READ the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist papers, the debates of the Constitutional Convention (another e-book version here) and the Constitution.

(BTW - this is **THE** best site I've found for ALL related info!!)

Be sure to have a GOOD dictionary on hand - one that will help you understand what some of those words (such as "well regulated") meant to those who wrote them - as the most important definitions have changed considerably in ~234 years.  A GREAT option is Johnson's Dictionary (1755-1784).  The 6th Edition's Volume One is HERE and Volume Two is HERE - free to use online or download!!.

This may sound like a tall order, but could easily be accomplished by limiting yourself to one hour of the one-eyed beast (AKA "TV") per day and investing the balance of your time in said study.

Here's an important quote from the Declaration of Independence - that sacred document whose anniversary we celebrate with government-controlled fireworks, BBQ and drunkenness every summer:

"...We hold these truths to be self-evident:
- that all men are created equal, - that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,
- that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security..."

Now, let's think...

Violent thugs who enforce the diktats of the tyrants with zero penalties for their crimes? Check!

I could go on for days - taxation without representation, edicts and laws made and enforced against the plainly evidenced will of the people? CHECK!

Weapons made for foreign battlefields (microwave weapons, "sound cannons" that literally make people's ears bleed and can even cause DEATH - being used to deny peaceful citizens their right to assemble and petition for redress of grievances? CHECK!

Think you're safe in your home? WRONG!

Think you can move about freely without harassment, without uniformed thugs stealing your property without charge or trial? WRONG!

Think you can speak your mind, or even just go about your business, without being tortured - even potentially tortured to death - for nothing more than causing offense to some uniformed thug? Think there will at least be some meaningful penalty to said thug? WRONG! ...and... WRONG!

If you think you've seen it all, and don't want to sit through the first vid I linked, just PLEASE watch this one short segment... It's split at the end of one vid and the beginning of another - Part 1 is HERE and part 2 is HERE. PLEASE watch this, and bear in mind that neither of these guys was disciplined in *ANY* way - they were found to have violated no law or policy, and to have acted in accordance with training.

Don't even get me started about the excessive and onerous taxation = the propaganda bureaus lie (go figure) about "making the rich pay their fair share" or "tax cuts for the rich" - the truth is truly sickening...

If you knew the truth about who caused the current economic collapse (hint: The VERY SAME FOLK who now pontificate about greedy wall-street bankers") you'd be as angry as everyone ELSE who does!

Any idea who tried to STOP the coming collapse - and were shouted down by the very same people? The answer is here. The Retardlicans - AKA "The STUPID branch of The Government Party" - are bad enough, but the EVIL branch is INFINITELY worse. While they stand and scream about "greedy bankers" they're literally selling them total control of our Government.

Then there's the "Federal Reserve" - which is no more Federal than Federal Express. The Fed - a private, FOR-PROFIT entity exempt from ALL .gov control, (in fact, they've **NEVER** been audited) issues all our money. In the GB vid just linked he references "the discount window" - G-S and others borrow *OUR* $ at 0% then loan it to the .gov - with each of them skimming of A BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH!!   Again, these are **OUR DOLLARS**- going straight into the pockets of G-S and other "banksters."

Not only have we never audited the Fed, but WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO OWNS IT!  The party-line answer is "the member banks" - which is true as far as it goes - but then the NEXT question is "WHO OWNS THEM??!!" 

According to the only chart I could find, they include N.M. Rothschild (London), The Bank of England) Schroder Bank (Hamburg/Berlin), N. M. Warburg (Hamburg) and a bunch of other names you'd recognize (Lehmans, Goldmans, etc...) -- all of whom BY LAW are guaranteed 6% dividends annually REGARDLESS of how they screw the rest of us. 

Further, they ALWAYS make money - even when the economy is crashing - by trading on their insider knowledge of what the Fed is up to.  They even push certain securities on their customers while secretly trading AGAINST them, yet nothing is done!

For more info, see also "fall of the republic (though some disinfo is included)" and "America: Freedom to Fascism"

If you have read all of this and you're not simply SEETHING with anger, you're not paying attention!!

Worst of all, I've merely scratched the surface here.  These are just the things which sprung to my mind  while typing, and which  I was able to instantly locate via a search-engine.  I don't think it would even be possible to list all the abuses and usurpations - since they're busily creating new ones every hour of every day.  Even if we could freeze them right now it would take decades for one man to list them all, and they'd fill more shelf-space than is available in the reference-section of most libraries.  Heck, watching all the youtube vids on "police brutality" alone would take months.

Once again, if you made it this far, thanks for reading.  I've tried to make this a useful reference post, so bookmark it and subscribe so you can return or reference it easily!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lessons in Collectivism

I'm sure you'll expect - reading my views on things - that my kids get ever-so-tired of hearing me rant about the evils of collectivism.

Yesterday my daughter got yet another lesson - this time one that really hit home for her.

Let me first lay in a little background...
She's 16 years old.
She has never -- Not ONCE in her entire life, ever had one single grade that wasn't an "A."
She entered High School with 4 credits toward graduation, earned by taking advanced classes in Middle School. As a Sophomore, she's taken Spanish IV, Advanced-Placement Calculus and other "AP" and "Honors" classes -- every HS course she's had outside the required idiocy like PE and "Art" has been either Honors or AP level. So far she's on track to exit high school with about a year's worth of COLLEGE credits under her belt.

In addition, she works a job 3-4 days a week, is very active in the school's Drama productions, is a member of "Youth Rise" and helped organize the "Relay for Life" event and other charitable functions. She also studied Ballet at a pre-professional level for 11 years, dropping it when she entered High School so she could focus on her academics.

She's also GORGEOUS - and turns heads wherever she goes. In sum, she's a VERY formidable young woman.

Currently her GPA is over 4.9 (due to all the AP/Honors classes) she's ranked third in her class of ~350 - and thus on course to be "co-valedictorian" if things continue to progress as expected.

A few weeks ago, she filled out the usual application for admission to the National Honor Society. Her older siblings did so as well, so this was fairly routine for us, but it certainly wasn't taken lightly - she fully understands how this can aid her in her future plans to go to medical school to be a pediatrician.

Yesterday she received a letter from NHS, telling her that she'd been REJECTED.

Why was she rejected? According to those who should know, it was because she didn't have enough "extracurricular community service" points listed on her application.

I'll refrain from repeating the vulgarities I uttered when she told me this.

How, for pete's sake, can THIS young woman not be NHS material?

Now - granted - I'm her father, and like all parents subject to some prejudice where my kids are concerned -- but the FACTS I listed above are self-evident, and thus not subject to prejudice or interpretation.

The simple fact is that she's being penalized because they feel (note - not "believe" -- "FEEL") that she hasn't spent enough of her time in involuntary servitude.

Our state has mandated a certain number of "community service" hours as a requirement for HS graduation - she satisfied that commitment as well in her Freshman year, and has done even more THIS year -- but not enough for the collectivist locals in charge of the NHS locally.

She herself asked the most relevant question: Since NHS is an Academic institution, what does any of this have to do with her admission in the first place??!

I'm an "OLD-school" Dad, who insists his kids work to earn gas money and other luxuries. They don't HAVE to work, but they also don't HAVE to drive their car to school or wherever. Though we could easily afford to give her an allowance bigger than her paycheck, the point is not the money, but the WORK -- the EXPERIENCE.

Her other poignant question was this: What about all the farm-kids who CANNOT do all the "after-school" stuff because they must go home and work on the farm? What about the POOR kids who must work a job in order to help support their families? Are they all to be excluded from NHS because they don't do enough "community service?"

This sickness WILL NOT STAND - but here again: What about all the poor, hard-working kids whose parents don't know HOW to extor... er... "massage" the petty dictators in the school-system?

As I helped her - again - understand today, NOBODY has any moral right to her time, labor or property without her consent. While I am proud of her kind and charitable nature, and do all I can to set a good example in that regard, if it isn't 100% voluntary it is evil - period.

The best part of all of this is that some 20 kids who fall BELOW the 50th percentile academically were admitted to NHS - primarily because they play sports and thus are part of a couple of "fund raisers" annually.

Apparently we've sunk so low that admission to the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY considers academic performance unimportant when compared to sports or collectivist labor.

I'm trying to decide whether to puke or go break something...


Thursday, March 18, 2010

That Which Must Not Be Named

EDIT/CORRECTION: First, I hear today that Queen Nancy has decided to hold an actual vote for this monstrosity.

As a friend on another site said:
"They just turned the clock back from 11:59 to 11:54"
Most of what I wrote below still applies, as the Senate is pulling something just as filthy, so-called "reconciliation".

For those who don't understand, they're treating the hostile takeover of our health-care system as if it were some mundane budget item - because they can't pass it with an up-or-down vote.

It ain't "the slaughter rule" but it damn sure ain't RIGHT.

I also must admit that my original post was based on bad information. When I got in the car and turned on the radio, Hannity was talking as if they'd already held the Demon-Pass vote - hence my opening lines below.

I should have verified that info, I did not. Mea Culpa.


I had written what follows earlier today - before I'd learned that the despotic tyrants in DC had decided to kill what remained of our Constitutional Republic.

It's now official: There ARE NO LIMITS. Anything these monsters desire, they can do - and the precedent is set, so they WILL do it again, and again.

Cap & Tax?

Amnesty for 20+ million illegal aliens (and a permanent demmunist-voting majority)?

Forced conscription of your children (and their children, and theirs, and...) into unpaid Government "service"?


I support the planned lawsuits, and every other non-violent means of turning this around, and will do everything within my power to help them succeed - but I cannot believe it will work.

It is now - WITHOUT QUESTION - time for us to openly discuss That Which Must Not Be Named. We don't want this, but we will not stand for this blatant tyranny. Forced to choose, we will fight. The only remaining question is whether these Marxist monsters will blink first.

We actually pray that they will, but believe in the ancient adage "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum."

At the same time, as regards our G*d-given Liberties, we say "Molon Labe!"

God help us - and God Save Our Republic!

I wrote what follows before I learned that The Enemy had decided to - once and for all - declare war on We The People, and what little remained of our Constitutional Republic.

I present it - unedited - below.

Once again, I'm inspired by a post (or, more accurately, a COMMENT) at Sipsey Street.

Sadly, I'm not physically capable of active participation in the fight for RESTORATION that now seems to be inevitable. OTOH, I *AM* capable of cheerleading.

Since I am - without question - already on numerous "lists", I've decided to put by hindquarters where my mouth is and STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH.

If this GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER falsely billed as "health care reform" is jammed through - not only over the clear objection of a supermajority of Citizens, not only without even enough votes to pass it in a Constitutional way, but WITHOUT SO MUCH AS EVEN HOLDING A VOTE IN CONGRESS - then The Enemy will have finally declared themselves our Masters - and DESTROYED any pretense of "Constitutional" or "Limited" Government.

If they can do this, in this way, then there are no longer *ANY* limits of *ANY* kind on the powers these despots will seize for themselves. There is literally NOTHING to stop them from doing ANYTHING they please.

If they do this, then like Jefferson (PBUH) before me, I declare "LET THEM TAKE ARMS!"
God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.
If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.
What country before ever existed a century & a 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. ... 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 its natural manure

It is long past time to be sure our apparently deaf and blind would-be "rulers" CANNOT IGNORE the FACT "that their people preserve the spirit of resistance!"

I TRULY hope - against all evidence - that we can do so without shedding the blood of a single Patriot or Tyrant. I no longer BELIEVE it's possible without direct intervention of Nature's G*d - but that doesn't stop me from near constant, fervent prayer that Divine Providence will awaken these monsters before it is too late.

In comments to THIS POST, someone named "Anonymous" said:
Let's try that a different way:

There is a coming invasion from Neptune and the media and 99% of the population are not talking about it. The only ones talking about it are the 1% who are expecting it. Won't they be surprised when the aliens show up?

How precisely will a "civil war" happen if only some tiny minority are "fighting" it? I mean c'mon, you guys aren't even 1%. Listening to you talk is what it must have been like to hear the Weather Underground talk about how many radicals were ready to take up arms against the US. Talk about hubris--you think the few of YOU can put the country into a civil war? Act as you speak and the response will be the same response crazy violent thugs always get, and guess what? The rest of the population will not start shooting at anyone. They will watch you be hauled off to jail or to the graveyard after the authorities deal with you and they will go "wow, some people are f'ing cray-zee" and they will go back to their lives.

Has that thought crossed your mind? For the sake of those who might care about you, I sure hope so.
March 17, 2010 4:54 PM
This made me think - HARD - about my response.

Since it was too long for comments, it became a blog post.

I use the term "We" below to describe any and all willing to actively resist tyranny - including myself. Unfortunately I am crippled and will not be able to fight in the traditional sense, but I will do any and every thing within my power to resist, and to support those doing the fighting. Like our Founders before (Peace Be Upon Them) I pledge my life, my (laughable) fortune, and my Sacred Honor to this just cause.

This is my answer to "Anon":
@Anon - March 17, 2010 4:54 PM:

Your Public (MIS)education is showing.

Had you been encouraged to actually LEARN our history, you'd know that less than 3% fought and won the FIRST revolution - against *THE* greatest military in the world at the time.

Further, they did it with the material support (as in "gave a bowl of hot soup or a blanket to a freezing fighter once") of less than 10% of the population. We've all heard of the horrors of Valley Forge - how could such happen if even a portion of the population supported them?

They didn't - and they probably won't here either. This isn't going to be a stand-up Massed-Infantry fight ala "battle of the bulge", it's going to be an ugly guerrilla/insurgent campaign.

If every true Patriot succeeds in nothing more than taking out the first man through his door when they come for him, it won't be long before they'll have a damn hard time getting even the most hardened warrior to be first through the door. Without a first there can be no second, third or twentieth!

Further, you're assuming that the .mil and all the jackboots in various alphabet-agencies will fight for the tyrants. Some will, but an unknown number won't - and many who will BEGIN on the wrong side will defect in short order. They may take some number of the real thugs out on their way, and will WITHOUT QUESTION bring along their weapons, intelligence and other necessary tools.

Further, they have to a man been trained (through decades of "political-correctness") to keep their mouths shut, SO The Enemy will have no way to figure out which are undercover Patriots. This fact should send chills up the spine of any REAL jackboots if they have the intelligence to understand its ramifications, and the reality will work incredible havoc on the morale and ability of The Enemy.

Remember - we're Patriots, not terrorists. Ergo:
(1) NO FORT SUMTERS - We're not going to start it, we're going to finish it.
(2) NO MORE FREE WACOS - many thousands have quietly vowed "one hundred heads" for every Patriot murdered by The Enemy.
(3) "Serbian rules" apply - quislings, lap-dog-media agents and politicians will be the primary targets. We'll make every effort to prevent harm to innocents, but once the gloves are off The Enemy are ALL legitimate targets.

Witness the troubles our mighty fighters have experienced in Iraq and Afghanistan - using WMDs (heavy artillery, tanks, missiles and air-power) they'd never dare unpack against US Citizens on US soil. In reality it might be BETTER for our cause if they did, as the inevitable "collateral damage" will be viewed quite differently by the sheeple than it is now - on the other side of the world, on "ragheads" and their families.

Now think: How hard is it to fight the Afghan people when (1) they're all "different" from you but (2) the fighters look just like the rest of the population? We got our @$es kicked in Vietnam and have had thousands of dead soldiers in our current conflicts in spite of all their armor and WMDs.

Nobody has *EVER* conquered Afghanistan. NEVER - in all of History - and every empire who has tried has been broken on the Afghan rack.


And THEY are just simple tribesmen - not AMERICANS!

Further, *WE* aren't uneducated tribesmen living a stone-age existence -- we're *AMERICANS* G-D D@**IT!! We're educated, trained and equipped - in many cases BETTER than our men fighting in the sandbox today.
(As an aside, our fighting men are also fighting against tyranny - of a dictator, or a group of self-appointed oligarchs. Do you really think they'll see the parallels here? Do you believe that none of them remember their SOLEMN OATH, or that none of those who don't will escape being reminded by those who DO? Do you REALLY believe they'll fight for the tyrants instead of keeping their oath and resisting these Domestic Enemies?

Some will - no doubt - follow WHATEVER orders they're given, but many will not. Every one who defects will cause several others to think, and some of them will do RIGHT as well - and eventually a critical mass will be reached.)
We Patriots have our own fanatical but not-quite-religious beliefs - our "sacred texts" in THIS fight are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

We're just as willing to die (if necessary) in support of our cause, but we're far from suicidal -- we'll make sure to collect our fair share of The Enemy in the process of shedding our own.

You - like all other COWARDS - have nothing that means that much to you. You're perfectly content to lick the hand that beats you so long as they keep the food-bowl topped up.

We know - WITHOUT QUESTION - that it's preferable for a man to die on his feet while fighting for what is right than to live forever on his knees.

Due to my inherent goodness I want to say "...and may your chains rest lightly upon you" - but I WILL not, because the reality is that your chains will weigh heavily on ALL OF US. INTOLERABLY so.

America is not a place, it's an IDEA - an idea which says "All men are CREATED equal - and what happens after that is up to YOU."

This simple yet profound idea led our Founders (PBUT) create a Republic which has not only surpassed all of humanity in its innovations, but literally created a standard whereby the ABSOLUTE POOREST among us live better than a majority of people in the rest of the world -- while simultaneously raising the standard of living for everyone on the planet.

Thanks to us, even the most primitive tribes in "deepest, darkest Africa" have well-made shoes and clothing to wear - the castoffs from our poorest are treasures to them.

We've fed the entire world with our farms, and FREED most of it with our military and industrial might, while maintaining the capability of INSTANTLY turning our Armed Forces' swords into humanitarian plowshares wherever they are needed.

What you're missing is that we've done so BECAUSE of our Constitution's focus on both individual rights and individual responsibilities.

Our Enemy is Collectivism/Statism - The basic premise thereof being that the people (as a group) are given rights by Governments - and those who attempt to destroy what's left of our Republic by forcing their twisted ideology on all of us.

This is irreconcilable with the FACTS that we KNOW to be true (and on which our once-great Republic was founded): We - as individuals - are given both rights AND RESPONSIBILITIES by Nature's G*d, and that *WE* *THE* *PEOPLE* grant some privileges to government in order to protect those rights and enable true Freedom and Liberty.

These world-views are irreconcilable - as anyone blessed with eyes to see can see. The "cold war" was not between US and the Soviets, it was between ordered Liberty and Collectivism/Statism. We won that war because the latter JUST DOES NOT (and CAN NOT) WORK.

This truth will win THIS one too - one way or another.

I pray we can do so by a Restoration of Constitutional Principles - because the other option is the same sort of Collectivism/Statism that's ALWAYS failed, and killed tens-of-millions in the process.

Like my namesake I proudly proclaim "Give me Liberty, or GIVE ME DEATH" - because life under a despotic, tyrannical Government is not worth living.

For those who might agree, but are reluctant to act out of fear of the power currently held by The Enemy, I can do no better than to PARAPHRASE The Bard:
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our REPUBLIC loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet LIBERTY,
I am the most offending soul alive.

No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from THE LEGIONS OF COWARDS.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!

Rather proclaim it, LADY LIBERTY, through OUR host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And COINS for convoy put into his purse;

We would NEITHER LIVE NOR die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day WILL BE call'd the feast of RESTORATION.

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of RESTORATION.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is RESTORATION DAY.'

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on RESTORATION day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day.

Then shall our names, Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.

This story shall the good man teach his son;
And RESTORATION DAY shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-

We few, we happy THREE PERCENT, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;

And gentlemen in OUR REPUBLIC now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks
That fought with us upon OUR RESTORATION day."
Yup - that about covers it.

Listen, Anon: Unlike your messiah and his apostles, we have no desire to rule anyone - but rather only to FREE EVERYone to rule themselves.

This is America - the once and future Land of the Free. In spite of many decades of creeping evil, we really ARE still "The Home of the Brave"!

We'll see our great Republic RESTORED to its former glory - to again be the Shining City on a Hill - or we'll die trying.

Either one beats living under an iron-fisted Government in a pseudo-velvet, collectivist glove.

In closing, I can do no better than paraphrase another man whose words I am not fit to mouth - Patrick Henry (PBUH).

I can already hear the shouts of "TREASON!"

Like this great man, I give you the same (paraphrased) answer he did when such was said to him:
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell and George the Third ...."
At that point he was interrupted by cries of “Treason!” from delegates who easily recognized the reference to assassinated leaders.

Henry paused briefly, then calmly finished his sentence:
...may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
I am sure Brother Henry wouldn't flinch from saying the same to our current (Chicken) George, and add - as I do - "If this be Treason, make the most of it!"

In Closing, I feel I must further burden my reader with two more lengthy items:
First, - suitably PARAPHRASED - Patrick Henry's famous speech.
"No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. "

"This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings."

"Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. 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, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN RECENT DECADES to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House."

"Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies, AND NUMEROUS WEAPONS AND MILLIONS OF ROUNDS OF AMMO necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which TYRANTS resort."

" I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has OUR REPUBLIC any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of WEAPONS? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which theSE MARXISTS have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them?"

"Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for MANY DECADES. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves."

"Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before DEAR READER'S throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of theSE AMERICA-HATING THUGS. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!"

"In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!"

"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a JACKBOOTED guard shall be stationed in every house?"

Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us."

"Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."

Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come."

"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from SODOM ON THE POTOMAC will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?"

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! "

"I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

If you have an ounce of self-respect and love for our Republic - and that doesn't stir your blood - you have no soul.

If you are still on the fence, then you must not yet understand the alternative -- The Rape of Liberty:
The Rape of Liberty
(A Warning)
Ye vile, ignorant rabble, espousing hate,
Fast marching upon Freedom’s gate,
Shouting down those who would oppose,
Accusing false treason to all their foes,

Minds all closed as great steel traps,
Mobs like wild dogs howl wretched yaps,
Frenzied, they tear at the Sacred Gates,
Fires of Hell at home upon their grates.

Tolerance lies dead at heathens’ feet,
Beaten and crushed in darkened street.
And the mob cries lewdly at fair Liberty,
Leering lustfully at her maiden beauty,

Before they lunge, groping and tearing,
At her unsoiled gown, craven, jeering,
Pulling her rudely to the filthy ground,
As others, drooling, gather tightly round,

There rape her, virgin, in violent rage,
Like wild beasts upon the sideshow stage;
Lady Liberty, bleeding, bruised, rises -
But Liberty this ignorant crowd despises,

And turning upon her again and again,
They complete their bloody, raging sin,
Striking, stabbing ‘til breathes no more,
Lady Liberty upon this darkened shore.

Now the State, all-powerful, their faith,
Their idol-god, ungodly, steals her place,
And tramples all beneath its brutal heel,
Meeting patriotic resistance with steel,

Destroying all who refuse prostrate bow,
Not a voice to be heard for liberty now.
Pray we who loved her, and love her still,
For Liberty’s resurrection on shining hill,

Where once the peoples of all the lands,
Strove to plant feet in democracy’s sands,
For chance at life yet to them unknown,
Guided with Liberty’s torch-light shown.

Oh, may she rise from beleaguered tomb!
Will Freedom again for America bloom?

Oh, may we strive to stoke sacred flame,
Til Liberty rises, resurrected, yet again!

Hold to hope, ye lovers of democracy,
And never to the State willing vassals be!
Copyright April 29th, 2009, by Tom Woodard

If you've read this far, I am flattered. Hopefully you'll find it worth your time.
I am humbled by your reading and comments.
One last note to the Jackboots:
I'm crippled - and hence I am no real threat to you.
When you come for me, please make sure my wife and kids are not at home - they've done nothing and don't deserve to be hurt, nor to witness what you'll do to me.
Further, don't hurt the dog - he's not only harmless, but perhaps the purest spirit I've ever been blessed to know.
Lastly, I actually welcome whatever you do to me, but be advised: There really are those who have sworn "One Hundred Heads" in exchange for mine - and these are men who are more than capable of delivering on that vow.
You still have time to stop all of this before the bloodshed starts. I continue to pray fervently and without ceasing that you'll do so before it's too late.
God help us - and GOD SAVE OUR REPUBLIC!