Saturday, July 24, 2010
Protecting the People
In the on line version of the Oneonta Star, Robb wrote: “Who protects us from the Government? Oh yea, that is why we have the 2nd Amendment.” This appears to be a subtle suggestion of violence. (MBV emphasis supplied.)
Alabama militiaman and teabagger blogger Mike Vanderboegh called for his followers to smash Democratic offices. He was a featured speaker at a “Restore the Constitution Open-Carry Rally,” on April 19th at Fort Hunter National Park in Virginia. According to rally organizers, that park is the closest location to Washington, D.C. in which they can legally, and openly carry their firearms.
The date of the “show your guns” rally was on April 19th, is symbolic in its timing. April 19th, was the first day of the American Revolution, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, as well as, the day, home grown terrorist Timothy McVeigh chose for his bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. That blast claimed the lives of 168 victims and injured more than 680 innocent people.
The primary goal of those Tea Party Patriots was to intimidate the political process in this country, because they can’t get people to do what they want through the voting process, they’re using guns as a means of intimidating our national politics. The gun theme is becoming a consistent threat.
Tea party protest sign, at different events announced, that: “We came unarmed this time.” People showed up at political events last summer with guns strapped to their side. A man in New Hampshire showed up at an Obama event brandishing a .9 millimeter pistol and carrying a sign saying: “Replenishing the Tree of Liberty with blood.”
George Washington wrote: “The warmest friends and best supporters the Constitution has, do not contend that it is free from imperfections; but they found them unavoidable and are sensible, if evil is likely to arise there from, the remedy must come hereafter; for in the present moment, it is not to be obtained; as there is a Constitutional door open for it, I think the People (for it is with them to Judge) can as they will have the advantage of experience on their Side, decide with as much propriety on the alterations and amendments which are necessary as ourselves. I do not think we are more inspired, have more wisdom, or possess more virtue, than those who will come after us.”
Article I, Section 8 of our Constitution provides and extensive list of the powers of Congress. The list concludes with: “To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”
Robb should try writing a thoughtful, persuasive letter to the editor instead suggesting violence, since the ballot has proven to be much more successful than the bullet.
Blogger Dutchman6 said...
Why there's nothing subtle about the doctrine of the Three Percent. When it was once demanded of me by an advocate of citizen disarmament to distill down my thoughts on firearm confiscation, I thought for a moment and said, "If you try to take our firearms we will kill you." The same goes for other basic, God-given liberties and natural rights.
Telling you that this is the logical consequence (albeit unintended on your part) of your seemingly voracious appetite for our liberty and property is simple good manners. You would perhaps prefer being shot WITHOUT warning?
You must be an historical amnesiac to believe that this country was founded and sustained by anything other than targeted violence against tyranny.
You feel threatened by rocks through the windows of local Democrat party headquarters? You ain't seen nothin' yet.
There is, of course, a simple solution. All we wish is to be left alone. Leave us the hell alone and nothing bad will happen. Try to use violence to work your will upon us, and violence is what you will reap.
This is a fact of human existence. It is perhaps time you recognized that. For your own peace of mind, if nothing else.
PS: Have a nice day.