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Old March 16th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?
Posted on January 3, 2013 by Dean Garrison·


I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a
little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up
against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am
not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want
to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply
because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts.
I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice
but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame
traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the
responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So
my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an
American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.


About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with
a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to
use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a
correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the
United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar
to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic
elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work
within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90%
of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles,
they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say
that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a
good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your
God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to
stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did,
but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose
of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it
are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true
democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were
highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves
against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect
the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much
better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and
balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also
the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American
People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled
by a constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s
look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that
question more fully and succinctly than I can.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin

Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize
that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because
the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any
government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask
Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become
corrupt.

I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to
tell us. Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas
it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just
because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does
not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional
rights.

Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It is very
clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or
President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about
something. Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the
constitution?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State , the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed.


This is a pretty clear statement. The fact is that it took 232 years
for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has
never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia v.
Heller the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C.
was unconstitutional. One also has to take this into consideration.
The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to
research this decision further you can start here.


For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are
truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes
out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders
were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few
quick quotes here:

The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
government. -Thomas Jefferson

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are
the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence …
From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events,
occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and
happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the
very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference –
they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. - George
Washington

The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of
the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own
arms. - Samuel Adams


I could find hundreds of quotes like these. This country was built on
the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to
bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to
think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their
opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your
guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null
and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of
enforcement. We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives”
try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of
gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our
constitutional rights, plain and simple.

A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even
when their ideas are very much in the minority. If I were the only
person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be
within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and
possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the
only true American among us.

Our framers were very clear on this. If my government comes to take my
guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that is
covered by the 2nd amendment. It is not my right, at that point, but
my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty. What I am telling
you is something that many are trying to soft sell, and many others
have tried to avoid putting into print, but I am going to say it. The
time for speaking in code is over. If they come for our guns then it
is our constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the
right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread
on your liberty. I am thinking about self-defense and not talking
about inciting a revolution. Re-read Jefferson ’s quote. He talks
about a “last resort.” I am not trying to start a Revolt, I am talking
about self-defense. If the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful
options exist, we may have to talk about that as well. None of us
wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority
cannot take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can
choose to give up your rights.

Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just
would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This
is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that
the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right.
They supported the constitution. It does not matter what the majority
supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic
protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their
“elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the
constitution is not in play.

I just wrote what every believer in the constitution wants to say, and
what every constitutional blogger needs to write. The truth of the
matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical
or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not
want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you
again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns
against them and to kill them. You are protected by our constitution.

Most of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give
you clues without just coming out and saying it. I understand that
because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you
don’t want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small
and growing so I may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have
my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to deny my
constitutional rights is on that list.

I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives
who are threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come
to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I
somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend a long time in
prison and may face an execution. But I would much rather be a
political prisoner than a slave.

If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human
beings. I was simply defending my liberty and yours. It is
self-defense and it is what our country was built on. We won our
freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a tyrannical
government in the 1770′s and we will not be ruled in 2012 by a
tyrannical government. There is no difference.

This is a case of right and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands.
It has never been repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with
the constitution then they should be removed from office. They are not
defending the constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect.
It is treasonous to say the least. They would likely say the same
about me, but I have the constitution, the founders, and the supreme
court on my side. They only have their inflated egos.

I am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes
that somehow I can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of
my neighbors have the will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%?
20%? I am afraid that 20% is a high number, unfortunately. When push
comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I
believe that our government is banking on this.

What I do know is that this country was founded by people who had
balls the size of Texas and Patriotic Americans take shit off of no
one, especially our own government. For evidence of that, you might
research the Revolutionary War. My question is how many Patriots are
left?

I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of
our numbers, we still exist because they are calling Patriotic
Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free
or submit to their rule. I cannot tell you where you should stand on
that. I do know that it may make the difference between living a life
of freedom or slavery.
You must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is
coming soon and I personally believe it has already been planned. Not
all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the gauntlet
soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react. I mean
no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand
that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If they proceed then it is
they that are provoking us and we will act accordingly. We are within
our rights to do so.

For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask
yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about
the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your
side.

Are you willing to die to take my guns?

Through regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade
restrictions, and tethers on private associations, government itself
is nothing but a massive drain on prosperity. The situation has become
deeply dangerous for the future of freedom in America, with young
people unable to find jobs, opportunities being destroyed in sector
after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and so many
regulations that we are living under something nearly as egregious as
Soviet-style central planning.

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the
government take care of him --- better take a closer look at the
American Indian." Henry Ford
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Old March 16th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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Old March 16th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Again, preaching to the choir.


Again, very long and wordy.


We are fighting a war of words, and quantity is not an advantage.

The liberals have their argument condensed down to a single word:


'Newtown!'

'Aurora!'

'Columbine!'

And so on.... as soon as you try to frame an argument, you get painted as a whacko that supports killing children.
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Bloomule has teh smarts.
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