This country belongs to all of us: each and every one of us—“we the people”—but most especially, this country belongs to those of us who love freedom enough to stand and fight for it.
It’s time to stop waiting patiently for change to happen, stop waiting for someone to rescue you, and stage a breakout.
Get mad, get outraged, get off your duff and get out of your house, get in the streets, get in people’s faces, get your thoughts down on paper, get your objections plastered on protest signs, get your neighbors, friends and family to join their voices to yours, get your kids to know their rights, get your local police to march in lockstep with the Constitution, get your act together, and get your house in order.
Don’t wait for things to get that bad before you find your voice and your conscience.
As Solzhenitsyn’s character reflects The Gulag Archipelago:
“How we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if … during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
Take your stand now—using every nonviolent means at your disposal—while you still can.
Don’t wait to reflect back on missed opportunities to push back against tyranny.
Congress has become a national disgrace. The people will rise up and they will not forget those who put personal greed, religious jihad, political power and criminal acts above their elected responsibilities. They also will not forget the people who elected these “leaders”.
The first Question – What? What are we Fighting for? Answer – Freedom What is Freedom? Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint, and the absence of a despotic government.
Here are the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Freedom of the press prohibits the government from interfering with the printing and distribution of information or opinions. It can be limited by libel and copyright laws, and it doesn’t include the act of news gathering.
Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests. The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political freedom and a civil liberty. This freedom can be limited by laws that protect public safety.
Freedom of expression includes freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition. This freedom doesn’t extend to expression that defames, causes panic, creates fighting words, incites people to crime, creates sedition, or is obscene. Freedom of speech is the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference. The right doesn’t extend to hate speech, advertising, child pornography, and a few other instances.
Freedom of religion is the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. This right extends to any religious belief, but not in the practice of all religious activities (for example, ones that involve breaking other laws).
Freedom means many things to many people. What does true freedom look like? It’s crucial to define what we mean by freedom so that we know what we’re fighting for and what we’re hoping to attain.
It is interesting that many of the freedoms we seek today are seen as ends in themselves, as a final goal to be attained. It’s as though we think that once our particular freedom is achieved, all our problems will be solved. Why? Because we’ll have freedom! But freedom from what? And freedom to do or be what?
The American founding fathers felt that this concept of Freedom was of utmost importance when they were deciding what the United States Of America would be, and how it would function. So much so that they wrote this line into the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “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.”
Everybody loves freedom. Everybody wants it. At least, that is a common assumption. But a lot of other questions also need to be answered. But as for the Question What? My Answer and I believe everyone’s Answer in this Movement should be FREEDOM!
EDITORIAL UPDATE: I seriously want to delete this post (something I have never done on this site). It is copied from a comment on a separate post. Since it has been linked at WRSA, I will add some context. This is an example of what our founding fathers warned us concerning domestic enemies destroying us from within. These questions DO NOT need to be answered: they need to be recognized as a means of distraction. If you want to sit at your keyboard and give yourself a reason not to stand up, remember Sam Adams’ admonition:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains setlightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Focus on what is important: securing our children’s Liberty. Everything else will be discerned by moral men and women.
We have a commenter in our midst who asks important questions, questions that need answers. Let’s hear your thoughts people…..
Having an ideology is the first step to a win. You have to want power for a purpose, good or ill in order to take it.
We do not live in the America of 1776 demographically, culturally or technologically and need to deal with that and with the new realities
The kind of Night Watchman/ Federalism idea our Founding Fathers espoused simply isn’t going to work today and that leaves a sour taste in a lot of mouths. It is what it is
Let me ask a few outright policy questions here in order to prime the pump
Will you regulate porn in order to prevent degeneracy keeping in mind its virtual
What weapons will you allow , will you ban germ warfare at home or nukes or allow States to do it ?
How will you ensure that food is safe to eat given the incentives are to cheat
Same with water and air and land pollution
Will you allow immigration if so how much
How will you make sure we don’t have epidemics if you don’t want national health care and can’t build a system that lets you trust vaccine companies
If companies refuse to sell medicine to your new state in order to force it out , will you use the government to make sure that there is medicine
Will you ban abortion or most abortion knowing this will have negative effect on crime and demography
Will you ban the pill
Will you control the teaching of communism at Universities
Will you control the content of media to prevent perversions and subversion
I’ll note the Left has answers for all of them, some are stupid, quick, glib or malicious but that is still better than the Right can manage . 100% of nothing is nothing
The questions are a distraction to a degree but if you can’t answer basic questions no one will fight with you. Every facet of the Left can do this. Why can’t the Right?
Feel free to pick your own questions if these seem pointless but anyone signing up wants to know in reasonable detail what the are fighting for .
Its my life you are asking for after all and we aren’t leftists, we need a dialectic answer
And note “The Constitution” is not an answer. That is a slogan.
What are your policies? If your movement can’t answer that, might as well let the Reds win because they will.Before I help anyone take power I need to know why me and mine benefit and how the problems of reality will get solved so things don’t get worse
You can’t do this? I don’t want you near power. You are less fit than the Reds who occasionally solve problems
And if you want to know what motivates men, look to the anti abortion movement. They’ve fought, killed, died and gone to jail for specific goal, to save the lives of the unborn
That motivates people , leave me alone does not.
Stand for something tangible or fail before you start
The central questions are, Who, Whom, What and Why. Answer those, and the How and When will take care of themselves much more handily.
We are much more comfortable staying in our nice safe cocoon, insulated from the world and all of it’s woes. So, the questions remain. What do we do? What can each of us do? Will it make a difference in the end? We don’t know. The heart of our country still beats, faint at times though it seems. It’s audible, sometimes louder and stronger, sometimes almost so faint that we expect to hear of it’s failure, failure so drastic that it is fatal. Failure is unacceptable. Final.
We all have a Choice to make in this fight for Liberty.
American Partisan has posted a review of thirteen 4GW books, a sort of self-study using lessons learned by guerilla fighters in enemy occupied countries. There are many worthwhile takeaways, from both winning and losing campaigns. 4GW has always been nasty stuff, often repulsive, by intent. Much of what’s said of it by would-be partisan fighters is to talk themselves off the Robin Hood ledge by a nod to its medieval realities.
I’m interested in understanding what both sides are up to, the how and why, to better avoid even accidental entanglement. Why? Guerilla outfits have a near perfect record of serial betrayal from within, of losing battles and being cut to pieces, or of winning battles and being cut to pieces later along with the whole zip code they operate in, of getting sidetracked with back and forth revenge atrocities, of internal power struggles that sap strength and resources, or of devolving into just another criminal gang.
If they do depose the occupiers, the new government understandably sees them as a danger to the state and persecutes the principles for whatever crime most offends the citizenry. A decade later they’ll make mostly fake documentaries about their heroic struggle on behalf of the regime and trot out the better behaved survivors for drinks and speeches. In other words, the payoff for partisans is survival. The payoff for survivalists is also survival, without all the noise and drama.
Militias are different from partisans. Militias act to defend their community from an enemy incursion. Their motive is plainly stated in the movie Red Dawn: “We live here”. There’s no legitimate counter argument. Partisan guerillas define “here” as the whole country and concern themselves with conquering territory. By definition they’re the military arms of political parties, and there’s no natural limit to the ambition of either.
Insurgencies are a whole ‘nuther catagory, for another time.
Anyway, two things stood out in American Partisan’s critiques. First, it confirms cities are death traps for would-be urban guerilla fighters. Here’s a quote in support of the Monkey Wrench Gang’s thermite-at-night approach:
“Generally, urban operations are a bad idea and Lind’s Victoria says that siege is the way to take a city which has been true forever”.
Siege, as in Stalingrad and Leningrad. As in Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo and Bosnia—the world of Selco Begovic. As in blow the bridges, cut the power lines, wreck the railroads, shut off the water and shoot the place up from outside. No need to go house to house kicking in doors and clearing neighborhoods, the inmates will do it for you. Here diversity actually is a strength, combined with scarcity the cities will defeat themselves. Wait ’em out, then walk in with sandwiches and smokes, the place is yours.
Second, it confirms piling up steampunk carbines is not decisive in the long run. As always, the boring stuff is make or break.
“Ammunition, he writes, is the scarcest supply”.
You’ll have enough ammo if you use it as if every round were your next to the last. Sometimes I come close to believing the anti-gun crowd is doing militias and prospective partisan fighters a favor by restricting magazine capacity. Relying on their field maneuver videos, “area denial” seems to be the default tactic. But the top end outfits don’t publish their best videos, so we can’t really know.
In field operations the point man needs a compact, rapid fire carbine with large capacity magazines and quick targeting gizmos, granted. But after contact, I’d put my money on the guy with a Mauser and a grudge, or the calm soul who sneaks around and shoots ’em in the back, not the guy knee deep in brass turning ammo into noise and divots.
To me, my directive is my community, it is what I am prepared to defend and if I’m honest, my nation is now my neighbors, tribe and family.
Also, once the initial firing were done, my 22 would do the bulk of work, from a good distance and from places where egress would be assured.
Nantes is a small city in Western France. The yellow vest movement shows no sign of stopping (or being stopped). Western news sources are downplaying this revolt against globalists’ march to Communism. There are two questions that must be answered:
Why is this not being reported?
Why are we not in the streets restoring Liberty?
President Trump cannot restore the country by himself. Paul Ryan proved that the Republican elite are not on our side. Whether the Democrats win by illegal voters, voter fraud, welfare entitlements or ignorance, they are winning. If they win, we know the consequences.