Commentary by Eli Stone
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” –George Washington, The Rules of Civility, 1748 “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom.
Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788. Liberty, cruelty, love of money, and control…..just a few of the many things that touch men’s soul. But of all the things that will darken men’s souls is the quest for power and control. Love has everything to do with “it”. “It” can be anything. “It” is the love of two young people. “It” is the love of a parent for a child. “It” is the freedom to do, the freedom to live, the freedom to fail, or the freedom to succeed. But in this case “it” is freedom and liberty.
So the day has come when the powers that be would attempt to disarm THE PEOPLE. What will THE PEOPLE decide? You are among the people, what will you decide. Do you give yourself up to slavery or do you stand up next to your fellow Americans? Will THE PEOPLE decide to die in defense of their absolute rights as free men? Or will THE PEOPLE silently and mutely surrender their personal weapons of war so feared by the government? I myself do not advocate violence unless violence be the last resort.
THE PEOPLE should attempt an approach of peaceful denial and civil disobedience, but if those pretenders sworn to protect the constitution rain down their wrath upon those who are sworn to, and do protect the constitution….then let the pretenders feel the wrath of the creator, meted out by those who do not deny him as their creator. For the love of liberty, for the love of freedom from bondage, for the love of your children’s future….prepare yourselves for tribulation, for tribulation is upon THE PEOPLE with the royalty in DC pretending to care for THE PEOPLE in the name of love and security, though the truth be it is for the love of power and control.
Don’t forget the DC crowd’s lap dog Mr. Hickenlooper, who is our governor. What’s love got to do with it? Everything. Anger is rooted in fear, the fear of loss of what we love. Today we have a precarious situation that is finally coming to a showdown that has been forming here in these United States for a couple of centuries. I personally think “it” has been around since before the American Revolution. Seems there may be a number of factions involved that just can’t stand the fact that Americans are free and we can owe it to one thing. The Constitution of the united States would probably be the one main thing that has kept us free in conjunction with our right to keep and bear arms.
I don’t think British and European royalty ever got over the united States winning independence from a bunch of folks who considered themselves above everybody else. Today we have a group of politicians who think they are above everybody else in Washington DC. Ideologies have come and gone but there are ideologies at work today that would see America reduced to a smoking pile of rubble. There are covers or “front” organizations such as the Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) who support al-Qaeda and other subversive Islamic activities here in the united States and abroad. Then there are those who feel that the Western united States should be re-annexed to Mexico. The Mexicans call the movement of numerous Mexicans into the united States Reconquista, or reconquest.
Then we have the Washington DC contingent of traitors and ideologues who feel (not know) what is best for all of us. You have to question all of the little operations launched by the Obama Administration that have gone bust but no one is doing anything about these little operations. The movement of 2000 folks from the West Bank known as Hamas to Dearborn Michigan for whatever reason and the failed attempt at making an excuse for gun control during Operation Fast and Furious. Also Benghazi which is being covered up at all expense because the Obama Administration is arming Al Qaeda and other anti American factions. Obama is gifting twenty F-16 jets to Egypt. Egypt is under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has declared themselves the sworn enemy of the American people. What gives Mr. President? Today the Obama Administration stands ready to attempt to strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms, except for hunting. The right to keep and bear arms is a gift, a natural right given to us by the Creator that no man, or group of politicians has the right to legislate away for any reason whatsoever. While Diane Feinstein tries to reassure us that our right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of hunting will be protected what she doesn’t realize is that many of us recognize the thinly veiled attempt to strip us of the right to keep and bear arms to prevent tyranny in government. The day has come for you and many like you to decide on what your course of action will be, will you simply roll over and give up your arms that trump would be oppressors, or will you take every precaution necessary to keep your arms from those who will use them against you in the end?
This is what Samuel Adams had to say about the Natural Rights of the Colonists which by virtue of descent belong to each and every one of us. No amount of legislation by the best intentioned (yea right!) politicians can change, modify, or abolish these rights and if you voluntarily give up those rights you volunteer yourself unto slavery. Natural Rights of the Colonists as Men. Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature. All men have a right to remain in a state of nature as long as they please; and in case of intolerable oppression, civil or religious, to leave the society they belong to, and enter into another.
When men enter into society, it is by voluntary consent; and they have a right to demand and insist upon the performance of such conditions and previous limitations as form an equitable original compact. Every natural right not expressly given up, or, from the nature of a social compact, necessarily ceded, remains. All positive and civil laws should conform, as far as possible, to the law of natural reason and equity. As neither reason requires nor religion permits the contrary, every man living in or out of a state of civil society has a right peaceably and quietly to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. “Just and true liberty, equal and impartial liberty,” in matters spiritual and temporal, is a thing that all men are clearly entitled to by the eternal and immutable laws of God and nature, as well as by the law of nations and all well-grounded municipal laws, which must have their foundation in the former.
In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind. And it is now generally agreed among Christians that this spirit of toleration, in the fullest extent consistent with the being of civil society, is the chief characteristical mark of the Church. Insomuch that Mr. Locke has asserted and proved, beyond the possibility of contradiction on any solid ground, that such toleration ought to be extended to all whose doctrines are not subversive of society. The only sects which he thinks ought to be, and which by all wise laws are excluded from such toleration, are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live. The Roman Catholics or Papists are excluded by reason of such doctrines as these, that princes excommunicated may be deposed, and those that they call heretics may be destroyed without mercy; besides their recognizing the Pope in so absolute a manner, in subversion of government, by introducing, as far as possible into the states under whose protection they enjoy life, liberty, and property, that solecism in politics, imperium in imperio, leading directly to the worst anarchy and confusion, civil discord, war, and bloodshed. The natural liberty of man, by entering into society, is abridged or restrained, so far only as is necessary for the great end of society, the best good of the whole. In the state of nature every man is, under God, judge and sole judge of his own rights and of the injuries done him.
By entering into society he agrees to an arbiter or indifferent judge between him and his neighbors; but he no more renounces his original right than by taking a cause out of the ordinary course of law, and leaving the decision to referees or indifferent arbitrators. In the last case, he must pay the referees for time and trouble. He should also be willing to pay his just quota for the support of government, the law, and the constitution; the end of which is to furnish indifferent and impartial judges in all cases that may happen, whether civil, ecclesiastical, marine, or military. The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. In the state of nature men may, as the patriarchs did, employ hired servants for the defence of their lives, liberties, and property; and they should pay them reasonable wages. Government was instituted for the purposes of common defence, and those who hold the reins of government have an equitable, natural right to an honorable support from the same principle that “the laborer is worthy of his hire.” But then the same community which they serve ought to be the assessors of their pay. Governors have no right to seek and take what they please; by this, instead of being content with the station assigned them, that of honorable servants of the society, they would soon become absolute masters, despots, and tyrants. Hence, as a private man has a right to say what wages he will give in his private affairs, so has a community to determine what they will give and grant of their substance for the administration of public affairs. And, in both cases, more are ready to offer their service at the proposed and stipulated price than are able and willing to perform their duty.
In short, it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave.” Samuel Adams Thus, ends the pact between THE PEOPLE and the government.
Surrender your arms, surrender your freedom, you will in the end forfeit all too maniacal individuals who know what is best for you. If that is the case, it will not go well for you. Criminals have no regard for the law. Our constitution is the law. If the power mongers and harlots in Washington violate the constitution, they too are common criminals. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 All governments are more or less combinations against the people . . .and as rulers have no more virtue than the ruled. . . the power of government can only be kept within its constituted bounds by the display of a power equal to itself, the collected sentiment of the people.– Benjamin Franklin Bache, in a Phildelphia Aurora editorial 1794 I’ve been takin’ on a new direction, But I have to say, I’ve been thinkin’ about my own protection, It scares me to feel this way, Ho oh, What’s love got to do, got to do with it? What’s love but a second hand emotion? What’s love got to do, have to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken? Tina Turner