Is this not a country born of the blood of free men? Is this not a country who defied tyranny, setting into motion a series of events that would forever change the relationship between men and their leaders? Are we not the United States of America? Are we not still free? ARE WE NOT STILL FREE?
Last month Obama set into motion a series of events that will effectively kill the last line of defense against tyranny in this nation, authorizing Sec. of State Clinton to sign an international arms ban treaty. This treaty will give the State Department authority to circumvent legislative process (and in turn eliminate public debate) and enforce international gun laws within the borders of the United States of America.
The right to keep and bear arms is being made illegal, not by legislation, but by Executive Order... with an effective intent of placing the entire nation under Marshal Law in order to disarm the people. Two days ago I discussed the use of brute force and intimidation over the healthcare of the nation, and over the collection of the nation's wealth - imagine the full force of the federal government in the coming disarmament of the subjects of this nation!
We will wake up one morning and find that the United States has signed a treaty that prohibits firearm and ammunition manufacturers from selling to the public. We will wake up another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that prohibits any transfer of firearm ownership. And then, we will wake up yet another morning and find that the US has signed a treaty that requires US citizens to deliver any firearm they own to the local government collection and destruction center or face imprisonment.People... THIS IS HAPPENING... on OUR watch! We are bearing witness to the death of this nation... we are watching as the shackles of tyranny are closing on the throat of liberty.
The tears in my eyes are those of sorrow... for a people who sat idly by as they became slaves - powerless to do anything other than work for the good of the machine... produce a product that you are taxed for creating, which you are forced to purchase under government mandates and taxed again on your consumption... You are taxed on the land you live, the income you earn, the products you buy, the lifestyle you live. The government owns the banks, the money, the industry, the healthcare, and the guns... you are nothing more than a disposable worker of the party, a pawn in the irrelevant existance in which we are finding ourselves... Shame on us...
Have we forgotten the words of Patrick Henry - Give me liberty or give me death?
Perhaps the tears are sorrow for my realization that From my Cold Dead Hands is more than a witty motto spoken by the NRA - but a battle cry for our generation, stating simply to the Government: "Come and Get 'em!"
Let me end with a thought from Patrick Henry, from a man more free than we will ever know:
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 the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the
ministry and Parliament.administration.
Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional
violence andinsult; 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.
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?... 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?
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave...There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! ...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!