Skip to comments.Gun Owners Beware - Let's Not Act Like Hot-Headed Fools
Posted on 05/05/2013 9:16:53 AM PDT by LD Jackson
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That opinion is valid only on the assumption that adult citizens are not capable and able to make up their own minds.
You may choose to decide for yourself.
It wouldn’t surprise me. The left desperately needs us to lose control and give them a reason.
If you look at history, those who remain calm win in the end. Think about the Chicago riot and the Weather underground. They lost because they were impatient and became increasingly radical and violent. The same is happening again and we need to be smart enough to allow it while defending ourselves.
However, no more coddling of clowns like William Ayers.
“The constitution was written before
any police regulations,” replied the general.
“If they come in conflict with the
constitution, they are void. We stand
squarely upon the constitution. That is
“How do you intend to force your
“There is but one wayby an appeal to
the courts. We will go before the highest
court in the land if necessary. Meanwhile
we will- wait here in Washington if it takes
all summer. If the courts refuse us our
rights, there will be a revolution. I do not
advocate revolution, nor do I desire it, but
it will be irresistible, and it will be the
greatest revolution of history if the American
people are once thoroughly aroused.”
General coxey, Coxey`s Army,
May 3 1894
This worked out so well for the bonus army...
The Shot Heard 'Round the World, redux.
Tar, feathers and a fence rail would be appropriate, too.
A law in conflict with the Constitution is an invalid law.
Is it time to start taking out those who will give the orders to fire upon us, provided the ballot box is ineffective?
Wow. How stupid. Bolsheviks just have to plant one A-hole with a firearm, with instructions to fire a round into a police car, and it's all over for the Second Amendment.
Would be nice if they could get access to Pelosi and Reid while in possession of those items.
That is a great quote, but I have never heard of this event. I had to go look it up and learned about it. Interesting. Whatever short term impact he got from the march wasn’t long lasting, because he didn’t have a real army, and he didn’t have enough popular support. He got attention for a while, apparently, but that was all.
He isn't a "libertarian activist" but he is a left-wing radical. See the Michelle Malkin article linked below.
(BTW, Kokesh ran for Congress from NM-3 (Santa Fe area) in 2010. He lost the Republican primary by a big margin. I don't know plans for him to don the sheep's clothing again in 2014.)
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Agreed -- one of the reasons I like to open-carry when I can.
How can it be in violation of DC law when any law contrary to the constitution; as explained in Maybury v Madison:
It is also not entirely unworthy of observation that, in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the Constitution itself is first mentioned, and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the Constitution, have that rank.and the Constitution itself says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms "shall not be infringed."
Thus, the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written Constitutions, that a law repugnant to the Constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.
The rule must be discharged.
Remind me again by what authority DC is ruled... Congress? (To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District).
So then, if all DC's laws are from the Congress, and the Congress is bound by the Constitution, how can that law forbid open carry when the Constitution clearly says:
"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."?
Are you planning on marching on DC with a loaded rifle? I want to know so I can stay the Hell away from you.
No; I just have a bit of interest in law. -- I'd seriously consider going the lawyer route if it wasn't for the fact that our judicial system is completely unconcerned with either justice1 or consistency2.
1 -- This is evident in that in order to challenge a "law" that is contrary to the Constitution, even plainly and explicitly so, one must violate that "law" (thus implicitly acknowledging its authority as legitimate) and fight from the weaker position of that of the accused.
2 -- This is evident in the "right to privacy" between a patient and a doctor that allows for abortion... yet that same "right to privacy" does not protect you from unreasonable searches (as guaranteed by the 4th Amd) or from having to submit all your medical data to the government (Obamacare).
Thanks for clearing that up. I hear people declare all the time that Income Tax is illegal, but if you don’t pay it, the jail time you get is very real. Our legal system is injustice on legs.
Your governor is going to be in Tucson this week. I’m going to a reception for her tomorrow evening hosted by the Southern AZ Hispanic Republicans.
I’m so excited; I loved her at the Convention!
Susana’s very personable - hope you get to meet her.
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