“Clearly we do not have the power to stop our elected officials from passing such garbage... but let us be careful about becoming the very activists they are looking for.” A description of tyranny if ever I saw one. As to the use of the term “activist” the patriots on the green would be described as such today by a progressive-minded thinker. Not to cast aspersions upon you.
As to, “Actually you do have another choice besides handing them over, but you have to be willing to accept all the consequences of that choice.” Which is what those “activists” did in Concord and Lexington.
...but let us be careful about becoming the very activists they are looking for.
I agree that that is their goal. In light of that I have no problem proudly declaring myself "an activist they will be looking for."
MOLON LAVE! You'll get them bullets first.
>>> As to, Actually you do have another choice besides handing them over, but you have to be willing to accept all the consequences of that choice.
To expand upon my point, I would say that this is what they are “baiting” us to.
In a sense, I SUSPECT that the intent of these garbage laws is to BLUFF us into action. Maybe it would be better to simply call their bluff and see if they are capable of enforcement before we start considering that other choice you refer to.