Skip to comments.We will NOT disarm.
Posted on 01/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PST by EternalVigilance
For four hundred years in this country, my family has had a well-earned reputation for being well-armed, and of not being afraid to use those arms if life, liberty, property, or their communities were threatened.
I'm a descendent of Alice Proctor, the wife of Virginia ancient planter John Proctor. In the Indian attacks and massacres of 1622 in which as many as a third of the Virginians were killed, John was in England, and she and her household held off the savages for a month. The British officers threatened to burn down the Proctor Plantation if she didn't remove herself from the frontier back to Pace's Paines, which she then had to do, but the Indians knew better than to ever come anywhere close to her or her family again.
A few generations later, at the start of the Revolution, five Proctor brothers, including my forebear Little Page Proctor, were part of the Virginia militia that secured the NW wilderness against the British-allied tribes. They were among the forty men with Daniel Boone who held off more than 400 Indians for ten days at Boonesborough, in what became Kentucky.
They knew that when it came down to it they had to depend on themselves and their neighbors, not on some far-off government.
Anyone who thinks it is fundamentally any different now is fooling themselves.
We will NOT disarm. Our natural rights, the right of self-defense being foremost, were given to us by God Himself, and Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein are NOT welcome to them.
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."
- Samuel Adams
"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..."
- The Declaration of Independence
Could be anywhere.
Can’t be everywhere, though. There’s way more of us than there are of them.
If everyone stands up and stands forward, they can’t do squat.
Happy New Year to you as well.
Illinois firearm ban moves to senate for vote tomorrow.
The people of Illinois must rise up and remove them all from office.
I repeat: they must.
Is that on your state board? (here on FR)
The power of the sword is in the hands of Congress? My friends and countrymen, it is not so; for the powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The Militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the Militia? They are not ourselves as politicians and lawmakers. They are those who have elected us into our positions and entrusted us with the power of preserving and carrying out their wishes. Congress has no power to disarm the Militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right 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.
Tench Coxe, letter to James Madison during adoption of the Bill of Rights in the United States Congress (1789)
I have not granted the NRA or anyone else any license to negotiate concerning my God-given rights. Any such license would be null and void anyway, even if I was foolish enough to attempt to grant it, because those rights are UNALIENABLE.
So, to any who think they’re going to strip away my rights, the simple answer is an emphatic NO. This is not negotiable, or open to any compromise.
un·al·ien·a·ble ( n- l y -n -b l, - l - -). adj. Not to be separated, given away, or taken away;
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to the unjust and oppressive.
Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (October 17, 1787)
I fear it would be less American 1775 and more Rwandan 1994 if things really went south. But sooner or later the tin pot tyrant is going to make an unrecoverable error. He thinks it’s going to endlessly continue in his way, that the momentum never fades, but Mussolini and the others who shared similar delusions of grandeur also thought so. His fall is coming, and it will be one of his own snares that takes him.
Illinois as in Detroit and South Side Chicago?
Great post. Thanks.
The Second Amendment is the defining statement of the United States of America regarding the fundamental relationship that exists between the country’s citizens and those they choose to govern them.
Of course we won’t disarm.
Oh right, just like we removed Obummer. Illinois is his territory, look who Chicago has for a Mayor!
There's a good reason 'the right to keep and bear arms' was second only to 'freedom of speech and religion' when the founders framed the Bill of Rights. I mean, it sure wasn't the Fifth, Eight, or Tenth Amendment. It was not an afterthought. It was that important to the founders.
My boots don’t click and I can’t raise my arm due to a rotator cuff operation and I need my right arm to hold my gun.
But I’ve got this box of used chalk board erasers.
I can fend off a battalion .....
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