I dont know any other way to express this but I will try.
This is my country.
I was born and raised here.
Ancestors of mine fought in the Revolutionary War to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today.
Later, other ancestors of mine fought on both sides of the Civil War and the Union was preserved as a result.
My grandfather fought in WWII and his son fought in Vietnam to stop facism and communism.
I owe my freedom to God and to those generations before me who fought, bled and died to preserve it for me.
Therefore I cannot and will not with a clear conscience simply leave my child to suffer a bleak socialistic future when I have now at this time and place, the opportunity and means to prevent it.
I will not leave.
I will do what I must do in order to preserve the Republic that generations of our forefathers fought, bled and died for over the past 200+ years.
If that makes me a criminal in the eyes of the government, so be it.
I will fight if necessary.
Unlawful force used against me and mine will be met with deadly force.
If someone dies as a result of my use of necessary deadly force, it will be justified and my conscience will be clear.
I’ve lived a good life and have no complaints.
If I die preserving freedom and liberty in this country, then that is God’s will and I accept it.
I’d rather be remembered by my future grandchildren as a patriot who fought and died to preserve our country and its freedoms for us all, than have to explain to them why I failed to take any action at all.
I don’t know any other way to express this.
But it is not currenty believed nor upheld by members of Congress or the Supreme Court. The games we play to pretend otherwise are quite sad. I knew my country was lost with the Kelo vs New London decision of the Supremes and worse, when you consider that 7/9 of the justices at the time of that decision were appointed by Republicans.
I can add to the list, as I am sure you can too. So, my quandary, if the Supreme Court refuses to uphold the Constituion, why bother staying?
You expressed it beautifully. Your post 35 is a classic, and many here can relate to it.
You articulated,at least for me, what I have been feeling but unable to put into words.