Skip to comments.Revolution? Line in the Sand Drawn
Posted on 01/11/2013 8:05:20 AM PST by arthurus
On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown's troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats.
Upon spotting the citizen militia, a British officer demanded the men throw down their arms. They refused; and the British troops immediately opened fire. Eight of the Minutemen were instantly killed. The colonists returned fire in self-defense, and the shot was fired that was heard 'round the world. By the time the troops arrived at the Concord Bridge, just a few miles away, hundreds of colonists were waiting for them with muskets in hand, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Make no mistake about it: attempted gun confiscation ignited America's War for Independence.
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However, one must be careful with drawing a direct analogy. Those guns facing capture by the Brit government were aggregated in one known spot and had to be either moved to a new location or defended with force.
On the other hand, the situation today is quite different, there are millions of guns in question and they are nicely scattered and distributed around the country in places largely unknown to the gun-grabbers. That makes for a very difficult task for the lefties.
The best strategy at this stage for 2A supporters is to use civil disobedience to prevent the gun-grabbers from knowing where they are -- any regulations which call for gun registration must be ignored by all gun-owners.
Civil disobedience is a very powerful tool - it pushed the British out of India and gained civil rights for blacks in the South. It also ended gun registration in Canada.
FROM YOUR LINK, the real meat of Baldwin’s message:
“What most people fail to realize (because they are not taught it) is that the match that ignited America’s War for Independence was not excessive taxes, or the lack of representation, or trade restrictions, or the lack of trial by jury (as important as these issues were). The match that ignited America’s War for Independence was ATTEMPTED GUN CONFISCATION.
On April 19, 1775, British troops, some 800 strong, were dispatched to Concord, Massachusetts, to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock and to seize a cache of weapons known to be stored at Concord. When Dr. Joseph Warren sent Paul Revere to warn Pastor Jonas Clark (in whose home Adams and Hancock were staying) that the Crown’s troops were on their way to arrest the two men and seize the guns at Concord, he alerted his male congregants. About 60-70 men from the Church of Lexington stood armed on Lexington Green awaiting the Red Coats.
Upon spotting the citizen militia, a British officer demanded the men throw down their arms. They refused; and the British troops immediately opened fire. Eight of the Minutemen were instantly killed. The colonists returned fire in self-defense, and the shot was fired that was heard ‘round the world. By the time the troops arrived at the Concord Bridge, just a few miles away, hundreds of colonists were waiting for them with muskets in hand, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Make no mistake about it: attempted gun confiscation ignited America’s War for Independence. And I am convinced that Pat Buchanan is absolutely right. If the federal government attempts to confiscate the guns of the American people, “There would be a revolution in this country!”
One more observation regarding The Battle of Lexington which opened America’s War for Independence: not only was attempted gun confiscation the match that ignited the war, it was the pastor of the Church of Lexington and members of his congregation who were the Minutemen of Lexington Green. That is another fact most historians conveniently leave out of the story.
If there is one element missing from today’s liberty fight, it is the lack of participation from America’s pastors. By and large they are MIA. How many pastors today are warning their congregations of the threat against their Second Amendment liberties? Every pastor in America, regardless of denomination, should have already started proclaiming “the spirit of resistance” (Thomas Jefferson) to their church congregations; they should already be extolling the Biblical mandate to resist tyranny; they should already be warning their congregations of Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein’s plan to disarm them.
Let me ask my church-going readers: has your pastor said one word from the pulpit regarding the impending gun ban now being drafted? Has your pastor explained the Biblical principles of lawful resistance? Has your pastor exhorted his church congregation to not surrender their firearms and to do everything in their power to demand that your senators and legislators hold the line for the Second Amendment? And my next question is if your pastor has not done any of this, why are you still attending that church?
Ladies and gentlemen, there would have been no United States of America had it not been for Rev. Jonas Clark and the other patriot-pastors of 1775 and 1776. There would have been no Lexington Green and Concord Bridge; there would have been no Bunker Hill; there would have been no Declaration of Independence; there would have been no British surrender at Yorktown. And I would dare say that if a significant percentage of pastors would stand up this Sunday and encourage their people to stand firm against this gun ban bill, the bill would never see the light of day.
The time is late, folks! We no longer have the luxury of straddling the fence or putting our heads in the sand. If your pastor refuses to take a public stand for YOUR liberties, and the liberties of YOUR CHILDREN, vote with your feet and walk out the door. Find yourself a pastor who will defend your liberties and the liberties of your childrenliberties that other pastors and patriots purchased at the cost of their very blood.”
First ... no one is taking our guns. Regulating? That’s another issue.
Second ... they didn’t have drones, tanks, etc in 1776.
We are Conservatives, not idiots.
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Revolution is Duty of the People
Very good point & right you are! And lobby, lobby, lobby our state legislatures/ governors. It’s a different world from the American Revolution & the War of Northern Aggression.
The left never thinks things through. Well, other than to connive their way into getting what they want. That’s why the (unintended) consequences are always so devastating.
Remember those from that day of long ago of 1775. Time makes one forget, should one forget and grow cold from the FIRE of the lies of their lines. Growing cold makes no difference, if one waits till they fire the first shot(s), for God shall redeem us, nothing is for naught. Timing makes all the difference if one waits till God says FIRE, just as those men did on that day of 1775!
“they didnt have drones, tanks, etc in 1776”
“a British officer demanded the men throw down their arms. They refused”
The best armed & trained troops in the world, 1776—British regulars
Molon labe, noob. Live free or die.
No one is taking our guns...yet. Regulating? Not in the “well regulated” sense of the Second Amendment, but restricted certainly. “Infringed” in the language of the Bill of Rights.
No, they didn’t have drones, tanks, etc., in 1776. Whatever real effect they would have here, today. But if you’re Skeered, that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
We are Conservatives, not pussies.
Yeah, but like during WWII, we still have "a weapon behind every blade of grass."
THIS is what they're attempting to deny us. It all goes down hill from there.
UN arms treaty could put U.S. gun owners in foreign sights, say critics
"A treaty being hammered out this month at the United Nations -- with Iran playing a key role -- could expose the records of America's gun owners to foreign governments -- and, critics warn, eventually put the Second Amendment on global trial.
Dude, with a comment like that — one of numerous ones I have seen you make — you are NO conservative. You are a mushy moderate, and I’m even a little reluctant to speculate you have a Republican cast to you.
Seriously, I highly doubt you are a conservative, so idiot may apply to you. Second, maybe no one is trying to take your guns, because I doubt you have any.
I don’t understand why you leftists believe you can fool conservatives. We are smarter than you.
At the VERY least Laz. Smells like a troll to me .......
As long as they don’t know where the guns are, they cannot carry out mass confiscations. Any regulations that require gun registration are infringements of the 2A and should be ignored. Civil disobedience at that stage will avoid the need to worry about drones, etc, or to shed great amounts of blood.
Registration will fizzle out like it did in Canada.
As a postscript, you’re right that no concrete confiscation proposals have been made—yet.
But they were grabbing guns during Katrina, and McLaughlin and others are using the word “confiscation”.
So they talk, we talk. Everyone’s just concerned.
Bam’s people are floating ‘executive order’ trial balloons almost every day.
We’re `reactionaries,’ at least that’s what they call us.
“Idiots”? No, sir.
Hillary Clinton has committed to the UN Small Arms Treaty. What Americans don't realize is that in the U.S. Constitution there is a clause which states that treaties will trump it.
The U.N. wants a list of all American gun owners. Why would they - the rouges at the United Nations - want to know who is armed and who is not???
"A weapon behind every blade of grass" saved us from being invaded during WWII. What if they knew exactly which blade of grass had a weapon behind it next time?
Revolution is started...but no blood has been drawn...yet
You obviously do not live in NY where the Governor is proposing confiscation.
Regulating? Thats another issue.
What does that mean? How much "regulation" do you find acceptable? A CT lawmaker just proposed outlawing anything EXCEPT single-shot firearms.
Second ... they didnt have drones, tanks, etc in 1776.
And your point is? That a battle would be unwinnable? Tell that to the Afghans.
We are Conservatives, not idiots.
In the late 1700's Americans were pretty evenly divided between loyalists, patriots and those that were indifferent. A time for choosing is once again about to be thrust upon us. Where will you stand?
That’s why ANY demand for those guns to be registered, whether from the State, the Feds, or the UN, must be ignored. Civil disobedience is the way to beat this thing, as it did in Canada.