Sunday, 12 January 2014

We,The People

Pursuant to my comments recently about the Second Amendment (in my blog of Jan. 8 titled 'The Amending Process), I have - timely enough - more to report.  This information came to me via an article that I 'just happened' to read today, sitting at a picnic table in my local park, just before the sun was to go down for this seasonally-shortened day.1  

I took with me, in my trusty daypack, a number of pieces of reading material, to choose from whilst there, 'in the moment.' as I often do.2  This time my reading cache included the latest issue of The New American - a decidedly conservative biweekly magazine - and the issue before that, which I haven't gotten to much yet; a somewhat recent issue of a local, to say countywide, giveaway magazine called Amass, which has a decidedly liberal slant to it;3 and a copy of one of the books that I checked out of the Main Public Library just yesterday, titled 'Patton: Blood, Guts, And Prayer.4  

The combination may seem a bit odd.  But I assure you, they can go together; and go together well.  As in Patton himself.  And the likes of George Washington.  And of priest-kings of old…

Anyway.  My first choice of reading material, for the short time that I had left out there in the winter sun, turned out to be an article in the current, first-of-the-year issue of TNA, titled 'On a Militia Mission'.  Written by one Joe Wolverton II, a J.D. (Juris Doctor; an attorney), whom TNA often goes to for articles on judicial issues, it was a review of a new book out by another TNA judicial favorite, (historian and attorney) Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.  Titled 'The Sword and Sovereignty,' it is a lengthy treatise on - very timely for me - the American Colonial background to the Second Amendment.  The book - as well-reviewed by Wolverton - is, simply, a gem of information, as nicely summarized in Wolverton's review.  Which opens on a clear, sparkling note (and as a double-quote):

"'What degree of madness,' James Madison asks in The Federalist, No. 46, 'could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity?'  The unthinkable excess Madison refers to is the federal government's accumulation of all power and obliteration of state sovereignty."   (my emphasis)  And the review goes on beautifully from there, laying out Dr. Vieira, Jr.'s case: that not only is it a right in this country "to keep and bear arms".  It is a constitutional DUTY to be armed.  Which is a state of "being necessary to the security of a free State".  And furthermore: Not only can Congress help organize and equip well-armed and well-disciplined State militias capable of defending the rights of We the People against any form of invasion of those rights.  It has a duty to.  

And obviously, that capability of defending the rights of the people from a despotically-minded central government5 needs to be up to the job.  So, said militias need to be "well-armed" as well as "well-trained".  

We're not talking about muskets here, Dianne, and Eric,6 and BO.

I rest my case.

When they do theirs.

And get out of Dodge.

And fast.   

And secondly: I urge you, dear reader, to join me, and other patriots of the U.S. Republic, in holding the federal government to account.  Before they force the issue. 


P.S.  It's not insurrection.  It's protection.

P.P.S. And, Los Federales and aficionados: Please don't try to play footsie with us patriots, in snickering the likes of, 'So I suppose you think you have a right to nuclear weapons, tee hee?'  Because, dear cohort of the attempted socialist takeover of America: 1) The facedown, of your insurrection, will come long before it would come to civil war; with your camp not having any real authority to attempt to impose your regime on a free people, and those free people finally getting sufficiently well-organized to stand up to your attempted coup; and 2) speaking for myself - since I can't speak for anyone else; but I assume the sentiment will be fairly well shared amongst the other citizens of this free nation: I am a peaceful person by nature.  By higher nature.  But I can't guarantee what will happen inside of me, if push comes from you to elicit a shove back from me. To say: If you push me too far. Because I happen to feel not only priestly.  But warrior-like.   
     And I assure you, that you don't really want to see that side of me in action.
     As I protect MY country, from your like.  Who would attempt to take over, not just this nation, but the whole world, and run it all by Force.  
     I can tell you right now, friend under the karmic surface, of the likes of necessary Polarity, bringing the historical process to a close:
     'Tain't going to happen. 
     Because the Light wins this round.
     Not the Dark.    
     You and your ilk have been in power long enough.*
     It's time for a Change, all right.
     Real Change.
     And for this little light of mine, in conjunction with millions of others, to shine.  Shine.  Shine.
     In this New Day dawning.
     For the whole wide world.

* Have you learned nothing from history??  When people want power for power's sake, they can't be entrusted with it, are coming from a low level of principle, and consciousness, that is eminently corruptible, and corrupting.  



1)  Even if it were only going to be for a short while, I like to get outside and down to local park often, a) for the exercise, b) to get some sunshine and into my eyes c) to take my shoes and socks off and walk on the grass/connect with the earth, and d) to get some reading in.  Oh, and watch the guys play soccer in season. 

2) I was going to write "as is my wont;" but I don't want you, dear reader, to think of me as being too highfalutin'.  I  can be very down-to-earth.  As you will see, if you keep reading.  Including - even with - my forest of footnotes,  
     If they bother you, rather than stop reading, I urge you to consider them as being like baubles on a Christmas tree.  And that there may be a present or two for you under this particular tree.  
     How's that for putting a positive spin on things… 

3) I like to keep up with the political spectrum of thinking going on in my 'time and place'.  That includes various e-newsletters that I take; and is more weighted to the conservative slant on things, mirroring my personal predilection.  
     (Is there any other kind?  I"ll have to look that one up.  I"m sure that I have heard/read that combination used before  But - and especially in this time and place - what, really, does that mean??  'Usage' is only part of the truth of things.  As with spelling.
     But to continue.  But that's a pretty good indication of my personal political orientation.
     And speaking of 'spectrums,' and 'orientation.' and 'my time and place,' there is also the intriguing - at least to me -  phenomenon of my living in a neighborhood full of LGBT-flagged bars and other businesses; a sort of mini West Coast Village.  What's a decidedly conservative straight bloke like me doing living in a place like this??  Gaining tolerance, no doubt.
     But really to continue.)         

4) The other books I checked out, which for whatever reason I chose not to take to the park with me today, are titled 'Jesus: Last of the Pharaohs'  and 'The Real Messiah: The Throne of St. Mark and the true Origins of Christianity'.  Did you know -
     well.  Another time, perhaps.  

5) THe United States as a federated whole has a military to protect the nation from foreign invasion.  The State militias are basically protection from the federal government itself.
     If needed.
     When needed. 

6) Oh, and by the way, Eric; while we're on the subject: How was that again that you knew to tell/warn the governor of Connecticut that there was going to be a 'terrorist attack' in his State coming up, shortly before the Sandy Hook massacre??
     And how is the investigation into the Boston attack coming on, with its links to federal agents???
     And.  And.  And………


2) from 'US Chamber's plans to spend millions to defeat Tea Party candidates in 2014' - Fox News - Jan 12

Stan Stanfield · Top Commenter · Stanford University

Dear Sal,

"Picking needless fights is foolhardy." I agree with you.

This is not such an instance.

Stan Stanfield

P.S. To paraphrase Marx - Groucho, that is, who once famously observed, regarding an invitation he had received, that he "wouldn't want to join a club that would have me as a member," I hadn't realized, when I sent contributions to the Tea Party Express, that it was nothing but a bunch of Sunshine Patriots. 

Where do I send my resignation to?
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(As for the background to the expression Sunshine Patriots; especially for you folks who have had a public education within the last 50 years or so:

"These are the times that try men's souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.  Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.  Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated…"
                                                                           Thomas Paine - The Crisis - December 23, 1776)

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