Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave?

I ran across John W. Whitehead's post which really lays out clearly the hard place citizens are being put into at this point in the history of America.  He begins with this quote from John F. Kennedy:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

—John F. Kennedy
 And then goes on to make it very clear in a short concise article the various components which bring about the rebel, the revolutionary and the slave...  

The Bundy Paradigm: Will You Be a Rebel, Revolutionary or a Slave?

By John W. Whitehead
Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:14 PM CDT
    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

—John F. Kennedy

Those tempted to write off the standoff at the Bundy Ranch as little more than a show of force by militia-minded citizens would do well to reconsider their easy dismissal of this brewing rebellion. This goes far beyond concerns about grazing rights or the tension between the state and the federal government.

Few conflicts are ever black and white, and the Bundy situation, with its abundance of gray areas, is no exception. Yet the question is not whether Cliven Bundy and his supporters are domestic terrorists, as Harry Reid claims, or patriots, or something in between. Nor is it a question of whether the Nevada rancher is illegally grazing his cattle on federal land or whether that land should rightfully belong to the government. Nor is it even a question of who’s winning the showdown— the government with its arsenal of SWAT teams, firepower and assault vehicles, or Bundy’s militia supporters with their assortment of weapons—because if such altercations end in bloodshed, everyone loses.

What we’re really faced with, and what we’ll see... MORE

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bundy Ranch range war gets ugly...

Cliven Bundy made some awkward remarks that were edited out of context by the New York Times.  Imagine that!   The best documenting of this was done and exposed by Pat Dollard in the post titled HOAX EXPOSED.  You must watch the whole unedited video to understand the context for the remarks he made that have everyone so hot and bothered.

I have enjoyed watching particularly astute posts by folks of color who lay it all out in "black and white."  I recommend that you view these two videos...

And then check this one out...

Never underestimate the length that the main stream media will go to to destroy the message of Liberty.

****Added Sunday 4-27-2014

Nevada congressional candidate adds his perspective as a person of color to this.  I think he really did a good job of dealing with this...:

Nevada Congressional Candidate Deals with Bundy’s Comments with Class

Bundy Ranch range war...

In the past I have commented that citizens will follow laws, rules, or regulations that have a basis in commonsense and that are just and fair.  What they object to are laws which come under the category of, as broadcaster, Derry Brownfield stated, “ignorance gone to seed.”

In the last couple of weeks we have seen this played out in the “old west” at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada.  We have seen the Feds come on to the ranch and try to steal the cattle of the Bundy’s by intimidation, overwhelming force and by sic’ing dogs on unarmed women and men.  The main stream media largely was not in attendance but the word got out and went viral throughout America via the alternative media.

Whether or not the Bundy’s are right or wrong I don’t know 100%, but the way in which the Feds went about strong arming this rancher, who was not armed and certainly had their home on this land several generations was not right.  It is completely reminiscent of the Weaver’s of Ruby Ridge fame and also Waco in which around 80 people were destroyed by the Feds including 15 little children.  It appears to me that this time the Feds were faced with a several hundred men and women who were determined that the Feds would not kill the Bundy family or take their cattle at gun point.

As the news begins to come out it appears that as the states were formed that the Federal Government was to cede the land held in trust by it to the new state derived from the territory.  This is what happened in every other state that was formed until Colorado.  For some reason the lands of 9 states in the far West were never turned over to the new states.  It appears that Cliven Bundy has studied this extensively over the years, and rather than go quietly into the night with some 52 other ranchers who have been pressured off the land decided that he would rather die than leave; that my friend, is the courage of our Forefathers demonstrated by taking a stand.  That is David facing Goliath.

The Good Book says my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  We must learn about the documents that found our country and that secure our freedom or the unelected bureaucrats will, by force of regulation, take our property and our Liberty.  Thomas Jefferson said, “Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be.”  Thomas Jefferson also said to Abigail Adams Feb 22, 1787: “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”

I am convinced that the so called threatened tortoise is not worth the extinction of the ranchers and their families who have been driven off the land by the bureaucratic bovine excrement emanating from the Feds.  I am convinced that we are in the process of experiencing similar ignorance gone to seed in Illinois.  If the people do not take a stand against this type of thing when it happens to our neighbor then when our turn finally comes who will stand with us and for us?

I would start with eliminating the FOID card which is clearly in violation of the Second Amendment, which states “the right of the People to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”  Just because some fellow in a black robe tries to treat it as if it says, “Shall not be infringed very much,” does not make it so.  There can be no test to exercise for lawful purposes a fundamental right by an otherwise law abiding citizen.

Samuel Adams reminded us in 1772 that “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.” I believe, as our founders did, that we have a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to defend life, liberty and property from oppressive and tyrannical governments.

Friday, April 4, 2014

So what would a government do to end political disent...?

Just how far would a government go to end protests against itself?  What does it look like?  Is it glamorous and exciting and then everyone goes home at the end of the day?  You can get an idea of what real story is when you mess with those who are determined to fight for Liberty at any cost.

6 Insane Things You Learn Overthrowing Your Own Government

But remember this could never happen in America, land of the free, home of the brave.  Our government would never deprive us of our Fundamental God given rights and then shoot us down like dogs.  Or would they?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

There are Those Who Stand Ready; Ready to Stand

I came across this recent post under the Western Rifle Shooters Blog entitled "Public Notice: Dear Connecticut Patriots."  There are those out there who will stand by the Connecticut folks in their time of need if their government decides to come for them.  I can't help but think that King George really underestimated the resolve of the Colonists in their time and they may be about to underestimate the resolve of the Connecticut Patriots in the present time.

Illinois may have "dodged the bullet" for now but the arrogant legislators from Chicago and a few other places are still deluding themselves that they will be able to RULE with an iron fist here in Illinois.  As I have said in the past, quoting from the Declaration of Independence:

  • "all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies;
 In this generation it is no different.  We the People of Illinois have put up with a long train of abuses, but the sleeping giant is waking and now believes that the tyrant WILL try to take away their means of self defense against the encroachment by government of their fundamental rights.  We have all wanted to believe that our governments would never take on the cloak of the tyrant, but the bloom is now off the rose.

There are still many who want to believe, but in their hearts realize that what the Founders said about government returning to its tyrannical nature is in essence just a matter of time.  To quote Thomas Jefferson:
  • "The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." 
 Hopefully all will get the message that they are not to mess with our Fundamental God given rights.  Fundamental rights require no permission from any government anywhere to exercise.

I also found the following quote on the above website that speaks to me and my frame of mind. 
  •  "I don't really like the label 'criminal', but I'll take it over 'slave'." – Anonymous Millenial
I sympathize with the folks in Connecticut, and I am not likely to travel unless it were to get totally out of hand.  I can't quite convince myself that the police and National Guard in Connecticut would break their Oath to confiscate guns from otherwise law abiding citizens.  I am not naive enough to believe that some would do it however my mind just won't let me believe that enough of them will break their Oath to crush their Citizens.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Your Tax Dollars at Work...

This is a particularly poignant story that needs to be shared everywhere along with the thousands of others who are being targeted...

I will not comply with unconstitutional laws and mandates! 

Another link here:
CSPAN Coverage of Catherine Engelbrecht

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned...!