Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Once More Into The Breach! ... J. D. Longstreet
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
If you have been visiting the moon recently and have been out of touch with the goings on here in America, do not be surprised to learn that Americans are arming themselves to the teeth with any thing that will shoot.
Firearms are flying off the shelves of gun shops and being carted off by customers at gun shows.
Weapons most in demand are civilian versions of military weapons. Ammunition has been stripped from the shelves of stores and warehouses and back orders abound at ammo manufacturers.
Gun owners are cleaning their weapons and taking inventory of their ammo supplies and re-stocking when necessary. This time, however, they are buying crates of ammo instead of boxes.
What's going on? Are we being invaded?
Americans have become convinced, according to Ben Crystal in a piece entitled: "Guns And Obama: The Stand" Mr. Crystal says it's because America has: “A criminal President who actually believes he’s above the law and the Constitution, a Democratic Party bent on subjugation of the people and an electorate willing to trade freedom for perceived security.” http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/10/guns-and-obama-the-stand/
Simply put -- Americans believe their government has gone rogue on them and they are preparing for action to set it aright again.
A restoration of constitutional government in the United States is in order Americans believe -- or a possible parting of the ways by the states and the federal government ... again.
The tipping point was the government's tromping on the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. It is, arguably, the single most important amendment within the Bill of Rights. It is the protector of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and Americans have become convinced, by the words and actions of the federal government recently, that it intends to violate that amendment and strip even more freedom and liberty from the American people and they have drawn a line in the sand.
The American gun owners are telling the government -- as plainly as they can -- that IF the government comes after their guns they will stand and fight. Should that happen, there is no doubt civil unrest will spread like wildfire across the nation and within days the country will be at war with its government. That, by definition is a REVOLUTION.
Let me attempt to clear something up -- the DIFFERENCE between a revolution and a civil war. There is a HUGE difference. The most important difference between a revolution and a civil war is that civilians directly revolt against the government in a revolution whereas factions wage a war against each other in a civil war. Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-revolution-and-civil-war/#ixzz2Haq4C7KW
It IS possible to wage both sorts of conflicts simultaneously, or for a revolution to transform into a civil war.
Remember: A civil war is defined as a war that takes place between two organized groups within the same nation state. Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-revolution-and-civil-war/#ixzz2HaroWkpB
Think: Gun owners against gun grabbers = "CIVIL WAR."
Think: 2nd Amendment constitutionalists against a government bent on "infringing" rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment = REVOLUTION."
There is no war as ferocious and savage as a revolution/civil war. But that is exactly where America is headed as surely as a Martin flies to its gourd.
Believe me when I tell you, if you think the so-called "Arab Spring" was vicious, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Before you accuse me of over-reacting to a POSSIBLE confiscation of guns by the US government -- remember -- the American Revolution BEGAN when the British moved to confiscate arms at Concord. The American colonists responded and met them WITH PRIVATELY OWNED GUNS! And the war was on!
America abounds with millions of military veterans trained by the world's finest military. Those men and women took an oath to protect the constitution against ALL enemies DOMESTIC and foreign and it had/has no expiration date. Even without an oath, those veterans are patriots and they will not, they cannot, stand by and watch their country being enslaved.
They will take up arms to defend the constitution -- the very foundation of their country.
Look. There is no more dangerous animal on the face of the earth than a pi**ed-off American with a weapon. At this writing, their are several million outraged, angry, just plain MAD as hell Americans cleaning their weapons and preparing for anyone approaching their door with the intent of confiscating their guns.
We warned in recent scribbling(s) that when this moment came it would be down and dirty -- and extremely fast. That may turn out to be an understatement.
My primary concern has been, all along, that Obama would use the power of the Executive Order against gun owners. Now, the Executive Branch is threatening just that. Consider the following: “The president is going to act,” said Biden. “There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” SOURCE: http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/10/a-gun-control-news-roundup/
Even though the US House of Representatives holds the power of the purse in the US government, and can simply cut off the funds for a particular activity of a government agency, or shut off funds for that agency, altogether, thereby all but abolishing the agency, I see no great ground swell of support for cutting off funds for BATFE, DHS, and TSA to name but a few US federal agencies that we feel would be directly involved with confiscating the weapons of American gun owners.
The plain truth is -- gun owning constitutionalists may find they have no sympathizers (or very little) in the US Congress and may, indeed, be on their own. In which case, they may be expected to press their states to secede.
Another question is whether or not US military commanders will refuse the orders of the Commander-in-Chief -- especially if ordered to violate the "posse comitatus law". (posse comitatus refers to the military enforcement of civilian laws. Read more at: http://hnn.us/articles/16616.html)
How WILL the Joint Chiefs act -- or refuse to act under such circumstances? The fact is -- the posse comitatus act is so full of legal loopholes that it is nearly worthless and will be quickly overcome by a bull-headed Commander-in-Chief.
We may also expect the President to federalize the National Guard -- of all states -- to prevent the governors of the states from using the guard to protect the citizens of the states from federal agents or federal troops. Again, more pressure for states to secede. (As a Southerner, I find it a bit ironic that the US Army now is reverting back to the blue uniforms it wore during the War Between the States. Is somebody scripting this ?)
Once Obama sets the nation on this course, there will be no turning back. America will never again be whole.
So. It would appear that Americans are preparing to exercise the 2nd Amendment for exactly the reason it was placed in the Bill of Rights by our Founding Fathers -- to save the constitution -- and the country -- from a tyrannical government. Now, what could be more American than that?
As sad as it is to think such a thing might happen here in America, one must remember that it has already happened -- not once, but twice before.
Let me be clear: I am not advocating a revolution or a civil war. I am WARNING that either one or the other -- or BOTH -- are quite possible in the prevailing atmosphere of hate and distrust blanketing America today.
The gun grabbers will have to penetrate a patriotic phalanx to "infringe" the 2nd Amendment. A very, very, angry and very, very, committed phalanx.
© J. D. Longstreet
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