It’s a Sunday night and your family has all gone to bed. You let the dogs back in and lock the deadbolt like you do every night. All the lights are off now except a couple of night lights scattered throughout the house leaving that dim glow throughout your home. It’s bedtime and work and school are going to come early in the morning. You crawl in bed, kiss your wife and drift off to sleep being thankful for the air conditioning that allows you to pull that heavy quilt up over your shoulder despite the fact it’s still 85 degrees outside. A few hours pass...
02:00 Monday morning and your wife taps your leg and says, “baby I heard something outside”. As you sit up in bed you hear the dog growling in the living room and you know something isn’t right. You grab that trusty ole 870 and head into the living room. Your wife grabs her 9mm and heads down the hall to the kids rooms just like you have rehearsed. “Good boy” you say as you enter the living room, trying to calm both the dog and your wife just as splinters fly across the room and the front door flies open. “Oh shit!”
As you shoulder your weapon and send a load of 00 Buck across your living room and see the perpetrator fall in a heap. Before the “thank God” can even run across your brain, you see a second man coming in the door and you fire again. This time you hear the pop of your wife’s 9mm as she has joined in the fight. It has to be those damn meth heads from down in town! Just then you are consumed by a wall of bullets as you see multiple muzzle flashes from just outside the door and you realize something isn’t right.
You turn to yell at your wife to “get down” just in time to see her take a load of buckshot to the face and her brain matter splatter the wall behind her. You feel the burning as 5.56 bullets Riddle your body. One clips your spine as you’re scrambling away and paralyzes your lower body. The last thing you see before you bleed out is a SWAT guy from your local PD holding your teenage daughter on the floor with a knee in her back as she screams and cry’s because she just watched her parents being murdered.
Why did this happen? You’re no criminal. You’re a Conservative and an honest family man. Your wife is a school teacher and your daughters are on honor roll. Why did this happen?
Well two days ago, you and your wife went down to welcome the new neighbors to the community. Your wife made them some of her “world famous” cookies and you invited them to church on Sunday. Later that afternoon, you got a friend request on Facebook from your new neighbor, which you gladly accepted.
They seemed a little odd, but in the few minutes you talked they were pleasant enough. The next day while you and your family sat in church, your new neighbor scrolled through your Facebook profile. He saw that “Trump 2020” post and got infuriated.
See, he’s a staunch liberal and he hates your kind. The next thing he sees are the hunting pictures you took last fall when your daughter bagged her first buck. Now he’s seething with fury because he is wholeheartedly against the “slaughter of innocent animals”.
Next he sees your post from the last range day with your buddy and sees those scary black assault weapons on the table and that does it! He has to do something about the racist domestic terrorist living next door. He picks up the phone, calls the local Sheriffs Office and reports you as a threat under the new Red Flag law.
The SO follows their SOP’s and conducts a no knock raid warrant because you have now been denied due process and you are considered guilty until proven innocent.
Now you, your lovely wife and two deputies have been killed for nothing. Your daughter will have absolute hell for the rest of her life. She will never be that successful person you dreamed for her to be because of the mental tragedy caused from seeing her parents murdered. The local news paper will report that you were killed after firing on and killing two deputies and that “over a thousand rounds of ammo and 22 guns were confiscated from your residence”.
What part of "shall not infringe" is it that President Trump doesn't seem to understand?
A permit is an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
A waiting period is an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
A background check is an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
Limitations on how many guns you can own is an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
Limitations on what kinds of guns you own are an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
Limitations on how much ammunition you can possess are an infringement, and therefore unconstitutional.
Apply all of these to the 1st, and you would have to agree.
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." -- Thomas Jefferson, January 30th, 1787
Where were you when these laws were passed, and why didn't you speak up? Silence is consent!
This poem entitled “First They Came” attributed to Pastor Martin Niemoller:
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
Then they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
Then they came for the trade unionists, I did not protest; I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; I was not a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.
The Pastor who wrote this was ordered arrested by Hitler himself and was held at Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps. Allied troops freed him in 1945.
There is a lesson to be learned here and that lesson is this: Waiting to speak up is waiting until it is too late. There is no time like the present to speak up, step up and get active. Once your liberty is gone, your right and ability to assemble and speak out are gone, what will you do? No one, let me repeat that, NO ONE is coming to save you once you are locked up for dissenting.
There are no excuses in the fight for liberty. There are no excuses in the fight for freedom. There are no excuses in the fight to save the Constitution. There are no excuses in the fight to save America. None.
Work hard? Not as hard as you will in a concentration camp, or under a communist regime. No time with your family? You’ll have plenty of time together (unless they ship you to different locations) in concentration camp.
Tired? How about sixteen hours making big rocks into little rocks, for the government sponsored highway project they drag you out of camp for each day?
Think I’m making this up? So did the Germans and the Jewish in Germany. Re-read the poem above. Close your eyes and remember what you learned about Hitler, he gave great speeches too. Hitler and Obama both took care of dissenters, just ask the Inspector Generals Obama and company have made go away.
Hitler took over the auto business, where do you think the Volkswagen came from? "The peoples car." We now have GM (Government Motors). Hitler put in the first interstate system. What did Obama want to do for the economy, put you to work building highways? Hitler was a eugenicist, he was willing to use government healthcare to eliminate costly or undesirable people. Obama’s healthcare system sounds strangely similar. Get old, have health issues, born with a costly health issue….bummer, you are too expensive for the healthcare program. He was Hitler without the ovens. Even today I am experiencing the woes of an inadequate healthcare system I never dreamt possible when I first wrote this piece 11 years ago.
As I look around America today, I see a handful of Patriots willing to speak up. I see even fewer willing to take to the streets and protest. I see even fewer willing to do it on a consistent and regular basis. No one is going to save you, but you. Read the poem again. Let it sink in. When they come for you, who will speak for you?
Apathy worked for the Germans, if you don’t mind a totalitarian regime. I guess it will work for you too.