posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 06:13 PM
I cannot fathom how anyone could think that the preservation of Constitutional values is a threat to security on any level, whether it be national or
local, unless those holding that view intend to ensure that those Constitutional rights and values would be violated. Or perhaps they know that those
rights are going to be violated, and instead of protecting the rights of the citizens they wish to crack down on them. It seems that there is a huge
rise in criminalizing patriots. Anyone who would use weapons to fight for the preservation of their Constitutional rights is a patriot in my book. And
not only that, but all the Founding Fathers would have considered such individuals patriots as well. This is quite obvious given their writings on the
subject. John Adams said "There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger
the public liberty."
And probably my favorite Jefferson quote: "...And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this
people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a
few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural
One of my absolute favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln came from his first inaugural address: "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the
people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or
their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Those are the words of a man who truly understood the system of government we have in place.
Those in power, including the police, have forgotten their place. They have forgotten that the inalienable rights of every single American citizen is
steadfast and is never to be trampled upon.