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The term militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary citizens to provide defense, emergency law enforcement, or paramilitary service, in times of emergency without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. It is a polyseme with multiple distinct but related meanings. Legal and historical meanings of militia include:
Taxes are a joke. Regardless of what a political candidate "promises," they will increase. More taxes are always the answer to government mismanagement. They mess up. We suffer. Taxes are reaching cataclysmic levels, with no slowdown in sight... Is a Civil War Imminent? Do we have to shed blood to reform the current system? I hope it doesn't come to that. But it might.
It is a lie if we tell ourselves that the police can protect us everywhere at all times. Firearms restrictions are bad enough, but now a woman can't even carry Mace in her purse?
Go ahead, take everything I own; take my dignity. Feel good as you grow fat and rich at my expense; sucking my tax dollars and property.
The government is afraid of the guns people have because they have to have control of the people at all times. Once you take away the guns, you can do anything to the people. You give them an inch and they take a mile. I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control.
Those who betray or subvert the Constitution are guilty of sedition and/or treason, are domestic enemies and should and will be punished accordingly.
It also stands to reason that anyone who sympathizes with the enemy or gives aid or comfort to said enemy is likewise guilty. I have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and I will. And I will because not only did I swear to, but I believe in what it stands for in every bit of my heart, soul and being.
I know in my heart that I am right in my struggle, Steve. I have come to peace with myself, my God and my cause. Blood will flow in the streets, Steve. Good vs. Evil. Free Men vs. Socialist Wannabe Slaves. Pray it is not your blood, my friend.
ATF, all you tyrannical mother #ers will swing in the wind one day for your treasonous actions against the Constitution of the United States. Remember the Nuremberg War Trials. But...but...but...I only followed orders...Die, you spineless cowardice bastards.
A man with nothing left to lose is a very dangerous man and his energy/anger can be focused toward a common/righteous goal. What I'm asking you to do, then, is sit back and be honest with yourself. Do you have kids/wife? Would you back out at the last minute to care for the family? Are you interested in keeping your firearms for their current/future monetary value, or would you drag that '06 through rock, swamp and cactus...to get off the needed shot? In short, I'm not looking for talkers, I'm looking for fighters...And if you are a fed, think twice. Think twice about the Constitution you are supposedly enforcing (isn't "enforcing freedom" an oxymoron?) and think twice about catching us with our guard down – you will lose just like Degan did – and your family will lose.
Originally posted by gwydionblack
This topic is full of "funnies" and "lulz". The sheer lack of faith by some people by saying that militias or a "revolution" would not stand a chance just goes to show their ignorance. Using the fact that we don't have as much firepower as the government is just sad.
Let me paint this picture for you. If fighting broke out onto the streets of America, be it a rural village or as crowded city - do you really think tanks, battleships, or jet fighters are going to play any role whatsoever? How would these be possible?
In such a situation, sure, the government could use digression and maybe one time they will launch a couple of hellfires into a "somewhat" unpopulated village. They will hit their mark of a few revolutionaries but then, innocents die. Those who had nothing to do with the conflict will be killed. Word will spread about the care that government has for its people, ranks in the revolution will spread - game over.
The only thing they have on the common man is locating techniques, access to satellite surveillance and high end visual techs. As far as hand held weaponry and technology, there isn't much the military has that normal men can't get a hold of for the right price and with the right contacts. Not to mention the fact that all it would take is the storming of one armory to outfit an entire militia regiment with high grade gear. Once that is taken care of, you take a base, you gain vehicles, you gain even more weaponry, ect ect ect.
You see, the only thing that could and would prevent such a scenario from happening is people like some in this topic. The type of people who have literally no hope of anything ever changing. The type of people that refuse to acknowledge when someone will be fighting for their greater good. The type of people that fail to acknowledge the annuls of history.
Look to the past and you will found the countless revolutions that have been out manned, out classed, out fought, but in the end of the day they were never lost their heart, their will, and their spirit to succeed.
Don't spread your falsifications about freedom fighters because anyone who has common sense will realize the lies withing the OP. I have said it before and I will say it again - it isn't a matter of when and if the Revolution is coming. The Revolution, my friends, has already begun. Just because you don't see explosions and hear gunshots down the street does not point otherwise.
Quiet before the storm.
Originally posted by whatukno
I wonder, do people that advocate revolution in this country want freedom? Or, do they just want to see their fellow countrymen die? If a civil war breaks out in this country, Who exactly are you fighting against? "the government" is just an idea, there are human people that work for the government, they for the most part are just doing a job. But it's these people that some of you are advocating taking up arms against, these fellow Americans who just like you are trying to live their lives.
I don't disagree with you. I am sure there are plenty of gung-ho weapons handlers who are just dying for an excuse to use them on another human being. However, I believe for every one of those there are three people who are legitimately concerned about freedom and the greater good. For people who are serious about such ideals, they would no better then to attack and target just a few mom and pops who happen to work within the government body.
Radical Islam? Freedom fighters in my eyes won't be going around with explosive vests to kill random groups of people to prove a point. WE ARE THE PEOPLE. WE ARE THE POINT.
If you would read my post instead of quoting just one section, you would see that I detailed the difference between somebody who is simply using a gun on people for fun, and somebody who is doing it for a reason. Obviously there are those in power who would be obvious target, but I'm not stupid enough to give example, nor am I placing any threats.
As far as "disrespecting the republic" you can't respect something that doesn't exist. Refresh your memory between the difference of Constitutional Republic and a Fascist Democracy. Yes, we would gladly be spitting in the face of the latter, simply because a republic no longer exists in this country. If you believe it does, then I'm not sure what to say to you.
And you speak of democratically elected officials? I'm sure everybody in America wished to choose between McCain and Obama in this last election. I'm sure that we were all given an equal choice in the matter when every other candidate isn't given ballot access. When only two parties in America are shoved down our throats to give us an illusion of choice while any other party is shunned and demoralized.
Let's face it, if this is your idea of an official elected by the people, then you don't have high aspirations in making choices for yourself. You would much rather be happy that they limit the options to make it easier for you, no?
Lastly, I do not condone racism whatsoever and I tell everyone who wants to represent as I do that I don't want any part of it. I don't care what religion, race, or nationality you are, if you come to our country through the proper channels, anyone should be allowed to do so. However, when it comes to terms with illegals, though I am against illegal immigration, that would never warrant anything in the form of racial cleansing. You create a stereotype that anyone who could possible love defending freedom would also be a member of the KKK. I'm sorry you think that and I hope that the future will change your opinion.
I'm not sure, but you seem to target threads where there is talk of anything remotely close to revolution. Do you honestly believe in the form of government we have today, or are you just that succumbed to it that you feel that there is literally no hope to change?
Are you truly happy with this? Do you feel we are working at our maximum potential?
Please, be honest now.