reply to post by hhott
My friend, the very fact you and I are both members suggest we more than likely do agree more than disagree. We certainly agree that in the U.S.
people have been "less free", and I dare say much longer than since the so called "Patriot Act", but I would also suggest that the imprudent
legislation known as "The Patriot Act" awoke a sleeping giant, and far more people today are now questioning the validity of a DMV that smugly
asserts that "driving is a privilege, not a right", than were prior to the passage of the "Patriot Act".
Indeed, in this site, as in others, I have seen many users rail against the Tea Party, assuming their grass roots efforts had not begun until after
the election of Barak Obama, but this is a false assumption, as I suspect you all ready know, and that grass roots movement in many ways is a reaction
to that "Patriot Act". More and more people are becoming aware, not just that The U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any other
industrialized nation in the world, but also that the prison guard union is one of the most powerful lobby organizations in The U.S. More and more
people are more aware today, of precisely what our Constitution for the United States of America say's, and what it does not say, than have been for
at least a century.
These people are becoming aware, not because they've rejected mind numbing entertainment from the likes of Charlie Sheen, or American Idol, but
because in between their choices of mind numbing entertainment, they are educating themselves, and rejecting the sub par "education" far too many
people got via a public school system that perverted civics classes into indoctrination and re-education camps. That they choose to find their
opiates in between confronting the harsh reality of what has become of their so called "land of the free", does not in any way negate the fact that
they are waking up to the horror of tyranny.
The arrogant belief, by Clinton's and Obama's and other politicians who think they can erase the 2nd Amendment based upon treatise made with
cartels, ignores the fact that a treatise can have no force and effect if it usurps the Constitution. People will not hand over their guns simply
because clowns in D.C. made a treatise with an organization more and more reviled by Americans. The most recent history of insurgencies reveals just
how easy it is for insurgents to ensure a protracted war, and protracted wars have been warned against since the time of Sun Tzu, as being sure fire
ways to loose wars.
Military strategists from Sun Tzu to von Clausewitz have pointed out that the first thing a military at war must do when engaging the enemy is to
disarm them, and more and more people are realizing that their very own government, the one in which they ordained, has endeavored to disarm the
populace. This knowledge makes clear to more and more people just precisely how the elected officials view the populace, and that is as the enemy.
Before you do too much assuming about what I would argue, you should know that more and more people are fully aware that their own compliance in
dubious tax policies has funded this combative state between the populace, and those of whom that populace elected, and more and more people are
coming to understand just how insane that was. Further, more and more people are taking the time to read the tax code, and compare that to the
principles of Constitutional taxation, and discovering that this so called "legal plunder" tax collectors have engaged in is not at all legal, and
this is big reason the IRS has just recently ordered more guns. The government is not legally plundering the peoples property, they are doing so by
America is looking less and less like the land of the free because it just quite simply isn't anymore and we the people have no one to blame but
ourselves. It is insane, in my opinion, to think that we can entrust a super power to protect our freedom. It is insane, in my opinion, to continue
financing a rogue government hell bent on tyranny. I suspect strongly this is what compelled the O.P. to make this thread, as he is not anymore
insane than you are. He is doing all he can to resist that tyranny, and at the risk of his own personal safety, and the resistance he offers, is
non-violent resistance to a state and federal government hell bent on destroying him.
I suspect, that while he endeavors to point people to the law, beginning with the Supreme Law of the Land, he encounters resistance from so many other
people who endeavor to argue that rights are not real, and granted by governments, and that freedom is just an illusion, and being told on a regular
basis that he is insane, that this is why he created this thread. He, demonstrative of a larger population asking the same questions, is questioning
just who is, and who is not sane. I suspect his silence in this thread thus far has more to do with disgust and frustrations than any lack of words
to express. I suspect his disgust and frustrations are creating enough problems for him right now, that he is quietly pulling back, and doing what
all wise strategists do when under attack, he is in retreat, but I know this O.P., my friend, and I am relatively certain he has not surrendered.
Whatever reasons the O.P. created this thread, only he can speak to, and in due time, I have little doubt that we will hear more from that noble
person, and just why he created this thread.