reply to post by FlyersFan
How do we get rid of the police-state?
How do we return to a society based on individualism, personal responsibility, liberty, freedom?
Only one way to enforce the "Bill of Rights"...
The Constitution of the United States, with the Bill of Rights…
Is the foundation upon which most of us conduct our lives here in the United States. It establishes our rights and responsibilities as citizens of
this nation, and it sets boundaries beyond which our government cannot go. In other words, it is the law of the land for the people and the
If our government declares Martial Law, Then it is setting aside the Constitution. The people of the United States will no longer have any rights.
None. Nada. The government (military) will be declared to be all-powerful and the military will become the supreme law of the land. You and I will
have no rights. No right to own personal property. No right to live where we chose. In fact, we will not even have the right to life itself. If we
don’t do everything the government says, we can be instantly executed without a trial.
Not a pleasant thought, is it? But it’s the truth. However, there’s another truth that goes unnoticed. Do you know what it is?
The government has no rights either. Our Constitution gives our government the right to rule over us. If our government throws the Constitution and
our rights out the window, then it also throws out the original legal document that gives it the right to rule over us. You and I are no longer bound
by the Constitution because it has been declared temporarily null and void.
What does this mean? It means every citizen of the United States is on his or her own. If you wish to submit to the military and do what they tell
you, then that is your choice. On the other hand, if you disagree with their orders, then you are under no legal obligation to obey them. The one
thing that can force you to obey the military is overwhelming force and the threat of death.
If Martial Law is initiated due to civil problems, then I will personally support it as long as it is only used to keep the peace and to provide
emergency relief to those who desperately need it. If the presence of the military helps to prevent vandalism, robbery, rape, and murder then I will
be an enthusiastic supporter of the military. However, if the military accomplishes these objectives by infringing on the rights of peaceful,
law-abiding citizens, then my perspective will be different.
Let’s consider a few hypothetical scenarios. A group of military men knock at your door. They are heavily armed. And they outnumber you by at least
three to one. Plus they are trained in military tactics. And they have their loaded rifles pointed right at you. Then they tell you they are going to
search your residence without your permission so they can do one or more of the following:
1. Remove any food they believe is in excess so it can be distributed to the others.
2. Remove all your guns and ammunition so they can maintain control.
3. Remove all cash, silver, gold, precious metals, and jewelry to finance the military effort to help keep control of the country.
4. Draft all men at the age of 16 and up to fight for the country.
5. Draft all women to provide support services for the military.
6. Remove energy sources (solar panels, generators, gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, kerosene) for military use.
7. Evacuate you and your family to a FEMA camp where you will be safer. You may take the clothes you are now wearing.
8. Take control of your residence as lodging for military personnel.
9. Use your imagination and continue the above list as you see fit.
If you are confronted with any of the above situations, how will you respond? Faced with superior numbers and superior force, will you obey or resist
and maybe fight to the death?
Before you answer let me ask a few more questions. How do you know these military people are legitimate? Is it because they have some official
insignia on their uniforms, or because they show you some kind of identification card?
Can these things be forged? Can they be removed from dead bodies? Are you being confronted with a legitimate military unit or a fake one? How can you
know for sure? You can’t! Even if it is legitimate, it ceased to be so when a usurper in the Whitehouse suspended the Constitution through the use
of an executive order declaring martial law.
So, what will you do? I suspect most of the people in this nation will submit the same way the Jews did to the German soldiers in the 1940’s. They
will give up without a fight. If most of the Jews had resisted and only one Jew out of ten had been able to take several Nazi soldiers to death with
him, then the War would not have lasted as long as it did. By giving up without a fight most of the Jews eventually perished in horrible ways.
Will that be your fate in this situation? Will you surrender without a fight? As for me (and I can’t speak for the other members of my house), I
will go down fighting if that is possible. I would rather die a quick death as a free person than a slow painful death from starvation, disease, or
imprisonment inside a FEMA camp.
If you are prepared for martial law, then you do have a choice. If you aren’t prepared, then you have no choice. Starvation will make you a puppet
of whoever promises to give you your next meal.
The confiscation of food by the government has never in the history of mankind improved the life of the average citizen. It has only permitted those
in authority to maintain a luxurious lifestyle. The average citizen has always spent more time, energy and resources standing in line to obtain the
tiny amount of free government food than the food itself was worth. In other words, they burned 800 calories getting to the distribution site,
standing in line for four hours in the freezing cold, and then returning to their home with 200 calories of poor quality food.
Please don’t get the wrong idea about me. I love my country and I obey its laws. I pay my taxes, I support our government leaders, and I respect and
honor our military. However, if our Constitution is set aside, then I will be forced to act in the best interest of my own family and my neighbors
(the people I know personally and can depend on in a crisis). We will organize to come to each other’s aid regardless of who is attacked, for any
reason, by any group. As neighbors we will live by our nation’s original motto: United we stand, Divided we fall.
How will we be able to do this? If Martial Law is declared, I will visit my neighbors one at a time and tell them they can depend on us to help them
defend their home from outside attack. The reason we will do this is because it is easy for a small group of soldiers (or mercenaries, thieves, etc.)
to attack one house at a time and overpower it. But it is very difficult to attack a home if all the close neighbors get involved and help to defend
the home under attack. (Surround the ones that surround your friends and neighbors.) This does not require organization into groups with specific
boundaries (such as our group stops at the corner). The reason is because the people who live on the corner are neighbors to the people who live
across the street. Each family unit should meet with their ten or twelve closest neighbors and agree that they will help defend one another from
attack. This technique will allow an entire 200 home subdivision to protect itself from outside forces. (Or a town of 10,000 homes.) If you hear
gunshots, then you come to the aid of the home under attack. If you are too far away to hear the gunshots, then you are under no obligation. But if
you hear the gunshots and you don’t help, then it will only be a matter of time before your home will be next on the list. Therefore, it is to
everyone’s advantage, in the long run, to help at the first sign of trouble.
The above agreement does not comprise the rights of individual families by asking individual families to share their meager resources with an entire
community. Each family only agrees to help in the mutual defense of their immediate neighbors from outside attackers. Other than that, each family is
on their own to the extent they chose to be. If a family wishes to do a lot of volunteer work, then they are free to do so. But if they chose not to
share what little they have, they are free to do that also. There is another reason for agreeing with your neighbors to protect one another. If civil
unrest weakens our nation to the point where we become an easy target for foreign terrorists, then we may have to fight a foreign power here on United
States soil. If that becomes necessary, then every family may have to make the decision to either defend itself or run away.
My final suggestion is to remember how we won our independence in the late 1700’s. We faced a superior military force with superior weapons. But we
didn’t fight according to conventional military rules. We used guerrilla tactics. We fired from ambush and ran away to fight another day. In the
end, we won. If someday you find yourself as the last survivor of your family and you still believe in the freedom our forefathers originally fought
for, then use the strategy that worked for them. Don’t go up against superior numbers. Don’t sacrifice your life needlessly. Pick your fights
carefully. Do as much damage as you can while still leaving yourself an escape route so you can live to fight another day. Don’t organize into large
groups. Small groups have a better chance of surviving (staying hidden and not betraying one another). If we lose our freedoms because of martial
law, don’t let that be the end of our national heritage. Remember that freedom will never die as long as it lives inside the heart of one patriot.
May God strengthen you in your hour of need! Sincerely, An Old Patriot