A Warning To The Republic:
...the disease spoken of by the founders of the nation manifests itself throughout the republic, it is time to consider the future of the people.
If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exercise of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single state, such as California, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, counties, boroughs, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct governments in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair. The usurpers, clothed with the forms of legal authority, can too often crush the opposition in embryo.
The smaller the extent of the territory, the more difficult will it be for the people to form a regular or systematic plan of opposition, and the more easy will it be to defeat their early efforts. Intelligence can be more speedily obtained of their preparations and movements, and the military force, now well trained in urban military actions (SWAT, etc.) in the possession of the usurpers can be more rapidly directed against the part where the opposition has begun. In this situation there must be a peculiar coincidence of circumstances to insure success of the popular resistance. Modern expositors have said that "Guerilla Activity is a form of suicide."
It is interesting that, under these circumstances, the founding fathers concluded that the State governments would, in all possible contingencies, afford complete security against invasions of the public liberty by the national authority. Scratch that notion! The several state governments are in league with the tyranny bent upon the destruction of the Republic, and the melding of its populace into a slavish world order.
The founding fathers even took into consideration when a time would arrive that the federal government would raise and maintain an army capable of erecting a despotism over the great body of the people of an immense empire, who are in a situation, through the medium of their State governments, to take measures for their own defense, with all the urgency, regularity, and system of independent nations. Anticipating that occasion may be likened to considering a disease for which there can be found no cure in the resources of argument and reasoning.
That would, obviously, lead us to conclude that the cure must be in taking a stand NOW, indicating to the despots and tyrants of this nation now emboldened by their control of the press, schools, judges, and legislatures, that there may well be no alternative but to take to arms and defend ourselves from the perfidy of the pseudo-monarchy now in full bloom.
Taking a 'stand' now does NOT include appeasement, or being content with the tantalizing shards of peaceful coexistance on the part of Congress, legislatures, municipalites and media which so seem to tantalize the National Rifle Association and other fire-arms owners associations. Taking a 'stand' means not accepting anything except the 2nd Amendment and laws that punish those who seem unable to accept the responsibility of properly enjoying that and all the other unalienable rights that are identified to us by our Founding Fathers.
It is well to consider that we were so encouraged by all the founding fathers. We shan't spoil your attention by delving into myriad citations, for the Internet has been echoing with those very quotations, in the hands of potential patriots, from all corners of the continent.
May each of us have the help of our personal "Greater Power," as we help ourselves. Should we fall, we shall find ourselves surrounded by such a great multitude of faces past, that we will glow like the stars in the night skies. A far better end than to swim in the darkness planned for us by the despots now festooned across the globe, and infesting our legislatures.
Should we give up, we can stand with our heads bowed before
the angry spectres of those who gave their lives for this nation, listening to their grim admonition from "Flander's Field:"