Violence is like guns: when used correctly, both are not only proper, but necessary to preserve life and liberty.
The left is now screaming against violence because they have almost completed the successful overthrow of our Constitution, and they don’t want anyone to stop them.
They also want to maintain the “monopoly of force” for the same reason: so their stranglehold on us can’t be removed. Ever.
We as Americans need to recall our history, that we as a nation were birthed in violence, that violence is expressly enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as the method for altering or abolishing government when it becomes harmful to our good, and to our liberty and prosperity.
Violence is part of the understanding held by our founding fathers, that sometimes it is necessary, as in this excerpt from Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers, where he explains what would happen if the militia of one state were sent to violate the rights of citizens:
“the militia, irritated by being called upon to undertake a distant and hopeless expedition, for the purpose of riveting the chains of slavery upon a part of their countrymen, direct their course, but to the seat of the tyrants, who had meditated so foolish as well as so wicked a project, to crush them in their imagined intrenchments of power, and to make them an example of the just vengeance of an abused and incensed people”
Those calling for us to lay down our arms understand neither that our Constitution has been overthrown, nor do they understand our nation’s history. They are being mislead by screaming mobs who will ultimately cut their throats.
But, this isn’t the first time we as Americans were told to lay down our arms. In 1775, American patriots under the leadership of Captain Parker met British troops on Lexington Green. The troops were marching to seize colonial arms.
Major Pitcairn ordered them something along the lines of: “Lay down your arms, you ______ rebels, and disperse.”
Captain Parker told the minutemen present: “Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
America, our enemies have already fired the first shot. As we watched, they brazenly stole our Presidency, overthrowing our election and Constitution. Now they are daring us to do anything about it.
If we do nothing in the face of this overthrow, what might we expect?
Have you read The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn? He documents what happened to Russia when the communists took over.
Here is one of his observations:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?
“Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, ... had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever...?
“The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
“If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough.
“And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation....
“We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
George Orwell put it this way: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” He was talking about communism, of course.
Do we have the same mettle as our forefathers to stand in the face of overwhelming evil no matter what the cost? Will we defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic? We’ll see. As someone said, stand now, or kneel forever.
I conclude with Patrick Henry:
“Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on.
We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves... and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands...
Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt...!
In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope.
If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight!
I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!”