Are we there yet?
I have fought against this in my mind for many
years, but not more so than in the past month. Since the
Unlike the Revolutionary War (1775--1783) we are all citizens and keepers of this country and its Constitution. We are family; we are friends and already the fabric of our relations is tattered by years of passionate opinions, ripped by decades of bad government, and torn to the very shreds by our own awakening. When we hear or think about the Revolutionary War or the Civil War (1861 to 1865) there comes with it an image from long ago where we see old-fashioned muskets, swords, and the occasional cannon.
Today people believe the need for an uprising is as great or greater than at any other time in this country's history. The belief behind the thought is that we cannot fight for and preserve any of our other rights without first securing our 2nd Amendment "right to bear arms".
The image of a Civil War, when put in the context of today's world is unfathomable, or so it had always been until now. There are countless individuals calling for just this thing and the truth is such that we will not be divided by North and South or left with an ocean between us and instead will be neighbor against neighbor with little more than our front doors to separate and to shield us.
There is a TV series called Revolution and the running theme revolves around the "Militia". These are not good people. They are tyrants who professed to create law and stop tyranny as they themselves become the tyrants. I see this happening in our country now. I see a shift in who we are aligning with and the blurred edge of the purpose for doing so. When people like Alex Jones say they will write us a new Declaration of Independence setting themselves on some self-appointed throne, I have to wonder further who is leading who and to where are we being led?
The man who wrote the letter to Obama is calling for revolution. He does not care at what cost and he is directing his message at you and I. People like Alex Jones have said the same thing threatening that "1776 will commence again" if they (the Government) try to take our guns. These men and others like them have followers that number in the millions and they are armed with a righteous intent to "take our country back" at all costs. Their calls are getting louder, their core followers getting braver. Where does that leave you and I? Where can we find peace and compromise in the current situation?
I am not sure there is any. I think we will be caught in the cross-fire and we are not ready. We have wistfully thought this would not happen and now we must choose sides or find a way to survive the coming Civil War.
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