Oppressors Not Protectors
the release of the first episode of the Defending
series titled "Know
Your Enemies and Know Yourself
" the National
(NRA) puts itself at the forefront of the
shills for tyranny and empire. Please watch the first episode and the
. They advocate police power to fight the war on drugs,
police power to secure the borders, and military power to fight Islam
overseas. In other words, they advocate for the very things that are
destroying our liberties. Not once in either video do we hear the
words liberty or freedom.
war on drugs has lead to the destruction of the right to privacy and
property. It is driving the militarization
of the police enabling Commando style raids
that now happen over
one-hundred times a day in the United States. Sometimes they are
based on nothing more than the word of an informant. Sometimes they
are to serve a warrant on a non-violent person. Asset forfeiture has
police forces becoming predators seeking out the maximum take with
little or no due process. Law
enforcement has become the standing army
many Founders warned us
not to have. The war on drugs keeps the money flowing to the law
the massive southern border of the US is a pointless and impossible
task. In the process of attempting it the government is building up a
police state characterized by checkpoints, warrantless searches, and
other intrusive controls. We need the governments permission just to
work now that they've made it illegal to hire undocumented workers
and implemented e-verify
This is another form of tyranny that keeps money flowing to the law
Islam is a farce designed to keep money following into the
military-industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned was
taking over. It furnishes an excuse to keep taxes and government debt
high. "...armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instrument for
bringing the many under the domination of the few." is how James
Madison put it.
the money. It comes as no surprise that the series is sponsored by
a supplier of weapons to law enforcement and the military.
It is obviously important to Sig
that the people support the gravy train they're riding. Hey, who
cares about liberty when there's government money to be had?
my words aren't enough to convince you perhaps you'll listen to
Patrick Henry. He warned of the dangers lurking in the constitution,
the very document the videos advocate defending. Below are selected,
relevant excerpts from Henry's speech arguing against adoption of the
constitution titled "Shall
Liberty or Empire Be Sought?
A standing army we shall have,
also, to execute the execrable
commands of tyranny; and how are you to punish them? Will you order
them to be punished? Who shall obey these orders? Will your
mace-bearer be a match for a disciplined regiment?
When the American spirit was in
its youth, the language of America was different: liberty, sir, was
then the primary object...by that spirit we have triumphed over every
difficulty. But now, sir, the American spirit, assisted by the ropes
and chains of consolidation, is about to convert this country into a
powerful and mighty empire.
But, sir, we are not feared by
foreigners; we do not make nations tremble. Would this constitute
happiness, or secure liberty? I trust, sir, our political hemisphere
will ever direct their operations to the security of those objects.
It is on a supposition that your
American governors shall be honest, that all the good qualities of
this government are founded; but its defective and imperfect
construction puts it in their power to perpetrate the worst of
mischiefs, should they be bad men; and, sir, would not all the
world...blame our distracted folly in resting our rights upon the
contingency of our rulers being good or bad? Show me that age and
country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on
the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent
loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has
ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.
that we clearly see that the NRA is wholly behind the powerful
government that we have to
just trust and hope will not oppress
us it is time to
turn our backs on that vile organization. Don't let the Siren song of
patriotism fool you. Stand for liberty, not the empire and its police
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