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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Free State

Saturday April 5th the Connecticut Citizen Defense League (CCDL) will hold a rally at the state capitol. David Codrea is the guest speaker, one of the people who actually broke the Fast and Furious scandal they called Gunwalker, along with Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars. The rally is worthy of attendance for that reason alone, but it is not the most important reason to attend.

This is an armed rally, though the organizers are anxious that some people might not comply with the laws concerning open and concealed carry in Connecticut. Yes, these laws are unconstitutional as well, but, I think enough unconstitutional laws are being challenged with disobedience right now in Connecticut without throwing a bone to the opposition by making this rally a political negative.

This is a great opportunity for those close in proximity, but from out of state, to show that support for the Second Amendment is not just a Connecticut issue. Showing numerous out of state plates in the parking lot would drive home this reality to LE, who will take notice.

Right now, we are in a cold war with the communists in government. To any degree that the legislators can be backed down by peaceful means, it is worth a shot. To any degree that LE can come to grips with the enormity of having to confiscate the weapons the legislature has outlawed, it is worth the demonstration. Right now is a time for thinking, a time for political leverage; there will be plenty of time for logistics and firing angles if this and other actions like it don't work.

We are at a delicate stage in our quest for liberation. The whole world is embroiled in political upheaval. The whole world teeters on economic collapse. While our personal struggles continue in the United States, foreign enemies are sizing up our nation due to weak leadership and hypocritical foreign and domestic policy.

American domestic issues are slowly creating lines of division on every aspect of life from privacy to religion to guns to immigration. Implosion is imminent as a result of about fifty possible triggers. Simply keeping track of the issues that might spark widespread social conflict is a time-consuming ordeal.

The commitment to the Second Amendment, under these circumstances, is not just a cause, or a political viewpoint, it is necessary for the defense of the nation. A well regulated militia (citizens trained in the use of arms prepared to defend the Constitution and/or individual liberty) being necessary to a free state (uncontrolled by foreign powers, against invasion or the corruption of the rights of the citizens and the Constitution by domestic enemies) the right of the people (the same people or persons in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 14th and 17th Amendments) to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

That these rights have been infringed and for quite some time without a corresponding further amending of the Constitution, is a federal crime of which the entire legislature of the federal congress and those of the numerous states and courts throughout the land are guilty. The only question left is what to do about it. We, the people, are the enforcing body authorized by our rights to defend them. The April 5th rally is a political act to illuminate that fact to the politicians who are in violation of the Second Amendment in Connecticut, but the message is to the federal government and other state governments as well.

The right to keep and bear arms is as much a deterrent from foreign invasion as it is from domestic oppression. No nation is likely to physically invade the continental United States while 150 million citizens own and are trained in the use of firearms. They just aren't interested in being inserted into such a meat-grinder as that. Now that the federal government has placed the United States in a precarious military and economic situation on the global stage the Second Amendment is even more critical than in previous times. Anything that reasserts this right is an act of patriotism and detractors, even in the Second Amendment and liberty community, do a disservice to the cause by minimizing the usefulness of peaceful demonstration.

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