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WNB January 2013

My monument to Norman Davis
Barry Bright
Feb. 1, 2013

Not long after I heard that Norman Davis, Take Back Kentucky moderator since the late 90s, had died, I saw this comment under a YouTube video:

"I realized awhile ago that the people we built monuments of and the ones we read about in history are not very good men. I realized they are portrayed as heroes, but were usually criminals of a sort. The actual heroes are the ones you do not hear of, like Nikola Tesla for instance. Instead we learn about Edison, but Edison was a very crooked man. The whole Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla thing is pretty wild. Look it up, it's a doozy." - MinusTheKidd

I asked Minus if I could use his quote to describe a deceased friend and he said he would be honored. I doubt he'll ever know what an honor it is.

When I first heard of Norman Davis it wasn't on the net. We didn't know what that was. He had formed a group called Kentuckians for the Right to Bear Arms and had fliers out in Bowling Green where I was attending college.

Those were 'heady' days. Somewhere in that time I went through 6 months of denial while listening to the shortwave radio, reading alternative print publications and watching video tapes I got at gun shows or from new acquaintances in what was then called the Patriot movement, or the Christian Patriot movement.

In the mid 90s, when the darkness was much deeper than now, just uttering the word Liberty or being 'pro-gun' in public would get you stares, the kind of stares given to child molesters, and get you automatically called names like racist, Nazi, right-winger, nationalist, hater, mean-spirited etc. It still can, but there are many more of us now, even if many still have much to learn and many comfortable mythologies to abandon.

That was a lot to take for me, someone who naively thought the average American had something resembling integrity, honor and real courage and actually valued freedom. This was long before the Tea Party was cool. Ron Paul was just a fringe politician and Glenn Beck... uh who's that?

But Norman sat around the table in his kitchen with some friends and neighbors and discussed the 'assault weapons ban' of the early pre-Monika Clinton years and decided he wasn't gonna' take it any more.

So he spent almost 20 years all together taking it to his enemies, and sometimes future friends and allies, it being the message of Liberty, property rights, and of course our most basic right, the right to fight back, what the entire Bill of Rights is based upon. He traveled to many states and helped establish 'take back' groups, many centered on the property rights movement.

Norman was always direct and down to business but he had a personality, a charisma, or a chemistry, that people respected, a 'natural born leader' I suppose. It takes that and something more to sit across a table from some creature that is knowingly lying to your face and expecting you to pretend it's not happening.

I moved away to Georgia for a year to work with a group down there while Norman and others worked to get a concealed carry law passed in Kentucky, one of the first in the nation in recent times. Norman worked to make it a 'shall' issue law, not one the local authoritarians could squelch.

He traveled all over the state to accomplish that and made contacts and gave talks on political organizing, skills he actually learned from what he called a communist or Marxist class on political organizing he had been forced to take on a former job. More than once I heard him tell groups how he wondered why he was being taught such information and had no clue what he'd ever do with it until the necessity of fighting for our rights became evident to him.

After the success with KRBA he and others decided to form a coalition of conservative groups from around the state to affect, teach, Kentucky legislators as citizen lobbyists and Take Back Kentucky was born.

Even the legislators were incredibly ignorant back then and educating them was often a major part of the job of being a citizen lobbyist. During testimony before a committee over a property rights bill one actually asked "Do you expect us to write the laws?" when we queried him on why it was up to the bureaucrats to come up with so many regulations that the legislators didn't even understand.

"That's your job," one of us told him. I'll never forget the look of indignant ignorance on his face.

It was our job to make sure they knew theirs. It was Norman's job as moderator to coordinate people and try to keep TBK together between uncommitted activists and troublemakers who might show up at meetings just to try to infiltrate or cause trouble.

Norman reminded us that the Founders left us a system for restoring our government and Liberty but he did understand it might, and I think probably would, take more than political action to restore Liberty here. The picture at the end of this column was framed in his office.

Along with lobbying the legislature he allowed his property in Grayson County to be used for Militia meetings and training. One event welcomed several hundred patriots and militiamen from around the country. The news media had helicopters flying overhead to photograph all the extremists so they could propagandize about it the next day. We didn't care. We were doing what should have been done and what needs to be done now, fight a multi-front war for our very lives.

The last time I spoke with Norman on the phone he was waiting for a few arrogant elected public servants to actually pass some local anti-gun(Liberty) ordinances so he could sue them. He was, as always, looking forward to the fight.

The last time I saw Norman alive was the last time he left the hospital in Elizabethtown. I felt he recognized me at first but the morphine was having it's effect on him. Before I left the parking lot I shed my first tears ever for someone who wasn't blood.

As the comment at the beginning states, the people of Kentucky and this once free nation will likely never know what they have lost, and sadly many will never care, unless we can erect that statue of Norman with a noose in his hand in front of capitol building someday or establish a Foundation in his name.

We are that tiny minority, the watchmen on the wall who weren't asked to serve and who have been told to go away by our domestic enemies. We aren't going away.

In Norman's name we will continue to advance and take back what has been lost until real Liberty reigns here again. Those who don't like that are free to leave.

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"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." - The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America,
Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776
(To the Founders, 'state' meant independent sovereign nation state,
that was voluntarily entering into the union and could theoretically un-volunteer later.)

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It's time to bring back the old saying: "Better dead than red."
Only we need to apply it to Amerika's reds.


Watch to see what we should be teaching kids
to do to "Liberals" so they'll actually
have a future in a free country:

"No small shot gun, during my residence of seven years of war in America, was ever kept in the house of a backwoodsman. You will often see a boy not over ten years of age driving the cattle home, but not without a rifle on his shoulder; they never stir out on any business, or on a journey without their rifles. Practice from their infancy, teaches them all distances…

 "I never in my life saw better rifles (or men who shot better) than those made in America. They are chiefly made in Lancaster, and two or three neighboring towns in that vicinity in Pennsylvania. The barrels weigh about six pounds two or three ounces and carry a ball no larger than thirty-six to the pound; at least I never saw one of a larger caliber, and I have seen many hundreds and hundreds." - Colonel George Hanger, captain of a Hessian Jager corps of the American Revolution, as quoted in Muzzleloader Magazine's 'The Book of Buckskinning.'

“A well-grown boy, at the age of twelve or thirteen years, was furnished with a small rifle and shot pouch. He then became a fort soldier and had his port hole assigned to him. Hunting squirrels, turkeys and raccoons soon made him an expert in the use of his gun.” – Dr. Joseph Doddridge, in his 1824 book ‘Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars,’ quoted in Michael Edward Nogays book ‘Every Home a Fort, Every Man a Warrior’

Wouldn't the freaks freak out if we started teaching young men and women what they are going to be forced to know some day because their parents sat on their asses and pretended Liberty could be won back with 'peace and love.?

What a pathetic lot we amerikans are. Especially the peace nicks in the so-called Liberty movement who are mimicking the commie insurrectionists of the 'anti-war'(pro-commie) movement of the 1960s whose real goal was to pacify their enemies so they wouldn't fight back. They apparently succeeded.

Our civilization has been taken from mindless aggression to mindless pacifism. The latter is the most dangerous by far. We must put knowledge of our most basic right, that of self-defense, back into the hands and minds of the young, or they are doomed to be mindless pacified slaves, and most importantly 'victims' who can be used as pawns by those who seek to maintain their power over us all.

"Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom." - John Adams, Defense of the Constitutions, 1787

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) Founding Father

Start them young, train them well, for you know not what they may have to do...

They're so cute, couldn't resist posting this. With the right parenting they won't grow up to be mindless pacified sheeple willing to bend over for their would-be bosses, whether in the government or at their place of employment. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6 KJV

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun." – Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778

Folk music records what Vermonters responded to British soldiers who would impose their will upon them:
"Why come ye hither, Redcoats? Your mind what madness fills? For there’s danger in our valleys and there’s danger on our hills. Why hear ye not the singing of the bugle wild and free? Full soon you’ll hear the ringing of the rifle from the tree! For the rifle, for the rifle: in our hands shall prove no trifle."

"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason."
- Thomas Paine, the first paragraph of his Pamphlet, “Common Sense.”

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How much longer until enough see the necessity of these?:


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Would you sign? Or step out your door to an uncertain fate?

April 19 needs to be our biggest holiday. That was the day they left their homes, went to face government employees and shot back. That took more courage than signing a piece of paper. It will have to be done again. Don't understand? Start here.

It will have to be done again.

If you sit home waiting your turn you deserve to have your gun taken from your cold dead hands.

The Founders didn’t wait for the Brits to knock down their doors. They gathered at the green and stood up like men and they killed government employees all the way back to Boston.

What will you do when it’s time to hunt NWO hacks, republicrats and commies(“Liberals” and ‘progressives’)?

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