Tomorrow is our birthday
Barry Bright
April 18, 2008

   One can learn something new every day, providing an effort is made. During my daily quest for a news junkie fix I ran across this:
   “The ATF still worships Eliot Ness. They have Eliot Ness Golf Tournaments and annual Eliot Ness birthday bashes. They host these on the anniversary of Ness's birthday, 19 April 1903. Yep, that's right, the ATF's patron saint was born on Patriot's Day, the day of Lexington and Concord -- the day the Founders' Republic was born in blood and fire. And thanks to that unhappy fact, we mark the anniversary of Waco on the same day -- but more about that in a minute.”
Who woulda’ thought? It’s ironic indeed that the patron saint of the most evil law enforcement agency on the planet today would share what should be our nation’s most important holiday, to commemorate April 19, 1775 the day our ancestors shot back.
   The universe is full of strange coincidences. But I really no longer believe in them. To observe what is being done to this country, now an empire possibly on the decline, or at least in transition, is to realize that what one of our worst presidents said was probably an understatement:

   "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Father of the Welfare State

   For years now I’ve thought we need to make an effort to recognize this important holiday. While attending an 18th century trade fair a while back I admired a powder horn inscribed with scenes of Lexington and Concord on that fateful day. I told the maker that should be our biggest holiday because that was the day they shot back. He gave me a knowing smile.
   Not to take anything away from those who struggled with rolled up sleeves or in fancy wigs in Philadelphia heat over a year later, putting their lives and fortunes on the line by scripting and later signing a Declaration of Independence from English rule. But they didn’t, most of them, have to stand up and face British lead.
   The signers, founders, were mostly either the aristocrats of the colonies, or important businessmen. The men who stood on the green and at the bridge were of a different stock. They had spent their lives on their farms, or in their shops, sweating every day for their food.
   They were the common man who according to the laws of their day had shown up on occasion to train with the ‘militia,’ which often more amounted to an excuse to socialize with neighbors and party than to practice their marching and shooting. Not much has changed about human behavior.
   General Washington struggled the entire war to create a ‘professional army’ that could stand across from the empire’s troops and face the volleys of fire with courage and resolve. But there were times when the militias were useful and even turned the tide of battle, times when fighting by their enemies’ rules wasn’t the best idea. For doing so would have ensured defeat, for their forces and their Liberty.
   In history class they don’t teach how few actually stood, or hid behind a fence, or did the numerous other things it takes to carry out a war. In a collection of colonies with about 3 million people only 3-7 percent of them actually fought or participated.
   Many kept bowing to their earthly king. Others went into battle with the cry, “No king but King Jesus.”
   We need a similar battle cry today, but with the knowledge that a majority of the now 300 million sheeple of these no-longer sovereign nation states will have no clue what we’re talking about. It should be our job to make sure they do.
   Why haven’t we been petitioning Congress and the state legislatures to honor “Patriots’ Day.?” Do the NRA and other ‘pro gun’ groups hold special shoots and ‘militia’ meetings on this day? If not why not?
   We will have to start small of course. You can do what Teddy Roosevelt said, by doing what you can with what you have where you are. Here in Kentucky we have a Take Back Kentucky meeting tomorrow. There’ll be no shooting, but we will be standing against this evil we all face.
   Every April here in Kentucky is the Machine Gun Shoot at Knob Creek Gun Range. It was canceled this year because of rain, but couldn’t they plan next year for some kind of short ceremony before the evening shoots to educate the attendees, who are often from all walks of life and parts of the country and the world, about our most important holiday?
   Of course celebrating such a thing as killing government troops won’t be politically correct. Personally that’s what I love about it. But it gives a perfect opportunity to explain the nature of government, which of course is force.
   We can have fun telling pacifist “Liberal” idiots that every time they vote they’re electing someone to hire someone to stick a gun in their neighbors’ faces to force their socialist garbage on them.
   A weapon can be anything from a pen, to a computer to an ‘assault weapon’ to a ballot box. All of the Bill of Rights are based on our most basic right, the right to self defense, the right to fight back. If we’re not fighting for the right to fight back what are we fighting for?
  If the pacifist “Liberal” freaks could be made to understand that maybe some of them would stay home on election day. OK, I’m dreaming. We all know they have no problem using violence to get their way.
   So we need to understand that the day will probably come when we are forced by them to use violence to stop their incessant march to total tyranny.


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