Tomorrow is our birthday
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
“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:
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
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
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