A Call to Arms

We the People have a Right to keep and bear arms for a reason. We have a patriotic duty to continue our tradition of being "Minutemen at the ready" to deal with an encroaching tyranny. We have a law called the Posse Comitatus Act that holds that the government cannot send the regular army against the people who are engaging in a general uprising because if the government actually needs to call out the army to put down a rebellion, that government has obviously lost all legitimacy and deserves to be overthrown.

The original Minutemen sprang into action on April 19, 1775 to put down an attempt to seize our firearms and so dash our hopes for Freedom, this more than a year before Independence was declared. The Supreme Court recently held that individuals (in the same sense the Minutemen were individuals) have a Right to firearms, even in urban areas, to facilitate their right to self protection and 19 states have enacted "stand your ground" legislation to aid people in saving their lives, or the lives of others, from all attackers.

The Second Amendment says that firearms are to protect the "security of a free State" from all assaults, (including from fascist law enforcement and racist vigilantes,) and this Right is the ultimate insurance policy for Liberty.

This Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms dovetails, (or perhaps, eagletails) with our God given Right to Revolution as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, a Right that is today the best kept secret in America. This Right to Revolution is simple and direct, and a close paraphrase of our founding document instructs We the People that "whenever ANY government is destructive of the Rights of the People to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the right and the duty of the People to alter or abolish that government and start a new one." We need to exercise this Right. And there is a right way to do it.

Abraham Lincoln, in his Inaugural Address, on the eve of the Civil War: "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."

America is famous as the first country of European heritage to have adopted the tactics, or fighting style, of the natives, and to use them against a European foe. The British considered us utterly reprehensible because our embattled farmers hid behind tress and shot from ambush, targeting enemy officers who rode astride white horses and loomed above their troops. Our guerilla method was to pick off the important ones first and this made us pariahs in the civilized world but also helped make us free. We need to bear in mind this tradition.

Our Founding Fathers were heroes and patriots but to the British they were traitors and terrorists. History has proved us victorious and noble, and our Revolution utterly reasonable.

A new crisis is upon us, but this time our enemy has long occupied our institutions and twisted them to the benefit of their Corporate State while pretending to be patriots. Since there is nothing wrong with our Constitution, our Revolution will not actually overthrow the government in terms of eliminating or replacing the Constitution, but rather liberate our Constitutional government from the clutches of the rich, the corporations and the foreign and domestic banks who have seized it with their wealth and guile.

The solution lies not in the violent overthrow of the government, but with an iron-fist- in-a-velvet-glove style decisive liberation of our government from the Internationalist Corporate State, which, of course, will fight like banshees for its continued dominion. And that damned institution has never shied from wholesale slaughter, be they the butchers of Tiananmen, or the roasters of Waco. We know what they're willing to do and we have a right to keep them from doing it to us.

We need to arm ourselves to the teeth to prevent them from harming us any further. It is our Right. A strong offense is the best defense. It is far better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have one.

They are chipping away at our Bill of Rights, which the rich never really liked anyway, the Fourth is awaiting the next shoe to drop, and the Fifth has been gone almost a hundred years now:

We used to have the right to be free from compelled self incrimination but with the Sixteenth Amendment the government gained the right to pursue, prosecute and punish formerly free Americans who were then forced to produce a signed income tax return every year thereafter, that stipulated severe penalties for those who were compelled to sign their names, under penalty of perjury, attesting that the income information is correct and complete. Refusal to sign = prison time, and any evidence that we are forced to turnover can and will be used against us in a tax court of law. The Fifth Amendment died when the income tax arrived.

We can no longer trust the Washington/Wall Street Axis with our Liberty. We must verify with a vengeance (as President Reagan urged re the Soviets) and guard our freedom with wide open eyes and even wider opened minds. We must leave no stone unturned in our holy quest to retrieve our freedom, our prosperity and our future.

The Declaration says that a "decent respect for the opinions of mankind" requires that those who advocate Revolution do so with a statement of grievances to a "candid world."

Revolution without reason is a dead end backwater but if its proponents were to clearly state their cause then the rules of Revolution, established by Thomas Jefferson and our Founding Fathers, will pave our way to a better future.

See "An Appeal to Heaven," and go to "Revolution Internationale" to put in your statement.