An accelerated erosion of Liberty and
Justice is occurring in America. As far as
I can tell, nearly all of it began early last century (1913) with the
installment of federal income tax and the congressional
boondoggle known as The Federal Reserve Act. These tools of plunder are now well accepted
by the people. It is evidence that congress has nearly completed the total
annihilation of freedom in America. And the disarming of American
citizens is moving forward as the insalubrious pool of anti-gun legislation
continues to grow unabated. Pity.
What does income tax and federal reserve
banking have to do with the government trampling your natural right to
defend yourself and your property? Well, money is power. As the
government seizes more of your money, it seizes more of your power. All
the while making itself more powerful. When Congress wrongfully empowered
itself to tax our income, we became, to an extent, slaves of the state.
Income tax mandates, as most usurpations of civil power and right,
started out relatively innocuously. Only a tiny portion of the population
was liable. This minority had to pay a 1% tax on income between 800k and1.2
million dollars (adjusted for inflation). It was a graduated tax with the top
bracket being 6% for all income over 8 million dollars (again adjusted).
While this was a tiny tax by today's
standards, it fattened the federal coffers immensely. Just six years after
income tax became an accepted practice, Congress, with an (un)healthy
increase in available money (power), embarked on a mission to kill alcohol
trade in America. They also got us involved in the first world war -- we
had been considered the "great neutral" up until
With prohibition being the new "law
of the land", enterprising "criminals" and gangs took
control of the alcohol market. And what did the prohibitionists expect?
Complete abstinence? What were they thinking?
Operating outside the law, these gangs
often became violent to protect their interests. To combat the violence
and corruption that prohibition created, federal police agencies were
composed, and the federal government got into the business of regulating
arms as well. Although prohibition was later repealed, the federal police
agencies that were created from it are still here, and they are much more
sinister & powerful. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)
is a prime example. The massacre at
Waco showed us that despotic government agencies won't hesitate to burn down an occupied church if
they think that someone inside might be violating their beloved anti-gun legislation.
The belief that Congress is (or
should be) empowered to restrict gun ownership, and that Congress is
empowered to declare honest gun owners/buyers/sellers criminal by virtue of passing
gun legislation, is wrong. Very wrong. The classification & punishment of citizen
crime is not a subject that should be under the jurisdiction of a
legislative or executive branch. It must be a function of a judicial
body. That is, if justice is a concern to anyone. Tyrants care naught for
justice. Congress now recognizes no limits, no boundaries anymore. It acts as
if it were all-powerful. This feigned omnipotence is a classic signature of a
Without a clear separation of powers between
of government, tyranny becomes the order of the day. Make no mistake about
it. Congress has successfully usurped nearly all judicial authority on the
subject of public crimes. The unconstitutional crime bills (of attainder) that
congress routinely installs are saturated
with language that encourages one to believe that it is the judge, jury, and
executioner; the final arbiter on all matters.
They not only have
the audacity to declare lawful (no tort involved) things criminal (like possession
of self-defense), they are now prescribing mandatory
sentences as well. This is a dangerous condition that needs to be
"[A very capital defect in a constitution is when]
all the powers of government, legislative, executive and judiciary
result to the legislative body. The concentrating these in the same
hands is precisely the definition of despotic government. It will be no
alleviation that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands,
and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would
surely be as oppressive as one." --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on
Virginia Q.XIII, 1782. ME 2:162
People have a God-given Common Law right (or
natural right if you prefer) to protect themselves from
aggression/oppression. This can never be rightfully seized by anyone.
Politicians and legislative statutes notwithstanding. Government must recognize the inalienable right of the people
(persons) to keep weapons for self-defense. It is an absolutely necessity for the preservation of
peace, liberty, and
justice. The right of self-defense is inherent in every person. All
rights are an inseparable part of the human condition. Any right that an
individual posses can also be used collectively by a group individuals. But
here is where the confusion lies and people must understand: There are no collective or group rights that do not originate
from the individual.
If I wrongfully shoot at
someone, he has a right to disarm me (or shoot back). He can employ the
collective force of a group to do the same on the condition that I am
attacking his person (or in some cases his property). But if
you're a fellow American, a legislator, or an executive agent; you have no right take my
liberty or disarm me simply because you (or your supporters/constituents) fear my guns.
Sorry. That's not good
enough. And who fears guns more
There are good people who fear guns, but
sometimes they get their fears and opinions confused with their
(collective) right to use
force. They want to employ government agents to impose their opinions
(the disarming of peaceful of citizens) by
using the very things they fear -- guns! Why are they so trusting of
government executive branch minions?
people believe that the government should have a
monopoly on the possession and use of firearms. And widespread acceptance
of this "opinion" is the opiate of criminals, tyrants, and
I have no
right or power to defend my person, I have no freedom, and neither do you.