Picture it: a million men on the lawns of Washington DC, all with shotguns. Demanding to be heard–and heeded! Would that send a message?
The guns would not be loaded, of course, but it would show the criminals in the capital that the people are through with them. It would show that the people are in fact in charge. Their trust has been betrayed, and Washington is about to be cleared of rats. Out! All! The gnawing rodents will all be hung.
It would show that the people could and would in fact react. We all know that Washington does not believe this. We know Washington does not take the people seriously. We know the current White House ignores the people, except to try and seduce votes out of them. We know that Washington has no respect, no honor, and no dignity. Washington needs the shock of its life. Shock and awe, indeed. Down the barrel of the peoples’ shotguns.
Speaking of awe, Yesterday, I got a good jolt when a discussion about “militia” came up, temporarily, at Charlie Meadows’ OCPAC. I was greatly comforted to hear Charlie say, “I don’t want to hear about militia. Most of militia people don’t even vote. So, until they can assume that simple responsibility, I don’t really have much of an interest in them.” This was a much needed perspective, at least from my point of view. I don’t know of a person more Christian, more conservative, or more patriotic than Charlie Meadows, and the members of his organization. Yet, violence or force is not part of the foundation of their approach to social change. Not at all. Not now.
Nevertheless, this “militia” topic is very serious. Amanda Teegarden (OCPAC member and OK-SAFE representative) made an announcement about that “militia statement” the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued, which identified “potential terrorists.” The ghastly report included anyone displaying a bumper sticker against abortion, anyone who was against NAFTA, anyone who supported a third party candidate–and specifically mentioned Ron Paul, Bob Barr, or Chuck Baldwin. These were potential terrorists, and needed to be recognized as such. It was a truly outragious, tyrannical “training” gesture on the part of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and they have since rescinded it, after distributing it. It was too obvious and abusive a power grab over the people.
And Oklahomans are against the “fusion center” developing at the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigaion, as well. Oklahomans are against the automatic data-sharing designed by the ‘potential tyrannists’ in charge. Personal ID and concomitant information about every individual will be eventually automatically shared between all the departments of law inforcement the world over. This concept came in through the Patriot Act, actually, in the attempt to facilitate apprehension of real terrorists. Ironically, it will be used against blue-blood American citizens.
So, what about our shotguns? Liberal Washington has shown complete tolerance for terrorists like William Ayers and ‘potential’ protoge Barry “Obama”. Wouldn’t be interesting if people experiemented with a show of arms at the local level–unloaded arms, of course. Just for exercise, what if people made arrangements with their state governments, national guard, and police forces, and held a special rally at their own state capitals–just to show that the people could in fact muster. American people themselves need to know that they can do this, that they are capable of doing this. Otherwise, there is no hope against tyranny. State leaders who are patriots will cooperate with such a show of arms. Certainly the military would foster it. Even the local police, if properly informed and prepared, would honor it.
A show of arms. That’s what we need. This is an incredible fantasty, of course, but one that is inevitably occurring in the minds of the people–the minds of the patriots, I should say.
We’re going to have to do something. Sometime. Soon. It’s all about organization, mobilization, and commitment. Retired military personnel should be the ones to lead the public in this respectful, powerful show of the peoples’ strength. It is in fact their duty to lead. They’re still drawing salary and benefits. They are still military personnel, in fact, and still employed by the people.
Either we pursue this route, or we will continue to watch Washington destroy America, selling America to the Third World, delivering our treasures to the scavangers within and without. Either we take up arms, or the arms of others will control us. Freedom, or tyranny. The paths are becoming very clear about now.