[W]henever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience and are left to the common refuge, which God hath provided for all men, against force and violence....
if a long train of abuses, prevarications and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people, and they cannot but feel what they lie under, and see whither they are going, it is not to be wondered at that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavor to put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the ends for which government was at first erected
- John Locke, Second Treatise on Government
Since the thugs running the country have no respect for any rules, we have to look ahead to see where they could be going.
It's been said that we have 3 boxes to defend ourselves with: the soapbox, the ballot box and the cartridge box.
The soapbox has failed. The CONgress-critters and Executive ignored 9:1 calls against TARP; and they ignored 100s of thousands in the streets, and millions tying up their phonelines - along with numerous polls showing general opposition - on so-called Health Care Reform.
The Democrats are now making noises about the rest of their "agenda". I fear that the next thing up will be so-called Immigration Reform. This will involve amnesty for illegal immigrants. And if that also allows the Democrat-Statists to stuff the ballot box with 10 - 20 million votes, it ensures their dominance for decades, if not making us a de-facto 1-party country. Game over - we become strangers in our own land.
If the ballot box is denied us, there is only one box left.
So enfranchising those illegal immigrants - whose very presence in this country is a crime - must not even be attempted. That part of Immigration reform must not happen - even if other parts do. That one thing must remain inviolate. The first attempt at enfranchisement of illegals can only be seen as the path to tyranny, which any and every patriot is obliged to fight with all means necessary. This is not a threat. This is a warning - and a promise to our posterity.
I read a lot, and I believe that this might be the thing to push many over the edge. It is certainly in line with other indications.
The people of this country have reached their limit, as shown by the Rasmussen poll that just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.
So that is a line that must not be crossed. In fact, it cannot even be approached.
And the other line that cannot be crossed is to try to remove the cartridge box. The guns and ammo are part of our natural birthright to self-defense. The 2nd Amendment affirms that that right shall not be infringed, for the very purpose of maintaining a free State:
This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature - St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 300.