August 08, 2010

Defending Liberty

Over the course of the past week I've written several entries that have infuriated the would-be tyrants among us.

  • A Nation on the Edge of Revolt warned that "either the American people—not extremists, but good and decent patriots like your neighbors and yourselves—will revolt and destroy the ruling class and reform our government based upon first principles, or the United States we know as our forefather conceived it is dead."
  • Closer to Midnight attempted to answer a veteran's question about why patriotic Americans that value our First Principles should prepare for a possible conflict if the corruption of our government cannot be tamed at the ballot box.
  • We Get Letters! and We Get (More) Letters! chronicle the typical threats issued by followers when they cannot intellectually defend their unconstitutional actions with a reasoned justification for their behavior.
  • The Edict-Makers notes the continued destructive path of the would-be ruling class, and the abuses they would heap upon the Constitution and citizens in their desperate quest to grab more power for themselves.
  • Pre-Revolutionary, last but not least in this series of posts, highlights the revelations of experienced Democratic operative Pat Caddell as he notes the fracturing of his party and the attempt of the elites in the party to rule instead of serve the American people.

It will come as no surprise at all that those institutions and individuals that serve as adjuncts to the would-be ruling class have attacked this series of posts.

Media Matters attacked them twice. Conservative media figures openly discussing revolution...again places me among the company of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh as some of the conservatives in the media that note well and understand this point in history... though they obviously offer their own spin to evoke a response from their readers.

Wash. Examiner's Owens suggests right-wing violence will be necessary, hopes we "feel threatened" is their same-day response to Closer to Midnight (link above), partnered with a none-too-subtle attempt to pressure the Washington Examiner into silencing me and others who would raise the alarm about the constitutional abuses and usurpations being orchestrated by their masters.

Other leftists have followed the lead of Media Matters, and continue down the path of disinformation they hope will help them divide and conquer this nation's citizens.

At left-wing Daily Kos, "bernardpliers" attempts to claim that I advocate " an explicitly racial war." The author selectively drops quotes from this blog in this entry, and of course, not one of them supports anything at all like a conflict driven by concerns over race. Only the left is concerned with race. Unsurprisingly, the rest of the post concerns itself with noting possible points of division within the various groups opposing their encroaching tyranny, instead of attempting to defend their actions and goals.

The "divide and conquer through race" strategy is nakedly on display at Balloon Juice as well, where "Dennis G." makes his attempt to claim that opposition to would-be ruling class machinations are nothing more or less than an attempt to revive his vision of the Confederacy of the Civil War.

This axis of weevils may be blatantly dishonest, but they have a clear agenda. They would like to portray opposition to their plans as racists. They would like to portray political and media figures (even admittedly minor ones such as myself) that stand in opposition to their usurpation of liberty as neo-confederates, attaching the stigma of slavery and defeat to their opposition. It is a clever rhetorical device and an emotional one. It will succeed in inflaming the easily led, but the primary goal of this attempt at labeling their opposition is to try to silence the good and decent people who recognize our present Constitutional crisis, and would stand against it.

So let us take on this attempt at division and deception as directly as possible.

Liberty is colorblind. It does not see in shades of yellow or beige or brown or black. Liberty speaks without accent, and with all of them. It cares not whether your ancestors hail from misty islands, verdant savannahs, frigid steppes, or tropical jungles. Liberty is liberty, freedom of men and women, freedom of thought, freedom of the spirit, and freedom from constriction and stasis, that all real men and women crave like water or air.

We care about liberty. We are devoted to our nation, because we acknowledge and weigh its faults and superlatives, and know that we represent the best hope for true freedom and equality mankind has to offer. We are not blind to the mistakes and evils of our collective past; we seek them out, and overcome them. We will not be guilted into becoming a second-class nation because some choose to cling to division as a method of control.

We are revolutionary. We are evolutionary. We look to restore the government to its proper role, as servant of the people. It must once again be made into a precision instrument that empowers, replacing this corrupting enterprise that seeks to punish and enslave the people for the enrichment of the self-styled elite.

Good men and women know that the story of these United States is far from over, and we will not accept the leftist trope that our nation's best days are behind us. We are a nation of incredible ingenuity, kindness, and hope. We are a nation of dreamers, but we are also a nation of action.

We will not be guilted into silence, nor bullied into becoming a lesser state.

We will not stand by and trade the bright future of our nation for the weight of oppression, and we will not be silenced or defined by those comfortable in their chains.

Feel pity for the poor souls who wallow in the misery of mediocrity and unrequited dreams, but refuse to be defined by them. We are Americans, citizens of the United States, defenders of liberty and represent the best this world has to offer.

And we will never accept being anything less.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 8, 2010 09:14 AM

I'd like to thank the mindless left for being the catalyst for you to write this brilliant piece that accurately describes not only the conviction in my mind, but also in my heart.

The left can continue to try to obfuscate the issues at hand, but in the end they only succeed in painting themselves into a corner as their attacks show to the world their true intent.

Bravo! (and pass the ammo)

Kind regards,


Posted by: David at August 8, 2010 10:03 AM

Doesn't matter what you write or say. If you oppose them and their boy, you're a RACIST. The fact that these scum are actually only projecting their own race-based emotions/desires on to anyone disagreeing with them will never enter their pointy little heads.
The good news here is that except among themselves and their media pimps and whores(and the dnc - but I repeat myself), their charges of someone being a racist no longer carry any weight.
As some put it so well a while back, I don't hate/depise obumble because he SAYS he's black(which in itself is a stupid), but because he IS RED.

Posted by: emdfl at August 8, 2010 11:16 AM

Thank you for putting it so eloquently. I've tried to respond before, but wind up so angry I can't write words you could print.

Those of us who actually have lives and are too busy -- and not inclined to make it our business to tell others how to live and what to do with what they earn and create anyway -- are far beyond fed up. I've heard the arguments of the Far Left ad nauseam: Bush did this, Bush did that; you're a racist; any reasonable person can see . . . ; I'll come and burn a flag of rebellion on your lawn; etc.

It doesn't seem to occur to these busybodies that you can only push a free man/woman so far. (Too much to expect, I guess, that they might learn a little from history.) When governments take over the lives of the people, they always go to the extreme. And good and innocent people always get hurt before some semblance of balance is regained.

Let the flag-burner show up on my lawn. We'll have a very short discussion. I, like many others, don't look for or start trouble, but I have plenty of it to go around.

Posted by: Goatroper at August 8, 2010 11:32 AM

Still my favorite saying when confronted with the RACIST label is-

"I am not a racist, I believe that if you spend the time to get to know someone you can find a much better reason to hate them"

Makes them slack jaw every time.

Posted by: AndyJ at August 8, 2010 11:35 AM

Very well and eloquently said - thank you!

Posted by: Gray Wolf at August 8, 2010 11:52 AM

Liberty is colorblind. It does not see in shades of yellow or beige or brown or black. Liberty speaks without accent, and with all of them. It cares not whether your ancestors hail from misty islands, verdant savannahs, frigid steppes, or tropical jungles. Liberty is liberty, freedom of men and women, freedom of thought, freedom of the spirit, and freedom from constriction and stasis, that all real men and women crave like water or air. Love this comment. As accurate account of my beliefs as I've ever seen expressed anywhere. Thank you CY. and keep your powder dry until November.

Posted by: A Nobody at August 8, 2010 01:39 PM

OK, we talk about the coming violence because we see the actual violence the left is responsible for and we are the ones instigating things?

Was it a leftist or a right-wing person who bit a guy's finger off during a until-then peaceful protest?

Was it a leftist or a right-wing person who grabbed an elderly woman's sign out of her hands and beat her over the head with it?

They can mock me all they like, I consider the source and it doesn't bother me. They can call me racist until the cows come home, I know my feelings on race.

It's when they shove their unConstitutional swill down my throat that I get ready for something.

Posted by: NevadaDailySteve at August 8, 2010 02:02 PM

Of course they lie. They have to, it goes to first principles, when they so egregiously misstate their guiding philosophy. They know "We want to dispossess and enslave everyone" is a hard sell.

They cannot debate because there is no debate - not if they know they can't be honest about their position, so they have to demonize and slander their opposition.

Just bear that in mind, always, and refuse to play the game by their own twisted rules, because the only rule they are faithful to is "Power - whatever the cost."

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at August 8, 2010 02:02 PM

The political elite’s taunts mean little to me because I am a free man, no one owns me nor will anyone direct me. I’ve never required my government to provide me with a job or security; these things are best supplied for me through personal responsibility and initiative. Many of us have served our country in the military, own businesses and hire employees, all of us pay our taxes, provide for our family, act responsibly and vote. We are an accomplished people and we do not need the political class to tell us whether we are good enough or smart enough to decide how to live our lives well. A revolution will not be started by responsible freemen like us but rather by goblins. All of us should be prepared to defend against tyranny and lawlessness within the bounds of the constitution.

We face two serious problems in the coming months (maybe) year(s); contempt of law and the bankruptcy of the entitlement system. The political elite doesn’t respect the wishes of we the people and rule without our consent. This has been happening for years but became widely noticed during the Obamacare fiasco last year. Our politicians use the tactic of favoring one group of citizens over the others to divide us. Because of their gerrymandering we experience unequal justice through all areas of government. When laws are viewed as unjust then respect for all laws will evaporate. This leads to more tyrannical and oppressive rules from the elites and less respect from the people, a vicious circle. The second problem will be the near future crash of the entitlement system which now feeds the goblins. Goblins do not belong to any one race but rather to a group of non-producers who lack initiative, work ethics, skills and personal responsibility. Good people never become goblins just like good people never become fascists. The goblins are the dirty workers of the fascists. When entitlements end or are seriously cut back the goblins will start starving and the political class will lose control over them; rioting, looting and mayhem will begin. The political class will do everything they can to retain power and control, the flash point for revolution will have arrived.

Posted by: peakbagger at August 8, 2010 03:12 PM

Great article Bob. My solution to this leftist propaganda and smear machine is to readily admit to being racist. Then ask what the next question is. If we all do this it will have no meaning and will not make headlines.

Posted by: inspectorudy at August 8, 2010 04:29 PM

Only the left is concerned with race.

If you are going to oppose the left, you have to be concerned with race also.

Otherwise it's like saying "Only the Axis are concerned with North Africa".

Posted by: flenser at August 8, 2010 06:26 PM


No, just let the left have racism. Say, 'yeah, so what?' It's not like you WANT to occupy Africa, do you?

I'm a racist, by their definition. And damned proud to be so as well.

Posted by: Bill Johnson at August 9, 2010 10:27 AM

We talk violence because the ballot does not work.
We keep doing things the same way and expect different results? Time is short. The only way to stop the 3rs American Revolution is to hold a Constitutional Convention. Endthe One man offic e of the president and replace it with 3 men. Keep the three branches of government. Stop the annual meeings of Congress. They long ago ran out of relevanr legislation and now have nothing to do other than miss with American lives. Place term limits on everyone. Make thr Supreme Court another stop in the road from bill to law. These few things would solve a lot of problems.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at August 9, 2010 01:23 PM

With due credit given I have posted this in my office. Thanks for saying what I think and feel. Very inspiring.

Posted by: maxx at August 9, 2010 05:30 PM