Once More Into The Breach!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
you have been visiting the moon recently and have been out of touch
with the goings on here in America, do not be surprised to learn that
Americans are arming themselves to the teeth with any thing that will
Firearms are flying off the shelves of gun shops and being carted off by customers at gun shows.
most in demand are civilian versions of military weapons. Ammunition
has been stripped from the shelves of stores and warehouses and back
orders abound at ammo manufacturers.
Gun owners are cleaning
their weapons and taking inventory of their ammo supplies and
re-stocking when necessary. This time, however, they are buying crates
of ammo instead of boxes.
What's going on? Are we being invaded?
Americans have become convinced, according to Ben Crystal in a piece entitled: "Guns And Obama: The Stand" Mr. Crystal says it's because America has:
“A criminal President who actually believes he’s above the law and the
Constitution, a Democratic Party bent on subjugation of the people and
an electorate willing to trade freedom for perceived security.” http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/10/guns-and-obama-the-stand/
put -- Americans believe their government has gone rogue on them and
they are preparing for action to set it aright again.
restoration of constitutional government in the United States is in
order Americans believe -- or a possible parting of the ways by the
states and the federal government ... again.
The tipping point
was the government's tromping on the 2nd Amendment to the US
Constitution. It is, arguably, the single most important amendment
within the Bill of Rights. It is the protector of the Constitution and
the Bill of Rights and Americans have become convinced, by the words and
actions of the federal government recently, that it intends to violate
that amendment and strip even more freedom and liberty from the American
people and they have drawn a line in the sand.
The American gun
owners are telling the government -- as plainly as they can -- that IF
the government comes after their guns they will stand and fight. Should
that happen, there is no doubt civil unrest will spread like wildfire
across the nation and within days the country will be at war with its
government. That, by definition is a REVOLUTION.
Let me attempt
to clear something up -- the DIFFERENCE between a revolution and a civil
war. There is a HUGE difference. The most important difference
between a revolution and a civil war is that civilians directly revolt
against the government in a revolution whereas factions wage a war
against each other in a civil war. Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-revolution-and-civil-war/#ixzz2Haq4C7KW
It IS possible to wage both sorts of conflicts simultaneously, or for a revolution to transform into a civil war.
A civil war is defined as a war that takes place between two organized
groups within the same nation state. Read more: http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-revolution-and-civil-war/#ixzz2HaroWkpB
Think: Gun owners against gun grabbers = "CIVIL WAR."
2nd Amendment constitutionalists against a government bent on
"infringing" rights guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment = REVOLUTION."
is no war as ferocious and savage as a revolution/civil war. But that
is exactly where America is headed as surely as a Martin flies to its
Believe me when I tell you, if you think the so-called "Arab Spring" was vicious, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Before you accuse me of over-reacting to a POSSIBLE confiscation of guns by the US government -- remember -- the
American Revolution BEGAN when the British moved to confiscate arms at
Concord. The American colonists responded and met them WITH PRIVATELY
OWNED GUNS! And the war was on!
America abounds with
millions of military veterans trained by the world's finest military.
Those men and women took an oath to protect the constitution against ALL
enemies DOMESTIC and foreign and it had/has no expiration date. Even
without an oath, those veterans are patriots and they will not, they
cannot, stand by and watch their country being enslaved.
They will take up arms to defend the constitution -- the very foundation of their country.
There is no more dangerous animal on the face of the earth than a
pi**ed-off American with a weapon. At this writing, their are several
million outraged, angry, just plain MAD as hell Americans cleaning their
weapons and preparing for anyone approaching their door with the intent
of confiscating their guns.
We warned in recent scribbling(s)
that when this moment came it would be down and dirty -- and extremely
fast. That may turn out to be an understatement.
primary concern has been, all along, that Obama would use the power of
the Executive Order against gun owners. Now, the Executive Branch is
threatening just that. Consider the following: “The president is going to act,” said Biden. “There
are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We
haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the
help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well
as legislative action that we believe is required.” SOURCE: http://personalliberty.com/2013/01/10/a-gun-control-news-roundup/
though the US House of Representatives holds the power of the purse in
the US government, and can simply cut off the funds for a particular
activity of a government agency, or shut off funds for that agency,
altogether, thereby all but abolishing the agency, I see no great
ground swell of support for cutting off funds for BATFE, DHS, and TSA to
name but a few US federal agencies that we feel would be directly
involved with confiscating the weapons of American gun owners.
plain truth is -- gun owning constitutionalists may find they have no
sympathizers (or very little) in the US Congress and may, indeed, be on
their own. In which case, they may be expected to press their states to
Another question is whether or not US military
commanders will refuse the orders of the Commander-in-Chief --
especially if ordered to violate the "posse comitatus law". (posse
comitatus refers to the military enforcement of civilian laws. Read more
WILL the Joint Chiefs act -- or refuse to act under such
circumstances? The fact is -- the posse comitatus act is so full of
legal loopholes that it is nearly worthless and will be quickly overcome
by a bull-headed Commander-in-Chief.
We may also expect the
President to federalize the National Guard -- of all states -- to
prevent the governors of the states from using the guard to protect the
citizens of the states from federal agents or federal troops. Again,
more pressure for states to secede. (As a Southerner, I find it a
bit ironic that the US Army now is reverting back to the blue uniforms
it wore during the War Between the States. Is somebody scripting this
Once Obama sets the nation on this course, there will be no turning back. America will never again be whole.
It would appear that Americans are preparing to exercise the 2nd
Amendment for exactly the reason it was placed in the Bill of Rights by
our Founding Fathers -- to save the constitution -- and the country --
from a tyrannical government. Now, what could be more American than
As sad as it is to think such a thing might happen here in America, one must remember that it has already happened -- not once, but twice before.
Let me be clear: I am not advocating a revolution or a civil war. I am WARNING that
either one or the other -- or BOTH -- are quite possible in the
prevailing atmosphere of hate and distrust blanketing America today.
The gun grabbers will have to penetrate a patriotic phalanx to "infringe" the 2nd Amendment. A very, very, angry and very, very, committed phalanx.
© J. D. Longstreet