One Man who has the courage to not be silent!!!

About 45 days ago I wrote an article entitled “If They Come for Your Guns Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?” At the time this article, from an obscure blogger, changed my world. Within days I had become part of something much bigger than I could have ever imagined. The post was featured on literally hundreds of websites, and to date has received millions of readers. How did it happen? Well on January 3rd, people were still not saying what needed to be said and I suppose I was one of the first to say it. It is not about deer hunting and we are all covered by a second amendment which is about our rights to protect ourselves from tyranny.

So I said it. If they come for your guns it is not only your right but your responsibility to fight. Yes, that includes firing upon them. It’s not about hunting deer. The second amendment is about hunting tyrants. Since pushing the “publish” button, I have had literally hundreds of conversations with people who believe that tyranny is an unchecked virus within our own federal government. I get so many messages every day that I can literally not respond to all of them. So, today I want to talk about where we go from here. It is a growing conception that we cannot wait. While we sit and wait, our government continues an all-out assault on our rights as free men and women of the United States of America. Many people believe that there is no peaceful alternative. Many people believe that we must organize and fight. Today I can offer no concrete set of actions but I do want to lay out some thoughts that I think need to be discussed.

First I need to tell you that I sincerely believe that the government is, in a twisted way, hoping that a small group of Patriots will organize and start a half-cocked rebellion. I think they realize that this can happen and also realize that it can strengthen their case for gun control. I would not put it past them to stage such an event. I believe that a small, poorly planned rebellion will do us more harm than good. It will be easily suppressed and it will give the powers that be even more ammunition for a declaration of martial law. It is my belief that martial law, or a “police state,” is the end goal of this administration. You don’t have to look hard to see that they are preparing for it. As recently as two weeks ago the Reverend Jesse Jackson was even asking for it in his home town of Chicago. We must understand that there are literally millions of people who have concluded that letters, petitions, peaceful demonstrations and elections are not working.

They are in agreement that revolution is the only way to potentially fix this problem. But if a small group of 50 or even 500 people start the revolt, it is likely to go nowhere. We must develop a united front and we must go through proper channels. We cannot skirt the law to try to uphold it. The problem I see, once again, is the same problem that I witnessed 45 days ago. Everyone is waiting for someone to take the lead. So today I am going to offer to do that. With that said, I want to tell you that I am nothing more than a blogger. I don’t have any grand visions of being elected to any office. I am not a skilled military strategist. I am not an advanced “prepper” or survival expert. I am nothing special. I suppose the only thing truly special about me is that I am not afraid to speak my mind. I still understand that this is my God-given right as an American citizen. I know full well that the first amendment in this country is currently an illusion.

I know that writing this could get me arrested or killed. If you were to ask me if I was afraid I would simply answer that yes I am afraid, but I am more afraid of what will happen to our country if people do not begin to speak up. I understand and follow the methods our current administration and lawmakers are using to take away our most basic rights. They can detain me indefinitely. If they choose to see me as an enemy of the state they can do worse. There will be no due process. It will not matter how many people support me. I can be made to disappear and become a non-factor. So why am I speaking about this? Once again, it’s because someone has to. Until someone starts to speak of these things we have zero chance to change anything. We can’t fight the destruction of America with splintered cells of people who are afraid to raise their voices. We must be united. This is not negotiable. I will not endorse an open attack (violent or non-violent) upon the federal government unless and until I feel like we have given them one last chance to represent us. The first thing that “We the People” must do is set forth a list of our demands. This is our country. We need to pinpoint every change that we wish to see made and we must deliver these to the lawmakers.

I am offering today to be that messenger. That is one thing that I can do, but I cannot do it alone. I will need massive response. The only way that will happen is if this post goes viral like the post from 45 days ago.  I cannot guarantee that will happen, but I can guarantee it will happen if millions of people are truly in support of this revolution. Time will tell. If we get little response then I will assume that my theories are wrong. The people will decide. I’ve been wrong before. It would not be the first time. Here is what I need. I need people to list executive orders and laws that are in violation of our constitutional rights (list everything in the comments below). We will be demanding that these laws and executive orders be repealed. I need open discussion of what we need to do with the people currently in office. Do we call for new elections? Can we literally remove them all? We are talking about more than Obama here. We have to understand that many people have been compliant (Republicans and Democrats) with the policies and actions that we too easily credit to Obama. This is not a problem isolated to one person.

My thought is that they should keep their jobs if they start to work within the framework of the constitution. But if they do not then we will have to forcibly remove them. Make no mistake the constitution is the law of this land, not public opinion. We need to discuss policies (foreign and domestic) and cabinet appointments as well. We need to literally make a list of everything that needs to change. We can’t expect everything to change immediately but we must address the issues that are important to freedom. We must list things that are constitutionally based. In other words, I don’t like everything about my government but my major concerns are the things that blatantly violate the constitution. I have to focus on these things and not merely on my opinions.

Unless we can constitutionally support our arguments we have no credibility. What I would like to do is first gather volumes of ideas and then start putting them into a format that we can use. We can’t just start shooting politicians. That will get us nowhere but dead or in jail.  Let’s get our ideas out in the open. We will then gather again to vote on the constitutional relevancy of certain opinions before we submit them to the White House and both branches of our legislature. If they have our “constitutionally based” demands in print and choose not to respond in a manner that we feel conducive to change, then we will move forward to our only remaining option. It will be time bear arms against our government. I feel like we have no grounds to call for the revolt until we first present our conditions to our elected officials. I am simply offering to be the messenger but ultimately the success or failure depends on you. If this post falls dead in the water with 5 or even 50 comments then we are going nowhere. This is the time for people of America to speak up if they really want to make changes in this government.

Once we have all the terms and conditions ironed out we will formally petition our government. If that goes no where then we will look toward full use of our second amendment rights. For now you must reject any new attempts to try to infringe on your second amendment rights and if you want to be involved in this “Think Tank” you must do three things for me: By all means I need to your ideas and comments below. Keep them constitutionally based. If you have no ideas or comments, at least let us know that you support us. I need you to join us on Facebook. Why is this important? Well did you notice that this is the first post on a brand new site? We have already been censored once and I need people to gather where we can inform them of developments.

If you believe in this cause then you need to help us spread the word. Share it on your social networks or however you possibly can. I will be watching the development of this post in regards to traffic and comments. I’m all in. I have made the offer. But again, if this ends up being a group of 5 or 50 people trying to push a revolution, we have nothing. The only way this works is if people unite right here and now. On an average blog post, it takes about 150-200 readers to generate 1 comment. If people can’t open their mouths this time then they will simply get what they deserve. I am putting myself out on a limb here. I will not fight for people who will not fight for themselves. If you agree that this is the only way then you have to come out of hiding and get really loud now. You are allowed to disagree as well. This is America and I support your right to free speech.

We have to know where we stand before we can make a decision to move forward. “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” -Noah Webster

I put myself out on a limb once before and people responded. Make no mistake, this is a frightening place to be. I have three beautiful girls and twins on the way. I am afraid for my safety and theirs, but my biggest fear is that they will have to live with the results of an American public resolved to cowardice. America must wake up. Apathetic no more! We must do something.

MOLON LABE! Delivered by The Daily Sheeple

12 Comments to “One Man who has the courage to not be silent!!!”

  1. Long Hair 51 says:

    If one person is willing to give their all, or actually does fall in support of a cause, it will cause a mere blip on the screen. If 100 stand up and are willing to take the same stand, then you have a noteworthy event. I think this is where the problem is. Most people I know are not cowards, they just don’t want to be the first or only one.

    I saw a suggestion on a forum that talked about forming committees of correspondence(sound familiar ?). At this point we are pulling in all different directions for a common purpose. The result is no progress. Organization is the key, and I think your idea has merit.

    • Salty Dawg says:

      The problem with 100 is as the article suggest it is to large not to go un noticed and to small to make a sound.

      • Long Hair 51 says:

        I may have not been clear in my reply. Because of the potentential for personal loss, many will sit and do nothing. Their hesitation might be mitigated if they see another person willing to take a stand. This is what I believe you are doing(taking a stand/doing something). If people think that they are not alone, they will be more willing to participate. You are trying to start the ball rolling, and I think it’s a good move.

        • Salty Dawg says:

          The thing I think is humorous is the statement (excuse) people make in saying “aren’t you afraid of being on a list?” The way I see it is we are already on “List” of one sort of another. We might as well not just go quietly in the night. You are doing what you are doing every person has a part to play. I will not play any more an important role as anyone who is not sitting idle. Even those who oppose the ideals are playing a part that is important. I applaud every reader of this site and and other sites for taking action to gain knowledge and promote Free thinking. There were far more supporters than signers of the Declaration of Indepence but if those supporters wern’t there and had made their voices heard then I assure you there would have been NO Declaration at that time.

  2. guessIMprepper says:

    I am no activist by any means but I do agree we have to do something. I am not willing to stand by and watch this great Union go down the tubes. I am glad to see someone finally speak up and go out on that limb.

    • Salty Dawg says:

      Being an activist is not always on the front lines. I was taken back the first time a stranger thanked me for my service because I was in uniform. They were equally taken back when I thanked them for their service. They replied “I did not serve” my retort ” of course you did we all do our part, if you had not done yours here at home, I could not have done mine abroad”.
      I think being an activist is within everyone. Our motto is ” the only thing neccasary for evil to thrive is when good men do nothing”! Speaking out is an action, letting others know where you stand is an action. Speak out, if nothing else it may encourage the next person to speak out and then another and so on!

  3. Laythar says:

    I speak only for myself in this matter, but I cannot remain silent.

    We’ve all heard people say ‘They can have my guns when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers’ – and that’s exactly what will happen. Your fruitless bravodo will only serve to reinforce the narrative that those with weapons are a threat to the safety of ordinary Americans; the fact that you ARE an ordinary American will not be mentioned in the media narrative that will accompany your demise.

    I attended the Tea Party rallies; I listened as speakers told of how they would ensure that healthcare never passed, I said it would, but no one listened. Once it passed they spoke about how the Supreme Court would find it unconstitutional and overturn it, I said they would not, and again no one listened.
    Now they are coming after your weapons, and make no mistake, they are going to seize them either voluntarily or by force. You can campaign, you can lobby, you can blog, but nothing you do will stop them.

    Politics is the game they let you play while they quietly go about constructing your cage. While people argue Gay Marriage they quietly slip in things unseen, like Agenda 21 and Common Core. While you argue the relevance of the Constitution they have sealed their control of the education system. While you try to stop them encroaching on your 2nd Amendment Rights something is quietly sucking up all the ammo while DHS purchase Armored vehicles despite sequester. While you bemoan the deficit they are busy buying votes with government largess. In short, they are turning your flanks while you focus on the distractions.

    You have to realize that you have already lost your country and now your freedoms hang by a thread, and that the conflict we are engaged in today is the same one our founders fought against over 225 years ago. The two competing world philosophies are, and always have been, can a man can rule himself if he has the freedom to act in his own interest, or does a man have to be ruled by a governing elite because left to his own choices he won’t make good decisions?

    Only by recognizing the underlying, fundamental principles upon which our country was founded can we hope to become the UNITED State of America. Those principles were always Individual Freedom, Self-reliance and Personal Responsibility. These were once the core principle that made us uniquely American.

    We must all have the courage to let go of our desire to control the actions of those around us in order achieve the illusion of being safe and secure. It is natural to fear people and things which are different or strange to us, such things trigger our fight or flight reactions. Since we cannot ‘fight’ in a civilized society our natural response is to seek control. If we feel in control then it reduces our fear.

    The behavior of a Deep-South, Beer Drinking, Deer Hunting, NASCAR Redneck would not make a West-Coast, Pot-Smoking, Vegan, PETA Hippy happy, and the behavior of a West-Coast Hippy would not make a Deep-South Redneck happy. Rather than each trying to enforce their definition of happiness on the other using the power of government we must have the courage to come together to insure that every person is given the maximum freedom possible to pursue their own idea of happiness or wholesale slaughter is the path we will go down here in America.

    The Constitution, and the rights enshrined with it, are not “outdated concepts” and they never will be “outdated” or “obsolete”, because they are the ultimate expression of respect between individuals.

    When our forefathers first rose up to claim for themselves the birthright of self governance, it was done with the ‘Shot Heard Round the World’, but the event that triggered that shot was because the British Army moved to seize the arms and munitions stored by the colonial militias at Lexington and Concord.
    The colonist did not decide after confiscation began that maybe they should have a militia to protect themselves and their rights.

    At that time Militias were an integral part of colonial life serving in a number of critical areas, they were all volunteers, and in times of danger or disaster it was the militia that responded.

    Our founders bought us our freedoms with their blood, sweat, and sacrifice. Each subsequent generation has been forced to mount a watch to guard those freedoms so dearly purchased; only now we find our ranks waning. Less and less Americans see a need to stand a watch, fewer and fewer wish to sacrifice so that others can be free. Already our children reject the idea that weapons are the only means of protecting those freedoms, they are taught that weapons are dangerous and a threat to their safety and that only criminals and crazies want weapons.

    The cage has already been built, and they’ve been clever in its construction. It’s large enough and roomy enough with enough amenities that the majority of Americans are willing to remain inside its walls, but before they can slam the doors shut and take away those amenities they HAVE to disarm the American People, the last bastion of a free and armed citizenry in the world. The elites know what Americans will soon learn, when all else has failed a citizen without the means to physically defend their rights is nothing more than a subject at the mercy of their rulers.

    If the government reaches the point where it decides to take your weapons, who will stand with you to stop it should you decide you don’t want to give them up? If the government decides to restrict your movements, who will stand with you to stop it if you don’t want your movements restricted? If the government decides ‘to protect the earth’ by forcing you in to centralized green housing, who will stand with you to stop it if you do not wish to comply? Most important of all, HOW COULD YOU STOP IT EVEN IF YOU WANTED?

    The political ruling class in America of both sides have done all they can to denigrate the forbidden idea and word – Militia. They have attached such a negative image to the concept that most people recoil in horror at the mere thought of a Militia. So ask yourself, why? Why has so much news time been spent over the years to insure such a negative image is associated in your mind with the word Militia? Militias in America are a joke, a miniscule fraction of the population playing toy soldier. Why then has so much time and effort been spent on such an inconsequencal segment of the population? Could it have been done to prevent you from taking any action to self-organize in to something that might give you recourse to political acts of tyranny?

    Of course the modern Militia Movement has played in to their hands in this matter by reaching out to media in an effort to explain themselves only to be painted by News Organizations and Government as dangerous nut jobs.

    However, in ancient times, when mapmakers wanted to keep people out of an area they would write ‘Here there be Monsters’ in that area so people would not dare to venture in to that area of the map. This is exactly what media has done to the political landscape when it comes to Militias. They have written “Here there be Monsters” on the idea of a Civilian Controlled Militia. Governments and those who support big government abhor sharing power.

    An organization dedicated to teaching and preserving freedom, controlled by the people and not by the government, is exactly what the American people must have if we are to have any hope of remaining free. While there are many fine individuals within government, Government itself appears to be heading down a path that will ultimately require it to take extreme action against law abiding individuals whose only wish is to left alone and to live free. It may already be too late to turn aside from the path government is on without someone resorting to bloodshed and chaos. In times of chaos it is not the morally correct that wins it is the most organized regardless of their moral compass.

    In 2008 while on a campaign stop in Colorado then Senator Obama first purposed the idea for an organization like I suggest when he said:

    “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

    Now I’m sure that then Senator Obama intended for that organization to be under the control of the government, however a few of us feel it would be better if this organization maintained its independence from any form of government control. The organization should obey all laws of the land and should comply with Law Enforcement in all cases except when such compliance would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Since the government has no intention of violating the U.S. Constitution this position shouldn’t be an issue.

    We must organize ourselves now, before it isn’t possible to organize. We must communicate now, before it isn’t possible to communicate. Patrick Henry said, “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” because he understood the human-shame that all slavery is voluntary and freedom is too scarce a thing to just let someone take it. I will stand up even if it means my demise, I am already working to convince others that it is time to organize ourselves and pray we never have to act.

    I never thought it could come to this in my country, but I am afraid it has. We must create our organization and we must be prepared to act. However. let me be clear – it is not yet time to act! The few of us who have already come together are not and will not tolerate any move toward rebellion or sedition. As long as Americans have free and open elections, as long as Americans still have their constitutional rights, privileges and protections and as long as they have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, there is no need for such action as the path to freedom is still open, but should those paths become blocked, what will you do?

    You can contact me for private discussion though my profile, but I for one am already standing and may God guide us to a path where standing is all that is nevcessary to remain free.

    Laythar

    • Salty Dawg says:

      Another Brilliant reply! I also pray that all that standing and making our voices heard is all that is neccasary. We formed this site to inspire others with knowledge and introduce like minded thinkers. We are The Pirates Republic because this Republic needs Pirates.

  4. paige says:

    I totally agree with everything said! I wish I were more eloquent with words like you all are. Is there a Facebook page for this? If not there really needs to be to spread this faster. Please let me know. Blessings to all you and your efforts, I will join you!

  5. Laythar says:

    I’ve resisted social media in all it’s forms, don’t even like e-mail, but if I am truely going to stand up, I guess I have to be visible on all the battlefields. I created a facebook page for our organization/cause, you can find it here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Watch/310993319029697

    I started with a slightly modfied copy of what I posted here, for all intent and purpose it’s identical. I’ll be putting more information on the page in the next few weeks.

    • paige says:

      I’m so glad you did. I’ll start promoting it.

    • Salty Dawg says:

      For a person to be shy of techno you sure jumped in the deep end Mate. I will keep getting out the word, that is our role at this time. Also if you are not aware we encourage our readers to be writers as well on The Pirates Republic. So for example if you wanted to post that Eloquently written article on our site as a writer, then you may do so. All Piratey types may do so as long as they keep to the code. Many hesitate for fear of rejection. Hell look at the way I write, If I can throw together some blah – blah then everyone else can as well. Your Words, thoughts and ideas will always have a home port at The Pirates Republic.

      Then you promote the article thru the face book page so that way the article has a Home port to maintain its life throughout the inter web and is not controlled by face book. You write a short synopsis on face book direct them back to the page were people can print or re-post or comment at will outside the confines of face book. I may be able to help you with the techno crap. I am using this opportunity to reiterate if anyone wishes to explore this further just email me directly.

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