Will You Fight?

One man is brave enough to write what many Americans are thinking. This is reposted in its entirety from the Facebook page of One Million Moms Against Gun Control.

The taboo subject…sigh….guess it is time to start putting our cards on the table.

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

This man has put down on paper what many people are thinking, but are too cautious to express openly.

I hope it never comes to what he is advocating, but I can certainly see where the possibility exists.

God help us all if it ever does happen.

PS Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the author:

Dean Garrison (born 1955) is a contemporary American author and crime fiction novelist. He was born in Michigan , grew up in the Indiana , Illinois , and Texas , and received his B.A. degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan . Garrison is a Crime Scene Technician in West Michigan . His research in the fields of crime scene investigation and Shooting Reconstruction are widely published in forensic journals under the name of
“D.H. Garrison, Jr.”

I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.

About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.

If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable.

Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.

Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin

Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become corrupt.

I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us. Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional rights.

Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It is very clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something. Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the constitution?

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State , the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This is a pretty clear statement. The fact is that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional. One also has to take this into consideration. The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to research this decision further you can start here.
For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick quotes here:

The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington

The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams

I could find hundreds of quotes like these. This country was built on the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of enforcement.
We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple.

A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much in the minority. If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the only true American among us.

Our framers were very clear on this. If my government comes to take my guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that is covered by the 2nd amendment.

It is not my right, at that point, but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty. What I am telling you is something that many are trying to soft sell, and many others have tried to avoid putting into print, but I am going to say it. The time for speaking in code is over.

If they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am thinking about self-defense and not talking about inciting a revolution. Re-read Jefferson ’s quote. He talks about a “last resort.” I am not trying to start a Revolt, I am talking about self-defense. If the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well. None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority cannot take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your rights.

Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported the constitution. It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.

I just wrote what every believer in the constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger needs to write. The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them and to kill them. You are protected by our constitution.

Most of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give you clues without just coming out and saying it. I understand that because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you don’t want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small and growing so I may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to deny my constitutional rights is on that list.

I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives who are threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend a long time in prison and may face an execution. But I would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.

If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings. I was simply defending my liberty and yours. It is self-defense and it is what our country was built on. We won our freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a tyrannical government in the 1770′s and we will not be ruled in 2012 by a tyrannical government. There is no difference.

This is a case of right and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands. It has never been repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with the constitution then they should be removed from office. They are not defending the constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect. It is treasonous to say the least. They would likely say the same about me, but I have the constitution, the founders, and the supreme court on my side. They only have their inflated egos.

I am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes that somehow I can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of my neighbors have the will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%? 20%? I am afraid that 20% is a high number, unfortu nate ly. When push comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I believe that our government is banking on this.

I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist because they are calling Patriotic Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free or submit to their rule. I can not tell you where you should stand on that. I do know that it may make the difference between living a life of freedom or slavery.

You must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is coming soon and I personally believe it has already been planned. Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.

I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If they proceed then it is they that are provoking us and we will act accordingly. We are within our rights to do so.

For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your side.

Are you willing to die to take my guns?

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Through regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade restrictions, and tethers on private associations, government itself is nothing but a massive drain on prosperity. The situation has become deeply dangerous for the future of freedom in America, with young people unable to find jobs, opportunities being destroyed in sector after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and so many regulations that we are living under something nearly as egregious as Soviet-style central planning.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him — better take a closer look at the American Indian.” Henry Ford

  • John

    Well said, It would be hard to say anything that he miss on. Deep down no one wants anything to happen but if push comes to shove then its a whole new world, our soldiers died for the freedom we have God made this country Great man has just about destroyed it People all I could ask for is before it gets top this is to pray and ask for intervention. Maybe just maybe cooler heads will prevail if not then its, time to put their feet to the fire and not let all of those Hero’s that died on the battle fields be a lost cause. If we have any police chiefs and Sheriffs that will not buckle down to the federal government then it is our responsible to support them as best as we can by letting them know they are not alone, Our Government have foreign troops inside our borders training them for some odd reason from Russia, And Nato. DHS has over 2.6 billion rounds and had placed a order for 7000 fully automatic AR-15. I don’t think they are for target practice. They even had targets drawn up of pregnant women with a gun pointing at you also little children as well as Senior citizens all holding firearms so as their agents would get use to killing with out being hesitate. After that came to light they have pull the targets now, but what kind of frame of mine does that show you that our government is willing to do. The bad thing is the people that will be hurt by all of this are always the ones on the bottom of the food chain. Those that stir it up are the ones that are behind heavy doors surrounded by their body guards are secret police so as not to get their hands dirty. They could care less what happens to the people they have the money the power and out of reach. I commend the one that wrote the article He is a true Patriot who inspires people to remember all that we were once a Proud and mighty Nation to be feared through out the world now we are sick and frail and broken. I may see the day once again when we can look up and smile and say God bless with out fear of someone wanting to sue you for saying God out loud are salute the flag if we still have one are can display it legally. My prayer is that God give us a man again like John Wayne, Stormin Norman and Ronald Reagon

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  • http://dakota-outboard.com micheal gunn

    I also agree with this article in the reality that our government. Now and has been for years setting the free people of America up by creating a list of criminal acts.. This process has been too slow so the idea now is to crucify the Constitution, in which both sides now see criminal activity. Now the idea is to get public opinion behind either side. Many state that they will not get involved to insure the safer way of life “LIFE” safer????? Gutless or brainwashed is more like it. What is life without freedom? The little they have now is fading fast and them comes separation. With separation comes isolation and with this comes lawless protection. And eventually Death by those in control.

    No longer will you the sheep be heard and who can help you? When all others have be eliminated because of thier lack of action. Slavery is yours by right at this point; however, one can always continue to point the finger of blame. Seems that is what most do best, look at our government and the pointing coming from them.

    First rule of attack::::: create a circle of drama to keep eyes off of the actual threat, then strike without notice. It has been used before and is being used now. In the time it takes to fix the Constitution from being ripped apart our enemy has a directive much closer to home!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Mark My Words”

    Sincerely: MRG

  • Randy

    Trust me there are more of us out here that share and have expressed the same about our RIGHTS. You will not stand alone if and when this treasonous government tries to take any or all RIGHTS from “We the People”.
    I along my many of other veterans have been labeled terrorist by this government, because the government knows that we, As OATH KEEPERS, will stand and fight this UNCONSTITUTIONAL government as they keep violating the Constitutional rights of all Americans.
    I will go down fighting and if that means taking up arms against those who want to take my RIGHTS then so be it. Oh and yes a REVOLUTION is coming and a lot of lives will fall.

  • Randy

    Trust me there are more of us out here that share and have expressed the same about our RIGHTS. You will not stand alone if and when this treasonous government tries to take any or all RIGHTS from “We the People”.
    I along my many of other veterans have been labeled terrorist by this government, because the government knows that we, As OATH KEEPERS, will stand and fight this UNCONSTITUTIONAL government as they keep violating the Constitutional rights of all Americans.
    I will go down fighting and if that means taking up arms against those who want to take my RIGHTS then so be it. Oh and yes a REVOLUTION is coming and a lot of lives will fall.

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  • J. E. Blair

    Outstanding! A corrupt government, no matter how well armed cannot defeat a force of true patriots with a passion for freedom. It is my hope that we can reclaim a constitutional republic without bloodshed but it appears that time is running short to do so.

  • http://offgridtomorrow.weebly.com/ George Henson

    I am with you! I own several guns and do not plan on letting anyone take them away. Franklin Roosevelt took everyone’s gold away back in 1933 simply by convincing everyone that it was the right thing to do. Kind of simple. Not many Americans understand what is going on. Most don’t have a clue what the constitution and declaration even say or why they were created. Most people are so content to sit in front of their television sets and watch “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Bachelor” et al. How many people have even read the constitution??? Look at the federal reserve today and how it loans our government money. It is a privately held corporation earning a return for its shareholders similar to IBM or Microsoft. How many people know that?

    The military industrial complex is way to big to fight as an individual. If our congress tomorrow votes to take everyone’s guns away, how many people are going to have a shoot out with the cops when they come by to enforce that new law? A very small percentage I can assure you. Not many are going to die. There are a lot of people today advocating doing away with the constitution saying it does not apply in 2013.

    Obama and all the other congressional members took an oath to
    “preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States” yet they all allow the federal reserve to stay intact. Our constitution plainly states that it is the responsibility of our congress to coin our own money in Article 1 Section 8 and regulate the value thereof. Lincoln, Garfield and Kennedy were all assassinated because they wanted to do away with the central bankers. Jackson would also have been killed except that the assassins guns misfired for the same reason.

    My point here is the only way we are going to take back our constitutional rights is by electing people to our government that will stand up and vote for the principles our forefathers and others have fought and died for. We must use the system to change the system. To change the system back to where it was at one time. Simply blogging and discussing these ideas and not acting on them will not do any of us any good. Congress is so out of whack and so over inflated with itself it is going to take a huge number of us working in unison, united in a front to get our rights back and our country back.