Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tea Parties, History, Arms-And-The Man

All Americans should know enough history to realize:
1. The National Guard was not formed until 1919;
2. Before that year the States had organized land and sea militias AND all adult males (Within certain age limits and only males, now probably unconstitutional) belonged to the "unorganized militia" which could and can be called to State service;
3. Until Mr. Sullivan forced the "Sullivan Act" (To control the possession of arms by his political opponents) into effect (Followed by other restrictive laws, any free (White I must admit) citizen could arm openly or by CCW himself and travel anywhere in the USA;
4. The 1770s "tea parties" were followed by tarring-and-feathering of tax officials, their exile from home communities AND, when the lawful government of that time attempted to seize the arms belonging to local militias, armed revolution; And,
5. Before 1775 what became the USA was full of corresponding-committees, secrete and radical small groups and many official and unofficial bands of armed men who assembled, drilled and practiced the arts-of-war.

Then the cry was "No taxation without representation"! Today, it appears to be "Too much taxation for the benefit of elected officials and not for the People!!".

In the early 1770s, right up to the British march on Lexington and Concord (And after-wards) there was hope that the British Government and the colonists could resolve their differences. But, the careful-and-prudent colonists planned for other possibilities, which became necessary for our national survival as a Free People. Only pathological pacifists will totally deny the potential for armed popular reaction if, and only if, the government attempts to seize the Peoples arms, control free speech (Including Fox and radio talk shows) and suppress real religions (All of these attacks have begun.)

At age-71 I am too old to participate in any (Hopefully never to happen) reactions to a more active government attacks on the People I do remember by 1956 military oath and, despite an Honorable Discharge, still consider it binding on me as to the defense of the People and NOT public officials. I would rather "go out in a blaze of gunfire" than support those who claim "It can't happen here"---Until it is too late to preserve the Republic.

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