Read it. Let’s discuss.
Like Mr.B (H/T BTW), I know where I stand. I know where the vast majority of my friends and acquaintances stand. If you are one of my few readers (thank you!), it’s very likely I know where you stand as well.
We all know where One-Term President Obama (Thanks for that, Traction Control) and his nasty crew of minions stand. Their “line in the sand” gets pushed further and further every day – it’s well past my personal comfort zone already. So, how do we fight back? We work with the four protections our forefathers gave us as individuals and collectively to protect ourselves against the power of the state:
1) the soapbox – freedom of speech
2) the ballot box – the right to vote
3) the jury box – trial by peers
4) the cartridge box – right to bear arms
Let’s look at number 1): As bloggers (and readers) we are exercising that right. Speaking out about issues, trying to reach the undecided and the already zombified while there’s still a chance to get off of this slippery slope before it’s too late. *There’s also quite a bit of preachin’ to the choir…for anyone I don’t agree with – I fully support your right to be wrong. ;^)
Let’s look at number 2): Voting – We need to use it while we still have it. Let ’em know at the polls that this is not acceptable. Unfortunately we have a largely two-party system that in the past has rewarded the ones with the largest campaign chest. The additional grassroots involvement and organization that teh intarwebz has brought into play is a good thing. November 2nd, 2010 – Take out the Trash!
Let’s look at number 3): Trial by peers – While this was and is for individual protection, the court system is also there for protection against more widespread issues – Obviously we are waiting for the final outcome of McDonald v. Chicago. We should also be seeing health care and immigration law cases in Federal Court shortly.
Let’s look at number 4): Right to Keep and Bear Arms – The one that protects all of the others. That’s my personal line in the sand. Armed = Citizen; Unarmed = Subject.
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