Rallies and protests have proven insufficient to put an end to the tyranny and oppression under which we languish today. Citizens are murdered without trial or conviction by military drones and by random enforcers who consider ignoring their commands a crime worthy of death.
We are daily robbed through excessive taxation and intentional inflation. Our homes are invaded on suspicion of growing banned plants. Daily attendance in halls of indoctrination is mandated on pain of kidnapping. Failure to produce papers results in kidnapping and theft. Property is seized on the flimsiest of excuses. Children are ripped from the arms of their parents by thugs who receive paychecks funded with stolen property. People are evicted from their homes for failing to pay tribute to jurisdictional gangs. We are subjected to surveillance, search, and seizure without cause or warrant. The free market has been all but eradicated and the most innocent of voluntary transactions are restricted and prohibited. The exchange of labor is constrained by arduous certification and licensing requirements. Now our arms are being banned and seized in preparation for our final and total enslavement.
Thomas Jefferson said that "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." In light of these atrocities, one is forced to ask, if not now, then when?
Please understand that I am not calling for violent revolution. I am, however, suggesting that we follow the advice given by Captain John Parker to his minutemen on Lexington Green that fateful day in 1775: "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."