Saturday, April 19, 2014
Lexington and Concord - 239 years later
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the American Revolution, fought on this day in 1775. It was a battle to stop British government from taking what belonged to the colonists.
Now, 239 years later, we're fighting to keep the government from taking what belongs to us. Everyday, we fight to retain our Constitutionally guaranteed God-given right to bear arm to protect ourselves from the evil that walks the Earth with intent to do us harm, and to protect our liberty from a government that wants to control its citizens like puppets.
No, we haven't fired any shots yet, but this past week was probably the closest we've ever come to armed citizens standing up to armed government agents, in Bunkerville, Nevada. Armed supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy stood face to face against armed Bureau of Land Management agents. (Why the BLM has what appears to be a SWAT team is for another post, but think about it, and then complain to your Congressmen and Senators.) Citizens standing up to a greedy government.
In 239 years, what's changed? The infringing government is now our own, and not a foreign one. Unfortunately, that government is of our own making. We've allowed it to get this bad. Parties and politicians have completely cast the Constitution aside for a well paying career of imposing their own beliefs upon their constituents, rather than supporting the Constitution of the United States of America.
With elections coming up, it's time to correct this political cancer we have. Every one of us needs to be quizzing the candidates. And I mean ALL of the candidates. Forget about what their party affiliation is. Find out what they stand for, what they believe in. Find out if they intend to live up to their oath of office, and support and defend the Constitution of this once great nation. Be a part of the solution.