Are private firearms really necessary in society run by representative government?
After all, the police are there to protect us from criminals. And the politicians serve the interests of the people.
A small-scale example of how so-called “representative government” and the rule of law broke down took place in 1946 at what became known as “The Battle of Athens.”
For a decade before World War II and afterward, a corrupt political machine ran the town. But veterans returning from the war didn’t like what they found in their hometown. So they fielded opposition candidates for sheriff and state senate.
But the machine politicians seized the ballot boxes to ensure they would not be ousted by a popular political vote.
The vets grabbed what today would be called “assault weapons” – you know, the kind that shoot one round at a time while another round enters the chamber, just like 90 percent of today’s firearms.
They surrounded the town jail where the ballot boxes were being secured. When the machine politicians refused to turn over the ballot boxes, the veterans blew up the jail and took possession of the ballots.
Not surprisingly, they found the challengers had won the election fair and square.
You can see a re-enactment of the drama of “The Battle of Athens” here.
Right here in the good old USA, firearms proved necessary in toppling a local tyranny in McMinn, Tenn., just 67 years ago.
That’s the real reason the Founding Fathers enshrined in the Bill of Rights a guarantee of the unalienable right to bear arms. It wasn’t about hunting. It wasn’t just about defending one’s life, liberty and property from run-of-the-mill criminals. It was also, first and foremost, a guarantee against liberty being hijacked by criminal government.
A well-armed and vigilant citizenry is the only way to preserve liberty.
A disarmed public leaves the people as prey for criminals in and out of government.
It’s common sense today, as it was in the 18th century to the founders of this great country.
Nothing has changed since then – except for the fact that our own government has become more tyrannical than the imperial government of Great Britain before the War of Independence.
Great Britain, too, tried to seize all the firearms and ammunition in New England – which touched off the war at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
And now Barack Obama and his cronies are turning the rule of law on its head by attempting to ban the same kinds of weapons used in “The Battle of Athens.”
It’s the not the first time they have attempted to rewrite the Constitution to their liking. It’s not the first time they have broken the law of the land to maintain and expand their power. It’s not the first time they have attempted to impose their will on the people through fraudulent election practices and bullying tactics.
Maybe that’s why this regime sees danger from returning veterans and from people of faith and from those who take the Constitution seriously and literally.
Maybe that’s why so many serving overseas in the U.S. military were deprived of their right to vote.
Maybe that’s why this regime is so eager to flood the country with illegal aliens eager for handouts.
Maybe that’s why professional voter-fraud activists were never prosecuted as they registered illegal voters over the last four years.
Maybe that’s why Obama’s first job was serving as an attorney for the most well-known of those groups.
Maybe that’s why the number of food stamp and welfare recipients has reached an all-time high in this country during Obama’s time in office.
And maybe that’s why Obama is so anxious to disarm the American citizenry.