I am somewhat heartened by the responses I have seen to my first article. I say somewhat because I am surprised that the sovereign citizens of this Nation have not already rectified the tyranny forced upon them.
And what surprises further, besides this now being a Nation of over 300 million souls, is that not every abled bodied man has not taken up arms, though the same lack of participation occurred in my time. Let this not trouble you. There are enough true patriots left to insure the Republic survives the upcoming turmoil.
“Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill, who could blame me cry my fill? And every tear would turn a mill. Johnny has gone for a soldier.”
Many have asked me what, exactly, has the government done to require us to forcibly return it to its roots? This question in itself shows how far we have fallen away from our Constitution and Divine beneficence. A Nation which allows its future, in the form of its children, to be killed is an immoral abomination.
A Nation that forces its citizens to purchase something against their will, who confiscates property without due process, who spies on its own citizens, who has turned the whole Republic upside down, making the federal government the highest authority, and having a president that rules by dictate, does not command loyalty but forcible reforming.
All these things are so profound that, contrary to logic, the people may not understand how few rights they have left. Let me give some simple examples of freedoms lost: Can you, in your wildest imaginings, picture someone telling one of the founding fathers he cannot carry a weapon or indeed make him purchase a license to carry one?
How about someone telling Washington he could not produce the wonderful spirits that he used to make and to which I have had the pleasure of enjoying?
(I remember someone saying that on his midnight ride, Mr. Revere stopped at several pubs along his way to spread the word about the British. Not to give credence to what may be untrue but it can be surmised that Mr. Revere partook of the refreshments offered which has led to many amusing anecdotes)
And who would tell the founders they could not grow and enjoy tobacco or even tell them what kind of milk they can drink?
The absurdity of your laws know no bounds. They infringe on your rights to be left alone of an overreaching government intent on meddling in every aspect of your life. How little they regard the laws of nature, the rights, liberties, or lives of men.
People have also asked, “But who will guide us? Who will lead us, the few, against the most formidable Nation on earth?” To this I say: We faced the same odds as you. We fought the most powerful country in the world to win the day.
Mr. Hamilton answered the question of leadership in this way:
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
A leader will arise among you, as it should be decided by God. But if one does not then rush in with courage and honor.
But should we for now cower in the dark?
No, I say we will not.
In my time we prayed for Divine guidance that we should prevail against the forces of evil. We bled and died so you may live in freedom and peace. Will you not do the same for your posterity? This Nation was born in the fire and that fire should still run in your veins unless you have turned away from God and Country. I pray not! Take arms!
And what is your authority for this action? As the President said in 1795, "The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon." God and the Constitution are your authority to revise the course of the Republic. PREPARE!