Are American patriots obligated to take up arms against would-be tyrants?

by Doug Book,  staff writer

In 1833, thirty four year member of the Supreme Court, Joseph Story, wrote: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.” (1)

That “palladium of liberties” has never been exercised more frequently than during the four years Barack Hussein Obama has been in the White House. According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), “…the top 10 record gun sales days have occurred since Barack Obama’s election in 2008, and gun ownership has skyrocketed over the last four years.”  (2)

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) reports that in 1944 there were approximately 192 million firearms owned by 44 million Americans. By the end of 1996, the ATF reports that “…approximately 242 million firearms were available for sale to or were possessed by civilians in the United States.”  In 2007, that number had increased to 294 million. Clearly there are now well over 300 million firearms in the hands of  American citizens, all thanks to concern that the far-left Administration is a threat to 2nd Amendment and other rights of the American people. (3)

A week ago, Mark Alexander of The Patriot Post was asked “…if Patriots have an obligation to arm themselves — to be gun owners, and be proficient at the use of arms.” He responds by saying it is “self-evident” that Liberty is an “unalienable right,” innately assured as “endowed by our creator…” That is, “it is not awarded by men or government; it is the birthright of all people.” (2)

Throughout history, countless individuals have assaulted those rights “…using the power of government to arbitrarily revoke Liberty and invoke tyranny…” In defense of that liberty, James Madison wrote in the Federalist # 46, that “the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition.” (2)

Barack Obama has proven himself a would-be dictator in virtually every executive order and end-run around the authority of the Congress. But his ambition for unlimited presidential power can only be fully realized upon the disarming of the American public. Understanding this, millions of Americans have armed themselves in anticipation of an eventual, outright ban on gun ownership.

But as Americans, are we compelled to do more than just own firearms? Are we also obligated, as a result of our unique heritage, to USE those weapons against any force which threatens the annihilation of our rights and liberty?

Two hundred and forty years ago, approximately one third of colonists took up arms against the British, one third joined the Brits against the revolution and the rest remained neutral. After two centuries of American history and the death of countless men in battle for the preservation of the rights and liberty earned in the Revolution, the time for neutrality or for joining those who would destroy that liberty is over.

Just as millions of arms have been collected in anticipation of an Obama led assault on our God given rights, it is incumbent upon Americans to use those arms when the time comes. Those who refuse to do so will no longer be Americans, they will be the enemy.

(1) http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/quotes/arms.html

(2) http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/where-will-you-personally-draw-the-line-on-protecting-the-second-amendment/comment-page-1/#comment-145533

(3) http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2012/11/give-me-that-old-time-gun-control.html

 

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19 thoughts on “Are American patriots obligated to take up arms against would-be tyrants?”

  1. The way Ubama and the global oligarchs plan on dealing with American peasants is the same solution Stalin used… starve them to death.

    Doesn’t matter how many guns you have when you’re starving to death.

  2. “…it is incumbent upon Americans to use those arms when the time comes. Those who refuse to do so will no longer be Americans, they will be the enemy.”

    PuppyMax you are not only old you are close to advocating treason. That, IMHO, is sick and you are a very. very sad, sad exemplar for conservatives.

    I know you will delete this because that is your pattern. But I know either you or Coach is Wrong has read it.

    Signed,

    “It will be a Smashing Romney Victory”

  3. Hey OMG, I’m guessing treason is in the eye of the beholder.

    The Democrats have made the new rules, there is no moral absolute. There is just what you can get away with and then lie about.

    How does that not lead to violence by the disenfranchised?

  4. OMG, a question: Is it treason to kill someone who is trying to enslave you? He said “when the time comes,” implying a future date when things begin to slide more obviously toward tyranny. I don’t believe he said “now is the time to start whacking people.

  5. They can try and starve us to death, but there aren’t enough government pukes to block access to the food storages that gov’t might keep against us. They would be outnumbered, outmaneuvered and outgunned. It wouldn’t last long. In addition, those who are gun owners are prepping for this eventuality by stocking up on food stores of their own. Over 10 Million in the US have done so already. And, that’s an army that would dwarf the Red Chinese Army.

  6. “Just as millions of arms have been collected in anticipation of an Obama led assault on our God given rights, it is incumbent upon Americans to use those arms when the time comes.”

    Who are you shooting first, Doug?

    Earth to Doug: no one is taking your guns away.

    This website knows no depths of depravity. I am fascinated by the hysteria and paranoia.

    1. Gary,
      Those who advocate the confiscation of handguns almost ALWAYS begin with the phony statement that “no one wants to take away your guns.” Examples of this fraudulent claim are endless, from the former Handgun Control Inc.(now the Brady Bunch) to members of congress.
      Making the ownership of handguns illegal is PRECISELY what gun-grabbers hope to accomplish, by whatever means are possible.
      You probably don’t remember the proposed Public Health and Safety Act of 1993, sponsored by Major Owens and other members of the far left in Congress. It was described by its authors as a “moderate, middle-of-the-road approach to handgun control…” Of course, as Owens said in his introduction of the bill to Congress, the Act “…would prohibit the transfer or possession of handguns and handgun ammunition, except in limited circumstances.” He continued with “The need for a ban on handguns cannot be overstated.”
      But, OF COURSE, “no one wants to take your guns!!!”
      Dedicated liberals are prone to the telling of “un-truths” Gary. Your problem is that we who cherish the 2nd Amendment, KNOW it.
      Doug Book

  7. Gar Miller….you Marxist miscreant…you couldn’t come across as any dumber, or more ill-informed than your last two sentences of the Socialist disinformation screed you posted to Doug.
    Obama, Hillary Clinton and the U.N have actively engaged in issues meant and intended to ultimately disarm the American people.
    Go be fascinated by someone else’s paranoia….try examining why YOU habitually haunt a web site that was never intended for your dull, senseless eyes.
    You’re the only thing wrong with this web site idiot!!

  8. Joanne, because of President Obama, gun owners can now bring their firearms into national parks and store them in overhead bins on Amtrak. These are the facts. No one is taking anyone’s guns anyway.

    You can throw around terms like Marxist and Socialist all you like. I still don’t think you have any idea what they mean.

    I still would like Doug Book to tell his readers on whom he intends to shoot first.

    1. To Gary Miller: I don’t give a flying fig whether you think I know what I’m talking about….your opinions here are irrelevant, repetitious, and boring.
      Don’t wait for Doug to answer you as if you were some force to be reckoned with around here, ‘ya jerk.
      I only play with you because I have the time to DO so….others here are busy; so take a hike.

      1. Why are you such a nasty person? Aren’t you interested in knowing who Doug intends to shoot first?

    2. Gary,
      As you will see below, I’ve already responded to the fraudulent, liberal claim that “no one wants to take away your guns.”
      As to the question of who I would shoot first, the answer is God willing, no one. I don’t recall suggesting anyone go on shooting sprees willy-nilly in my piece. Strange (though predictable) that the left perpetually conflates gun ownership with being a crazed, mass assassin! In fact, were you a little more familiar with the subject of gun ownership you might know that the most law abiding group in the United States are those who own concealed carry licenses. In Kentucky, members of that group are not even required to undergo an FBI NICS check when purchasing an additional weapon.
      But to answer your question, Mike Vanderboegh of the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog probably put it best when he said, in response to a question about gun confiscation, “If you try to take my gun, I will kill you.”
      Any attempt to confiscate guns in the US would be representative of pure tyranny and must be met with deadly force. The left has been working on gun confiscation for decades, always under the guise of “common sense” legislation as in the Rep. Major Owens example I provided you below. Like the man said, gun ownership is the “palladium of liberty.” Without the one, Americans will no longer have the other. I believe both are worth fighting for.
      Doug Book

  9. To Gary Miller: If being “nasty” means that I detest folks of your ilk; Obama apologists and dupers who play fast and loose with the truth which you mistakenly and errantly call “Facts”), then call me nasty….call me anything you want to call me….as I said earlier your comments here are irrelevant….and the only one who seems NOT to realize this is you.
    Your opinions do not matter here and are considered “left-wing” myopia and baggage.
    As for whom will get Doug’s first shot….that is up to him…..but if I HAD to take a guess, I would presume it to be you;
    Unless, of course he doesn’t intend to waste ammo on a sitting duck.

    1. Fast and loose with the truth? I’m sorry, Joanne, but it simply is a fact that gun owners can bring guns into national parks, and now gun owners can stow their firearms in overhead compartments on Amtrak trains. These accomplishments were tied to legislation signed by President Obama.

      There is no need for such hostility and nastiness, Joanne.

      1. To Gary Miller and Coach: Take a hike you cockroach!
        AND, Coach, I’m placing you on notice now….I will not return to this site until and unless Gary Miller is forever banned from it.
        Someone (Doug or Raymond), please have the decency to let me know if and when that EVER occurs…..seems as if Coach values the stupid carping of Miller over the continued presence of his contributors…..

  10. It appears that Joanne is opposed to differing view. That is in no way conducive to a good debate. Doug Book itbir obvious you shut Gary down. As he chose to ignore your responses.

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