The question of our time. And the only thing that depends on the answer is…everything.
What will you do?
It is a very hard question. Perhaps the hardest question Americans have had to face since 1861. As then, there may be no peaceful way to preserve our rights. There may be blood. As then, one side is absolutely determined to impose its will at bayonet-point. To murder us in the thousands – perhaps millions, this time – if we refuse to submit. There is no reasoning, no discussing. What we face is violence against our persons by people who absolutely will not leave us in peace – no matter how peaceful we try to be – until we have submitted to them utterly and for all time to come. We wish only to be left alone – and demand that our right to defend ourselves against those who will not leave us alone be respected. That self-defense is the most basic of rights – a right conceded even to the lowest animal. They do not acknowledge our rights; they despise the very notion of us having any rights at all. They regard their power over us as limitless in principle – and rage at even the smallest assertion of freedom of action. They loathe our guns because our ownership of guns is an expression of our determination to defend our very lives – and thus, of self-ownership.
And that is what cannot be tolerated.
You won’t read a more important blog post today, this week, this year–or ever, really. So get cracking. Lots more good stuff over there, too, so into the blogroll they go. And looking it over, I see I need to do some updating and weed-whacking in there, since some of those ‘roll links have gone dormant, and it’s been a while since I had time to do any housekeeping in this hogwallow. Oh well.
Update! In wading through Ye Olde Blogrolle just now, I see I’ve been lacking a link to our old friend Francis Porretto’s fine site, Liberty’s Torch, which outrageous oversight and injustice has now been remedied. Sorry for the slight, Francis. Yes, I am in fact an idiot.