Jun 11, 2016

"Minutemen" And "Sons of Liberty" Were The Seed Of The 2nd Amendment Militia

Just last night a lone Muslim terrorist walked into an Orlando, gay nightclub, murdered 50 and wounded 58 without a single one of them able to defend themselves or the 108 he shot. Under our 2nd Amendment, probably every one in that club, except the Muslim terrorist should have been qualified to get a carry license. But he, a security guard, known by the FBI to be associated with terrorists, wasn't screened out by an inept Administration who blames the guns he carried but allowed him to have them. THERE, my friends is the problem.

I am putting this blog post out three weeks early, before July 4, Independence Day, so that you can pass it along to your email list and they to theirs and maybe it will reach warp speed by July 4, 2016, exactly 240 years after July 4, 1776.

Common Sense Commentary: U.S. civilians are the largest, armed Militia in the world, larger than any organized military or armed citizen militia of any nation. This numerical fact is only true in the United States and is made possible by the Second Amendment to our U.S. Constitution. This Amendment was added to the Bill Of Rights of the Constitution just after our successful, armed rebellion and revolution against the King of England, NOT primarily for the right to hunt or even for the right of self protection, but for the right to protect our freedom from an overbearing, power grabbing government or dictator. At the end of that long, bloody war, the importance of an armed citizenry was more obvious than ever before. This right is said to be the most important of the Bill Of Rights because it protects all the other rights.

When our forefathers declared U.S. independence from England, the first few lines of The American Declaration Of Independence, on July 4, 1776, were ....

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.....

The original American Colonies, our Founding Fathers, and writers of our U.S. Constitution and Bill Of Rights, were subjects of the King of England and second class citizens in that they had no representation, as did the English, in their Governance. Americans were heavily taxed and treated as vassals and serfs by the King. It was this untenable situation which led America to openly rebel against our English masters with our Declaration Of Independence from England, and the Revolutionary War. That was an internal, Civil War, by American citizens, against our tyrannical English occupiers who maintained a strong, organized army and bureaucracy here to enforce the King's edicts and collect taxes. And contrary to the U.S. pacifists on the Liberal Left, our forefathers did not violate the biblical  principle of co-operation and recognition of  legal, just, civil government. In today's terms, it would be like Texas or American Conservatives and Christians rebelling against our Leftest political and bureaucratic rulers in Washington D.C. who violate our National, Constitutional Law and seek to subjugate and enslave us. If there was justification for the American Revolutionary War, which won our freedom, including freedom of religion, then there might also be justification for another Revolution against another tyrant, or Socialistic, or Communistic dictatorship arising in Washington D.C. It happened to the Colonists and dozens of nations since then. Let me be clear; I am not proposing one, but that time could come when revolution is preferable to slavery under a dictatorial government .... into which direction we are now headed. The American News Media lauds and justifies the American Revolution and vilifies the English King, but also Lauds the villainous tactics of our now increasingly dictatorial Government and vilifies those who stand against losing our freedoms. This kind of double standard has become the daily diet of those who follow the major "news" media. "As for me, give me liberty or give me death". Those were the words of a "Colonist" planter, attorney and politician named Patrick Henry just before the Revolutionary War. Many other freedom loving Americans felt the same way and took up arms against their tyrannical King. They called themselves Minute Men and Sons of Liberty and went to war for freedom.

The Lexington Minuteman, a statue commemorating Captain John Parker, a commander of Massachusetts militia forces during the American vs. England Revolutionary War

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights, U.S, Constitution.

The word Militia , according to
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, means .....
A militia generally is an army or other fighting unit that is composed of non-professional fighters, citizens of a nation or subjects of a state or government who can be called upon to enter a combat situation, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of the warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai). Unable to hold their own against properly trained and equipped professional forces, it is common for militias to engage in guerrilla warfare or defense instead of being used in open attacks and offensive actions.
Minutemen were private colonists who independently organized to form well-prepared militia companies self-trained in weaponry, tactics and military strategies from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They were also known for being ready in a minute's notice. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name.
The minutemen were among the first to fight in the American Revolution. Their teams constituted about a quarter of the entire militia. Generally younger and more mobile, they served as part of a network for early response. Minuteman and Sons of Liberty member Paul Revere were among those who spread the news that the British Regulars (soldiers) were coming out from Boston. Revere was captured before completing his mission when the British marched toward the arsenal in Concord to confiscate the weapons and ammunition that were stored there.
The term has also been applied to various later United States civilian-based paramilitary forces to recall the success and patriotism of the originals.    
Pray for peace, hope for a correction of our national direction, but be ready to protect yourself, your family, your freedom and your nation. RB
Here is a "virtual" President Lecturing 
Congress FOR the 2nd Amendment  


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