There are many who claim to be on the side of freedom. They then say things like “Be realistic here. Who is going to risk their lives, their family’s lives, their retirement, their home, etc… to keep an AR-15? Will you?”
Where is your line in the sand? When they take away your:
- right to vote
- right to speak freely
- protest your government’s actions
- practice your religion
- right resist the above through your right to bear arms?
Where is your limit? Thomas Paine once said:
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
I once pledged to fight for the ideals that this nation was founded upon. I went to war because the people in charge told me to. Now those in charge, many of them the EXACT same people, are telling me that they are taking from me what my ancestor’s fought so hard to secure. It isn’t just an AR-15, it is my very freedom, the heart of this nation itself.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”