Monday, July 4, 2016
April 19, 1775. July 4, 1776.
Today in 1776 the American Colonists finalized on paper what had been started by the King's troops on April 19, 1775 in Lexington and Concord. An attempt to confiscate artillery pieces and rifles from the American militia on that day resulted in a firefight where British regulars were pushed out of the towns. The Declaration of Independence and the war that followed showed that a determine and properly armed free people did not have to sit idly by while some big government repeatedly injured and robbed them of their natural and God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."
A well regulated militia IS necessary to the security of a free state, a state of free people who are free from oppression by foreign entities AND from oppression from within by its own government. But oppression doesn't always look like oppression on day one. It starts by looking like an innocent stack of security cameras on a street pole or a long line of people standing in an airport with their shoes in their hands, but before long it looks like the local PD driving around in the same armored war machines I rode in in Afghanistan, Americans being threatened with legal action for speaking out against Islamic extremism, gun owner registries in Kalifornia, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut...
We have four boxes which we use to preserve our freedom, those being the soap box, the jury box, the ballot box and lastly when the others have failed or been taken from us, the ammunition box.
Today is about a time when Americans were wise enough and strong enough to rise up against the greatest military power in the world to fight and win their God given liberties. It's our responsibility to preserve those. It will not be won through hero worship and political slogans, but through a will to pick up arms and fight, or by supporting in other ways those who do. That time will come again and it may come in our lifetimes. There will be another Lexington and Concord, let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God in our mission to secure victory over the enemies, from wherever they might come.