by Robert Arvay @ American Thinker
As election day approaches, I feel a dark premonition that we are about to lose our freedoms. The portents are all too clear. If Hillary Clinton takes the Oval Office, she will impose by executive order a list of so-called Progressive measures that will be worse than any of the many scandals by which her character has been revealed over the years. There is no lie she will not tell, no crime she will not commit, and no freedom she will not usurp.
Perhaps the most central of all our freedoms is the Second Amendment. It is the one that gives us actual physical power over a would-be tyranny. Without it, all the other freedoms become forfeit, as so many of them already have.
Progressives are all too aware of this fact. The power of the Second Amendment was dramatically demonstrated by armed citizens against armed federal officials, and the federal officials had to retreat. It happened in an incident known as the Cliven Bundy standoff in April and May of 2014. It was a wake-up call, as the government was officially put on notice that armed citizens will, when pushed too far, unite in large numbers to confront armed federal officers.
The issues today are far larger, and far more numerous, than cattle grazing rights, which sparked the Bundy standoff. They range from the Lois Lerner violation of citizen rights of political participation to the requirement of bakers and photographers to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies to the federal demand that high school boys and girls share the same showers.
As the Declaration of Independence tells us:
... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable. ... But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
|Above provided by Norman E. Hooben|
This is why there can be no doubt that it will be a top priority of a Clinton administration to disarm the American citizenry. Evils by the government will eventually become no longer sufferable. Americans will rise up against them. The government fully intends to prevent that from happening.
It has become a binary situation. Either we win or they win.
The question has now become this: when they come for your guns, what will you do? Think about that now, while there is time to plan.