by Hellesponte & Kerodin
October 1, 2010
There have been two
American Revolutionary Wars.
In the first, Liberty
won the field and our Constitution was set in place.
Innate Liberties of Man were recognized as
inviolate. In the second, Mr. Lincoln and
Slavery won the field, dismissing the Constitution
as the true framework for governance in the
republic. Subjugation of the entire population
was now the operating principle of Government.
Of course, the
Constitutional ideals as set forth by Jefferson and
Madison were under assault before the ink was dry.
Just eleven years after Rhode Island signed off,
Marbury vs. Madison was ground taken by those
who would be our Masters in their unending war to be
rid of the limits imposed by the Constitution and
Bill of Rights.
Today the republic is
well into our third genuine revolution. At
this moment it is a Cold War, though the temperature
is at that place just a single moment before the pot
The forces at odds
today in America lead one to the conclusion that the
American Revolution III will, through the lens of
historical review, place Lincoln's war upon the
States in the league of a lively debate at a ladies
social. In the history of wars that have seen
Countrymen fighting one another, American Revolution
III is destined to be epic.
The lines of conflict
are starkly evident: Those who believe that
personal Liberty is the natural right of Man, and
those who believe that the individual must yield to
the power of the Collective. For
convenience, we label the sides as Left and Right.
Americans at either
end of the political spectrum have self-identified
to which philosophy they ascribe. There are
still masses in the middle who have yet to
consciously take a side. Many remain confused,
though all have their pre-dispositions.
Many avoid taking any decisive position, hoping it
will all just go away and that Nirvana will befall
us all. Every day, more and more Americans are
forced to abandon the uncertainty of the middle and
take their place in one group or another.
The economy is the
driving force that will lead America to blows.
The final economic bubble is being inflated as the
Fed pumps useless paper to those forces who buy
stocks, leading to the oxymoron of an expanding
stock market while most other economic indicators
fall or remain suppressed. When this final
bubble bursts, a spiraling economic crash will be
unavoidable, and global.
Economic reality will
likely be the trigger that leads to First Blood.
The American Revolution III will go hot as soon as
the first minions of the Left don't get their
monthly hand-out from the Political Class.
Government will wield a heavy hand, Patriots will
cut the hand off, and it's on...
These will be the
most vulnerable moments in the history of the
foreign enemies may sense the time has come to
strike. Our current Political Class will have
no incentive to pull the nuclear trigger to keep our
enemies at bay, as they are philosophically aligned
with the Leftists of the world who would come to
conquer us. One can only hope that there are
Warriors in our military who will act for the
benefit of the republic in such circumstances, when
our Leaders will not...
On the ground across
the nation, in cities and suburbs and out to our
farms and ranches, it is reasonable to conclude that
the battle between Patriots and the Left will be a
fight to the death. Unlike our prior
revolutions, where in the first we had a foreign
enemy and in the second the forces for Liberty did
not have a reasonable understanding of just how bad
a life of Collectivism truly would become and
were loathe to kill their Countrymen in a manner
consistent with the realities of Total War, today
the forces of Liberty will have few moral
understand clearly what the Left intends for our
lives. Many have also concluded that, whether
you were born in America or not, if you seek to
impose Collectivism upon the nation, you are not
truly American, and you are a justifiable target.
Collectivism has brought the republic to the ruinous
state that we have today, and Collectivism is the
enemy to be destroyed.
considerations are simple: If Collectivists retain
power, individual Liberty will be lost for
generations. If you believe that Liberty is of
such value that Collectivism is not an option, then
the rules of war become secondary to victory.
While most Americans have an innate moral compass
that would preclude atrocities as seen in most wars,
absolute victory will be the order of the day.
But the ugly truth is
simple: If you are in a fight for your life, there
are no rules. Win, or die.
These are not my
rules. Mother Nature wrote these rules.
Hate the game, not
It is the Left that
has brought us to this point, through their arrogant
insistence that we conform to their rules of life.
It is the policies of Collectivists (Liberals,
Democrats and Republicans) that have ruined our
economy and brought poverty roaring back to life in
the most productive nation on the planet. It
is the Left and their allies in the Political Class
who send armed men to enforce their diktats.
A deathfight will
likely determine how the next chapter in the
Story of America will read.
None of these
realities permit the Patriot to draw First Blood.
The moral high ground belongs to he who strikes in
self defense. Nor do these realities justify
any Patriot who abdicates the responsibility to go
to the polls and vote. These realities do not
give the Patriot license to withdraw from the civics
of life in America.
Just because you
conclude that a hot war is inevitable, there is no
moral justification to lay aside the tools of
society that were set in place as an alternate means
to violence. If you quote Jefferson and the
tree of liberty as you clean your tricked black
rifle, while turning your back on the mechanisms of
peaceful governance, such as voting, you cede every
moral right to justifiable revolution.
If you do not vote
and you advocate violence in the name of Liberty,
you are not a Patriot, you are a thug. Right
wing thugs aspire to fascism. Left wing thugs
aspire to the stations of Mao & Stalin. Real
Patriots have little use for thugs...thugs are
simply one more target on the list.
Real Patriots pay
more than lip service to the Constitution.
While generations of
Leftist creep can not be rolled back in a single
election, there is a very real case to be made that
the tools of the Constitution remain viable.
Voting is a tool of the Constitution, and it appears
that across the nation a significant portion of our
Countrymen intend to use this tool to be rid of
those who would be Masters.
While Scott Brown is
no Jefferson, neither is he another Ted Kennedy!
This election cycle even Barney Frank is watching
his rear as he rarely bothers...
The point is this:
Vote for your principles. If your candidates
do not reflect your principles, then you
run. Exercise your First Amendment rights in
more places than the comment rolls of blogs.
Go to your City, County and State political events
and rattle cages. Anyone who objectively
considers the state of the republic today must
conclude that it is because Patriots have not fully
exercised the Rights and tools of the Constitution
that we are at this crossroads. The Left
has used the tools, and perverted a few, but
Patriots have not bothered to stop them at the
If these tools of the
Constitution fail to prevent a conquest by
Collectivists, then you still have the tool of the
Second Amendment at your disposal. But the
Second Amendment must not be the first
recourse...under most circumstances.
If an economic
collapse short-circuits many of the philosophical
considerations put forth above and negates the need
for several election cycles to eradicate the
Collectivists from elected office, would you not
rather be a Patriot in the twilight of his years who
is able to look at the youngest members of the
family and honestly say that you voted and used the
system right up until the very last moment, when you
had no choice remaining but to pick up your rifle?
Consider this my
Get out the Vote moment...even if American
Revolution III starts tomorrow.