1) Do you believe that it is wrong to steal from another person?
2) Do you believe that the Right to arms shall not be infringed?
3) Do you believe that you own you and drug laws are wrong?
These three questions are ideal for determining the validity of a person's 'Patriot' credibility.
The Bible addresses item 1.
The Bill of Rights addresses item 2.
The fundamental premise of individual Liberty is addressed in item 3 - who owns you.
The general definition of a Patriot is one who supports and will defend his country.
The American Patriot, and particularly the III Percent Patriot, is a different animal. The original III Percent fought for Liberty - not a country. The original III Percent Patriot would not blindly fight for America as it exists today - but he would fight to restore the ideal and reality of Liberty. He would fight to restore the America he helped bring into existence.
Anyone can answer affirmatively to the three questions above. Talk is easy and cheap.
Does that person actually live his or her life according to those principles?
Does the person who answers affirmatively to item 1 participate in the Welfare State? Does that person allow welfare into his or her home? Every single penny of 'Entitlement' money handed out to people in America is first stolen, with the threat and promise of violence for non-compliance - in tax revenue. Everyone who accepts a single penny of 'Entitlement' money - welfare by any other name - who has not earned it, is accepting stolen money.
Is such a person living according to the 'Thou shalt not steal' principle of Liberty?
Does the person who answers affirmatively to item 1 earn a paycheck derived from tax dollars (stolen money) and in the course of his job responsibilities either infringe or facilitate the infringement of Constitutional and Natural Rights of Americans? If so, how is that person claiming 'Patriot' status - defined in America as a defender of individual Liberty?
That person accepts stolen money to violate Liberty. That person is not a Patriot.
Does the person answering affirmatively to item 2 qualify his answer with caveats such as 'I'm ok with background checks - at least for the first firearm purchase', or 'Well, I don't think everyone should be allowed to own grenades or plastique', or 'Some people in public shouldn't be allowed to own weapons'?
Either that person doesn't understand the simple definition of the word 'infringed' - or, that person doesn't truly embrace the premise. Either way, 'Patriot' status is cancelled.
Does the person answering 'I own me' to item 3 qualify with caveats - or blatantly contradict himself - by suggesting that 'Drugs are bad, m'kay' and people should be restrained by law from ingesting X or Y? Does he support laws against drug sellers or smugglers and agree they should lose their assets and go to prison? Does he suggest 'I had a family member OD on X - drugs should be banned'? Any caveats that suggest that while a person owns himself, he should not be allowed to do X or Y with his body is demonstrating, explicitly and without room for misinterpretation, that he doesn't get the concept of individual Liberty and any claim to being a III Patriot is null and void.
To take the position that abject stupidity is something one can justifiably legislate against is incompatible with Liberty.
If you consider yourself a III Patriot, take the test and apply the above 3 questions to yourself. Answer them with brutal honesty and allow for the possibility that you may have a few notions that don't fit comfortably with your reality. Be bold enough to identify incompatible issues and make adjustments.
After you have given yourself a thorough Intellectual Honesty check - apply the three questions to those around you who claim to be III Patriots. You will find most people, especially in the blogosphere, fail.
Then apply the test to your family and friends, the ones you think will have your back during The Big Ugly.
Finally, apply the test to everyone in your AO to determine the extent to which your porch sweeping activities must reach.
Any man or woman claiming the status of Patriot - especially III Patriot - who violates any of the three items above, is a poser. They are not real Patriots. They may wear the title, but their beliefs and actions are those of the tyrant who believes he has the authority to infringe, restrict or blatantly violate the Natural and Constitutional Rights of you and anyone who disagrees with him. By definition, these people think themselves superior to you, with a moral right to be your Master, to define how you may and may not live your life.
These are not Patriots. We must not accept their claim to the title.
Real Patriots are obligated to pull the masks from those who would be Masters.
These are the people Patriots must extirpate.
And anyone trying to argue your premise immediately identifies them as the enemy. :-)ReplyDelete
When once a man has made declaration of a moral or philosophical position on any material matter, those of his community *must* make it most difficult for him to latter claim a change of said position.ReplyDelete
The dual purpose of such a standard is thus - to instill in the community an organic discipline against the foolish contemplations leading to such rash and/or gratuitous declarations; and further to preserve the integrity of the community in thought, as thoughts invariably lead to actions, and actions have consequences - not just upon the individual, but also upon the community which harbors said individual(s).
Those who would lead, must be held most severely to this singular standard, even above their fellows who do not bear the mantle of leadership - for when the leader(s) speak, assuredly it will be taken that they speak for the whole community.
This is known as "Monoculture", which some mistakenly brand as "tribalism" -
Monoculture is a choice; a function of the rational will to order ones' thinking and actions in a certain fashion, as part of a community of like minds.
"Tribalism" is based primarily upon a shared genetic lineage, as opposed to a free and rational choice of mind. You are either born of the tribe, or you are not, there is no choice in it.
Monoculture is the core value upon which every great civilization throughout history has been built; and the abandonment of Monoculture has been the downfall of every single one, as well. Rome is an excellent example, as are the Greeks, Persians, Meades, &etc.
"Multiculturalism" is the enemy of Monoculture, and therefore the enemy of civilization. Period.
That is why the communists have been forcing multiculturalism upon every nation and country over which they have control - to destroy "the old" so that they can build their new and "perfect" society.
If the patriot communities across America will not apply this standard of Monoculture to themselves, as a legitimate and binding means of internal discipline and a gift from God through His Grace - both for the selection of sound leadership, and for the expatriation of those who - whether by incompatible ideology or just plain foolishness - bring undue danger upon said community; then that 'Patriot Community' shall not last long, nor fare well in its affairs.
Permanent Exile is for fools, and those possessed of irreconcilable ideas who are yet not hostile to the community.
Hanging is for traitors, and for those who *knowingly and willfully* endanger the community - whether for personal gain, for spite, out of stubbornness, or simply by their intemperate composition of character.
TAKE NO EXCUSES
MAKE NO EXCEPTIONS
THIS IS JUSTICE
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED
As a Christian, I cannot buy into #3ReplyDelete
How is it Woking out in Amsterdam?
Some people will destroy themselves - and it is their Right to do so. They do it with alcohol now, and other forms of self-destruction, including cigarettes. I have no Right to stop my neighbor from smoking tobacco any more than I have a Right to stop him from smoking crack. Ultimately, both behaviors will lead him to the same place, no? He will answer to his God for taking the choices he takes.Delete
And the man who takes the decision to try and sell drugs to your child? He gets a shovel in the face, and no parent should be prosecuted for it. The druggie who steals to feed his habit? Same shovel - theft is not acceptable in a civilized society.
I understand your position. But the attempt to legislate morality is always an utter failure - ultimately creating more problems than it solves.
Here's one example - Prohibition created the modern Mafia in America, because it gave them a gift-wrapped profit center which they never would have had control over, were Prohibition never enacted.
And had they not begun their enterprises under the favorable conditions of Prohibition, they would not have been in a position later to invest said profits into other rackets such as drugs, prostitution, and racketeering, once Prohibition was repealed.
In the 13 years of prohibition (1920~1933) the organized crime "families" rose from insignificance, to being national syndicates deeply invested in nearly every form of criminal enterprise. And 90+ years later, we are still cleaning up the societal fallout from that grave error.
Those who fear God, need no man's law; and those who fear not God, neither shall they fear anything which man can accomplish upon them, by any law.
Law, by nature is legislative morality. The Law that was handed down to Moses, is True Law. Not one person in the history of Earth, is capable of upholding that law, besides Jesus.Delete
Who owns you?
As a Christian I am not my own, as I am powerless against God's will.
But it is His will by which I am saved.
Mirror, meet Soul, indeed.ReplyDelete
The list of enemies we face is much, much larger than most have ever realized, or acknowledged. We shall see much in the coming days. Much that will change us.
We are being whittled down. Down to a point which pierces all pretense.
Many will break with those they recently called friends, over the polarization which Dallas must inevitably cause.
But by God, everything is worked to a Just end for those who keep faith - even the gravest of injustices is made good in some way. And what we loose for keeping faith with Him, He shall restore to us seven-fold. (Job) Even our lives, and the lives of our families are in His hand, unless we should remove them. And those who stand firm to the end shall be saved.
But those who resist God, bear warning -
"But if you will not hear me, nor do all my commandments, If you despise my laws, and contemn my judgments so as not to do those things which are appointed by me, and to make void my covenant: I also will do these things to you: I will quickly visit you with poverty, and burning heat, which shall waste your eyes, and consume your lives. You shall sow your seed in vain, which shall be devoured by your enemies.
I will set my face against you, and you shall fall down before your enemies, and shall be made subject to them that hate you, you shall flee when no man pursueth you. But if you will not yet for all this obey me: I will chastise you seven times more for your sins, And I will break the pride of your stubbornness, and I will make to you the heaven above as iron, and the earth as brass: Your labour shall be spent in vain, the ground shall not bring forth her increase, nor the trees yield their fruit.
If you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you for your sins: And I will send in upon you the beasts of the held, to destroy you and your cattle, and make you few in number, and that your highways may be desolate.
And if even so you will not amend, but will walk contrary to me: I also will walk contrary to you, and will strike you seven times for your sins. And I will bring in upon you the sword that shall avenge my covenant. And when you shall flee into the cities, I will send the pestilence in the midst of you, and you shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies, After I shall have broken the staff of your bread: so that ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and give it out by weight: and you shall eat, and shall not be filled."
-- Leviticus, Ch. 26
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED