What strikes me is that people naturally engage in denial when they are afraid of something or when something unexpected occurs. We really are creatures of habit that way. Does it serve us to do so? I suppose, in many situations, it does. But, such a habit must not be allowed to direct our actions when it is detrimental to us. That's what leads to victims who stay with their abusers until they are dead or wish they were, the inability to break free of that first impulse to deny an unpleasant reality.
Earl Arrowood's speech
It strikes me that that's what we are doing, as a nation, right now. Mr. obama is ineligible to sit as president. His father was not a citizen. Due to the reality that the children of our military or ambassadorial staffs may be born overseas and they should not be denied the potential to be president one day, the "born on native soil" requirement was waived in the 1800s. That leaves the "two citizen parent" requirement as the only meaningful distinction between a just plain citizen and a natural born citizen.
This is a reasonable requirement to hold for the office of the president. It is needed because the president also serves as the commander in chief of the military. We dare not have a commander in chief with divided loyalties. It matters not whether the non-citizen parent is beloved or hated, it will have an affect on the child that parent creates that is not desirable in the commander in chief of any nation's military.
We, as a nation, heard the rumblings, and saw for ourselves the objective evidence that this man, barack hussein obama, was not a natural born citizen. He told us so himself, publishing two books-one of which was telling us all about his Kenyan father. He had the hubris, as a senator, during the presidential campaign, to add his vote to the unanimous Senate approval of non binding SR 511, which, while it would allow that Mr. McCain was eligible, would serve to disqualify himself as well. (It is also, to my knowledge, the first time any part of Congress has weighed in on the definition of the term Natural born citizen for the purpose of presidential eligibility.) Non binding legislation has been used, historically, to let the judiciary know how Congress would vote, were they to vote on a specific subject.
Those of us who paid attention were horrified to see one Secretary of State after another refuse to do their duty to verify the eligibility of this usurper. Then the Congress failed to object to the electoral college vote and the chief justice of the United States, Mr. roberts, the one man above all others who should have known very well, that this man was not eligible, swore him into the office of the president, and flubbed it and did it again in secret. He has just done so a third time, very privately and quietly. He refused to find obamacare unconstitutional or to require that it go back through the legislative process once he declared it to be a tax, rather than the unconstitutional abomination that it really is. He saw Mr. obama sign into effect 23 executive orders infringing the right of the people to keep and bear arms on the federal level - a blatant violation of the oath of office that he, himself had administered - and swore him in again.
We must stop denying that the federal government is in the hands of a usurper and that neither the Congress, nor the SCOTUS intend to rectify that situation. We must recognize this now, because this is the last stop before tyranny. If we allow the feds to shred the second amendment, that does not mean that we no longer have that right, it means we will have to exercise it. We alone, among all the nations in the history of the earth have the most venues by which we may avoid the destruction that is barreling down on us without violence. But in order to do that, we MUST stop denying the objective truth of our situation. It is not just a shadow, we must act to remove all those who are in violation of their oaths now, or we must fight our own later to restore the Constitution that has for long guided us in our quest for continued freedom.
To those who would argue that all those people know better than do we and it just doesn't make sense that they wouldn't object if it were true, I have two words - Bernie Madoff. There were one or two ordinary people who tried for years to bring the authorities to bear on this ponzi scheme. They did the research and reasoned according to the objective facts. But because they weren't the elites and because the idea that such a huge and well respected businessman could be a fraud was ridiculous, nothing was done until the structure began to collapse. They did their duty, were subjected to ridicule and humiliation for it because it was the right thing to do. And so must we do the right thing and restore the Constitutional limits on that body of oathbreakers and usurpers currently occupying our federal government.
The Lord has given us the right to bear arms and all the others, enumerated and un-enumerated. The Lord guided the hearts and hands of those who wrote that venerable document. May the Lord guide and bless us in our efforts to restore to it's rightful government that great gift that He bestowed upon our founders, the gift of America. Because, as Benjamin Franklin - notably one of the least religious of the founders said “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”
Invocation by Alan Scholl
That is why we had a Guns Across America rally last Saturday. That is why those who are paying attention are so determined to hold the line here. the second amendment, which reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." is not about hunting or self defense. It is about having a citizenry that is armed well enough to be called up, as a militia, in times of trouble to defend the nation. To defend the nation from invasion or traitorous usurpers like the one currently sitting in the office of the president and his minions. The oath references "all enemies, foreign or domestic" because the founders knew that men would come who would be greedy for wealth and power. Men of subtlety, aided by other men who would wish the destruction of this nation in order to pillage it's great wealth.
The declaration of Independence says that "mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable" That is the denial I referenced earlier in this post. With this attack on the second amendment, we MUST declare that these evils are no longer sufferable. If there is any nation on earth capable of removing this usurper and his minions - all of them, including those in the Congress and the SCOTUS - without violence, it is the USA. But we must act now. Recall your representatives. Call your governors and demand the nullification of any and all unconstitutional federal actions towards the people. Call them daily until they do it. I suggest also recommending the Balance of Powers Act wording suggested by the USPU to your state level legislators.
Glenn Grothman's Speech
I have scattered a few videos from Wisconsin's Guns Across America Rally throughout this post and I will add more as I find them(from the ones I missed by being late) or process them. We must protect the second amendment or we will be unable to restore any of the rest.
Josh Tolley's Speech
" Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." Gal 3:7-9