Editor’s note: This is a repost of a letter to the editor of the Central Kentucky News Journal that I posted on the old version of Free Kentucky News back in 2003. Sadly, it’s as relevant now as then…
The Fourth is coming, let’s list all the things we’ll get to celebrate.
Our fully-stocked shelves in the food and department stores so that we stay well fed and entertained and don’t get too upset or ask any inappropriate questions. Any good farmer will keep his livestock well fed and contented so they stay in the fence.
The drug war, it costs billions, makes police work more dangerous, fills our prisons with more prisoners per capita than most other countries, including many third world police states, allows law enforcement agencies to seize property without so much as a hearing and only proves once again that prohibition doesn’t work and of course keeps billions flowing through our economy via a global black market.
The IRS, that steals our money before it reaches our hands, makes many of those who actually pay taxes work till May of each year to cover this ‘progressive income tax’ that is a product of the ‘Communist Manifesto,’ requires you to have a number to get a job, whose agents can harass you, fine you, lien your property, imprison you, cause you to produce personal and business documents at only their demand, murder you, all without the real warrants required by the U.S. Constitution.
The former Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, now under the ‘Justus’ Dept., an agency whose members have not been made to pay for firing fully automatic weapons into a building full of women and children during a raid in the early 90s, in the name of impressing the U.S. Congress so they could get a budget increase. A raid that resulted in what has since been proven to be the murder of 80 plus people, including 17 children, whose only crime was being ‘non-mainstream’ for there were never any drugs, automatic weapons or real evidence of ‘child abuse’ found, two ‘abuses of the laws’ of which the BATF never had in its purview.
Numbers on our vehicles so we’re easier to track and find in case we break one of our tens-of-thousands-plus laws and statutes.
Little pieces of plastic with those bad photos that give us permission to drive our own vehicles down the ‘public’ highways after we passed a test at age 16 and are only required to get them updated, and not be retested even though they’re allegedly for our ‘safety,’ every four years so the state has a current photo of us and our address in case they want to come see us.
The ‘environmentalists’ whose real goal is a more socialist America with their lawsuits and legislation that destroy homes, livelihoods, and entire communities and who have so brainwashed our society that our local college held a ‘conference’ where no dissenting speakers were invited to refute the long-disproved propaganda that was disseminated to the young minds who got ‘college credit’ for attending and of course was ‘covered’ by the local ‘newspaper’ as if all that was said by the ‘official’ speakers was gospel and no one that spoke in opposition was even worth mentioning.
The gun laws of several large metropolitan areas and some states that can put you in prison for defending yourself and your property.
A $200 ‘license’ to own fully-automatic weapons, the Militia weapons the Second Amendment is really about, not your deer rifle or duck gun, while the Iraqis were smart enough to riot in the streets after our forces tried to seize their personal Kalashnikovs.
Road blocks for our ‘safety’ that are reminiscent of those old black and white films about the Nazis where our modern Nazis get to ask us for our ‘papers.’
All the ‘Christians’ who forfeit the responsibility they are born to and wait lazily to get beamed up without wondering how much the Devil accomplishes every day they sit apathetically in their pews and mindlessly in front of their televisions.
Our great entertainment and news media industries that use the greatest weapon ever designed by man to keep the sheeple stupid and pacified.
All the preachers who tell their congregations, because it’s what they’re paid to say, that we must faithfully and blindly ‘render unto Caesar’ when we have no Caesar.
Our ancestors who shouted ‘no King but King Jesus’ 200 years ago as their preachers led them into battle to found the greatest nation state, now empire, that has ever existed in known human history with a preamble to a Constitution that all school children learn says ‘Of the People, by the People, and for the People,’ not ‘Of Caesar, by Caesar, for Caesar.’
All the freedoms that our parents, grandparents, great and great-great grandparents allowed to slip from their grasp so we can watch the parade go down Main Street like the citizens in that 1970s mini series ‘Amerika‘ and pretend that the children watching and participating really have a future that’s worth living for or fighting for.
Taylor County – Willowtown community
founder, webmaster, president, chief cook and bottle washer – freekentucky.com
June 10, 2003
Which was in part influenced by this:
And an updated version:
The actual text:
A VISITOR FROM THE PAST
By Thelen Paulk
I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with a flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:
“We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave.
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
“The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you’re no more than a slave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.
“You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent.
Although you have no voice in choosing, how the money’s spent.
“Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate.
Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.
“Your money is no longer made of Silver or of Gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our Nation, turn from God in shame.
You’ve taken Satan’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.
“You’ve given government control, to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm,
And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.
“Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’ve sworn.
Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won’t be born.
Your leaders ship artillery, and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.
“Can you regain the freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don’t you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children, to live in fear and be a slave?
“People of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our Great Republic, and GOD-Given Right!
And pray to GOD, to keep the torch of Freedom burning bright!”
As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came.
His words were true, we are not Free, we have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants, trample each GOD-Given Right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.
If he stood by your bedside, in a dream, while you’re asleep,
And wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave:
“IS THIS STILL THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE???”
What does ‘We the People’ actually mean?
It means we are responsible…
We have a representative republic, guaranteed to every state, not a democracy.
We have a Bill of Rights that acknowledges rights we are born with, not granted or created by any government.
We vote with the knowledge that voting is the most violent act anyone can participate in because voting is electing someone to hire someone to stick a government gun in our neighbors’ faces and force our version of reality on them at the threat of their very lives.
We stand ready to protect our Liberty and the Liberty of our neighbors, not destroy it, via any version of authoritarianism, of any age or place.
We are prepared with knowledge and force of arms to make war against and kill if necessary those who would destroy our Bill of Rights whether they represent domestic or foreign enemies.
We do not lie to ourselves, our families, our friends, our business associates, our descendants, our enemies, about these things and do not EVER tolerate those who would have us do so.
If the troops were fighting for our freedom they’d all be here.
And something else we need to re-learn:
FK – If you can’t un-volunteer from something you volunteered for what are you?
With more reasons why:
FK – The average dumbass doesn’t have anything to say. They lack the backbone or the brain to be real human beings. That’s why the elites consider us all to be livestock.
Russia is ran by a dictatorship so they’re probably a lot smarter about the money they spend. We have too many lobbyists and corporate constituents to enrich with the ‘black budget.’
The IRA, a socialist group, has been seeking independence from England for centuries, so they can run the tyranny themselves.
We need to demand Liberty, not false freedom.