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Armed March on Washington DC – Good or Bad?

I am seriously conflicted as to what to believe about the armed march with loaded and slung firearms into Washington D.C. being organized by Adam Kokesh for the 4th of July. The Facebook event can be found here.

On one hand, why should we not be allowed to peacefully convene with or without firearms?

On the other hand, our government is out of control and more than half of Americans are brainwashed into thinking people shouldn’t be allowed to peacefully convene because protesters speaking… out is an “inconvenience” or “dangerous.”

I believe that civil disobedience is great. Some of the great minds and activists did it and succeeded. However, our government isn’t in the game to be just or moral. I wouldn’t doubt if they confront the crowd on the grounds of a “threat” and open fire. Check out the Veterans March of 1932, and those people weren’t even armed (that I know of).

 Alternatively there is a march planned for the 3rd of July with toy guns in Washington D.C. and is being organized by Austin Petersen. The event can be found here.
 
There is a lot of chatter about what is the best way to put the government on notice that tyranny will not be tolerated. They both employ guns however one is a real firearms while others are toys. They both address the specific issue of gun-control and the 2nd Amendment… and the underlying outcry of the government taking our freedoms. But one is illegal – open carrying firearms in D.C. is not lawful.
 
I’ve always admired the quote from Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” For a law is just that, words written by other humans that impose some sort of rule on another human. What is the 2nd Amendment about? Is it about citizens fighting against a tyrannical tyrannical government? To hunt? For self defense? What is it for? I personnally think it is for all the above reasons. If you have firearms you are a free individual – you can maintain a government that serves you, you can provide for yourself, you can protect yourself from attackers. All of these things are permissible by advanced weaponry such as a firearm.
 
So why does D.C. and other states/cities have firearm laws that are so strict?
 
I do not know how these will go down but I will say this – people have marched in Washington for decades and very little has changed. Behind their walls our politicians peer and jeer at us while they do what they want apart from their promises and shirk their oath to the Constitution. They have manipulated a simple document, the Constitution, to mean whatever they have pleased. Thomas Jefferson said, “A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!” Bringing squirt guns and a message to the capitol will be viewed what they are – a toying joke. Live firearms are taken seriously and the message will be taken as such. But make no mistake about it, anything that happens on the 4th, even if peaceful, will be portrayed as radical white men trying to cause trouble.
 
And additional look at this situation is found at The Libertarian Republic.

I keep asking myself in all of this madness – when will Ameicans cry out and say enough is enough? I fear that as a whole, we won’t cry out. We will be a redux of  Martin Niemöller’s famous poem. We will be a redux of George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


1 Response to “Armed March on Washington DC – Good or Bad?”


  1. 1 Keys Reeves
    9 May 2013 at 15:29

    Thank God for You! My situation is similar. I have a ssn but recently had a baby 11, 2012. i chose no for ssn on birth application. the hospital’s birth registrar did question me and warn me of the dangers of not having a ssn for my baby. i insisted that neither I or the father wanted our baby to have a ssn. a few weeks later, i received a ss card in the mail. i spoke to her and she said she did my application over. can i sue her for forcing me into contract. daddy and i are really unhappy about this. what can we do?


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