Let’s see. The Federal Government sued the State of Arizona claiming that they were trying to do the job of the Federal Government.
I say if Leviathan wants to pass a great big honkin AWB, then let them enforce it.
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But why stop there? Stop the flow of cash to Washington. And stop the inflow of cash from Washington.
But then some states wouldn’t be able to feed and house those who refuse to work!
Some roads might not get paved!
If you saw I-459 around here, you’d wonder when was the last time that it was paved.
What about our schools!? You’re wanting to take food from the mouths of school children.
Is the school there to be a training center for homeless shelters-thereby indoctrinating children in the expectation that they will be fed for free wherever they go? Oh wait. It is. A solution will present itself.
But if one state refuses federal funds, then another state will snatch those up!
So if you were addicted to meth, you wouldn't quit because then that would mean more for someone else.
It is the junkie habit and utter dependence on federal dollars (like the Stimulus BS) by the states over so many decades that got us into this mess in the first place. Practice Independence.
Others wiser than I have addressed the issue of state secession which is the direction that this would ultimately have to go in order to succeed. I'll let them run with that ball.
The fact is that this habit will be broken one way or another.
- We could wean ourselves off. This won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. It won’t be painless. And it may be a lonely road. After all, who would turn down all that free sugar!?
- Or we could wait until the supply of Obamacash from the Obamastash all up in Uncle Sugartown runs dry. At which point the detox will be hideous, painful, and destructive. But the good news is that many other states will be in the throes of the same detox so there's company in that misery.
I have another idea about Sheriffs and legislators pushing back.
A buddy of mine sent me a letter from the Sherriff in Johnson, County, MO. (Disclaimer: I don't FB so I don't know what else is posted there. I assume it's the text of the open letter to Hussein that I read.)
I have these thoughts to share:
In line with my One Ping Only post from the other day, I wonder if this administration isn’t simply sending out the Ping for intel gathering-a last check of range and bearing to target. This might be especially true once you consider the scope of the Executive Orders that were signed. After all the build up and hype, it seems like a real letdown. Bluster by Hussein? BS? Or was it?
Tracers point both ways.
TL Davis is right, the Oathkeepers in law enforcement need to stand up now. The flip side of that is that letters like this one from the Sheriff tell the tyrant the character and spine of those who will stand up. What is it that they articulate? What is the basis for their rights and for their resistance? Do they talk about "reasonable regulation"? Common sense? What are the limits of their resistance articulated? Which ideals are they trying to stand upon and protect? Are there any that can be arrested or pinched immediately for their response? Which ones can we bully or buy off? Which are compromised through some corruption or criminal activity? Which are the ones that I really have to fight? What are my local assets in those areas where I have "trouble" with the local LEO? (That includes the federales in those areas as well as the ACORNs and SSEIU thugnuts.) Do I need to reassign some folks to better offset those Sheriffs?
Someone smart out there once said to watch the other hand.
If I'm the tyrant pushing all this, I want to know who I really need to be afraid of. Whose ass to kick. I mean, you never want to let a crisis go to waste which means that you want it to be sufficiently big to be noticed and important to solve. But you sure as hell don't want to take on a crisis so big that it has a real chance of sinking you.
We've been threatened with the criminalization of almost every gun and accessory imaginable. With that in mind, the EOs are almost a relief in what they didn't say. DiFi said that if she could get 51 votes, she'd grab them all. Well, I guess that means she's never had 51 votes for that, right?
Even Harry Frickin' Reid says that this AWB idea is probably not going to happen. That could just be him trying to play "good cop" to Obama's "bad cop" or he could be straight up here.
So then what the hell is all this panic about on our side? Because the left incited it, fed it, encouraged it, and is seeking to profit from it.
Let's bring it to a head: You remember how when the 23 EOs came out, you had that vague sense of mild relief instead of boiling rage? That vague sense of mild relief is precisely what they want you to feel when Congress passes whatever it can pass regarding guns in the near future. Not action, but inaction. Disagreement, but compliance without being disagreeable.
So as you receive the multitude of calls begging you to sign this petition or that petition, to write your own open letter to King Barack remember, silent running is an option.
There is many a man who picked up a musket to fight and kill for the freedom of this land who never wrote a letter to Parliament. His sacrifice is no less than that of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. In defeat, his punishment would have been no less. In victory, the signers reward would have been no more. (In many cases we know this to be true.)
Keep the powder dry, the rifle clean, and take care of business. There's work to do.
Say...that sounds like a good song or something!
Work To Do: Average White Band