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Friends & Fellow Americans,

When the storm finally hits (and it will), those of you who supported the Obama administration will be affected as well.  It won’t just be us gun owners or Fair Taxers, or Pro-Lifers that get hit.  You’ll be right there next to us.

You see, you all thought the Conservatives were nut cases.  You know, all of us who believe in God, small government, the Second Amendment, etc.  And you thought you could just go back to sleep after the election was over.  In your world, America will continue as before.  You’ll still have the same rights, the same nice house, the same big screen television – it’s all good.  After all, your high school football team won and the other team lost – go team!  Even if you have bothered to look up from the daily grind since Nov 4th, you dismissed everything that has occurred as “politics as usual” – “the same old stuff”.

In the end, it’ll all be OK won’t it?

Not this time.  There are a growing number of citizens in the US that are ready to fight to shut down the government’s grab of personal freedom, it’s blatant abuse of the constitution, and it’s attempt to replace the American way of life with socialism.  You have to listen carefully to hear them, but they are there.  I won’t start that fight, but when it goes down I will join it.

As for you, why… you’ll be shocked because you didn’t see it coming.  And eventually you’ll be saddened when you see that we have truly lost the way of life with which you grew up.  You’ll be saddened that your children and grandchildren live in a socialist, government-controlled gulag where their every movement from cradle to grave is tracked by the government.  But most of all, you’ll be saddened by the death of friends and relatives who are brave enough to fight and die for something they believe in.

You know, McCain wasn’t much of a candidate.  I’ll give you that.  He was the lesser of two evils for most of us.  I don’t blame you for not voting for him since, at the time, you didn’t know what we all know now.  But at least John McCain was an American.  He was a supporter of the American way of life and he understood that you can’t negotiate with terrorists.  He understood and appreciated the sacrifice made by my father and other members of the Greatest Generation.

Mark my words friends.  All across America groups are forming.  They are forming out of anger and out of desperation at the thought of losing America.  They’re not militia groups, terrorists as the Department of Homeland security would have you believe; they are Americans, loyal to the constitution.  They are mothers and fathers and grandparents.  They belong to groups like the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, the Patriotic Resistance, the Constitution Party, the Young Conservatives, the 9/12 Project, and Grassfire.  Right now they are fragmented, each focused on their own cause.  But sometime in the next two years, our government is going to do something really stupid and these groups will come together.  Watch for it, wait for it…get ready.  It will happen.

When that event happens, whatever “it” is, our great country is going to plunge into chaos for a while.  I pray to God that we make it through that time and emerge a stronger, smarter country.


Jerry Wilson
Ozark, Missouri

Live Free or Die Fighting


The Story Behind the “Gathering Storm”

Editor’s note:  I received a version of the above essay today in my email, and when I wrote to get permission to republish it, I received this very informative history behind the essay, from the Author himself…


Thank you for writing and for your support of our country.  You and I share similar concerns about current conditions in America.  My original message was entitled The Gathering Storm.  The “Warning” message to which you refer is a combination of that message and some verbiage appended by an unknown person.  I agree with everything that they wrote, I just wish they hadn’t published it in conjunction with my piece.  I have attached my original for clarification.

The Gathering Storm message was sent by me in early June to 30 friends bcc i.e., privately.  One of those friends took the message, added my rank and Navy affiliation and posted it on a nationally read website.  (I would never use my rank or Navy affiliation with this type of message because it might mislead someone into thinking that I am an active duty Navy officer when I am actually retired.)

I have been receiving responses from all over the United States for the last five months – almost all of them favorable.  The message itself was not especially powerful from my viewpoint but it has moved over 500 people to contact me.  Clearly, something in the piece resonates with a lot of people.

I wish I had a solid answer regarding current events but I just don’t know.  One thing is clear to me – our country has changed dramatically and for the worse within the last year.  It is no longer about politics and political parties – Republican, Democrat – it doesn’t matter much anymore.  The United States government is out of control.

The other thing that is clear to me is that we will not be able to get it back under control through the normal political process.  We can’t vote it back.  When the government establishes a program or a regulation, it almost always has an infinite life.  In other words, we can’t get the government out of the private sector now that they have taken over General Motors and the banks.  Their hold on private enterprise will only grow stronger and tighter in the coming years.

The only thing that will make the government release its hold on “we the people” and return to the Constitution is the fear that we will take action against them if they don’t.  As I said in The Gathering Storm, there will be a “trigger” event sometime in the next couple of years.  We must watch for it – we’ll know it when we see it.  When it occurs, we must do whatever we can to get the government’s attention.  And by all means, we must vote every member of every level of government out of office every chance we get unless we know for a fact that they support the constitution.

John, please feel free to use Gathering Storm in any way that will benefit the “cause”.  I hope we can stop the government from destroying our country peacefully but I am afraid that we have slid too far down the slope to recover.  If we can awaken enough of the sheeple, maybe we have a chance.

Good luck to us all.  You have a friend in Ozark, Missouri.

Jerry Wilson

Ozark, MO

Live Free or Die Fighting

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  1. When I started reading this I thought John was getting radical – admitting to being a gun owner and all… Jerry’s message resonants with many patriots, especially those that have adopted the appellation ‘III-Pers’ or Three Per-centers to the uninformed – three percent being a figure used to describe the actual number of those in the original colonies who truly believed in ‘give me liberty or give me death’, and went to the battle fields against England.

    I pretty much agree with Jerry’s philosophy except for a couple of points. One of which of course is that he is completely mistaken regarding that self-admitted collaborator, and by all the evidence, traitor John McCain. The list is long but let it suffice to say that just about any Vietnam vet who has been involved with the POW/MIA issue knows what a miserable sorry excuse for a human being McCain is.

    I also believe that it is still possible to turn this thing around before we have to go to war in the streets. For one thing I don’t think the military will allow itself to be used against the general public – lots of patriotic young men and women join the military and they are not common thugs by any matter of means. This is especially true of our National Guard units, who as part time soldiers have a very large investment in keeping the US of A the land of the free.They also have a tremendous amount of first hand experience from Iraq on what it takes to create and maintain a participatory government of informed involved citizenry, and how to protect the citizens from the thugs.

    People need to get involved with organizations such as the above Give Me Liberty organization, the Committees of Safety (http://www.committeesofsafety.org/) and the American Grand Jury (http://americangrandjury.org/), to mention just two other examples, for ideas on how to take back our country starting at the local level and working up. Corruption starts at the local level and once you eradicate it there and have your local governments, police and sheriff departments, etc. backing you the feds and the state will fall in line fairly quickly. But of course there has to be a change in way people in positions of responsibility are held accountable – that has been the crux of the matter since day one, or else like several former communist countries the old thugs end up running things again.

  2. Speaking of a Gathering Storm, have you seen this?

    Continental Congress 2009
    LIVE webcast begins at 6 PM Eastern / 5 PM Central Wednesday, NOV. 11

    Watch it: http://GiveMeLiberty.org/CC2009

    Full CC2009 Agenda, Nov. 11 – 21
    Mr. Charlton replies: No, I had not; but I would really like a citizen-journalist at the Congress to send reports about it and what is happening there.

  3. If the existing government refuses to grant a fair hearing to the people’s grievances, our Declaration of Independence has established our right to reconstitute that government. Sweeping the illegitimacy of the current executive branch under the rug is not in our nation’s best interest.

  4. There are brave patriots that are recreating the Founding Father’s footsteps. History IS repeating itself. And just like the colonists who gathered in 1774 to establish the violations they suffered at the hands of England, there are a new generation of Americans who are gathering starting tomorrow.

    It’s called the Continental Congress 2009, just outside of Chicago. It starts tomorrow.

    The first one in the 1770’s led to the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This one in 2009 is to start the process of RESTORING our Constitution and DEFENDING it.

    Please learn about and support this effort. http://www.givemeliberty.org/

  5. When the government establishes a program or a regulation, it almost always has an infinite life.

    (Yes, this is true, but each day brings more citizens dedicated to the idea that if you can’t fund the bill, it’s as good as dead!!

    Barter your services and cash discounts for your services; you know what this does!!!