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by Bob Russell, ©2020

“Patrick Henry” by George Bagby Matthews, public domain

(Mar. 27, 2020) — In colonial days colonists had a choice to make:  to live as subjects of King George III or fight for the possibility of living as free people.  A Virginian named Patrick Henry, a staunch advocate of self-rule by the colonies, gave a speech to the assembled legislature of Virginia during which he uttered the famous quote, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

At this point in America We the People are facing a very similar situation.  We are living in a nation of taxation without representation and a federal government becoming ever more tyrannical by the day.  Members of Congress continue to violate the 2nd and 10th Amendments and use illegal practices, i.e., insider trading, to further enrich themselves to the detriment of their citizens.  Martha Stewart was sent to prison for the same act that politicians in both parties now do with impunity and no fear of prosecution.

Congress passed the unconstitutional obamacare while exempting itself from its onerous provisions, and some in government are now demanding that the entire Bill of Rights be trashed “in times of national emergency,” which is defined as whatever the tyrants declare it to be.  America most definitely has one set of laws for the rulers and another much more stringent set for the ruled, We the People.  Democrats fight a wall on our southern border designed to keep illegal aliens, gang members, terrorists, and drugs out of our land while many of them live in huge mansions with walls and gates, guarded by armed people paid for with tax money, while demanding that citizens be disarmed.  The hypocrisy of democrats screams out at us.  I fail to understand how any citizen who claims to value liberty can sit back and not be outraged.  I am disabled and not able to do much but will oppose this tyranny with any means at my disposal.

We the People must draw a line in the sand and refuse to surrender any more of our God-given rights to despots who care only for their own personal power and wealth.  The democrats are the worst, but the gop isn’t a friend of citizens, either.  The recent coronavirus outbreak is being used as a cover to implement the New World Order, telling people to stay in their homes and mandating that businesses shut down “to prevent the spread of the virus.”  I am retired so not going to work isn’t a problem, but all my other activities have been curtailed by decisions I have no input into.  My normal activities are doing volunteer work at the Claremore Veterans Center and attending church.  The volunteer work has been suspended until further notice and the churches I attend have also suspended gatherings until further notice, opting for broadcasting online.  I am essentially quarantined but get out as much as possible.  I still go to the grocery store and to convenience stores for gas and the occasional lottery ticket but other than that am housebound.  I have no fear of the coronavirus because I trust Almighty God to protect me from not only the virus but also from tyranny.  I will oppose them with every breath I have.  I cannot do anything about the decisions others make because I have zero input, but if it was my choice I would defy the power grab by government entities, federal, state, or local.  When government can get people to stop their lives by threatening their liberty, that liberty is already gone, and their getting away with it without a fight is inexcusable.  Many people fought and many died to give us the freedom we have and I refuse to surrender it.  I can’t do much because I am not in a decision-making position in the churches I attend nor at the Veterans Center, but I refuse to sit in the house any more than I have to.  I don’t have many places to go but go I will, when and where I can.

President Trump has authorized using the National Guard in Washington State, California, and New York but said it isn’t martial law because they will be controlled by the state governors.  With the governors being democrats, martial law will be the result as democrats crave martial law and the absolute control that goes with it.  I have never lived in a total dictatorship but have seen and fought for people who did and have no desire to live under tyranny nor see my children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren live in slavery, so I will do whatever I must to oppose what I see coming fast.  The American military has fought countless wars, declared and undeclared, to liberate other nations from tyrannical rulers, so I find it unacceptable to bow to tyranny here.  My hope is that most of the military will honor the oath they take to uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution.  Some will surely obey unlawful orders to subjugate We the People but I believe the majority will stand with us.  They can kill me but they can’t eat me; cannibalism is against the law (LOL, as if the law matters to tyrants).  I don’t know how others feel but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

I submit this in the name of The Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

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  1. Thank you all very much for your support. OPOVV, I know many are with me in this. Those who aren’t may wish one day they had been because tyranny will bite them as hard as it will bite me. I refuse to stand down in the face of government tyranny. I am old and disabled but will stand my ground to the best of my ability. Tyrants are already violating the 2nd Amendment, have been since the 1930s. Many in government are now calling for the confiscation of guns from citizens, the exact act that began the Revolutionary War. I WILL NOT surrender my guns nor my God given right to “keep and bear” them!!!!!

  2. Bob Russell wrote: “I don’t know how others feel but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

    OPOVV and I both feel the same as you.

    “I’d rather die on my feet, than live on my knees”

  3. Hey Bob,

    Us Vietnam Veterans are getting close to our expiration date, number one. Number two: the government screwed us then by not backing us. Had we fought to win we could’ve but Nixon and Johnson were afraid of their own shadows, let alone China and the USSR.

    Which brings us to point number three: politicians better not utter one little whisper about abolishing the Second Amendment, for without the Second we will have none, and my Oath doesn’t have an expiration date.

    More are with you than you have any idea, Bob.