by Ron Ewart, President, NARLO, ©2021

(Apr. 4, 2021) — “Civil disobedience, as I put it to the audience, was not the problem, despite the warnings of some that it threatened social stability, that it led to anarchy. The greatest danger, I argued, was civil obedience, the submission of individual conscience to governmental authority. Such obedience led to the horrors we saw in totalitarian states, and in liberal states it led to the public’s acceptance of war whenever the so-called democratic government decided on it.  In such a world, the rule of law maintains things as they are. Therefore, to begin the process of change, to stop a war, to establish justice, it may be necessary to break the law, to commit acts of civil disobedience, as Southern blacks did, as antiwar protesters did.”    ― By Howard Zinn, from “You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train”

God knows government and special interests that have aligned with government have given millions of Americans many reasons to engage in civil disobedience.  In fact, civil disobedience is long past due.  Unfortunately, the passiveness of the American people seems to know no bounds and they will bow down to anything that government demands.  (See:  “Why On Earth Do Americans Put Up With It”)

From unnecessary lockdowns, to face masks, to the possibility of vaccine passports, to millions of laws, rules, regulations, restrictions, ordinances, rising gas prices, rising taxes, an exploding national debt that will trigger massive inflation, along with wide-open borders, all brought to you by the socialist Democrat ruling class who have lost their minds and forgotten what country they live in, Americans are about to get hammered like never before.  But where is the pushback?  Where is the resistance to tyranny?  When will rampant government corruption be fully exposed for all to see?

At least one person is saying NO!  He summed it up in a message to a couple of state legislators regarding a proposed bill to raise property taxes.  He said and we quote:

“So let me understand what you are trying to do with this House Bill.  You want to raise property taxes even though thousands are out of work due to the virus situation.  You want to raise taxes even though millions have been spent on the homeless and nothing has improved.  You want to raise taxes even though the minimum wage has increased and instead of helping, many restaurants have gone out of business.  So instead of raising income levels, many are now without jobs.  You want to increase taxes while inflation is showing its ugly head, with fuel prices increasing every day.  By the way, how is it that electric powered vehicles do not pay any road tax, and to add insult they get a tax credit?  So you want to increase property taxes while small businesses can hardly keep their doors open.  A local bakery, nearly one hundred years in business, just closed their doors.  You want to increase property taxes even though you have allowed thugs to take over part of a major city, all the while  supporting de-funding the police.  This is insanity at its peak.  Raising taxes is the easy thing to do, cutting costs takes much more skill and commitment. Taxes are bleeding us dry and it is time to say NO MORE.”

Another person had the guts to say NO! by writing the following message to the youngsters in our midst:

“It’s time for children to get their heads out of their iPhones and start thinking. So they think everything is going to be ok?    Tell that to the 6 million Jewish souls murdered by the Nazis.  Tell that to the few survivors of the Holocaust.   Tell that to the people that gave their lives for us buried in Arlington.  Tell that to the brave soldiers buried in Normandy.”

”Tell that to the 33,686 American soldiers that died in the Korean war, or the 58,148 service members that died in North Vietnam and Cambodia.” (Note: This entire war was mishandled by “intellectual giants” who knew nothing about military tactics. Remember McNamara, the idiot who insisted on one aircraft for all three services, the F-111. A TOTAL FLOP.)

”Tell that to many of our military that are in wheelchairs and will never walk again.”

”Tell that to the 48,744 individuals that committed suicide last year because that was the ‘only way out.’  Tell that to the 841,000 people that died from drug overdose since 1999, drugs that came mostly from the Mexican drug cartels due to Democrat open border policies.”

”So everything will be ok?  Think so?  These facts are no laughing matter that you can just ignore as trivial.  Get your head out of you’re a …s and set your iPhone aside for a few minutes:  Everything will NOT be ok.  Not one, not one socialistic country has EVER SURVIVED and yet that is where we are headed.  The American people are letting it happen right before their very eyes.“

”It is called history, but I guess you have to be able to read and think to proceed in that direction.  So these ‘children’ actually believe they are getting an education.  It isn’t education, it’s ‘brainwashing.’”

We have corrupt government, with a corrupt congress.  We have a corrupt election process.  The people will become slaves.  Hey children, still think everything will be ok?”

”It’s a good thing that most of the guns are held by conservatives.”

This guy said NO!.  Why aren’t other Americans saying NO!?

Did Americans say NO! when the Dems passed a $1.9 Trillion Covid stimulus bill that wasn’t Covid relief but instead was payoffs to Democrat donors and constituents?  They are now about to pass a $2.25 Trillion “infrastructure” bill that isn’t an infrastructure bill but just another dump into the laps of Democrat friends, associates and voters.  Will Americans say NO!?

Did Americans say no when Biden signed an executive order that opened up our southern border to tens of thousands of poor, indigent, uneducated, Covid-infected peasants that has turned into a major immigration crisis?  Will they say NO! when the Democrats grant amnesty to 22,000,000 illegal aliens?  (See: Illegal Aliens Have More Rights Than American Taxpayers”)

Where were Americans when the Progressives turned public schools from objective learning to centers of social, environmental and one-world indoctrination?  Subjectively vague social equity now takes priority over math, reading, writing, geography and history.  That’s nuts if not patently evil.

Why didn’t Americans say NO! when Biden signed an executive order that forced girls’ sports to compete with male participants just because some male thought he was a female?

Did Americans say NO! when Democrat-run state and city governments promised and paid huge unfunded pension benefits to government employees to buy votes, sending the states and cities headlong into bankruptcy?  Now they have to be bailed out by Republican-run, fiscally responsible red states.

Will Americans say NO! when the Democrats repeal the Electoral College and the Senate filibuster?

Will they say NO! when the Democrats are able to grant Washington, DC and Puerto Rico statehood, thereby locking up America into one-party rule in perpetuity?

Will they say no when Democrats are successful in packing the U.S. Supreme Court with their own liberal cronies?  If they are successful, the U.S. Constitution will be cut to shreds, all because the people refused to say NO!

Will Americans finally say NO! to the fraud that is Climate Change and the Green New Deal that is just more socialist hogwash, cooked up by Democrats to control the masses and transfer the wealth?  (See: “Climate”)

Saying NO! doesn’t necessarily mean violence.  Civil disobedience “is the active, professed refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws, demands, orders, or commands of a government.  By some definitions, civil disobedience has to be nonviolent to be called “civil”.  Hence, civil disobedience is sometimes equated with peaceful protests or nonviolent resistance.”

Henry David Thoreau went further on the subject of civil disobedience.  “Thoreau asserts that because governments are typically more harmful than helpful, they therefore cannot be justified.  Democracy is no cure for this, as majorities simply by virtue of being majorities do not also gain the virtues of wisdom and justice.  The judgment of an individual’s conscience is not necessarily inferior to the decisions of a political body or majority, and so it is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.  The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right….  Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.  Thoreau adds, ‘I cannot for an instant recognize as my government [that] which is the slave’s government also.’”

The government, according to Thoreau, “is not just a little corrupt or unjust in the course of doing its otherwise-important work, but in fact the government is primarily an agent of corruption and injustice.  Because of this, it is ‘not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize.’”

(Source:  Wikipedia)

Eventually, after years of ineffective peaceful protests or civil disobedience, Americans will have to say NO!  But history has shown us that the people will have waited so long that their NO! will have to come out of the barrel of a gun in open revolution.

There is nothing worse than an American, an American, mind you, who would shrink from his or her duty and obligation to preserve, protect and defend freedom and the Constitution of the United States.  There is nothing worse than an American who refuses to acknowledge the approaching danger and does nothing to protect his or her spouse and children from that danger.  Why do Americans look the other way when their own freedom hangs in the balance?

Easter is a time of tribute, reflection, awareness and resurrection.  In the spirit of Easter, we encourage all Americans to take up the fight to “resurrect” freedom and restore the greatest nation ever to be conceived in liberty since civilization began some 6,000 years ago by saying NO! to tyranny and corruption.  If we spent just half the time defending freedom as we do practicing our religion, America would still be a free country.

If you really want to say NO! to government tyranny and corruption, we’ve  designed a powerful tool for that purpose.  We call it “The Mandate” from “We The People.”  Take the time to review it and then follow the instructions.  It doesn’t require a signature.  We have created a PDF file and a WORD file of “The Mandate” for those who are interested.  Make it go viral so that it will have national impact.   At least do something that will show you intend to say NO! and mean it.

Read over 500 powerful conservative articles like this one HERE.

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Ron Ewart is a nationally-known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America.”  For 14 years Ron has been the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (www.narlo.org), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, acting as an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners.  Ron can be reached for comment at the following e-mail address: mailto:r.ewart@comcast.net?subject=comments


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  1. If I stand on railroad tracks with a train coming at me with a super loud horn blowing, without moving, I can have faith as deep as the deepest ocean that I’ll be ok, but guess what? I’m doomed.
    DEEP STATE/SHADOW GOVERNMENT…”LOL, HERE’S OUR PLAN; CREATE COVID, LOCK PEOPLE DOWN, MAIL IN BALLOTS, STEAL ELECTION, CONTROL ALL NEWS STATIONS, YOUTUBE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GIVE PEOPLE STIMULUS CHECKS TO HELP SHUT THEIR GLUTEUS MAXIMUS UP, OPEN UP BORDER, DELAY/SHUT DOWN ELECTION FRAUD AUDITS, ORDER ALL POLICE CHIEFS TO ALLOW STREET COPS TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE (TAKE ADVANTAGE OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, WITH NO PROBLEM OF CITIES/COUNTIES GETTING SUED FOR MULTI-THOUSAND DOLLAR LAW SUITS-DEEP STATE WILL REIMBURSE YOU), PAY OFF/AND OR THREATEN ALL POLITICIANS AND ANYBODY ELSE THAT BECOMES A PROBLEM, CREATE VACCINE PASTPORTS, MAINTAIN ESCAPE/FLEEING OF COUNTRY CAPABILITIES, GO AFTER GUNS…LOL…HA HA HA HA!”
    Hi, it’s me again, I’m still on those railroad tracks doing my best to have faith, even as “faith of a mustard seed,” but guess what? Our country is doomed…unless DIVINE INTERVENTION occurs…I do have faith in our God, the great “I AM!” Woe to the satanic creatures doing this to us. Listen…everybody hear that? I hear “gnashing of teeth!” SICK!

    1. At least The Little People are trying to do something, and the first thing that The Little People did was to buy weapons and plenty of bullets, not to hunt with, but to protect their loved ones, neighbors, community and country. They know which neighbors they can count on, and none of them voted Biden-Harris.
      Many Veterans are on our side because they took the Oath and believe in what the Constitution stands for: FREEDOM. And then there are millions of others who never took the Oath but feel just as strongly.
      I will stand proudly alongside of Ron Ewart if, and when, the proverbial hits the fan,where will you be,TRUMP STILL 44…NOT 45?
      The Mayor of The Little People

      1. @Mayor of The Little People,
        Where will I be? I’ll tell you where I won’t be…I won’t be locked in my house watching The View, afterwards playing on a gaming system, in a gaming chair, eating Flaming Hot Cheetos, drinking a Cotton Candy flavored Monster, with only a Wrist-Rocket sling-shot and a Red Ryder BB gun & 100 ct pack of BB’s.
        As a 59 year old “Heinz 57” White Redneck (from the sun) in great shape, non-smoker, Army 82nd Airborne (Communications 31M P…which my MOS doesn’t exit any more, ’81 -’84, & “P” stands for Paratrooper), honorably discharged Veteran, MEGA-MAGA Supporter, Lindell loving, LTC- Licensed To Carry,
        native Texan, with emergency kit, keeping my powder dry, I firmly stand with our President TRUMP, The Post & Email, Ron Ewart, you Mayor, all of my America loving neighbors, The Constitution, the Bible, and of course my family & friends & my part-Fighting Irish blood platelets.
        My reply above only reflects that I’m trying hard to keep faith, but also see what’s coming. And believe that it will take God’s divine intervention, whether that manifests as him putting fire under the Military’s a**, a new generation of ” Sons of Liberty”, a modern-day “Rosa Parks”, or Trump and his supporters ready to go down to the creek, grab the perfect stone, and lodge that s.o.b. straight at the forehead of the satanic, communist, fork-tongued, sewer-breath deep state/shadow government.

        1. In my attempts to foresee the future, as I gaze into my crystal ball, I see the ‘Republic of American States’ being overrun by Federalists who hide behind the moniker of “Good For All”.
          The truth of the matter is that the Deep State is not good for all but favor a select few, so few, in fact, that the privileged ones, those that aren’t subject to the same rules, regulations and laws that the other 99.9999999% are, declared an open season on the new ‘Enemy of the State’, which are those who believe in the rule of law as set forth by the Constitution.
          Open borders will result in a crime rate that is going through the roof. The solution by the Deep Sate will be gun confiscation and once we are unarmed, we’re done.
          More mindless slaughter by Muslims; the Star of David spray painted on synagogues and shop windows, are but Chapter II (Chapter I was Fort Hood, Boston Marathon Bombing, Beltway Sniper, and so on); Chapter III will be attacks on Christians, starting with Christian bookstores and those wearing the cross, culminating in the cancellation of Christmas. That’s right, in the year 2021 there will be no Santa Clause and ‘Good Will’ in our land, nothing but the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR laminating how the GOLDEN RULE offends them.
          I say send them all back, and take Biden-Harris with them.
          Madam Shylock