While driving down a country road recently, I noticed a bumper sticker on a pick-up truck ahead of me. It read;
Not Democrat. Not Republican.
I am an American.
I want my country back!
Echoing the voices of many Americans today, that sentiment has been growing exponentially in recent years, and under the current regime, has begun to fester like a bitter juice within the body politic. Historically, Americans are a fiercely independent lot. We don’t like to be told what to do. Yet, government at all levels has continued to over-reach its lawful authority by pushing an agenda of control and subjugation. At the Federal, State and Local levels of government there is a growing army of bureaucrats mandating compliance to their demands. In a country that once boasted of greater freedom than any nation on earth, many citizens are awakening to the reality that we must ask permission from our would-be overlords to engage in the simplest of activities.
This government has created agencies with more acronyms than most people can remember. They have been labeled by indignant citizen as the “alphabet soup gangs”. In addition to the long standing ineptitude of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation or referred to in a derogatory manner as the Feral Bureau of Incompetence), to the corruption within the ATF (recently renamed as the BATFE = Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, aka- “F-Troop” because of there incomepetent bungling and failed operations like Fast & Furious), to the illegal snooping of the NSA (National Security Agency – the gang that is currently spying on every American and many people around the world, as revealed by Edward Snowden). The list goes on and on and Americans are getting fed up with it.
In another post from April 19th, 2013, the 20th anniversary of the murder of the Branch Davidians at Waco Texas. And this one relating to the murder of half the Weaver family in Idaho. Both of those incidents are old news, but it is clear that law enforcers have only become more aggressive and more entrenched in their attitude of shoot first ask question later. Daily, across the land, police use SWAT teams to violently invade citizen’s homes, kill their dogs and threaten the occupants with lethal force for such crimes as, unpaid student loans, to suspicion of growing weed. In many of these cases the use of such overwhelming force is completed uncalled for and disproportionate to the alleged offense. Quite often, these “brave men of law enforcement” have managed to raid the wrong address and sometimes with tragic consequences for the homeowner.
Today, across America, agents of the state are aggressively acting upon some new bureaucratic mandate or enforcing some recently approved code and an American business or family is forced to defend against the actions of the state. One example that has been stewing for several weeks is the story of the Cliven Bundy cattle ranch in Nevada. This situation has been quelled for the moment, but it has the potential to become volatile. In the Eastern part of the country we are witnessing widespread defiance to recent infringements on property rights, specifically, guns and ammunition magazines of certain arbitrary size or capacity. New Yorkers and citizens of Connecticut are resisting government over-reach. Consequences for this bold action will be forthcoming. It is up to agents of the state, just how they want to play their hand.