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  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

  2. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    King George's Attempt at Gun Control and That Day at Concord Bridge

    Constitution Opinion (Published)
    Source: The Reagan Information Interchange
    Published: 4/18/00 Author: Chuck Baldwin
    Posted on 04/18/2000 01:29:00 PDT by kattracks
    King George's Attempt at Gun Control and That Day at Concord Bridge

    A Tribute to Lexington and Concord
    April 18, 2000

    By: Chuck Baldwin

    Tomorrow is Patriot's Day here in the United States. It is the day when the shot was fired that was heard round the world. It was the day those colonists drew their line in the sand at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge and America's War for Independence began. It's not likely very many will notice, however.

    Public schools haven't taught American history for some time now. The media will focus on Waco (sparingly) and the Oklahoma City bombing. (Before these disastrous events, April 19 came and went without even so much as a mention from the propaganda press.)

    What most Americans have forgotten (or never learned) is that it was the attempt by the Crown to confiscate their arms that caused those Minutemen to shoulder muskets. Until then, the conflict had been largely peaceful and nonviolent. Independence was debated, even argued, but until King George sent troops to confiscate the Americans' firearms, it was an urbane disagreement. Attempted gun confiscation turned a political debate into a bloody Revolutionary War.

    It's funny how history tends to recycle itself. Listening to America's political leaders today (Democrats and Republicans), you would think you were living in 1775. In fact, the government of today has invented tyrannically invasive schemes that make old King George look rather tame by comparison.

    I submit that whatever red-blooded American patriots are left today would have no choice but to respond in a similar way when the modern day Machiavellian attempts a repeat at crossing the Concord Bridge. In the mean time, here is Emerson's tribute to those brave colonists who fought and died to procure a land of liberty for their posterity. Believe it or not, there was a time when this poem was actually found in the history books of America's schools. (It was in another dispensation.)

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The foe long since in silence slept;
    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
    And Time the ruined bridge has swept
    Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

    On this green bank, by this soft stream,
    We set today a votive stone;
    That memory may their deed redeem,
    When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

    Spirit, that made those heroes dare
    To die, and leave their children free,
    Bid Time and Nature gently spare
    The shaft we raise to them and thee.
  3. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack Knifemaker Founding Member

    Hey!!! Don't get mad at our heroes...the police/NG!

    Afterall...They are just doing their job!...They are just following orders...Somebody else tells them to do these things, so they can't be held responsible.

    Hmmmmm...Sure does make you wonder though...

    Can the engineer who drove the train into Auschwitz with its human cargo be held responsible for the murder of those people that he transported?

    I mean...Afterall, it wasn't his idea to strip those people of their rights, herd them into concentration camps and then eventually murder them in gas chambers...He was just doing his job! Somebody else made the decision! He was just following his orders! Come on people be sensible! You can't possibly hold this person responsible can you!?

    I'm sure that the train engineer went home every night to a loving wife and children...That he had bills to pay...Probably went to church every Sunday too. He most likely was a good husband and a loving father...he can't be held responsible.

    can he?

    If I remember correctly, the most common defense argument at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal was: "I was just following orders."

    These people should have their necks stretched.
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Not to mention the fact that they take an oath to defend the constitution from enimies both firien and domestic, so as far as Im concerned any who took part in it or even stood by and watched it should at the very least be given a dishonorable discharge since they failed to fulfill thier oath.
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