Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Not the most terrible of things

Written By: Bob - Apr• 06•13
Sharpshooter, oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1863.

Sharpshooter, oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1863.

I left this sentiment in the comments of the latest Washington Post propaganda piece against liberty for gun control.

The United States is not a democracy, and it never has been. We are a Republic, and we have Constitutional rights that were written to support the inalienable rights granted us by our Creator.

The oldest of humans rights is the right of self defense, and only slightly younger are the rights of self determination and the right of rebellion that Englightenment thinkers traced back to the earliest religious texts.

The Second Amendment was written to ensure that Americans could never be enslaved by their governments the way that other governments enslaved their people. It was their express desire that every law-abiding American citizen be armed “with the sword and every terrible weapon of war,” including the most advanced military rifles, pistols, bayonets, grenades and cannon of their day (and yes, they even knew of early machine guns like the Puckle gun and rapid-fire assualt rifles like the Ferguson that fired 10-times faster than the common musket).

They knew–as our current generation of legislators on both sides of the aisle are proving–that the government cannot be trusted with liberty. They always weaken it and pervert it, attempting to subvert it for their benefit. Governments that last long enough invarably stop serving the people, and attempt to force the people to serve the government. We are living in a time where the government is attempting that usurpation, and it will be our distinct privildge and honor to go to war against that tyranny and restore the liberties won for us by our forefathers, restoring this nation to First Principles without the curse of sexism and racism that haunted previous generations.

Civil war is a horrible thing, but not the most horrible of things. This time, perhaps, we will get it right.

I will not fire until fired upon, but if the enemies of Liberty mean to have battle, let it be on my watch, and let it begin here.

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62 Comments

  1. Steve D. says:

    This is what was meant by the phrase our “lives, our fortunes [such as they are], and our sacred honor.” I congratulate you, sir, and I agree with you completely.

  2. Right_2_Bear says:

    Very nice post – thanks. I think there are many that are ready to bear arms against tyranny in this country. Who can be sure what the trigger will be. I do think that another Ruby Ridge or Waco type incident – where dozens of men, women and children are shot or burned alive over a $200 gun tax violation will not be tolerated.

  3. bubba says:

    Excellent.

  4. Bill says:

    Eloquent.

  5. StrangernFiction says:

    Bravo!

  6. Klingwork says:

    Extraordinary my friend…

    Very well done.

  7. Raven says:

    Outstanding.

    Let us know if this comment is removed by the Post.

    When it comes to demanding the death of American traditions, or anything that is decent and good, the incredible Post is arguably this country’s most egregious media voice.

    There is cure for vile that comes in many forms.

    3000 -9519.6 -303.0 950.7 30.3 678.0 0.606 224.5 8.395 1477.5 7.0

    Keep up the fire.

  8. david says:

    Bob I applaud you once again. You write like I think. It’s very refreshing to read your blog every day.

  9. Kevin J Kehoe says:

    Unalienable.
    I will shoot First I have told All the Local Suffolk PD and the Sheriffs, But I do not Fear THEM.

    I have Even Told Emergency Services here In Suffolk NY.

    Leave us alone and Remove all restraints on our Unalienable Rights otherwise War will come.

    I doubt they will undo anything so War is coming or my Death.

    The Lord said Speak the Truth, so there you have mine.

  10. John Cunningham says:

    Well put indeed, Bob! It would be a great honor to stand by you in the battle line. you have some friends in Ohio.

  11. citizen says:

    In Maryland, as in other states, the right to bear arms has been infringed. The National Socialists wish to follow suit. The founders were clear about what America was to be and what to do when it wasn’t.

  12. Jason says:

    I will surely have your back!

  13. david7134 says:

    Note that the picture is of a Yankee soldier, they were fighting to keep the South in the union and to prevent them from having freedom.

    Also, note that the big O is coming for our IRA’s. We knew this was coming. They are determining how much you need for a comfortable retirement and taking the rest. With all the work I put into putting money back and all the times I did not travel or take time off as I anticipated that I would do that in retirement, I say that we should start the war now. Just the suggestion that the government can determine what you need is over the line.

  14. Rich says:

    Hear, hear. Pennsylvania weighing in here; we live about 1/2 mile from the original Henry Gun works at Boulton so we know all about arming against tyrants. ;) Here’s hoping that we don’t need to do it again but didn’t someone say that the tree of liberty needs some refreshing every now and then?

  15. Treker says:

    Very well said and timely . We do have time to prepare . Ben Bernake will leave office in January 2014 and the FDIC limit will drop to 100k. Also Angela Merkel will have been re-elected by then . You have 300 days to prepare.

  16. Mt Top Patriot says:

    Bravo!
    Bravo!
    Bravo!

    Well said.
    Thanks for that Mr. Owens.

    Lets WIN!!!

  17. Fu#kObama says:

    Is it possible to include a link to the Washington post?

    Bravo…. well said and I and my family whole heartily agree..

  18. KP89DC says:

    You are an inspiration, thank you Sir! I will proudly stand with you and fellow patriots when the need arises.

    Molon Labe

  19. SonofLiberty says:

    Makes me chuckle thinking of how many progressives wet their pants reading your declaration.
    Thanks for what you write and how you write it.
    and may God continue to light your path.

  20. Michael says:

    “Makes me chuckle thinking of how many progressives wet their pants reading your declaration.”

    I think that most progressives are laughing at the man-boys who are still playing army.

    Bob Owens foments treason. Traitors deserve the noose.

    • Jay352 says:

      Boys play war to prepare for the real thing. We’re all just young at heart.

      • Comrade X says:

        I picture Michael riding (one day soon I hope) an unsaddle horse with his face to that horse’s tail and his coat turned inside out.

        Death before slavery!

    • Orion says:

      Sounds like something one of the Royalists would have written long about 1775…

      Might want to check to see how many of the commenters are veterans.

      Orion

      • Michael says:

        “Might want to check to see how many of the commenters are veterans.”

        Worse and worse! Trying to recapture the “glory days” of the past.

    • Chuck says:

      Speaking of internet tough guys, Michael, will you be slipping the noose over our heads? Or are you, like most progressive regime loyalists, assuming that somebody else will do your dirty work for you?

    • Pablo says:

      One cannot commit treason through fidelity to the Constitution. But if you think you can use that noose, come and get some.

  21. firefirefire says:

    Mike,”Treason” is what the boy-king Obama is doing.

  22. WisperNothing says:

    Come on Michael get your unwashed progressive friends together and let’s do this. Street by street. Have your progressive friends ever held a real gun?

    • Michael says:

      Ah! Another Internet Tough Guy!

      • Steve D. says:

        The more we discuss this, and the more openly we discuss it, the less likely it will be that the government will ever try to close the deal. If they believed the people would simply roll over without any resistance, I promise you that freedom in America would die before next weekend. If, on the other hand, they believe that a significant portion of the population is willing to actually, no shit, take up arms to defend the legacy passed down to us by the bravest Americans who ever lived, they will be much more reluctant to cross the line that they had better not ever cross.

        You’re free to believe that’s just a lot of talk. The government isn’t: they’re in the business of assessing contingencies. So we’re not trying to convince you: what you believe is of little consequence.

        But I didn’t prepare for nothing. As long as there’s peace, I’ll be an internet tough guy. When it all breaks down, your best hope is people like the commenters on this blog. It’s lucky for you that they’re inclined to forgive; you won’t get the same kind of consideration from creatures like Obama or Napolitano.

  23. Dirty Old Man says:

    Beautiful piece, brother. All of this will not end well.

  24. benning says:

    You do realize that you are now on some Gubmint’s ‘naughty’ list, right? ;)

    Bravo! :D

    • Patrick Chester says:

      I’m sure “Michael” will gather the list of those folks deserving “the noose” and I’m sure he’ll check it twice, for all the “traitors” in his midst.

      Then blather about how it’s the others who are being “man-boys” and “Internet Tough Guys” and yet I doubt he’ll be in the front ranks of those sent to perform the capture and assignment of nooses…

      • Michael says:

        “yet I doubt he’ll be in the front ranks of those sent to perform the capture and assignment of nooses…”

        I never said I would be; that would be the blather of another man-boy with an fake-army-man boner.

  25. AT says:

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

    • Ranch Hand says:

      By God, if that ain’t a picture-book description of what’s going in Washington, and especially that damned lyin’ ass Obama, I ain’t standing here! “He rots the soul of a nation” Yes, yes he does and he is doing it quickly. I’m thinking that if our country isn’t saved soon, there may soon me nothing left to save.

  26. Comrade X says:

    Bob is not standing alone:

    “Why nearly all state gun control laws being passed today will soon be null and void…

    http://www.naturalnews.com/039795_gun_control_Supreme_Court_Constitution.html

    Death before slavery!

  27. Michael says:

    You guys are fond of comparing your situation to that of the colonists on 19 April 1775. Let’s examine the ways in which you’re wrong.

    1. Nobody has actually come to take your gun. Nobody with any power has said that he is going to come take your gun.

    2. The man you call a tyrant and a traitor is in office now because he won two elections that you presumably participated in. He’s also disallowed by law to be president after this term has ended. You are going to have another chance to get someone in office with whom you agree on crucial issues. The colonists never had that opportunity.

    3. The executive branch is only one of three branches of the U.S. government. You get to vote for representatives who can, collectively, foil the president if they so choose. The colonists never had that opportunity.

    4. If both the executive and legislative branches combine to enact an unconstitutional law, there exists an entire branch of government with the power to strike it down, and you have the ability to bring suit to stop the law that you dislike. The colonists never had that opportunity.

    Your situation is in no way like that of the colonists, and you look like fools when you pretend that it is. You also look like fools when you threaten to rebel because you lost an election and you don’t have the patience to wait until the next one. Or to let the system operate the way the system was designed to operate.

    • david7134 says:

      michael,
      If you haven’t noticed, the election process in the US is broken. We have now reached that situation were there are more takers than givers so that all the Dems have to do is promise freebies and the voters fall in line. We have been trying to stop this for about 50 years and it has not worked. The communist are embedded in the system and the elected representatives are only the tip of the iceberg. The Dems are intentionally reduceing our wealth and freedom, it is time to roll.

    • AFIraqVet says:

      And in case you haven’t noticed, the gun rights community is using every single one of those peaceful, due process options in the attempt to avoid the terrible (but quite real) possibilities to which Bob correctly refers.

    • AFIraqVet says:

      Anyone who lives in California can throw the BS Flag on your first pronouncement, bud.

      http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22544460/californias-state-senate-democrats-roll-out-big-gun

      “The 10-bill package constitutes the single largest gun control push in decades in the Golden State, which already boasts some of the nation’s strictest gun laws. It joins equally controversial proposals from Assembly Democrats that would regulate and tax ammunition sales and consider taking the state’s 166,000 registered assault weapons from their owners.” Read that last section and then rethink your sanctimonious proclamations.

    • AFIraqVet says:

      “Then vote somebody in who feels the same way you do, Einstein.”

      This country doesn’t do tyranny of the majority, and it’s exactly what the Constitution was conceived to prevent. You apparently understand founding principles as well as you check facts before you run off at the mouth.

      • Michael says:

        So you’re upset at laws that are being proposed, but you don’t believe in using the system to change that fact? Voting those responsible out of office is a less satisfactory solution than armed rebellion?

      • Steve D. says:

        “So you’re upset at laws that are being proposed, but you don’t believe in using the system to change that fact?.”

        “Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

        Just sayin’.

      • Michael says:

        How despotic can it be if you can vote the bastards out? Again: this is just little boys getting boners from the idea of playing army.

        Just sayin’.

      • Steve D. says:

        What if you can’t vote them out?

        I hope you’re not suggesting that I, living in North Carolina, can vote against Harry Reid or Charles Schumer. More to the point: what if 51% of the American population believed in outlawing guns, and legally elected representatives who proceeded to do exactly that? Do we support democracy, or rights?

        Right now, we have a Marxist president; the Marxist party holds one chamber of the U.S. Congress; and the other chamber is held by cowards and fools (that is, Republicans). About the only thing holding this country together right now is the stated determination of traditional patriots to resist any attempt by the feds to strip them of their rights, along with the fact that the feds know this. If we all behaved like you do, we’d be wearing chains by Christmas.

      • Michael says:

        “About the only thing holding this country together right now is the stated determination of traditional patriots to resist any attempt by the feds to strip them of their rights, along with the fact that the feds know this.”

        Holy Toledo! Delusions of grandeur!

      • Steve D. says:

        American Tories in 1774 believed their opponents were treasonous hotheads with delusions of grandeur. Who, after all, could stand up to the might of the greatest empire the world had ever known?

        Yet they were wrong; and war happened precisely because they didn’t have the sense to understand their opponents were perfectly serious. All your talk about voting isn’t going to do squat to convince a Marxist from a safe state or safe district–or a Marxist president who sees this as his last good chance to bring ruin to the country.

        But our “delusions of grandeur” just might be that little extra speed bump that keeps the peace. You’re welcome, although you’d never acknowledge it.

        BTW: there are also delusions of insignificance. We speak out in an attempt to disabuse our opponents of those delusions. It’s a mistake to underestimate us.

      • AFIraqVet says:

        “So you’re upset at laws that are being proposed, but you don’t believe in using the system to change that fact? Voting those responsible out of office is a less satisfactory solution than armed rebellion?”

        First off, as you continually fail to note or comprehend, the gun rights community is doing exactly as you suggest. We are exausting every aspect of due process and the political system to peacefully block the usurpation of inalienable rights.

        Second, you still don’t seem to know that a Constitutional Republic is not the mob rule of pure democracy. It’s supposed to be a country of laws and rights, not men. Temporary elected politicians have neither the right nor the mandate to take away that which was endowed by a creator (or a natural right if you don’t believe in one). As much as you hate it, there are things that you and your ilk cannot take away even if you rally a mob to do your bidding.

    • Real Deal says:

      You do realize that fraud was involved in both elections on the part of the Democrats? When elections are rigged or stolen through voter fraud where is the representation? The only reason it was not investigated was the fact that Obama won and took over the Justice Dept and the MSM is in the tank for him and doesn’t report on it.

      Black Panthers engaged in voter intimidation and were not prosecuted is merely one example.

  28. Orion says:

    Watch your back, sir.

    The left loves SWATing folks they disagree with. And people who embarrass this President seem to end up dead or in jail.

    Orion

  29. PapaSmurf says:

    Sexism, really? I dunno. Seems to me the country had fewer parasites on the public dole when the franchise was limited to property owners who were the source of the tax revenue (outside of tariffs, don’tcha know). Just sayin’.

  30. Green Eagle says:

    “The Second Amendment was written to ensure that Americans could never be enslaved by their governments the way that other governments enslaved their people. It was their express desire that every law-abiding American citizen be armed “with the sword and every terrible weapon of war…”

    Both of those statements are lies, as you know perfectly well. You can only “win” your arguments by lying, this time about the founding fathers and their intent in writing the second amendment.

    I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are aware of this, but if any of the suckers that have fallen for your deception doubt my account, I recommend they read Federalist Paper #29, which reveals your dishonesty.

    • Thomas says:

      Haha you are fool and the problem.

    • Real Deal says:

      You mean the part that says “Where in the name of common-sense, are our fears to end if we may not trust our sons, our brothers, our neighbors, our fellow-citizens?”

      There is nothing in Federalist Paper 29 that supports your argument. In fact, the statement that the militia will be required to repel invasion reinforces the argument for citizens to have access to military grade small arms.

      Try again.

  31. Mk50 of Brisbane says:

    I tried to find this on the WP website but was not able to (over 5000 comments!).

    If I may ask, what was the reaction to it?

  32. Thomas says:

    I got your six.

  33. Comrade X says:

    Is Tyranny any different if it is being practiced by one or the majority?

    Our Bill of Rights was about our God given rights that no man or group of men can take away from us, not only do they spell out those right but it also gives us an amendment that gives us the power to protect those rights; ourselves.

    If a tyrant or tyrants infringes on those rights then it is our duty if we are going to keep those rights to fight, to fight at the ballot box, in the courts, in the public square (like on this blog) and last but not least on the battlefield.

    The tree of liberty in this country has been dying for a while now and if we do not fertilize it soon it may leave the face of this earth for our generation and maybe forever.

    Death before slavery!

  34. Real Deal says:

    Rising of the Moon – the Dubliners

    And come tell me Sean O’Farrell, tell me why you hurry so
    Hush a bhuachaill, hush and listen and his cheeks were all aglow
    I bear orders from the captain, get you ready quick and soon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon
    At the rising of the moon, at the rising of the moon
    For the pikes must be together at the rising of the moon

    And come tell me Sean O’Farrell, where the gathering is to be
    At the old spot by the river quite well known to you and me
    One more word for signal token, whistle out the marching tune
    With your pike upon your shoulder at the rising of the moon
    At the rising of the moon, at the rising of the moon
    With your pike upon your shoulder at the rising of the moon

    Out from many a mud walled cabin eyes were watching through the night
    Many a manly heart was beating for the blessed morning’s light
    Murmurs ran along the valley to the banshee’s lonely croon
    And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon
    By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
    And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

    All along that singing river, that black mass of men was seen
    High above their shining weapons flew their own beloved green
    Death to every foe and traitor, whistle out the marching tune
    And hoorah me boys for freedom ’tis the rising of the moon
    ‘Tis the rising of the moon, ’tis the rising of the moon
    And hoorah me boys for freedom ’tis the rising of the moon

  35. We want to use your last two closing paragraphs on our sign off…

    “Civil war is a horrible thing, but not the most horrible of things. This time, perhaps, we will get it right. I will not fire until fired upon, but if the enemies of Liberty mean to have battle, let it be on my watch, and let it begin here.”
    Bob Owens