Speak Free or Die

2015-05-07T205221Z_1_LYNXMPEB4611E_RTROPTP_3_USA-SHOOTING-TEXASMostly, as you all know, I do reasoned argument here. It’s what I’m best at, and above all, I believe in a rational society, where we take our differences and reason out to a rational conclusion, somewhere in the middle. But there is a point where that stops.

That stops where one side or the other attempts to control what I say and therefore what I think. If you look at the aftermath at Garland, TX the other day, we have reached that point. And when we reach that point, rational discussion becomes less useful, although we still need to define what we believe.

Then it becomes time for the warriors, the Pam Geller’s, and above all time for the men like Kurt Schlichter, who combine the warrior with the pen. Mr. Schlichter had a few things to say the other day writing on Town Hall. I shouldn’t have to say that I agree with him, but I will, and I do.

I damn sure didn’t go to war for this country twice to come home and be told by a bunch of homely chicks with daddy issues, effete literary fops scandalized by the notion of resistance to Third World pathologies, and nimrod sons of politicians playing at journalism what I can and can’t say. And I don’t think most Americans are ready to have everything they speak, write, or think perused for possible hate criminality by these same goose-stepping creeps. […]

After Garland, they went too far. They showed their hand and their goal, a world where they decide who gets to say what. Imagine the same hysterical social justice drama queens who shriek about microaggressions getting to decide what you can and can’t say. Just understand, you fascist bastards, that if you want to be Nazis, you’ll need to do what the Nazis did and find some armed thugs – yeah, I’m using the word “thugs” whether you like it or not – to come stop us. Tell them to wear Kevlar.

Garland and the sorry aftermath of terrorist apologetics that followed were a warning to every freedom-loving American, as well as an illustration of what one freedom-loving American with training and a Glock can do against the forces of totalitarianism. These jihadi savages tried to silence and intimidate all free Americans. They failed.

Progressives mutter without conviction about how they can’t support violence, but … but … but, in fact, they do support violence. It’s not just their chilling with bomb-planting guys around the neighborhood and free passes for the looters in Ferguson and Baltimore. They support whatever it takes to silence us. […]

Those miserable losers in Garland weren’t just a couple of carcasses. Shot down in the street by a free American who was not intimidated, who was not afraid, who absolutely, positively was not going to back down even when outnumbered and outgunned, their dead bodies are a symbol. They are a symbol of our resolve, proof that we will not surrender, we will not submit, and we will not allow our God-given rights to be stolen from us by anyone, not Seventh Century savages, not Gucci-wearing liberal narcissists, and not twisted social justice warriorettes taking out on the rest of humanity their lingering disappointment that no boy wanted to be seen with them at the prom.

There is more for you at Speak Free or Die, and I recommend you read it all. But understand this, and understand it well: Schlichter does speak for me, and for many like me. Our politicians used to know this before they became devotees of power and governance. Remember how John Kennedy put it?

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe–the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge–and more.

I assure you that for me, and for Kurt Schlichter, and for millions more like us, nothing has changed.

The boots I wear these days say Red Wing instead of one of the sexy names like Lucchese, but they’ll serve quite well, as they have for generations, to live in and if necessary to die in as well.

As the old Texians were wont to say:

Gonzales Flag

If you dare!




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