On Liberty and her teeth:
It is my opinion that everyone who calls himself “citizen” be ready to defend his Republic. Now, it is fair to say that the American Republic is long dead and gone as a state, but as an idea, it lives in my heart, and suspect in yours as well. Although we may not have a moral obligation to the state which wears our Constitution like a bauble, walks on the Bill of Rights like rug, and thumps its chest with patriotism, I have an obligation to that idea of Liberty.
Is for this reason I write you today. I think, if you have not already, you should begin a study in the methods and tools of war. For if you would be free, it is guaranteed you will be required to fight for that freedom. The kinds of men who sit in the halls of government all over this world cannot allow a truly free man to live his life as he will.
It is true, you could flee these shores, and maybe find some island paradise, where your days would be spent fishing, sunbathing, and playing with your children. You might pass from this earth peacefully in bed, surrounded by your loved ones, with a smile on your lips. I cannot speak for the feelings of you heart at this moment, but I have my suspicions.
It might not come in your day, or your sons’ and daughters’ day. But surely, your grandchildren or great-grandchildren will see the day when a would-be tyrant comes to those fine beaches, and demands your progeny bow and scrape before him.
To my mind, it is better that I have this fight, now, and in this time to secure for my children and their prosperity the blessings of liberty. For this reason I suggest you take up a serious study, of serious business.
There are programs and workshops which exist to teach basic rifle marksmanship and awaken the sleeping American. You know them. Get thee to one! And continue until you have the basic skills you need to really begin your study. The small token you might earn is not an end, but only the earliest of beginnings.
Start your physical training this day. I can speak from personal experience, this is an area which is a weak point for me. I have started to remedy it. I cannot claim to be an underwear model, I am not. But I have lost 20 pounds in the last four weeks. It’s a start. You must also start. CA at WRSA and Arctic Patriot beat this drum often, and for good reason.
It does not take a fancy and expensive gym membership. Go to www.beastskills.com , and see what can be done with the just the body. It should amaze you. You don’t need to do an iron cross, but if you cannot hold your rifle out at arm’s length for 30 seconds, there are some problems.
Begin to read.
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
– John Adams
You must decide what is needed for your life, for your family, for your community. But for gods’ sakes, decide it quickly.
Long live the Republic,
– Cato, the American