The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
King James Version (KJV)
The ultimate force is love. Everything we do has to be motivated by love. That is why we constructed this site. To express love for our community, our servicemen and law enforcement; to encourage sensible solutions to the threats that seem to be gathering.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2
We can blow the trumpet until we are blue in the face but if it is not motivated by love, we have accomplished nothing.
So why does our site advocate self-defense?
10 USC 311. Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are commissioned officers of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are–
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia,which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or …
The above referenced federal law recognizes an organized and an unorganized militia. The United States Constitution and the Washington State Constitution clearly recognize an individual right to keep and bear arms. It also states that there is no right to maintain a militia. The prohibition against militias is in reference to a standing (or organized militia) as opposed to the “unorganized” or militia at large (as it used to be known).
The media often equates the concept of a militia with vigilante actions. Militias have been associated with racism and unlawful activities in times past. The concept of the militia-at-large is a legal concept that has its roots in the interest of the people in assisting our government in times of need. There is no place in society for people to take matters into their own hands when it comes to meting out justice. The only situation in which a citizen would be justified in using deadly force is in defense of self or others. All the Founding Fathers and every generation of Americans recognized this concept up through the present time.
Ironically, many generations of large scale military bureaucracies and the collectivist mentality fostered by big government programs have resulted in the idea that the people should surrender all control over the means of self-defense, including personal protection.
The Book of Jude makes reference to “…men that speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals- these are the very things that destroy them.”
With all the freedom in the U.S. to question our leaders and aggressively express dissent, we should not forget to respect our government. People that rail against government seem to be the kind of people that are referenced in the Biblical passage quoted above. On the other hand, it takes a very shallow-minded individual to think that the world will be safer if we all just trust our government to keep us safe. While the sheep dogs are burying a bone or two, the wolves may be scarfing up the sheep!
Dictators and arrogant bureaucrats are usually intent on depriving citizens of the means for meaningful alternatives to governmental monopolization of force:.
When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Proverbs 11:10 (KJV)
We want to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give the reason for the hope that we have. But to do so with gentleness and respect….
We are blessed to live in a free nation that has the strongest military in the world. We should not take either of these premises for granted because the very attributes that make a free nation free and successful can undermine that nation. History is replete with many successful civilizations that faltered and lie buried in the dust. You and I are the militia just by virtue of being prepared, vigilant and jealously guarding our liberties. We welcome President-elect Obama and look forward to a new time in U.S. government, a prosperous time in which our liberties will thrive.
Freedom: A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
See also Surveillance Detection.