I have argued for a very long time that when anyone takes active steps to undermine the intent of the Founders as embodied in our Founding Documents, that person crosses a line into Treason.
If you want to change America into a Socialist country, you may not do it even at the ballot box.
The fundamentals embodied in the DoI, the BoR and the Constitution articulate an unalterable set of standards by which every single American is entitled to live by Right of being an American. You may not vote away 2A, 1A, 4A, or any other Right of any American. New York may not ban firearms any more than California may ban Free Speech or Texas may impose a State Religion.
If you attempt to do so, you are attacking the very foundation of the republic. You are acting to overthrow the republic. You are behaving treasonously. You open yourself to Article III Section III, and more importantly, you open yourself to sanction by every patriotic American, for it is We the People who are, in fact, the Government. It is We the People who hold the ultimate Right to violence & defense. It is We the People who are merely defending ourselves and our republic by stomping the snot out of any Enemy of Liberty in our midst.
I explore this in Our Fathers Weep: It’s the Constitution, Stupid!
In III to Liberty I re-iterated the premise alongside several of our community’s best bloggers, writers & thinkers.
The man who seeks to undermine and overthrow the republic by perverting the clear meaning and intent embodied in our Founding Documents, or by voting unconstitutional laws into effect, is as guilty of attacking the republic as is any foreign power or SEIU idiot who attacks and seeks the same result through force of arms.
Anwar al Awlaki: Why is it wrong to kill this man, as is being bellowed by so many in our community? If he is acting to kill you or your family and striving for the demise of the republic – and he confesses it publicly, on video – and he has the means to do so, why on Earth would any American hesitate to pull the trigger?
Do you not claim the same Right to pull the trigger on anyone actively seeking to, or responsible for, trying to enslave or kill your family? Would you not claim the Right to pull the trigger on a bad guy in your home who is pointing a weapon at your wife? Is your wife any less dead if shot by the home invader than by Nidal Hasan on a military base? Is not Hasan’s handler just as guilty as Hasan?
Is not stealing the bread from the mouths of your children by tax, regulation, rule or law just as immoral as doing so by gunpoint?
There is no difference between Al Awlaki and every person in America who votes for the same end as he strived to attain: The death of the republic.
If we may not kill a man who is attempting to kill us, we have surrendered our Right to defend Life.
If we may not kill a man who is trying to overthrow our republic and enslave our children, whether by arms or the ballot box, we have surrendered our Right to Liberty.
I surrender nothing.