246 years ago, this month, some guys with a British accent figured they’d bully some Americans around. But things didn’t go quite according to their plan. Because a knight in shining armor foiled their plans. And, of course, I’m being a bit facetious, because there weren’t any actual Americans at that time. Because there wasn’t an actual America at that time. But those British bullies (little did they know) were about to launch (or at least help) a whole new country.
Oh yeah…there was no such thing as a knight in shining armor back then either.
But there WAS this guy who worked with shiny metal. And he DID help foil the British plans. Maybe you’ve heard this famous quote, “One if by land and two if by sea.”
That was part of the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And it was part of a secret message the local patriots used to alert each other which way the British would be coming as they attempted to sneak up on Concord, Massachusetts.
And Paul Revere, who was a master silversmith (and apparently made false teeth and surgical tools, too) and pretty good on a horse, was part of the local militia.
But why did the local residents form a militia. And why were the British trying to sneak up on the colonists, aka patriots, and take all their guns and ammunition?
Because they wanted to squelch the uprisings that had started due to higher taxes and more interference with local affairs. Yeah, those tyrannical Brits raised taxes on the colonies to somewhere around 3%. Are you kidding me? Nobody should have to pay that much. And thank goodness we know better now. Right?
But…notice how the British decided to start by seizing guns and ammo. Why?
Because disarmed people can’t fight back against tyrants with guns.
Thank goodness we don’t have to deal with that sort of thing anymore. Right?
Well, unless you count the many ways government is trying to disarm America.
And the people (and I use that term loosely) who are working on that do it in the name of “public health.” Yeah, guns’ll make you sick. Bet you didn’t know that. And it’s because guns naturally lead to “gun violence.” Of course, one case of “gun violence” compels all gun owners to follow suit. And what will we ever be able to do when everybody’s shootin’ at everybody else.
Oh, the humanity.
No, it’s insanity. Because there’s No. Such. Thing. as gun violence. I promise you that you’ll never find a violent gun even if you commit every waking hour of your life to search for it. And I know, for a fact, that the guns I’ve had for decades have never even gotten the slightest bit upset. Much less, violent.
But the people (again, a term I use loosely) who want to control you don’t care about Truth. They only care about control. Power. And I mean absolute power. Because they hate God. And they hate anyone who loves God. And they have determined themselves to be the source of absolute power.
In spite of that…and because of that…it’s crucial to realize your right to protect yourself comes from God. Not from some stupid 2nd amendment. Human rights to life and liberty were real and true long before the American Constitution existed. In fact, those rights were instilled in men and women, by God, when He created Adam and Eve. Because life, eternally, comes from God.
And if a scumbag, or even a government, means to do harm to you or your family, you have every right to defend yourself and them. Doesn’t matter if they come by land, by sea, by air, or by “public health crisis.”
So, stand strong.
Like Paul Revere and the other patriots. First, arm yourself with God’s Truth. Then go get some more ammo.
And defend yourself when it’s necessary
Even if it sounds a little strange and scary.
Because all it takes for the bad guys to win
Is for good guys to give up and then give in.
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