CSGV and the Insurrectionist meme.

Ladd has been beating on the gun-owners-as-insurrectionists drum for quite sometime desperately trying to see if any mud sticks to the Second Amendment Wall. Today being President’s Day, he had to go selecting quotes here and there to make his case:

I find funny that CSGV did not transcribe the whole paragraph. Maybe because it spoke of armed men fighting for their rights? Oh yes, this letter was written while the Civil War was going on.

And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation; while, I fear, there will be some white ones, unable to forget that, with malignant heart, and deceitful speech, they strove to hinder it.

Maybe we can refer to Lincoln’s first inaugural speech:

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

He goes on to say that he rather much have a peaceful solution via amendments if they came from the will of the People as any of us will like, but some will always do their best to try to impose their views on the majority. Lincoln eventually had to go to war against the Confederacy to preserve the Union. We didn’t need to go to arms to neutralize the Anti Gun Lobby as much as they say we are a threat. We just pointed out to the truth about crimes, the lies of the opposition and our respect for the Constitution.

Ladd might call us insurrectionists but I think the term Peace Makers applies better. Oh hell yes, serious pun intended.

9 thoughts on “CSGV and the Insurrectionist meme.”

  1. Ladd doesn’t realize that the founding fathers kinda liked the idea of individual gun ownership does he?

  2. Since this IS President’s Day, let’s see what some other presidents had to say on this subject…

    “Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions — The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a free man contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
    –George Washington, 1776

    “The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.”
    –George Washington, 1776

    “Our unalterable resolution would be to be free. They have attempted to subdue us by force, but God be praised! in vain. Their arts may be more dangerous then their arms. Let us then renounce all treaty with them upon any score but that of total separation, and under God trust our cause to our swords.”
    –Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, April 16, 1776

    “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.”
    –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787

    “What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
    –Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, 1787

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[75] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
    –Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence

    I’m sensing a theme here…

  3. Miguel, he did several posts like that. I took another Lincoln quote he only took a part of and made it to be his take on the 2nd amendment as well, from Lincoln’s inaugral address. I shredded it over on CSCSGV

  4. So the CSGV is OK with Lincoln ( a Republican ) sending in the army to arrest all of the Democrats in the Maryland state legislature?

    1. Not at all. In my own posts on FB I call him worse. MUCH worse. He’s like a NYC cockroach, you think you’ve stepped on him, and the little bastard pops up elsewhere, or else thread rather. :)

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