Country Living Series

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Them's fightin' words

Got this off SurvivalBlog. Well worth reading.

Fighting Words: An Open Letter to Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.

The New York Times just published the newspaper’s first front page editorial in 95 years. It urged America’s legislators to outlaw civilian ownership of semiautomatic battle rifles. This editorial twisted words to castigate our militia arms as follows: "These are weapons of war, barely modified and deliberately marketed as tools of macho vigilantism and even insurrection."

The editor went on to urge: "Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens." [Emphasis added.]

Those are fighting words. They’ve made it clear: These statists want to enact a law forcing civilian disarmament. This would of course be enforced under color of law, by their recently militarized bully boys in black. (Formerly in blue.)

I have a few terse points for publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., editor Dean Baquet, their subordinate editors of the New York Times, and all others of their ilk:

  1. The words of our Founding Fathers were unequivocal: “…the right of The People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Those words can only be taken one way.
  2. There are more privately-owned guns in America that there are inhabitants. The task of attempting go out and collect them is a fool’s errand.
  3. These are indeed ‘”weapons of war.” They are in fact our most important militia weapons. It was the specific intent of our Founding Fathers that our civilian populace be armed on an equal footing with any standing army. They have their M4s and we have ours. And by the way we also have even more powerful scoped deer rifles with 500-yard effective range. Millions of them.
  4. Even if just 3% of the citizenry were to take up arms against your intended tyranny, we would still outnumber the combined strength of the police and military by a substantial margin.
  5. There are 10.3 million licensed deer hunters in the United States, and around 22 million military veterans.
  6. Not everyone in law enforcement and the military will go along with your scheme. Many of them will have the backbone to stand against you.
  7. Any attempt to disarm the citizenry by force will surely be met by a matching resisting force. Aggression begets aggression. It will be you and your minions who will be the first initiators of force, not us.
  8. Lastly, and most importantly: You hint of “insurrection.” Yea, if you continue using such fighting words and if the fools in Congress do indeed enact such unconstitutional legislation, then by God, you will spark an insurrection of the sort that has not been seen in this land since 1781. There will be a second Civil War, and it will be concluded in a matter of weeks, not years. There will be blood, and that blood will be on the hands of the tyrants, not We The People.
Tyrants deserve to have their bodies dragged through the streets. It happened to Benito Mussolini. It happened to Nicolae Ceaușescu. It happened to Muammar Gaddafi. Be warned: History does not precisely repeat, but it often rhymes.

If you want my guns, sir, then come and take them. But when you send your thugs to my ranch, tell them to bring plenty of body bags and extra grub. Because they’ll certainly need them.

Sincerely, – James Wesley, Rawles
Founder and Senior Editor,
Author of the novels Patriots and Land of Promise


  1. Wow!! Great stuff. Let me guess, the author didn't vote for


  2. "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -Thomas Jefferson

    Molon Labe Mr.. Sulzberger Jr.

    Montana Guy

    1. Hopefully many more tyrants than patriots!--Fred in AZ

  3. By God, Sir.

    Thank you for this.

    It does my heart good to see it.

    Thank you, Patrice, for posting it.

    A. McSp

  4. Our God-given rights to self-defense and liberty were first fought for from the pulpits in the Colonies. Today they need to be defended from our pulpits. On 1/4/2013 Liberty Pastor Chuck Baldwin took a public stand from his pulpit. He drew a line in the sand when he pledged, “On the issue of taking away my right to keep and bear arms–including a semi-automatic rifle–I absolutely refuse to comply!”

    Christians, today is Sunday. Will your pastor take a public stand? Is he a protective shepherd? Or is he but a hireling that Christ warned us about (John 10:11-13). If the latter, vote with your feet and find a real shepherd Pastor!

    Montana Guy

  5. All very good and I agree but seizing the weapons isn't the way this insidious out of control Federal government does things. They outlaw the weapons and ammo in question, grandfather the owners of the ones that are out there then outlaw transfer or sale of said weapons and ammo. Then they wait as most of the sheeple comply slowly over time and the inventory of ammo dries up.

    We need to do something a bit more active than just saying "come and take em" because they won't just come and take em. Not saying anyone is dropping the ball or pointing a finger at anyone with that comment. Just saying it might be time to start thinking in a more active direction or we will just be isolated and starved into submission slowly.

    1. Buy as much ammo as you can, while you can. Only expend as much as you need to keep your skills up. When the battle comes take their ammo and food. Spoils of war. Remember to keep freeze dried food and enough water stored. Yes, I know it is a daunting project. Molon Labe!

  6. It's almost like they're being deliberately antagonistic.

    Almost like they... want... a war...

  7. MOLON LABE! Texas stands with you!

  8. The one thing which struck me on first reading the NYT editorial was the sentence "The attention and anger of Americans should also be directed at the elected leaders whose job is to keep us safe but who place a higher premium on the money and political power".

    I have a newsflash for the editors of the NYT as well as the rest of the liberal left...we do not elect folks to go to Washington to protect us...we elect them to go to Washington and vote the way we, the constituents, tell them to.

    No one, especially in the federal government, can "keep us safe" except for ourselves. We are the only ones who can teach our kids not to take candy from strangers, not to get in someone else's car, to lock our car doors, park in the lighted section of the parking lot, to be aware of our surroundings, etc. After all, the government is always telling us if you see something, say something. And the police are at best, several minutes, if not more, away.

    Owning a gun, being educated in the proper use is an individual right, but even more it is an individual responsibility to maintain your own safety, as well as those of your loved ones. The government's job is not to keep us safe. The government's job is to do as we tell them.

    The left needs to quit beating a dead horse into the ground. Americans are not interested in giving up our guns.


  9. Headlines: Gun sales set record.

    Sorry but I am not impressed. The Johnny-Come-Latelys will be about as effective at saving liberty as the Tea Partiers were at saving Constitutional government. Where have all of you been for the last 50 years?

    Believe me when I say two truths. I (and others) publically fought for Constitutional government for the past 50 years. And we lost. Satan won. Our Founders' Republic has been squandered. Yes we got more gun owners. But what we really needed were more Armed Citizens.

    My advice: Get good with God if you are not already. Remember we are not fighting flesh. This is a spiritual war. Focus on surviving the final fall of this nation. Something will arise from its ashes. Prepare to hopefully molding that nation.

    Do not waste precious resources trying to fix an evil government, watching the controlled media (yes, even Fox News) or the equally controlled Republican Party or supporting hireling pastors who refuse to take a stand against all this evil.
    Montana Guy

    1. The only reason we have not seen more terrorist activity in this country is because the terrorists know they would be shot down in the street before they could attain the number of victims they want.

      The only reason our government hasn't set up a fascist/socialist workhouse America is because they know they and their minions would be shot down in the street before they could round us all up.

      We fall into the hands of our slave masters if we give up our guns. In the words so well said by Charlton Heston... From My Cold Dead Hands!

  10. I agree with MC, that the left is trying to goad gun owners into more than just a battle of words.
    I pray that does not happen.

  11. another part of the problem IS, the Washington Political crowd is so OUT OF TOUCH with the public that things will NOT change until it is FORCED! and that is the question will we take our country back or will we all perish and Islam will take over, TOUGH times are coming and only God knows how it will turn out!

    1. We will not give up our weapons willingly. Only "sheeple" do that! I am not and my family are not "sheeple"

      Many are stockpiling but, weapons and ammunition does have an expiration date. Let's not wait if they take the right to buy both away. Action will then be required. "viva la revolution" The only thing protection all of the amendments (including the 1st) is the second. Water it down, take it away, at your peril politicians!!!!