“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
Virginia has again been tested, not by George III, but by Governor Northam promising to make radical laws restricting the right to keep and bear arms. The usual suspects have been crying and pleading on the internet for good and free Virginians to not use any force or violence in their protests today. Why?
When is the time to throw a governor into the streets for threatening the people of the commonwealth?
The good people of Virginia appear to have decided that today was not that day, but when is it? Does it ever come? At what point is it proper to decide that we will go this far and no farther?
I believe there is a line. I believe Gov. Northam crossed that line by threatening to take away the right to keep and bear arms. A modern-day Samual Adams should be rousting up his rough men to torch the governor’s mansion and throw him into jail or kick him down the street.
I appear to be in the minority and I can see the reluctance to take such a stand. But where is the line? Do you wait until the law is passed to take away firearms? Do you wait until they start taking away firearms? Or do you wait for some speculative date after firearms are taken, at which time you can no longer take any corrective action?
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Mason would have supported throwing out the Governor earlier rather than later, and I dare say they might have agreed with me that today was that day.
What is your line? What is your point of taking responsibility for your own freedoms?Published in