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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

USA! USA! USA! or "It all started in Boston"

So went the chants of the feeble sheep in Boston after the accused "Boston bomber" was taken into custody the other day.
As everyone knows, Boston was in total lock down, of course none dare call it (save a few) Martial Law, people were simply asked to stay in the confines of their homes.
And the whole city obeyed without a peep.
I talked with some friends who were in awe how the "terrorists" were able to shut down Boston, and I agreed, but our view of the terrorists were different; in my view, the terrorist State shut down Boston.
Would Boston have shut down merely from the terror bombings? No, it took the terror of the State to do it.
Terror of the State?
I have read reports of the police State warning through loud speakers that, "if you want to live"... followed by whatever order they were giving. The police State going house to house, ordering serfs out of their homes, "hands up, hands up!!" all the while automatic rifles are pointed at the serfs' heads.
Is there any doubt that a wrong move, or failure to submit to the unethical, immoral, unlawful searches would have gotten a few serfs shot?
Every Natural Right that a human has was violated that day, and not a peep of resistance.
How is it, in the town of the Father of the Revolution, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, the Sons of Liberty, the infamous Boston Tea Party, that no one even merely protested? In the town where the British were forced to remain in their ships in port and wouldn't dare walk the streets of Boston without heavy troop presence for fear of the Citizens of the town?
That great town of Boston, whose Citizens under heavy siege resisted the British at every point.
The Crown was their government, they didn't ever say otherwise, (except for a few of the Radicals like Adams and later with the Declaration of Independence) but they resisted their government for abuses of their Natural Rights as British subjects.
Where were the cries from the Bostonians last week to their fellow countrymen for relief during this siege? Would relief have come? 

Sad isn't the right word for what happened, but it's all I can feel.

Now the State has decided that this suspect, who is a U.S. citizen (whether he is or not doesn't matter to me), does not "deserve" his basic human rights and does not deserve to be given what was the cornerstone of the American experiment, no deprivation of Life, Liberty and Property without Due Process of Law.
The Tyrants McCain and Graham seethed that the suspect not be given Due Process, the very thing these 2 took an oath to defend. Graham went on to say how wonderful it would have been to have drones flying the skies of Boston to help in the search, and we find out now that they were. Maybe next time they can use a hell fire missile too!
Graham is right, the battlefield is on the American homeland, but that battle is between American Liberty and the State.

I can't help but wonder what Samuel Adams would say about this whole ordeal, and I think this one part of an essay he wrote tells it:
The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv'd them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas'd them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath'd to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. — Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event. 

 It all started in Boston.

1 comment:

  1. As William Anderson points out, Boston was one of the leading fundraising cities for the IRA, which used IEDs in Ireland and killed many civilians. But I'm assured that it is Islam which is the problem. Not political occupation and oppression.

    Jim in Kenai