Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

With each additional gun control law, then, it becomes more and more apparent that our legislators, president and courts are fundamentally lawless, recognizing not authority higher than their own preferences and mere majority rule or, in the case of the courts, the personal beliefs of the judges. Laws enacted in such blatant disregard of a fundamental right make manifest the fact that politics is a confidence game in which the legislators and the courts capitalize upon and trade off of the people’s respect for the nations supreme law to establish legitimacy for their laws and rulings, a veneration and respect they themselves do not share. Gun control is thus providing the occasion for, and disposing  larger numbers of people to, recognizing the destruction of individual rights and the illegitimacy of the federal government. When this line has been crossed, it is not easily re-established.

Jeff Snyder
2001
Forward to Nation of Cowards page vii.
[And that line was crossed for me with Ruby Ridge.—Joe]

6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Jeff Snyder

  1. That particular line was crossed, officially, at the national level, in 1934. That is if we limit the scope of official violations to those of the second amendment. If we count human rights in general, as represented by the U.S. Constitution, the line was crossed around 1913 if not sooner.

    Even then we have to recognize national tolerance of slavery. That leaves a period of around the end of the Civil War to around 1900 in which America sort of honored the constitution.

    That period also coincides with the rise of Marxism. So we could say that while authoritarianism was being put down in a bloody war, it was at the same time in the process of being reborn in new form. Such is the way of the world.

    We could argue that there never was a line crossed, because America’s Promise was never fully realized in the first place. It’s an ideal that was enshrined in our founding documents, never fully implemented.

    To the limited extent that America’s Promise was implemented, it resulted in the most creative, productive and prosperous society in all of history, a “candy store” (as Glenn Beck put it) which the whole world now wants to plunder. What the plunderers cannot understand is that the American Promise itself is the golden goose that leads to prosperity, but that Promise of liberty is the last thing on Earth that an authoritarian will ever tolerate.

    We could then reduce the whole conversation to one sentence;
    The Alliance of the Dark Side would rather plunder than see anyone else prosper.

  2. Ruby Ridge? That was close to home, certainly, and in our own time. How about the slaughter at Wounded Knee? There are countless other examples.

    The point is that America’s Promise of liberty is a beautiful concept, rather less beautifully implemented. It is up to us to keep that concept, or ideal, alive and well in the hearts of Men.

    • Japanese internment is a monumental abuse, especially because the SCOTUS upheld it.

      Roe v Wade is a judicial abomination not only for what it entails, but for the abuse of power and state’s rights.

      The recent homosexual marriage and Obamacare insane decisions show that the SCOTUS is highly political and will rule in whatever fashion it deems necessary to advance the cause.

      Finally. the DOJ and FBI scam with the Hildabeast is beyond the pale for naked political abuse like in a failed state or a banana republic.

      So, if the Hildabeast steals the election, we can expect the SCOTUS to go both blind and stupid and misread the Second Amendment.

      Keep your powder dry.

  3. The re-segregation of the military and the open support of the KKK and the Eugenics movement by Woodrow Wilson was arguably more egregious than Ruby Ridge. The lure of black Americans into the welfare state, into supporting the party of the KKK, and into a sense of permanent victimhood, anger and hate for America and everything that has resulted from it, is arguably vastly more egregious.

    Inviting America’s enemies to come here illegally, and supporting them abroad, may just go down in history as one of the worst of all.

  4. The line was first crossed in 1798, when the ink on the Constitution had just barely dried. And it’s been crossed regularly ever since.
    What changed in 1861, and again around 1913, is the scale and frequency of the crossing.

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