Outpost of Freedom

May 5, 1995
The Last Straw?

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects our God given right of the "people peaceably to assemble." It is easy to understand that this right is necessary for the people (public) to discuss their circumstance, and to recognize when evils may befall them.

The First Amendment, however, means nothing, at all, without the Second Amendment. This prioritization of amendments was surely done with recognition that the First provides the means to understand, and the Second was necessary should there ever be a threat to the first.

Considering the simple minds of those currently in Congress, they have concluded that the two, by their separation, can be attacked because of that separation. They think that we won"t notice, but, then, they are the ones living in a juvenile world, assuming the posture of controller and bully with many strokes of their pens.

Perhaps, the Last Straw has been penned in Washington, D.C. On May 2 a bill was introduced in the House, which is referred to by the number 1544. It"s title, "To prohibit the formation of private paramilitary organizations." You may confirm this bill by calling your local representative. The text is as follows:


To prohibit the formation of private paramilitary organizations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

This Act may be cited as the "Domestic Insurgency Act of 1995".

(a) In General - Chapter 115 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

"Sec. 2392. Paramilitary organizations
"(a) whoever knowingly participates in a paramilitary organization shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
"(b) As used in this section, the term "paramilitary organization" means two or more individuals acting together, organized in a military or paramilitary structure, who knowingly -
"(1) possess firearms, explosives, incendiary devices, or other weapons Or techniques capable of causing injury or death to individuals; or
"(2) provide or participate in training in the use of any such weapons or techniques; with the intention that such weapons or techniques be used unlawfully to oppose the authority of the United States or of any State or for any other unlawful purpose.

(b) Clerical Amendment . - The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 115 of title 18, United States code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
"2392. Paramilitary organizations.

What this is is an effort to identify those who believe in the Constitution and enable the "government" to "pick them off", one at a time. It is interesting that certain assumptions are made with regard to the "private" nature of the "paramilitary organizations" addressed by the bill. The term "private" applies to "affecting or belonging to private individuals, as distinct from the public generally" [Black"s 5th]. Now, what does "public" really mean? Many are aware that public DOES NOT MEAN GOVERNMENT, as we have been led to believe. Most dictionaries suggest that public is "of, or for the people". It would appear, then, that a "private organization" would limit it"s membership to only those selected to participate (such as Skull & Bones, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Bildebergers, etc.), and a "public organization" would be open to all, or nearly all (such as the P.T.A., Boy Scouts or militia).

Paramilitary, by the same token, is "formed on a military pattern, as a potential military force" [Webster"s 9th], such as the FBI, the BATF, IRS, et al. Military, however is defined as "6. Conformable to the customs or rules of armies or militia" [Webster"s, 1828], such as the army, navy or militia. To assure that militia is made illegal, they have inserted "military" in paragraph "(b). So, our basic form of first defense is still Constitutional, yet illegal by an act of Congress (should this bill pass).

Unfortunately, we are caught in a word game (verbicide) in which the words do not match the intent of the law. The words would outlaw militia but might also be construed to outlaw alphabet agencies. The intent, however, is to make illegal the very functional militia that was instrumental in the creation of this great nation.

It is interesting to note that there are two documents which are revered by our heritage. The Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution for the United States of America. The Constitution is the contract by which we empowered government, and assigned them the responsibility to "secure the blessings of liberty". It can only be concluded from this phrase that someone "secured" the blessings of liberty in that period between (1776-1787) those two great documents It is equally clear that, should the government fail to "secure the blessings of liberty" for us, government has failed it"s primary obligation under the contract, and the burden falls, once again, on the people. In that instance, we are obliged to "secure" those blessings ourselves, until such time as we are able to "provide new Guards for [our] future security".

The government cannot explain away the Declaration, as they have attempted to explain away our rights. They have, by their actions, made civil what was granted to us, by God. They have failed to "secure the blessings of liberty" and have legislated away the guarantees of protection of those rights by the Constitution. This final act of USURPATION should be considered by all who love their country (not government) as the Final Straw, and they should prepare themselves for the imposition of a police state to complete the task for denial of our rights granted by God. "[I]t is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government." And, it appears that if this bill should pass, Duty Calls!

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