What The Hell Is Wrong With The American People ~ VIDEO

By John Crump

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What The Hell Is Wrong With The American People

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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- We are willing to let politician push to take away our right at an alarming rate.

We are letting our way of life slip away. Patriotism is looked down upon or in some cases even outright banned.

American exceptionalism is not taken seriously. People think the American dream is dead. If this trend continues we will lose what makes Americans unique.

It is time to wake up, America. It is time to push back.

Are we really willing to let our rights be taken? This week four bills were narrowly defeated that would have encroached on not only our right to bear arms, but also our right to due process.

“You can petition and prove that you’re innocent and get off of the watch list,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said.

Let that sink in for a moment. Instead of innocent until proven guilty, Senator Feinstein is pushing guilty until proven innocent. She wants to put the burden of proof on the accused. That should scare anyone that someone holding that much power wants to push such a draconian and unconstitutional law through the Senate.

Senator Manchin went on national TV and argued against due process by saying “Due process is what’s killing us right now.”

We live in a time and age where an elected senator can go on national TV and campaign against one of the core foundations of the United States of America. That is very scary that a Senator would hold that belief. We are traveling down a very slippery slope at a very fast pace. By framing it in so called “safety reasons” our rights are being stripped away one by one “for our own good”.

Freedom of religion doesn’t exist anymore (Unless it is one of the approved minority religions). When bakers are put out of business for following their religious beliefs and companies are forced to choose between following their religious beliefs or being in compliance with the health care laws we are getting to the point where one can not practice their religion without the government coming down on them for their beliefs.

We live in a time when saying the word “God” will get your kids suspended from school. Even for the non-religious Americans they should find it scary that the government is acting as thought police.

Josh Wolf, an American reporter, was jailed for not giving up his video tapes of a protest where a police officer choked one protester while threatening another with a taser. Josh Wolf served 226 days in federal prison for standing up for freedom of the press. Judith Miller, a former New York Times reporter, was jailed for not revealing her source for a story on Iraq. Could you imagine what would have happened if the source in Watergate was scared to come forward because the government might have gone after Woodward and Bernstein forcing them to reveal the identity of Deep Throat? Freedom of the press is under attack.

Civil Forfeiture laws allow police to legally steal money. Tan Nguyen won $50,000 at a casino. As he was leaving a casino he was pulled over. The police noticed the large sum of money and they confiscated it. There was no evidence of a crime, but they still took the money. The same cop took $2,400 from another man even though no crime was committed.

This isn’t a story of one rogue cop. It is happening across the country every day.

George Reby was on his way to buy a car with the $22,000 he had saved up for the car he had his eye on for a while. He was stopped by police and was asked if they could search his car even though they did not have probable cause. Having nothing to hide he agreed and figured it would be quicker than saying no. They found the cash he had planned to use to buy the car and it was seized because police “could not rule out that it was from criminal activity.” These abuses are happening across the country. Money, cars, and houses are being seized without due process, and the way law enforcement is getting away with it is saying they are not charging the person with anything. They are charging the property and as such the property isn’t protected by constitutional rights. This means instead of the burden of proof resting with the prosecution the defendant has to prove their innocence.

Eminent Domain

While we are on property rights the government is using eminent domain to seize property from one private party and give it to another private property if it will increase tax revenues. Your house that has been in your family for generations can be taken away from you and given to a developer to build a shopping center or hotel and you have no recourse in fighting this. This isn’t what eminent domain was created for. Property is supposed to belong to the individual and not the state. Do you really own your property when someone can come in and just take it from you, or do you just maintain it until the government sees fit to take it and give to someone else?


The right to privacy is dead. The government is collecting metadata from every cell phone in the country for “national security”. They know who you talk to, when you talk to them, and how long you talked without a warrant. The government also tried to force Apple’s hand by trying to get them to create a backdoor into every iPhone on the planet. They tried to say it was because they needed to get into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone, but anyone who knows about technology realizes that doesn’t make any sense. That is like needing keys to every house in the neighborhood to get into a single house.

It is not just the executive and legislative branches taking away your rights. The judicial branch is helping our happy march towards tyranny. This week the US Supreme Court ruled that evidence seized in an illegal search is admissible in court. This is a direct violation of the fourth amendment.

I can not fathom how they came to decide that it is OK to violate the Constitution so blantly.

The one thing the Founding Fathers all agreed upon was the need to safeguard liberty from tyranny. That safeguard was the right to bear arms.

George Mason, co-author of the second amendment, once said, “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”

He was right. Without the second amendment the rest are just words written on a piece of parchment.

AR15 Black Rifle Assault Weapon
“Assault Weapons”…NOT

I saw a pundit on TV saying the Founding Fathers would be horrified that people had AR15s.

I know the Founding Fathers wouldn’t be horrified of that because they wanted the people to have the same weapons as the military. What they would be horrified of is the National Firearms Act, California’s gun laws, the rhetoric that politicians use to make guns sound like the ring from “Lord of The Rings”, and they would be horrified that I need to have a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

They would wonder why people didn’t have tanks. They wouldn’t be for more gun laws, they would be shooting at this point.

How are the politician’s getting away with this? I had to think long and hard about this, but then it came to me. It is the media. I am not talking about just the news. I am talking about movies, music, books, and TV as well. They are trying to erode what it is to be an American.They are taking away our uniqueness.

America is still an exceptional country. For many generations the cornerstone was individual liberty, but that is being taken away. From the president’s “You didn’t build that” to the expansion of the welfare state the idea that individual liberty is an outdated concept is being pushed by the powers that be in Hollywood. Individual liberty is being replaced by governmental controls. We are becoming cogs in the system.

Our sense of pride is eroding. The US has done more good in this world than any other nation that ever existed. We have freed more people than the rest of the world combined. That isn’t the story that Hollywood is pushing. They are pushing an image that we are a force for evil. They push the idea that we shouldn’t be proud to be an American and that Americans are stupid in comparison to our European counterparts. The only country to go to the moon, invented the internet, cured polio, and almost every other breakthrough in the last 100 years is full of bumbling buffoons. That is the idea that is being pushed.

Occupy Wall Street Disrespecting the Flag of the Untied States
In some of our schools the American flag is banned because it might be offensive to some students.

In some of our schools the American flag is banned because it might be offensive to some students. If you are in an American school and you find the American flag offensive you shouldn’t be in our schools. People are posting pictures standing on the flag in what is known as the “Eric Sheppard Challenge”. A certain rapper was shown jumping up and down on the flag. Other people are saying it is just a “piece of fabric”. One politician compared the flag on fire trucks to ISIS and demanded that all the flags be removed. We are told it represents of racist past.

The truth is the flag is not just another piece of fabric. It is a symbol for good. It represents my grandparents. It represents my mother, my father, my freedom, and it represents me. It represents the resistance to tyranny. It represents liberty. It is much more than just a flag. Many people died for what that “piece of fabric” represents.

To disrespect it is to downplay Old Glory’s meaning. It takes away a part of who we are, but that is the goal.

The Taliban and ISIS are infamous for destroying historical statues. I guess that is something we are learning from them. Names of southern leaders (even abolitionist) are being removed

from schools and parks. People want to remove statues of Jefferson because he owned slaves. Various veterans memorials are being vandalized at an alarming rate. We are erasing our history one statue at a time. We are erasing it one park at a time. When we lose that there is no way to get it back.

We are told you can’t be successful without the government’s help. That we need a “living wage” and the government is going to mandate what a company is going to have to pay you even though they will have to cut jobs to do so. Don’t worry though if your job gets cut there is always welfare. The government will take care of you. All you have to do is submit yourself to voting for the politician that is going to give you free stuff.

The thing is it is not free. That money you are getting came from someone else. It didn’t come from the super rich either. They can hide their money. It came from the middle class. It came from the very people trying to pursue their American dream. They earned it and it was stolen from them and given to you. Politicians say people who want to keep their money are greedy. I say greed lies with the people who want to take what I earn away from me for themselves.

The government isn’t Robin Hood. Robin Hood didn’t steal from the rich to give to the poor. Robin Hood stole the poor’s money back from the evil tax collector and gave it back to the rightful owners. What the government is doing is redistributing the money of the middle class causing the middle class to disintegrate and end up dependent on the government while the gap between the ruling class and the rest of the people continues to get bigger and will eventually become insurmountable.

This is creating an artificial caste system turning us to subjects while killing the American dream.

Time You Make a Choice

We as Americans have a choice to make. We can continue down the road to soft tyranny and give in to a happy fascist society, or we can take back our country. We can vow to vote out any politicians that tries to take away our rights regardless of political party. We can stop giving our money to movies and television that are anti American. We can stop patronizing any business that uses eminent domain for their gain. There is a lot we can do.

We can practice civil disobedience. Carry your concealed gun everywhere even where it is not wanted. Don’t be disarmed. Obeying a sign that doesn’t carry the weight of law will never trump my right to be able to defend myself and my family in the most effective manner. I refuse to be a soft target and you should refuse to be a soft target too.

Local sheriffs should not enforce unconstitutional laws. Law enforcement took an oath not to the Government, but to the Constitution. The same goes for the military. Uphold your oath. Defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Anyone trying to take away my rights I consider an enemy.

Molon Labe!

Do not be disarmed. Do not comply with any gun registration. Remember the right to bear arms is the lynch pin of all other rights. Once that is gone our protection from a tyrannical government is gone. When I see an AR15 I don’t see the evil killing machine that the people of the left want me to see. I see liberty. I see a defense against tyranny. For when I hold an AR15 in my hand I hold the key to freedom. It is meant to keep the power with the people.

Join the III% United Patriots, The Three Percenters, or Oath Keepers. Become active in defending your rights. It is funny that by joining a group that mission is to uphold the Constitution you can be considered an extremist, and you can call me that if you want. I am committed to making sure that the country I know and love doesn’t die with my generation. I am committed to making sure my children grow up knowing liberty and freedom and not tyranny. This is my promise, and I intend to keep it. If that makes me an extremist then I guess I am OK with that.

So what will it be America? Liberty or tyranny? It is your choice.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and The Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at www.crumpy.com.

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Eminent domain the government claim to property yet I see in the Constitution people have the right to property.
Government had no such clause it is made up by politicians.


Anyone out there care to express their feelings using the terms ’eminent domain’ and ‘imminent death’ in a sentence? LOL

Old dog

How about “We’re screwed”? Or perhaps “B.O.H.I.C.A.”? Either of those count as a sentence?

Witold Pilecki

Quoted from the article: Time You Make a Choice We as Americans have a choice to make. We can continue down the road to soft tyranny and give in to a happy fascist society, or we can take back our country. We can vow to vote out any politicians that tries to take away our rights regardless of political party. We can stop giving our money to movies and television that are anti American. We can stop patronizing any business that uses eminent domain for their gain. There is a lot we can do. We can practice civil disobedience. Carry… Read more »

John Crump

Don’t know the blog, but I would love to read it. Got a link?

Witold Pilecki


Ammoland blocks the links in comments. Just do a Google search on Thoughts From Behind Enemy Lines and it shows up on the the first page about 5 choices down. Enjoy!

John Crump

I will check it out. Thanks


dont forget the “first lady” told school children to monitor their parents comments and actions.


Any 1st lady that tells students to spy on their parents should be “OUTED”. Michelle Obama isn’t a woman at all. She’s a man. Born Michael Lavon Robinson a football player from the Oregon Ducks. SHE IS NOT A SHE., SHE IS A HE

Jack Spratt

Try going to a country named Canada…..,I have never felt threatened by a cop or soldier. Criminals can get guns, but getting a handgun or an assault weapon is not very easy, and will put you in a very precarious legal position just for mere possession. Taxed to death??? Wrong again, my after tax income is quite adequate for my needs, and I don’t have to worry about catastrophic medical bills beggaring me. You see, the Canadian attitude is that we’re all in this together, the resources of the nation are a patrimony of EVERY citizen, and certain minimum standards… Read more »

John Crump

In Canada they also do not have paragraphs apparently


Spratt, Well, nice to see you present your left-wing, anti-constitutional values here. Interesting how you denigrate the ownership of firearms with your spewing the mantra of the left, calling my firearms, my right to bear arms, “assault weapons”. How mighty manipulative of you. Then, you want to implore the children. Whining about how Republicans don’t want to increase “funding” (read “increase taxes”) to public (read govenment) schools. Government, ahem, teachers, live high on the hog on their lucrative salaries and more lucrative pensions. They contribute little if anything to the nation. The morons they pump out cannot even spell their… Read more »

Wild Bill

, If Jack Sh*t is a Canadian, then what does he care about what happens in America? He has no skin in our game. I concur… he is a paid troll.


,I use to say the same about that piers Morgan douche bag. What a Limey sissy that pantie waste is ! The Canucks have no dog in this fight at all. They allow their gov’t to treat them like little kids too stupid to know what’s best for them. The only thing I get from Canada are 25 coin tubes of Silver Maple Leaf coins from RCM ! One tube every two months. .9999 purity ! At least they got that right !


Due process is there for our protection. Those who perpetrated 9-11 knew like Pearl Harbor it would allow them to destroy parts of our Constitution. There is absolutely no evidence that Planes or the ensuing fire caused the collapse of the World Trade Center. 1000s of Architects and Engineers have put their careers on the line by doing what the government refused to do, A real investigation. http://www.ae911truth.org


How right you are Michael! 911? The only real thing that happened there was a lot of people were killed and horrific devastation took place to create the myth of middle eastern weapons of mass destruction that we needed to go on a search for! Mainstream media news whores rode that donkey and stand behind their falsified stories to this day! Just like they do with the most unbelievable and proven false flag of all time “SANDY HOOK !” Show me one kid from that school in the Social Security death index from that day. And how does somebody with… Read more »

Old dog

If someone doesn’t like firearms there are but two solutions- (1) don’t own one or (2) or move to a place where you cannot legally own on. The first one is easy enough. The second will let you learn that only the police, military , and criminals have them. Also, you will learn what it means to e taxed to deatb, no freedom of religion, speech, due process, the press, etc. Oh, by the way, in some countries you’ll have to be prepared to show your ‘papers upon demand. You’ll also be a ‘minority’ and see what prejudice really is.… Read more »


They just keep beating their drums but the evidence is staring us in the face. Socialism and the “one world order” doesn’t work. South American countries are rebelling, England just grew a pair and they may even become a free country again.
It appears the democraps are too stupid to realize it ain’t working. It is easy to see that some of them are just as crazy as a sh!t house rat.
I hope we don’t have to go through another civil war to defend our rights.

2War Abn Vet

It isn’t due process that’s killing us right now. It’s politicians who are unwilling to fight back against people who are at war with us. They even refuse to accept that a war is taking place, but tell us that love and understanding are the only things necessary to solve the Muslim problem. Meanwhile they want to import tens of thousands more of these “refugees” while admitting that (at least) 15% of them are dedicated to ISIS.
Their most ardent ambition is to disarm American citizens so they can neither resist this influx nor an overreaching government.


What do you expect ? You have a Muslim as illegitimate POTUS and his administration filled with Muslims. We’re getting what democracy gives us….tyranny !


Let’s nor forget that Congress gave the right of eminent domain to TransCanada too. It is supposed to used by the government for the good of the public, not a private corporation, especially a foreign one. But who is to blame for all of this? We, the people, are. We keep re-electing the same old coots back into Congress. We don’t demand term limits. We look the other way when they take bribes (they call them honorariums) from mega-corporations and foreign entities. We did nothing when they gutted the STOCK Act. So until we demand change, there will be none.… Read more »

Wild Bill

Yea Super, and the S. Ct. also sided against ordinary land owning Americans in Kelo v. City of New London. We need more control over judges. We need the right to recall them by a vote of the citizenry.


I’ve asked the same question but I know the answer and you pretty much nailed it. With all the brainwashing that is going on through TV, politicians, etc. it’s no wonder people are where they’re at… Blind as a bat and headed for an on oncoming train.
Men have been feminized, women are depicted as being stronger, smarter, wiser, etc. it became very obvious that when I saw Kevin Sorbo (Hercules series) cowering in a corner whimpering whilst a teenager beat the crap out of vampires or werewolves, I knew without a doubt Hollywood was in the brainwashing business.


The irony is that the very people who protested such actions in the 60s are the ones who are now Big Government and doing those very things they protested against and doing things that are even worse. Just shows that when someone decides that they are “more equal than others”. Term limits would have gone a long way to minimize this B.S. Long term politicians want to be served, not to serve. The increase in “Irish Democracy” and “Going Galt” are more and more evidence that the system is in need of a reset. Let’s hope that it is peaceable,… Read more »


He has lied to us… Trump says whatever his audience wants to hear because Trump wants power. This is part of the problem, we are so desperate for someone to represent us that we believe a fraud when he claims he will. Or we are so angry about the long train of abuses that we are willing to support an authoritarian as long as he will wield his limitless government power for our side. Don’t accept the progressivism, whether it hides behind a D or and R. Vote Constitutional principles, which is going to be the hard path because neither… Read more »


All politicians want power and all politicians lie ! In Trumps case he lies less than Hillary. I think Trump actually believes he can do everything he says,so he hasn’t lied about anything unless he fails to do it. Hillary lies whenever her mouths moving and wants to destroy the country. It’s a no-brainier to me ! TRUMP 2016 !

Michael Burgess

You can’t create a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT without 1st convincing Americans to give up on the USA. Globalists have had their noses bloodied with this EU deal. We built a great nation by being different. We need an 80% rule, A new amendment to the constitution that states 80% of everything we consume here in the USA must be made in the USA by REAL AMERICANS. The 80% rule will save America and by example the rest of the world.

Wild Bill

Hillary has used her positions in the Federal government as a non-stop cash machine. She is too corrupt to be anywhere, but Oakdale, La. Trump might not be perfect, but he has not sold out his country. Maybe, with Trump, we can get term limits, the right to recall politicians and judges, and force Congress, the POTUS, and judges to live by the same laws as the rest of us.


Bill,you’re spot on right !


See Joe, you and your ilk are the problem. Hillary Clinton is an outright criminal and a deceitful, lying, treasonous citizen. Hillary “I-Dodged-Sniper-Fire” is the consumate liar. And you Joe appear to be one off the paid trolls who bad-mouth Trump while ignoring she who deserves a hemp necklace. Your denigration of Mr. Trump is acceptance and support for the marxism and deceit of the criminal Clinton. There are many folks who are more than willing to “Go to guns” ala Bosnia if this wicked, no-good, lying piece of garbage Clinton steals the White House. So, have it your way… Read more »

Clark Kent

‘Oaf Keepers’? What a joke. The reason America is in the toilet is due to Americans. You know, the majority who won’t even bother to get off their collective fat azzes to REGISTER to vote, much less cast a ballot. Who are much more concerned with Monday Night Football and celebrities than the health of the nation. ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.


Well stated!


Vote ? Where has that gotten us today ? Voting….where 51,000,000 voters tell 50,000,000 voters to “Go fuck yourself”. There’s your democracy….there’s your voting.

“Voting”…..spare me the righteousness.