2 Countries In America: Those Who Cherish the RKBA & Those Who Don’t

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“It is time for us to think outside the box and form two countries. Instead of civil war I propose civil separation. We are two countries, so ideologically opposed that each feels victimized and dominated by the other. Political leaders need to step up and brainstorm next steps. Clearly lay out the two ideologies and give each state a vote as to where they belong.” ~“Opinion Letter” from reader of The New York Times posted on June 5, 2022, responding to May 27, 2022 “America May Be Broken Beyond Repair,” by the Political Progressive Columnist for the Times, Michelle Goldberg. The letter writer, Dawn Menken, a Psychologist, from Portland, Oregon, is the author of “Facilitating a More Perfect Union: A Guide for Politicians and Leaders,” published in 2021*

If the American public didn’t know the truth before, it knows it now: the battle for the very Soul of the Country is on the line, and Ground Zero of that battle isn’t Uvalde, Texas. It’s New York City, New York, with the Bruen case shortly coming down the pike.

The Nation is indeed “two Countries,”—no less so now than at the time of the American Civil War: friend against friend, brother against brother, uncle against cousin, father against son. But what is different today is that ideologies cut across and into the very notion of what it means to be an American. There are those who hold to the meaning and purport of our Nation as set forth in our Constitution and especially in the Nation’s Bill of Rights. And there are those who wish to jettison all of it in the erroneous belief that our Nation is at its core, immoral, even evil. They wish to destroy the very fabric of a free Constitutional Republic.

But the salient difference between these two Countries rests on this:

Those Americans who embrace and cherish their fundamental right to keep and bear arms, and others who do not.

Those who embrace and cherish their fundamental right to keep and bear arms also recognize and embrace their sovereignty over Government. They understand that government exists to serve the interests of the people. They recognize that Government is the servant and the American people are the sole master.

Unfortunately, many Americans are of a different mindset. Such Americans have bought into the psychological conditioning programmed into them that guns are awful and gun owners are to be despised. Such Americans care not that Government is their servant, not their master. They recognize not and care not that by ceding their God-Given right to keep and bear arms, they have laid the foundation for their own demise: loss of Selfhood, loss of Dignity, loss of Self-Reliance, loss of mastery over their own destiny.

But what does the Government Tyrant do about the population of gun owners? That places the Tyrant in a quandary. The Tyrant cannot gain control over those who have the will and means to effectively resist the insinuation of tyranny over them. And, while two-thirds of the population has apparently capitulated, that still leaves a goodly third of Americans who have not and will not capitulate. One hundred million people is a lot of people by any reckoning.

What, then, does a Tyrannical Government do?

How does the Tyrant go about separating an estimated 400 million firearms (according to American Gun Facts) in the hands of roughly one-third of the population?

According to a November 2020 Gallop Poll, thirty-two percent of Americans possess firearms. See also a report of the Rand Corporation, a 2017 report of the Pew Research Center, titled, “the Demographics of gun ownership,” and an SSRN 2021 “National Firearms Survey.”

The American public is routinely bombarded with viral memes. Injected with and subjected to verbal and visual memes on a daily basis, many Americans develop a phobic reaction toward guns and toward those who possess them: word phrases such as “Gun Violence,” “Gun Culture,” “Mass Shootings,” “Assault Weapons,” “AR-15 Rifles,” “Weapons of War,” “Large Capacity Magazines,” and other such nomenclature, when coupled with images of violence, operate as visual and auditory cues, that induce a neurotic reaction in the target population. This is to be expected; in fact, this is intended. The goal is to create in the mind of the target audience a feeling of physical revulsion and repulsion toward guns.

But is it really a concern over the safety of innocent people that motivates a vigorous response against firearms and firearms ownership, misguided though that be, or is there something more sinister at play? If it were the former, one would expect a harsh response toward the massive wave of everyday criminal violence infecting and infesting our Country, especially in the major urban areas. But we see no such response.

Those State and municipal Government officials and legislators, who rabidly attack guns in the hands of average, rational, responsible, individuals, handle rampant violent and vicious crime infecting their locales with diffidence and an air of casual indifference.

So, it cannot be violent crime generally or violent gun crime committed by drug-crazed lunatics, psychopathic and psychotic gangbangers, and garden-variety criminals, particularly, that motivate these officials.

What might it be, then? Why would Globalist Government officials, along with their compatriots in the Press, go off half-cocked whenever a rare occurrence, invariably avoidable, of “mass violence” arises, occasioned by the actions of a solitary lunatic?

Why would Government officials and legislators shriek for more nonsensical gun laws, targeting tens of millions of average Americans, predicating the need for all of it on the lowest common denominator among us: the lone wolf psychotic.

The answer is plain. The actions of that lone wolf psychotic merely provide a convenient pretext. It isn’t the criminal actions of the lone wolf killer that Government is concerned about. For he doesn’t pose a viable threat to Government. Rather, it is the armed citizenry that poses a threat to a Tyrannical Government and poses a threat by virtue of the mere fact of being armed.

But why should Government fear its own armed citizenry? It shouldn’t and wouldn’t unless Government seeks to usurp the sovereignty of the citizenry, as it clearly aims to do here.

A perspicacious Tyrant would know it is a Tyrant. But this Federal Government doesn’t know it.

The Federal Government has amassed power and authority that doesn’t belong to it; power and authority that never did belong to it, believing, wrongly, that the power it has usurped from the people is rightfully its own. And the Government has become jealous in guarding this power, hoarding it.

The Federal Government has come to perceive the armed citizenry as a potential rival that must be crushed, and not as a master to whom it must serve. And we, gun owners, for our part, would do well to view this present Government as a rival to our rightful claim of sovereignty over the Federal Government.

Our claim of sole sovereignty over Government is grounded on the Constitution, and on fundamental, unalienable, immutable, eternal God-given natural law Rights. And, what, then, does the Federal Government presume to claim its sovereignty over us on? What can it presume to claim sovereignty over the American people on? Nothing but a set of limited, contingent, demarcated powers and authority handed through us to it, conditioned on the fact that Government exists to serve our interests, not its own.

Whose claim of sovereignty is superior? And, if one falls back on the aphorism, “might makes right,” well, then, the Government is not alone as the bearer of arms.

*Menken’s book purports to be a guide for political leaders on how to bring the Country together to resolve the Nation’s differences. Yet, one year after the publication of her book, it is clear from her NYTimes letter Times, that Menken has had a change of heart; surrendered to the truth that reconciliation is impossible. That should have been obvious to her all along. It wasn’t.

There are two antithetical ideologies at play. One ideology is grounded on the principles, precepts, and tenets laid down in our Nation’s sacred documents. The other intends to cast it out. One ideology was forged in the Nation’s struggle for independence from tyranny. The proponents of that ideology seek to preserve the Natural Law Rights and Liberties of the people. They intend to maintain and preserve the success of the American Revolution.

The other ideology, grounded on the principles, tenets, and precepts of Collectivism, much in evidence today, seeks to upend the hard-fought battle for Independence from tyranny. For Collectivism is predicated on Tyranny. It is inextricably tied to it. On our website, we discussed all of this in several articles some time ago. See, e.g., our article posted four years ago, in 2018, titled: “The Modern American Civil War: A Clash of Ideologies.”


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OlTrailDog

Personally, I expect that it will go down differently. Given the direction this country is currently taking we will end up becoming increasingly isolated and an economic shadow of our former status. This will be due to inane policies enacted by global minded leftists. Fomenting internal division based on race, religion, ethnicity, and crises that must not go to waste, e.g. “mass” shootings and gun rights, global warming, inane ‘green’ energy policies, disease, and dependency on central government handouts or lack there of, will exacerbate the overall weakness and inability to cohesively respond to outside threats. Worse yet, will be… Read more »

swmft

and carry a big gun sticks and stones my be ok for short range but guns are for self defense, and they are trying to stop cash economy banks want id for cash deposits barter will become the alternative and has been growing in use as it falls outside tax codes ,gold was historically holder in barter transactions

MICHAEL J

The dumbing down of America has been very instrumental to achieve a reversal of who is servant to whom. With each restrictive law that Constitutional illiterate politicians and bureaucrats rule upon “We the People”, our sovereignty is further regulated beyond return by those who swore an oath to protect. The left is cunning, deceitful and patient. It took decades to undermine what was once the envy of the world. It does appear that our best years are behind us. Our Constitution as battered as it is, still holds back tyrants who continue to chip away at it’s foundation. I wonder… Read more »

nrringlee

We no longer hold any truths to be self evident. That is the crux of the problem. Half of the country, the coastal Utopias and a few major metropolitan areas in the middle lands have fallen in to the Progressive/New Left Progressive ideological trap and are deluded beyond recovery. The rest of us in fly over country cling to traditional, classical liberal and libertarian ideas of self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, productivity, creativity and self reliance all operating under the knowing and loving embrace of a God who created us. In simple terms we are undergoing a national divorce. Folks are self… Read more »

Our Legacy III

I’ve had some discussions with a few coworkers about the state of country and they always ask, “Why are you getting so angry?” My response to them is “Why aren’t you?” The problem with America is not enough people care what’s happening. Also, I will be one of those people moving to a red state as soon as I graduate college, because staying in PA is not an option, especially after what happened here during the 2020 election.

swmft

good luck on the move , look around find a good town

Knute Knute

Another good answer to those is: “This isn’t anger, it’s passion. I’m passionate about my liberties. Why aren’t you?”

Knute Knute

Which does anyone think the troll is downvoting? Passion, or liberties? My guess is liberties. Since trolls in their Mom’s basement rightly have no liberties, since they never grew up and are still dependants, it figures that they wouldn’t want anybody else to have them either.
Easier to blame their own failures on everybody else, the way their hero, Sleepy Joe does.

Knute Knute

The reason that is the problem is because: “those who believe in nothing… will fall for anything.” -Alexander Hamilton
Just take note of the foolish BS (said with a straight face, no less) by everybody inside the beltway today.

Knute Knute

And also in the UK. Check out this little gem of foolishness (Not Ms. Johnstone, the Guardian piece) :
https://caityjohnstone.medium.com/the-guardian-churns-out-embarrassingly-awful-empire-propaganda-25a1bcbe7713

rgshel

We need a new NRA without corruption and without the outside influence most organization endure…

Nurph

We already have it, just in multiple organizations. Gun Owners of America & The Second Amendment Foundation have been going yeoman’s work in court rooms across the nation. There are other local groups also. Find them & get involved. Do NOT give a cent to the NRA!!!

Arizona

We should indeed try for a national divorce for irreconcilable differences, peacefully, now … or we will just end up in the same place after much bloodshed.

Monkey Mouse

Civil War is coming – we all see it on the horizon, probably by early next year.

Wild Bill

We are on the verge of capturing the House and Senate. A year from now, we will be talking about the presidency. All the Obama/Biden marxism will be undone. Why civil war, now?

Ope

I agree. But what’s the point in retaking the House/Senate if the RINO’s will continue to betray the country ? The spineless cowards just cave and pander to the socialists scum. What’s the point ?

Wild Bill

True, but first things first. The purpose of primary elections is for us to weed out rinos and party hacks so that they are not the candidates in the primary elections.

Ope

Hope you’re right. I’ve seen so many turn RINO almost immediately after being sworn in.

Wild Bill

Yes, I see your point. We should be weeding out the rinos, party hacks … and liars!!

swmft

need to have recall petition ready for day after election first bad step nope next

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Ope

Many of them sound great during their campaign. Somehow many have RINO transformations immediately after taking their hand off the Bible.

Boz

….Dominion….

Tackleberry

Because with a Republican-held Congress and SCOTUS, the left is will be in the streets. If you pay attention, they are building up steam right now, but just think where their minds will be without any branch. The right isn’t the only one that can bring war to the other’s doorstep.

Knute Knute

But what good would it do? We had the House, the Senate, AND the presidency from 2016-2018 and it did exactly nothing. What makes you think another time would be any different?

swmft

really depends on who takes congress and what major changes they make

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swmft

or not government overhaul is needed

Arny

I’m confused. Why & how could there be a civil war ? I thought the other side does not believe in guns. Or they do to justify the means ? Or they expect the Govt to fight their war ? Exactly how & why would the Govt differentiate them from US ? Do they actually believe the Govt would care for their safety ? Such a delusional bunch, that should be rounded up & shipped to other countries. That is the only solution. lol

rgshel

Very easily done, look how quickly the first Civil War began…the formula is stirring up due to Govt pushing the American people to do things to defend themselves from the Evil in Washington DC…

3l120

I remember reading a book that postulated that Lincoln did his best to start the Civil War because he thought the Federal Army would quickly win over the Rebs, the war would be short and he could dictate the Reconstruction. Didn’t turn out that way, did it? Same might happen in today’s USA. Book was “Lincoln’s Little War’, an interesting read.

Dahveed

Democrats are the party of mob violence. The best tool for an single person to defend themselves against a mob is a semiautomatic rifle with a high capacity magazine. Ask Kyle about that. Which is exactly why they want those things banned.

coonhunter

Thing is how much more the Demo’ and Rino’s can get passed before they are gone. Changing to bit coin, maybe giving all these illegals citizenship and voting rights before the election. You never know what they will come up with next. When they come for our guns it may be very quite for awhile. and the bit coin they can just take them, Oh you were hacked. Keep you guns clean and stocked up.

RayJN

Many are expecting a red tsunami in Nov. I believe the dems will get 110%+ voter turnout if that is what it takes to steal another election. Of course there will be no investigation. I hope I am wrong.

Captn John

Not a civil war, fighting amongst citizens but a Revolution. No huge battles but the removal of individuals one or a small number at a time. Today 100 bodyguards cannot protect individuals from a patient, determined group. The number removed will not need to be great to make huge change. Chances of that happening are next to zero.

swmft

it is called a surgical strike , and that may start to happen soon , would anyone here vote guilty for someone killed bloomberg betting an ok second amendment friendly lawyer could win in almost any state people are fed up with their rights trampled on for no gain

Stag

And it will never change unless the people open their eyes to the fact that the vast majority of Republican politicians are in the group that doesn’t cherish the 2A.

Russn8r

PRIMARIES

mlhtd51

TWO Kinds of People in the World Today, ONE’S You Need, Sonsabitches You Don’t Need. I’m Done.

Knute Knute

As always since the dawn of humanity, it’s a conflict between those who want power over others, and those who do not. Or, we could call them the slavemasters and the slaves. Or, more simply, just the evil and the good.

Wass

For those with an aversion to guns, I respect them, but leave us alone. We are overwhelmingly law-abiding citizens who just want to fulfill our G-d given rights as recognized in the American Bill of Rights. As for a “divided nation”, as described by Mr Katz, we needn’t be divided, if that “other half” would just pay us the tribute we pay them.

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GomeznSA

Seems to me that the FIRST question ought to be – does an individual have an inherent right to self defense and that of his family/property/community. Presuming that the answer is yes, then we can discuss what ‘arms’ are appropriate and/or necessary. If the answer is no, then EVERYTHING defaults to government control and we all must give up our individuality.

Wass

More specifically, when it comes to “the inherent right to self-defense”, does a citizen have the right to use “deadly force, when necessary” in defense of self and others?”

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RayJN

One of the problems is with the Democrat/liberal/progressive/socialist/communist prosecutors that believe the peasant do not have the right to self-defense. You are supposed to let the police investigate your murder. Kyle Rittenshouse in an example. It was a clear case of self-defense, but the prosecutor used the system the system to punish him. That is why there is a movement in Wisconsin for “Kyle’s Law” to hold prosecutors liable for political prosecutions.
Kyle’s Law – Law of Self Defense

Knute Knute

Nice avatar, Duke! Yes, I am old enough to remember ID software. Are you old enough to remember the predecessors, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D?

Knute Knute

Hey, Mr/Ms Troll. Which were you downvoting; Doom, Wolfenstein, or Duke Nukem? Or do you just hate all videogames equally? 🙂

RayJN

Played them both. I am almost 72. Have been using this avatar for a long time.

Knute Knute

I used to use that same icon back in the days of Win95. When themes worked. Many computers ago. Probably still have it on a backup copy somewhere…. on floppies! 🙂

swmft

tv is just an idiot producing box

Cam

The public schools aren’t exactly producing any Einsteins either.

Our Legacy III

My father always said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.” Gun owners may be out numbered 3:1 but I guarantee we have an enormous amount more fight in us! I would love to divorce the commie-crats and divide this country, but their leader Adolf Biden won’t give up power without a fight and another civil war. I’ve never seen a bully stop being a bully without first being punched in the mouth… Just sayin.

swmft

and a kick in the balls but he does not have any

Arizona

See viralinsurgency dot com for similar discourse ,,,

Green Mtn. Boy

It’s very simple,Marxist Commiecrats versus Americans,sounds as if it may make for a good game of Commiecrats and Americans.

swmft

go get rid of that pos sanders ,

swmft

capture the flag ,with the republic at stake

DDS

But the model of states as red and blue is way too simplistic.

Try looking at the map broken down by congressional district or by voting precinct. You’ll see vast (lightly populated) red areas surrounding blue blobs.

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I Haz A Question

Link goes to a logon wall. Can’t view the map.

Knute Knute

Hey, Haz. Great to see you around. I did try that “other site” to see if the ban was lifted. Nope. Knute is still persona non grata there, even after all these years. Geez. Catch W.O.M. being secretly anti-gun on their pro-gun site one time and they never forget it… 🙂

swmft

there are more than a few fake pro second sites and groups

3l120

And they all want your money. Be careful who you support!

Knute Knute

You can say that again! Multipul times! The only vote we have left that matters is your dollars and the ammo box.

swmft

it is a map of conservative counties it shows where those of us that prefer to do our own thing and pay our own bills live

DDS

Map pulls right up for me. Dunno, one of those internet puzzlements, i recon. Anyway, just google “red blue map by district” and you should find plenty of maps 😉

Arny

You see 2020 wasn’t the first stolen election using mules.

Arny

They need to ensure the numbers are correct. Who better ?

Arny

Working with the Govt ensures no one gets in trouble. lol

Arny

When you’re looking at Trillions of $$$$$. They are not going to give up their power easily or hastily with honest elections. lol

Arny

I personally don’t believe their maps or numbers. As we have seen all lies. Voter rosters full of non voters, even dead people. And you can’t even trust the numbers off of election day. lol

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DIYinSTL

It is the nature of any and all governments that they aspire to tyranny. The only thing worse is no government at all. The trick and the challenge is to refresh them with something that is an improvement..

Knute Knute

And we ARE the improvement. A Republic. A vast improvement upon a Democracy, which is just rule by the majority. Also called: “The tyranny of the Majority”, because under a Democratic system, if 50 percent, plus one, votes to dispossess the other 50 percent, minus one, then its the law… and thus termed; “legal” rather than theft. If they vote to kill the other half, well, its legal, and the war is on, since most don’t want to be murdered for the convenience of parasites that want to control all things. A horrible system, but few alive now know the… Read more »

Russn8r

Deja vu

Knute Knute

“History might not repeat itself… but it sure does rhyme” -Sam Clemens, AKA Mark Twain
🙂

Knute Knute

Now even Mark Twain gets downvotes. OFC he does. Trolls hate everything. Especially themselves.
Well, if I were a grown man living in my Mom’s basement, I’d hate myself too! 🙂

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Russn8r

Yep. Pretty sure this is one dimwitted coward with a dozen extra socks.

Wild Bill

Yes, and the improvement needed now is HONEST government employees!

Knute Knute

But an honest government employee would obey the Constitution. Which states; “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government” -Article 4, section 4,
So back around to square one again. 🙂