(by constitutional attorney Michael Connelly, J.D.) -- The Middle East is in chaos with war imminent and terrorists are emboldened by the weakness of our President who has a foreign policy that consists of apology and appeasement. As a result, Americans both at home and abroad are in greater danger than ever. Iran will soon have a nuclear weapon and North Korea will have the capacity to deliver its own nuclear weapons to the west coast of the United States.
The U.S. economy is heading into a probable double dip recession, federal spending is out of control and many Americans, including the middle class that Obama vowed to protect during his reelection campaign, are finding their taxes going up dramatically. To make things even worse the prices of food, energy, and other essentials are rapidly rising.
In other words, our country is facing one crisis after another and Obama’s response to all of this is to disarm the American people and set us up for destruction. He is using his office to attack us and our Constitution. The EPA has come out with 4,000 new regulations that cater to environmental extremists and the now disproven theory of climate change and will use these regulations to destroy American businesses and put thousands out of work.
The question I am often being asked by angry and frustrated Americans is, what can we do besides complain and preach to the choir? To answer that I have come up with some battle plans that involve both short and long term tactics and goals. Because this is an article for the blog I will outline the ideas here and plan on elaborating with more specific details in a small booklet I am working on.
First, we have to keep the pressure on members of Congress when issues like gun control are being considered. It is unlikely that the so called assault weapons ban will pass in the Senate or the House of Representatives, but other bills are more problematic. The universal background check bill is nothing more than a nationwide gun registration program in disguise, yet there are some Republicans considering supporting it and the same is true of the restrictions on the size of magazines.
We also need to urge Congress to reverse Executive Orders issued by the President. It has the power to do this, but of course any such bill passed by the House will probably not pass the Democrat controlled Senate, but the House does have the ability to deny funding to many of Obama’s initiatives.
We need to stop thinking defensively and concentrate on attacking instead. This is what the left has been doing to us for years and we have either failed to recognize it or responded defensively when it is too late. So our second line of attack is through our state legislatures. We need to get the legislatures and governors in the red states to pass legislation refusing to comply with illegal and unconstitutional actions by the Federal government. This is completely legal under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.
For example, the Texas legislature is considering legislation proposing that the state refuse to enforce any new control laws or even allow them to be enforced by the Feds. Texas is also moving to block enforcement of the thousands of new EPA regulations that were hidden from the American people and the Congress until after the election. The purpose of these regulations is to implement by Executive Action the Cap and Trade bill that Congress failed to pass.
We also need to go on the attack at the local government level. People need to be made aware of the efforts to implement the United Nations Agenda 21 and we must aggressively oppose it. We also have to take back our school boards so we can ensure that our children are getting a proper education and learning about American history and the importance of our Constitution. This can be done even if you live in a so called blue state. A relatively small group of people can win local victories.
Last but not least we need to be relentless in fighting in the courts to defend our Constitutional rights. That is where I am focused and the United States Justice Foundation and other conservative legal groups are going to be resisting the dismantling of our Republic and the violation of our God given Constitutional rights, including the Second Amendment. We are involved in lawsuits at every level from state courts to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The important thing is to join with the groups and individuals who are willing to do what it takes to resist tyranny. We have to fight for short term victories and for the long term. It took the leftists years to get our country to the point of imminent collapse and tyranny. They were patient and never gave up, but the battle is not over yet. As patriots you can provide financial support to the cause, attend rallies, write letters to the local newspapers, and spread the word to friends and neighbors.
During the American Revolution an approximate one third of the colonists actively supported it while another third opposed it. The final one third tried to stay neutral and some people tried to profit from it by selling goods or services to both sides. George Washington’s ragtag army fought every battle outmanned and outgunned yet won the war. I firmly believe that “We the People” outnumber both the bad guys and those who just don’t care. We can prevail, as our forefathers did, if we have the will to persevere and maintain our faith in God, our Constitution, and each other.
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