By S. Chris Anders
In Star Wars, Episode III, Senator Padme Amidala utters “so this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause,” as the intergalactic senate votes unlimited powers to the chief executive and it turns out really, really badly. In fact, if you are paying attention, you might realize we are living that moment.
Right now, the political class is rushing to do something -- anything -- to appease the cries of those who seek security over freedom. . .
And in the process, destroying the very reason our nation was created.
And it is not just the avowed anti-gun socialists, but rather, backstabbing politicians hiding behind the letter “R” that campaigned on protecting the Constitution and the right to keep and bear arms.
Whether it is United States Senators Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Rick Scott, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, or most recently, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, all of these politicians campaigned on protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
But now they are all rushing to support the TAPS Act. This act is a Red Flag of Tyranny Law on steroids.
The TAPS Act would encourage law enforcement to give EVERYONE a personal threat assessment (adults and children) and single out those they deem as future threats. That information would then be used as a kind of Big Brother substitute to “stop dangerous individuals” before they can commit an act of violence. . .
. . . And use your own social media to do so.
So, on top of violating the 2nd Amendment, the 5th Amendment, and the 6th Amendment, these unconstitutional tyrants are now trashing the 4th Amendment.
This makes sense, since Big Government “Republicans” hate the 4th Amendment. Doubt me? See the so-called “Patriot Act.”
Liberty and freedom -- as fought for and died for by American Patriots -- now hangs by a thread.
And I am going to be dead serious here when I say that colonists under King George III had far more freedom and liberty than we will have if the TAPS Act scheme is passed.
In their race for electoral victory, politicians have turned Americans against fellow Americans for decades, creating the situation we have today . . . a move to total and complete authoritarian government.
And that will only benefit the politicians, as with more and more control over the people, they can fill their campaign coffers with more and more donations from those seeking to control you.
Do not fall for the rhetoric, demagoguery, or thirty-second sound bites.
The TAPS Act (H.R. 838) destroys virtually half of the Bill of Rights. It allows government bureaucrats to spy on you without a warrant (4th Amendment) and take away your gun rights (2nd Amendment) -- without your day in court, due process, or even you knowing about it (5th and 6th Amendments).
Or at least you will not know about it until a SWAT team kicks in your door, shoots your dog, and stands on your throat at 3:00 a.m.
And all of this will be based upon a bureaucrat’s assessment that you somehow, in some manner, pose some threat to their Big Government schemes or could fit the profile of a one-day “possible” terrorist.
Even President Trump has now voiced support for this statist, anti-liberty, and clearly unconstitutional scheme.
I once wrote that more anti-gun laws would be passed under Trump than Obama, for Republican apologists will excuse almost anything he does as long as he is in office and handing out more bread and circuses.
But right now, we stand on the very edge of complete and total destruction of the rule of law and the freedoms so many died to create and defend.
It is truly in your hands. Will you simply sit back and let them gut your freedom and the freedom of generations to come, or will you fight back and vocally refuse to support any politician -- of any stripe -- that supports this tyrannical effort?
It is up to you.
Liberty could die to thunderous applause -- unless you act.
Is your liberty and the freedom of your children, their children, and future generations worth making four phone calls or sending four emails right now?
If so, you need to sit down right now and contact your U.S. Representative, Senators, and President Donald Trump, and vow to hold them accountable in 2020 if they support the TAPS Act or any other gun control or Constitution-shredding bill resulting from last weekend’s tragedies.
Worldwide, people are fighting and dying for the freedoms you have here . . . all you have to do is pick up a phone and call.
Remember, totalitarian government can be voted in but must be shot out.
Do you want to sentence future generations to doing so?
If not, you need to act now.
Tags: second amendment, due process, Red Flag Confiscation, TAPS Act