Worlds Apart – Same Message
by Shorty Dawkins
Two articles from different websites caught my eye to day. The stories they speak of are, literally, a continent apart, but they are linked by a common theme.
The first article comes from The New American: Connecticut Gun Owners Fail to Register; Officials Push “Amnesty”
From the article: “After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly “scrambling” to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline.”
It seems the “authorities” are in a panic because gun owners in Connecticut are largely ignoring the new laws and refusing to register their “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines. What to do? Oh, they must not realize they are required to register, so maybe we should give them another chance. Of course they cannot admit publicly that the people are in revolt against unConstitutional Laws. They need to keep the lie intact that “the Law is the Law”, because we say it is. They are used to making laws and regulations that violate the Rights each of us possess and are embodied in the Bill of Rights. They cannot accept that they are Unalienable.
All it really takes to break the power of rogue governments is for the people to not comply. Those in power are at a loss when that happens. It just takes strong will power from the people and the government must back down. When the people take away consent, the government must back down, or reveal themselves as tyrants. Either way, the people win. Tyrants, once exposed, can be dealt with. If left unexposed, and given the consent of the governed, anything goes.
Now let’s look a continent away from Connecticut, to a State in Southwest Mexico, Michoacan, where so-called “vigilante groups” took up arms against a drug cartel and the corrupt and complicit local police departments. I prefer to refer to these groups as local Citizen Defense Forces, for it is in the defense of their communities that they took up arms.
The article comes from BlacklistedNews.com: Mexico Legalizes Vigilantes, Nabs Cartel Leader.
In the Mexican situation, the government has backed down, at least part way. From the article: “The government said it had reached an agreement with vigilante leaders to incorporate the armed civilian groups into old and largely forgotten quasi-military units called the Rural Defense Corps.” And this: [“The self-defense forces will become institutionalized, when they are integrated into the Rural Defense Corps,” the Interior Department said in a statement.] And lastly this: “Vigilante leaders will have to submit a list of their members to the Defense Department, and the army will apparently oversee the groups, which the government said “will be temporary.” They will be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they register them with the army.”
Notice that the government is insisting on registration, and that the Rural Defense Corps will only be temporary. Different Countries, different language, but the same message: register your guns. Was it registered guns that terrorized the people of Michoacan? No, it was illegal drug cartels and corrupt police. Registration has always been merely a step to confiscation. It doesn’t stop criminals, but it makes the average citizen defenseless against crime and corruption.
I applaud those in Connecticut who are saying NO, and I applaud the residents of Michoacan for taking the initiative toward their own protection. I have nothing but contempt for the politicians in Connecticut who passed the unConstituional registration law. They broke their Oath to the Constitution, and to the people they serve. They consider themselves the masters, but the people are ignoring them; they are withdrawing consent from them. They are justified in doing so.