Simple Things

I thought about this driving into the office here in Cleveland this morning.

I have a concealed carry permit for GA. But, the only reason I have it is because it makes it much easier to buy firearms – no stupid background check and associated fee – at the local shop.

I DO NOT have a concealed carry permit for GA because I need a permission slip to exercise a God given right.

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The Long, Hot Summer Indeed

Prayers Mike. Always.

Our long, hot summer ahead.

Deployed to the Rockpile unless redirected to Chicago. That would not surprise me in the least. I thought the summer of 2009 would have been it, but it looks like the odds are increasing by the minute on a very bloody summer across our Once Great Republic.

The same old political and social class stratification arguments are pushing us in directions that we never wanted to go. Intentional? At this point, does it really matter?

AP has a good one here. Fairly sure I agree with him. I lived in that area of FL for a long time and understand the very simple cultural aspects of that part of our country. And quite honestly, this is getting worse and worse.

An no, Mr. Kerodin, I’m not sure I am ready for true evil.

Want some heartfelt insight? Doesn’t matter. That’s the kind of mood I’m in this evening.

Every Sunday, for the last few weeks, as I sit in church and listen to one of the greatest communicators that the world has ever seen, one constant prayer plays over and over in my mind:

“Lord, please, let us find a way out that doesn’t come to a fight. Please let us go on, and find that one way out that won’t involve bloodshed.”

Anecdotal Evidence

Wow! Out from the darkness, only to have to go under cover for a while longer.

Spent the weekend building the tribe and gathering like minded individuals who see the gathering storm clouds. Making preparations is becoming normal to some of this group. Cut down trees, hauled debris, grilled, and talked treason.

Also, via the parking lot, picked up four new disposable arms to be cached in strategic locations. I understand the mantra that, “if it’s time to bury them, it’s really time to use them”, though this not through that lens. It is through the lens of preparedness and long term strategy. Stack. It. Deep.

Also, spent time in deep, prayerful meditation with my heavenly father. Preparing your spirit only helps to harden your body and mind.

More later.

Passing Thoughts

The endarkenment continues unabated. Those who would seek to put us into slavery plot and scheme in the open and behind closed doors.

I am reminded of one of the most eloquent passages in the bible:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

These things are what God offers to us. The only thing he asks is in the first verse – MY. It’s a choice to follow and believe because as said so eloquently by talking vegetables, “A gift with strings attached is no gift at all…”

Keep your heads up fellow citizens. There is hope and there is light.

 

 

Light

Ran across this while on my morning reading ritual.

Some mornings I wake up and literally feel as if I have been transported into another dimension. After reading the above link, today was again one of those mornings. One has to stop and think that if this is where we are right now, what will the next six, twelve, and eighteen months look like? Then, a wave of panic washes over me and I think, “How in the hell am I going to survive in this kind of environment? What about my wife and daughters? How will I feed them when we have no income? How can I secure and defend what I have when my own government is fundamentally opposed to me being independent of their force?”

Then I remember…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Endowed by their creator. Bestowed upon free men by God.

The brief panic subsides and I regain my composure.

I am a Free Man. Not because of what some law says, or some bureaucrat dictates, but because the Lord God Almighty has instilled these values in me from my birth.

Dear readers, please, never forget this. Our Once Great Republic may not last, but the never ending liberty endowed by our creator will never fade into the dark night. It is the eternal light that shines as a beacon for all human kind to see.