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Virginia: Is A New ‘Shot Heard ‘Round The World’ Coming?

19 January 2020 @ 17:33

—In our [Commonwealth Of Massachusetts] Declaration of Rights, which expresses the sentiments of the people, the people have a right to keep and bear arms for the common defence.

—Gov. Samuel Adams, message to the Massachusetts’s Legislature, 30 January 1797

I doubt it.  We tend to forget that there were a number of incidents like what we see and may see in The Commonwealth Of Virginia that occurred before Concord and Lexington.

However, there is a chance that, if the Despotic government of Virginia tries to use Violence against it’s Citizens, it may rally other believers in the Second Amendment across America to hold protests.  What makes me doubt that this will be the spark that lights the Flame of Restoration is that, unlike in the 1770’s, we have a President who is on our side, as it appears he is.

There is no doubt any longer that the government of The Commonwealth has embraced Tyranny.  Let me quote from Diogenes Sarcastica:

So Virginia introduces a bundle of radical laws to destroy 2nd amendment rights, militias, sale transfer and registration bills, and the People of Virginia says no, and we’re going to vote you all out next term.

Virginia government responds by introducing a bill to eliminate voter ID.

Virginia says we’re not going to wait, we’ll petition your removal from office, and get almost a 3rd of the 240K signatures to remove the governor and starts petitions to remove delegates.

Virginia government responds by introducing a bill to raise the amount of signatures from 10% of the prevailing vote, to 25%.

Folks, this is the a textbook example of tyranny. “We’re the government, and we’ll do anything we want, whether you like it or not. We won’t let you vote us out, we won’t let you remove us from office…. And if you can’t possess the weapons that a militia would need to force us out of office, then there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it”

This is clearly Tyrannical.

Smitty, over at The Other McCain, is Justifiably worried that a rumor about AntiFa is true, as related by Tom DeWeese:

I’m in Richmond and have just received information from a very reliable source concerning Monday’s rally against the legislature’s gun grabs. Antifa have rented seven buses to bring in their thugs to cause trouble. The report says they will be wearing MAGA hats and wearing NRA garb. They will pretend to be pro gun people. Meanwhile others posing as democrats holding anti gun signs will stand on the side. The Antifa thugs, pretending to be pro gun , will attack the sign holders. Making it look like the pro gun people have started violence. This is the plan. If you are attending the rally be aware. Be very careful.

As Smitty remarks:

…Given the Left’s need to control the conversation coupled with the pending implosion of the impeachment disaster, makes the Democrats more of a rabid, injured, cornered animal than usual….

I certainly wouldn’t put it past The Left In America to attempt this tactic — it’s what the Left In Russia [of all stripes, Bolshevik, Menshevik, Cadets, etc.] did rather successfully.

AntiFa, along with it’s Fellow-Travellers and Dupes, is not bound by any Morality, especially any belief in Law And Order.  Rather, this Domestic Terrorist Organization is committed to sowing Lawlessness And Disorder.

Ultimately, who knows?

Smitty again:

Unfortunately, for the authoritarian Left, there are real-world consequences for false-flag events like this or the Reichstag Fire. And I don’t just mean property damage.

There is a SWExit offer in place for Virginia counties who are as interested in an authoritarian nitwit in Richmond now as the Appalachian counties were in 1861…

It is my understanding that The Congress would have to approve any move of Virginia Counties into West Virginia.  Would it, given the Radicalism of the Democratic Party, coupled with the Absolute and Near-Total Fecklessness of the GOP?

Let us take some Comfort from Cam Edwards, over at Bearing Arms [tip of the fedora to Smitty]:

As we get closer to Virginia’s Lobby Day on Monday, I’m seeing more and more hyberbolic posts on social media about how Virginia is now under the thumb of a tyrant, misinformation about non-existent bills being signed into law, and other attempts to gain attention or stoke people’s fear and anger.

To say this isn’t helpful is an understatement. We’re currently just a few weeks into Virginia’s legislative session, and the fact is, not one bad bill has become a bad law. Nothing’s been signed by the governor yet. In fact, nothing has even gotten to his desk at the moment. We’ve had three gun control bills pass out of the Senate, but the House hasn’t even had a single committee hearing on any gun control legislation. In fact, Virginia gun owners are actually having an impact on the debate in the legislature, thanks to the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement that’s swept across the state and has led to tens of thousands of engaged citizens contacting their lawmakers to oppose Ralph Northam’s gun control agenda.

I don’t believe that Northam has the authority to institute his gun ban in Capitol Square, but unfortunately the Virginia State Supreme Court didn’t reach the merits of the case brought by VCDL and GOA. Instead, the court ruled that the groups didn’t file the necessary paperwork with the Court, and refused the petition, leaving open the question of whether or not the governor has overstepped his constitutional authority.

I disagree with whether or not Virginia is Despotic, but he makes good points.

While all of this is True, as far as I can see, it does not mean that both sides have not reached a Fevered Pitch in this Debate.

In the Age Of The Founders, such events often lead to Tarring And Feathering, the pulling down of houses, and the burning of Despots in effigies.

If a fire is to be lit, let us Resist any attempts to snuff it out.

We have been declared Outlaws by The Left and must not let our Cause, the Restoration Of Freedom And Ordered Liberty, be doused.

Formerly this great contest was carried on upon paper. The conspirators against the rights and liberties of our country left no art untried, to induce the people to submit to their unrighteous claims. But they were circumvented by our watchful patriots. They were, if I may use the expression, out-reasoned by some, and laughed off the stage by others; and we will never forget those steadfast and persevering friends, who forever prov’d themselves incapable of being brib’d by the soft whispers of flattery, or awed by foul-mouthed calumny and the threats of power. Afterwards the contest became more serious and important. The people of this country were not driven to take up arms, they did it voluntarily in defence of their liberty. They properly considered themselves as called by god, and warranted by him, to encounter every hazard in the common cause of Man….

—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘VINDEX’, Boston Gazette, 12 June 1780


9 Comments leave one →
  1. 19 January 2020 @ 19:07 19:07

    Hopefully cooler heads will prevail. But I’m thinking that between the fecklessness of the Virginia democratic leadership and the cowards from antifa bussing in, that there will be trouble. There are supposedly some militias from out of state who will also be showing up. It’s a recipe for disaster.

  2. 19 January 2020 @ 19:25 19:25

    What if they gave a protest and only the idiots showed up? Such as the woman with three kids who plans on going to the protest and bringing her brood with her.

    I think smart people will not go and instead, stay home and show support for their local sheriff’s and council persons.

  3. cali permalink
    21 January 2020 @ 05:25 05:25

    Great analysis!

    A FF was indeed planned with Antifa – disguised as MAGA supporters – playing the role of the agitators.
    However – we have our own back channel where patriots from the military are given us a heads up ergo the attempt to engineer a FF by Northam et al and sponsored by Soros and Mike Bloomberg.
    The Craigslist advertisement of recruiting crisis actors for Virginia conveniently for the same day as the rally was ‘the’ tell. Payment of $200+ for the day sure was alluring.

    Having said that our patriots knew ahead what they had planned and assured that if would fail. Indeed it failed! One small skirmish between an Antifa agitator disguised as MAGA supporter couldn’t help to unmask himself. He was spotted immediately and told in no nice term to take a hike.

    All in all the planned FF failed which was a good thing since the media hounds were all there to capture the violence.

    Democrats and Antifa hardest hit!


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