I commented there, but in the event you don’t read it, my comment is pasted below:
Good, concise summary of what’s going on.
The Founders understood this proclivity toward tyranny among men; it’s why ours is a Constitution of negative liberties. The Left doesn’t like this and (obviously) is willing to destroy freedom and liberty in service to their totalitarian ideology. They know best – just ask them.
Being no more a fan of men and women in Black Robes as the “deciders” on whether my family and I are free, I object to being put – to my country being put – in this position, from which we await word from on-high as to our future liberty.
The robed ones can go one way, the Constitutional way – or the other. I doubt that Americans will go the other. Leftists, sure. But real Americans, lovers of liberty, will not sit quietly by as the Left tries to destroy America.
The Declaration of Independence, of course, tells us what to do when governments no longer have the consent of the governed. And they gave us to the tools via the 2nd Amendment to protect our Constitution and the Rule of Law.
They also gave us a military whose ONLY Constitutional duty is to defend the Constitution. Not to defend the President. Not to defend the Congress. To defend the Constitution.
Now I took that oath as an officer cadet at USAFA on 3 JUL 72. 1100 others joined me. At USMA and USNA another 1100 young men did the same (this was prior to the inclusion of women at the Academies). That makes about 3300 Americans, in the Academies alone – not counting ROTC, OTS/OTC and enlisted – who took the oath that year.
At the rate of 3300 annually since 1972 (not counting those who came before), and though some have died, we have about 122,000 men and women – from the Academies ALONE – who have given their oath to defend the Constitution.
Frankly, I’m awaiting the military speaking up and doing their job. And if they aren’t going to defend the Constitution, why am I paying them?
I’d say defending OUR freedom is just a BIT MORE IMPORTANT than defending the freedom of Afghans and Iraqis, to say nothing of Bosians and everywhere else our military currently is stationed to keep the peace around the globe.