We are the People ~ (Sic Semper Tyrannis)

Here I sit, music playin’ low on the computer, grand-daughters runnin’ around (“Whatcha doin’, Paw-Paw?”), tryin’ to decide what to write about (“Kin I see, Paw-Paw?”), thinkin’ about how blessed I am (“Lookit how high I kin bounce on yore bed, Paw-Paw!”) and thinkin’ about (“Dat durn cat scratched me, Paw-Paw.) shootin’ that damn cat. I’ve got several possible topics bouncin’ around in my gourd; some I wanna write about, some I think I need to write about, but not able to focus on any one in particular. It ain’t writer’s block, it’s the fact that I can’t quit comin’ back to the current political situation in Virginia; somethin’ I really want to not write about, but which it’s beginnin’ to look like I’m gonna hafta, so here goes…

If you don’t know which “situation” I’m talking about, then you are either off the grid and intentionally secluded, or you are terribly uninformed, because it’s drawing international, if not global, attention. The result of last November’s election in Virginia was that Democrats gained control of the commonwealth’s legislative and executive branches of government. They are now pushing radical gun control, including confiscation. They are blatantly planning to violate the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the People are pissed off. The governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, had stated that he will activate the National Guard to enforce these new laws as law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth pointedly state that they will not enforce any unconstitutional gun legislation whatsoever, and counties (over ninety percent) and cities declare themselves “2A Sanctuaries.” The world is watching, wondering if Americans will give up their guns. In the United States there is one demographic, a mostly liberal Democrat demographic, that really believes that the citizens of Virginia will have no choice but to hand over their weapons and will in the end comply. Then there is that other demographic, the red-blooded, God-fearing, gun-packing, free-speaking, Constitution-loving, “Liberty or Death” patriotic demographic that understands that there is no way, no where, between Heaven and Hell that the great Commonwealth of Virginia will ever give up her guns, and they understand this because they see what is happening and they know that in the same situation, they would never surrender their firearms.

There is a “lobby day” event planned by the Virginia Citizens’ Defense League for Second Amendment supporters at 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia on Monday, 20 January 2020, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) for the purpose of reinforcing demands that the legislature not pass the aforementioned new gun laws and the call has gone out to patriots; “The ‘British’ are coming!” That second demographic I mentioned are responding from all over the country and thousands are expected to attend; I’d like to see tens, even hundreds, of thousands. I’ll be there (Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise) with quite a few of my friends; we’re driving up from the Carolinas to stand with Virginia, once again, against tyranny.

Folks are coming in from all over; average citizens, the rich, the poor, ex-law enforcement officers, and veterans (I’ve seen Army Rangers and 101st Airborne promise to be there). And get this: Those Hillbillies (and I use the term with respect and fondness) that live way up in the Appalachians – up where not even the Law cares to go – those boys are coming down from the mountains, and folks, those boys don’t come down from the mountains unless they’re ready to fight, and it’s men like them that whipped the mighty British Empire… twice. There’s Texans coming, and when Texans show up, they’re ready to fight, too, and it was men like them that fought to the death of the last man at the Alamo just to slow Santa Anna’s march across Texas and buy precious time for Sam Houston and his “Texicans” to prepare to stop Santa Anna and win the War for Texas’ Independence. We’re coming in from every state it seems like, and we’re bringing our shootin’ irons. We’re bringing them not as a threat or show of aggression, but for the purposes of 1) exercising our Second Amendment rights in support of our Constitution and 2) protecting those rights and our Constitution. Many of us are, like myself, direct descendants of men who took their stand with the likes of George Washington to fight for America’s independence in 1775, and our kin have spilt blood, and bled, for this great republic in every war She has ever fought, and we’re ready to fight for Her now if we have to. We don’t want to have to fight, and we pray it doesn’t come to that, but we are tired of our Constitution being pissed on by those who would see it burned and our republic tossed into the disparaging darkness that is communism.

It remains to be seen if ANTIFA even plans to show in Richmond on 20 January, let alone whether or not they actually will; although I expect do them to. And if they do show up and follow their usual Modus Operandi of provoking and initiating violence, what will be the government’s response? What will be our response? I don’t think I can accurately speculate on the answers to those questions, but I do have my suspicions, as I’m sure many of you do. It also remains to be seen if Governor Northam will follow through with his threat to call up the National Guard to enforce the new laws. I’ll not speculate on what the consequences of such a move would be, but I can’t imagine they would be pleasant. I would hope that President Trump would do the right thing and step in and order the National Guard to stand down; let the people, the Constitution, and the Second Amendment decide the issue once and for all. These types of laws are a violation of our Constitution, and any legislator that supports them and any judge that enforces them has violated his/her Oath of Office, at the very least; I personally think every single one of them should be tried for, convicted of, and hanged for Treason.

I want to make it clear that I’m not threatening any person or persons with violence nor am I advocating any type of seditious behavior. I am simply talking about the path to freedom, and the ability to follow that path to its end, as was laid out for us in our Constitution; the Constitution of the United States of America. I am talking about following that Constitution; the Supreme Law of the United States of America as it is written, which is crystal clear, specific, and concise and therefore not open to “interpretation.” Make no mistake, the Bill of Rights is the enemy’s primary target, because those ten amendments are what state and guarantee our rights and our freedom, the most important ones being amendments one, two, four, and five. The First Amendment guarantees the Freedoms of Religion, Speech, Press, and Assembly. The Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fifth Amendment guarantees the Rights of Silence and Due Process of Law. These three are each equally important as far as our freedom and rights; they, for the most part, define freedom in the United States. They all tie for second as to importance; the Second comes in first. The Second Amendment comes in first in importance because the Second is what gives us the ability to insure the others, and our Founding Fathers put it there for a reason; guns helped them free themselves, and they meant for us to be able to preserve that freedom. The most important amendment in the Bill of Rights was a product of the First. They had guaranteed the Freedoms of Religion, Speech, Press, and Assembly, but how were they going back those guarantees? By making sure that future generations of citizens had the power to say, “No, We the People will not surrender our freedom,” and back it up with equal or greater firepower than those who would oppress them. They, a volunteer army of common citizens, had very recently come together with their guns, defeated the British Empire, and won their freedom. They understood the need for the citizenry, both then and in the future, to be well-armed in order to guarantee their own freedom, and they stated their intention very clearly; “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The time has come for each and every one of us to decide what we want for this federation, this great republic of ours. Shall we mold it once again into a country of truly free men – a beacon of hope to the rest of the world – or shall we let it fall to the evil tides of communism and fascism. If you don’t have an answer, then you are not a patriot; you may not be a traitor, but you are definitely not a patriot. If your answer is the latter, then you are indeed a traitor to your homeland, and fully deserving of a traitor’s fate. If your answer is the former, then you are a true patriot; come take a stand with us in Richmond and make your position clearly understood. Come tell those that would disarm us and steal our freedom:

We will not be denied our God-given natural rights; not by people who openly disavow our Constitution and the ideals it represents; not by a theocracy of hate and misogyny that practices hate, murder, pedophilia, and slavery; not by atheists who claim we have no such rights because “God doesn’t exist” (Jesus loves y’all anyway); and certainly not by corrupt and treasonous politicians within our own government. We are born of the blood of men who would not bend, and we will not bend; We are the People, and we will not live on our knees… Sic Semper Tyrannis!

K. Lance Spivey
4 January 2020
Chairman, Board of Directors
Heirs to the Confederacy
Natura Sanguinis Gloriosum… [*≡] [x]

~ The Author ~
Lance Spivey is the son of a Quaker preacher (also a United States Navy veteran). Born at the height of the Vietnam War, he is a twelfth generation North Carolinian and a descendant of Revolutionary and Confederate soldiers. Spivey grew up in the little community of Belvidere in Perquimans County, and has been remarried and re-divorced, and is now married to the woman God made just for him. He has kids and grand-kids, and now lives in Randolph County, where his family settled so long ago. Being a preacher’s kid, Lance have engaged in much more than his share of stupidity in his life, and, by way of the results of said engagements, has developed a very strong distaste for stupidity.