I believe it is time to review the 1775-1783 REVOLUTIONARY WAR where Americans won their Independence FOR THEIR CONSTITUTION against England.
It is very interesting, in that the people in America felt they were being taxed without representation in 1776…. hhmmm… sounds a little familiar.
Also that England was doing things against their “constitutional rights” during that time. hhmm…. that also sounds familiar.
Here is what Wikipedia has about the REVOLUTIONARY WAR where the United States became it’s own country and WHY it happened:
In this article, inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as “Americans”, with occasional references to “Patriots”, “Whigs”, “Rebels” or “Revolutionaries”. Colonists who supported the British in opposing the Revolution are referred to as “Loyalists” or “Tories”. The geographical area of the thirteen colonies is often referred to simply as “America”.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States of America, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other. The main result was an American victory and European recognition of the independence of the United States, with mixed results for the other powers.
The war was the result of the political American Revolution. Colonists galvanized around the position that the Stamp Act of 1765, imposed by Parliament of Great Britain, was unconstitutional. The British Parliament insisted it had the right to tax colonists to finance the colonies’ military defense, which had become increasingly expensive due to the French and Indian Wars. The colonists claimed that, as they were British subjects, taxation without representation in Parliament was illegal. The American colonists formed a unifying Continental Congress and a shadow government in each colony, though at first remaining loyal to the king. The American boycott of taxed British tea led to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when shiploads of tea were destroyed. London responded by ending self-government in Massachusetts and putting it under the control of the British army with General Thomas Gage as governor. In April 1775 Gage learned that weapons were being gathered in Concord, and he sent British troops to seize and destroy them. Local militia confronted the troops and exchanged fire (see Battles of Lexington and Concord). After repeated pleas to the British monarchy for intervention with Parliament, any chance of a compromise ended when the Congress were declared traitors by royal decree, and they responded by declaring the independence of a new sovereign nation, the United States of America, on July 4, 1776. American Loyalists rejected the Declaration, and sided with the king; they were excluded from power everywhere. American attempts to expand the rebellion into Quebec and the Floridas were unsuccessful.
France, Spain and the Dutch Republic all secretly provided supplies, ammunition and weapons to the revolutionaries starting early in 1776. By June 1776 the Americans were in full control of every state, but then the British Royal Navy captured New York City and made it their main base. The war became a standoff. The Royal Navy could occupy other coastal cities for brief periods, but the rebels controlled the countryside, where 90 percent of the population lived. British strategy relied on mobilizing Loyalist militia, and was never fully realized. A British invasion from Canada in 1777 ended in the capture of the British army at the Battles of Saratoga. That American victory persuaded France to enter the war openly in early 1778, balancing the two sides’ military strength. Spain and the Dutch Republic—French allies—also went to war with Britain over the next four years, threatening an invasion of Great Britain and severely testing British military strength with campaigns in Europe. Spain’s involvement resulted in the expulsion of British armies from West Florida, securing the American southern flank. The decisive British naval victory at the Battle of the Saintes thwarted French and Spanish plans to drive Britain out of the Caribbean, and the joint Franco-Spanish attempt to capture the British stronghold of Gibraltar also resulted in similar defeat. French involvement proved decisive yet expensive, ruining France’s economy and driving the country into massive debt. A French naval victory just outside Chesapeake Bay led to a siege by combined French and Continental armies that forced a second British army to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. Fighting continued throughout 1782, while peace negotiations began. In 1783, the Treaty of Paris ended the war and recognized the sovereignty of the United States over the territory bounded roughly by what is now Canada to the north, Florida to the south, and the Mississippi River to the west. A wider international peace was agreed, in which several territories were exchanged.
There is all kinds of information about the various areas of the war and how it was fought on Wikipedia, here is a little more:
The Americans The Americans began the war with significant disadvantages compared to the British. They had no national government, no national army or navy, no financial system, no banks, no established credit, and no functioning government departments, such as a treasury. The Congress tried to handle administrative affairs through legislative committees, which proved inefficient. In peacetime the colonies relied heavily on ocean shipping, but that was now shut down by the British blockade. The Americans had a large, relatively prosperous population (when compared to other colonies) that depended not on imports but on local production for food and most supplies, something the British could not sufficiently rely on. They were on their home ground, had a smoothly functioning, well organized system of local and state governments, newspapers and printers, and internal lines of communications. They had a long-established system of local militia, previously used to combat the French and Native Americans, with companies and an officer corps that could form the basis of local militias, and provide a training ground for the national army that the Congress set up. Fighting on their home ground, the Americans were also much more acclimatised to the climate than the British and their allies. At the onset of the war, the Americans had no major international allies. Battles such as the Battle of Bennington, Battles of Saratoga and even defeats such as the Battle of Germantown proved decisive in gaining the attention and support of powerful European nations such as France and Spain, who moved from covertly supplying the Americans with weapons and supplies, to overtly supporting them militarily, moving the war to a global stage. Upon the creation of the Continental Army to combat the British forces and their allies in North America, the army suffered significantly from a lack of an effective training regime, and largely inexperienced officers. The inexperience of its officers was compensated for in part by its senior officers; officers such as George Washington, Horatio Gates, Charles Lee, Richard Montgomery and Francis Marion all had military experience with the British Army during the French and Indian conflict. The Americans solved their training dilemma during their stint in Winter Quarters at Valley Forge, where they were relentlessly drilled and trained by Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a veteran of the famed Prussian General Staff. He taught the Continental Army the essentials of military discipline, drills, tactics and strategy, and wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual, which was used to train American troops up until the War of 1812. When the Army emerged from Valley Forge, they proved their ability to equally match the British troops in battle when they fought a successful strategic action at the Battle of Monmouth.
I found this history very interesting. It seems that the people had enough of a tyranny government that was taxing and trying to control everything they did. The people also stood up saying it was unconstitutional.
WOW… it sure is great going back in history especially since we now have a run away government and every elected official has become a traitor to the country. They have passed legislation over and over again that directly conflicts with our constitution. From the NDAA bill that allows the detaining of U.S. citizens without any rights, the new bill they just passed that allows all of our electronic emails to be read without warrents and now they are going to take our guns. Besides that we are now treated as criminals and terrorist and have to prove our innocence instead of being the other way around.
We have a treasonous government that does not recognize the constitution in any form anymore. They have locked us up in an Orwellian world. We are watched when driving down the road and walking down the street. Who knows how they can see into our homes and bedrooms now. (besides of course phones doing that)
I for one do not understand how the people of this country don’t give a <snip> about their country and what the government does to them. I guess they are too zombied out and brainwashed with their little smart phones that mean more to them then freedoms.
We have traitors of our constitution and country that are making the laws of this country. But the laws were all ready set in 1776 when Americans won a hard fought Revolutionary war for their FREEDOMS!
One thing is for sure the Americans of 1776 had the balls to stand up to tyranny and traitors…… Funny how during that time they called those who stood up for their country “Patriots” now they call those who stand up for their country “terrorists.” Kind of funny how that has turned around…. who would have ever thought people would be considered “terrorists” for being a constitutional law abiding citizen?
With the Feinstein bill in the Senate to confiscate guns including hand guns and registration of all guns, I believe we need to look at current history of what happen if that is allowed to occur.
It is now time to look at the most recent country that was a Democracy that had 3 levels of government for protection. Zimbabwe, believe it or not had an Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government for shared power before 1980 when Mugabe was “elected” as President. Since 2000 the structure of government completely collapsed.
Since the defeat of the constitutional referendum in 2000, politics in Zimbabwe has been marked by a move from the norms of democratic governance, such as democratic elections, the independence of the judiciary, the rule of law, freedom from racial discrimination, the existence of independent media, civil society and academia. Recent years have seen widespread violations of human rights.
The Robert Mugabe government of Zimbabwe is the most corrupt, dysfunctional and incompetent in Africa. And, on a continent that has the most corrupt, dysfunctional and incompetent governments in the entire world, Mugabe’s achievement in this regard is a truly dubious distinction. [The iPINIONS Journal, March 2005]
Five years ago, Zimbabwe was the breadbasket of sub-Saharan Africa; today, it is a basket case of starving people. Five years ago, there were 4000 white-owned farms in Zimbabwe; today, there are only 400 – mostly unproductive – farms left. [The iPINIONS Journal, March 2005]
Zimbabwe enacted a gun law that made certain guns illegal and then a National registrar of guns was implemented. Wow that sounds totally familiar! Once the guns were confiscated and the “legal” guns were registered…. the government knew who to target for the kill!
Breaking News – Zimbabwe Gun Confiscation Ordered! What more proof do you need?
So-called sensible gun laws, such as national registration of firearms and licensing of owners, pave the way for gun confiscation. We’ve said it for over 15 years.
We described the process in detail in Death by “Gun Control” (book) and “Innocents Betrayed” (video). We provided copies of the key provisions of the laws that set up “gun control” that later enabled genocide. In our book we even provided copies of the provisions of the gun laws in Zimbabwe. (See pages 190-193).
Breaking News — July 2, 2005: The Zimbabwe government has ordered confiscation of civilian firearms.
Read the news item:
The news report begins:
“Zimbabwe police have ordered all civilians to surrender firearms in what insiders said was a precautionary measure in a charged country after the government demolished thousands of homes and informal businesses in a controversial urban clean-up exercise.
“Police at the weekend said they were revoking licences for all automatic rifles and some types of pistols and said civilians owning such weapons had until today to surrender them.
“The law enforcement agency did not give reasons for the action but warned Zimbabweans that they could be prosecuted for failing to hand in their guns.”
This is no trivial matter. On June 7, 2005, the International Association of Genocide Scholars published a warning about the looming danger of mass murder by government in Zimbabwe.
Notice that the genocide scholars do see the danger — but they fail to point out that “gun control” with follow-up gun confiscation are two key elements to making the Zimbabwe persecution and genocide possible. The scholars calmly call for various international agencies to “exert diplomatic pressure” on Zimbabwe.
If the Rwanda genocide provides any example, then hoping for international help for persecuted Zimbabweans is beyond foolish, it’s fatally stupid.
People who want to protect their lives and their families and their communities must commit to taking care of the job themselves. Civilian disarmament laws work against people protecting themselves and their families. Those laws (when obeyed) leave the disarmed people subject to persecution and destruction.
The genocide scholars don’t get it. The civilian disarmament (“gun control”) advocates and lobbyists don’t get it.
What will it take for American gun owners and pro-rights citizens to unify against “gun control” and proclaim the vicious injustice that “gun control” laws impose upon innocent people?
Action items: read these articles (above) and forward this Alert to every gun owner you know.
What is absolutely reprehensible is the fact that England and the Western countries have supported Mugabe’s genocide and have looked the other way. What is even in-comprehensible is the fact that the Queen of England knighted Mugabee into the “Order of the Bath.” while he was committing genocide against the citizens of Zimbabwe.
At the same time, asked by the BBC Panorama stringers for comment, British deputy high commissioner Roger Martin defended Mugabe’s ethnic cleansing as “comprehensible, it has a certain rationality other than mere brutishness”, he said.
The symbiotic relationship between Mugabe and the British did not end with rhetorical support and money changing hands, but it extended to royal endorsement for Mugabe and his policies.
In 1994 the queen of England invited Mugabe to England’s Buckingham Palace and Knighted him with the Order of Bath when Mugabe’s hands were still dripping with the blood of black civilians slaughtered in the Gukurahundi genocide.
When I have written “We are going Zimbabwe in regards to the money printing the U.S. is doing in previous articles, I had no idea we were going Zimbabwe in all respects.
I have to wonder if there are those at the top of the current U.S. government that have studied history and how to take over and create a dictatorship through “doing the best for the people?”
OUR 2nd Amendment says:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Also it is interesting to see where so many people’s mindset is in this country when I read comments about the gun ban. I see so many calling gun owners “murderers, terrorists, criminals, etc. just for owning a gun. WOW, who knew that utilizing the 2nd amendment of our constitution would become a criminal event…..
Oh, one other thing… seems the morning shows aren’t mentioning the confiscation of hand guns as part of their news….. so funny how the network medias work. Guess they don’t want to let the public as a whole know the government is going for confiscation and registration…. which could possibly lead to ALL confiscation and genocide of the people of the United States when there are no more rights by laws created, by those in Washington for the citizens of the U.S. I am not saying genocide is planned in the U.S., I am saying that history shows genocide happens when the citizens of countries are disarmed for the “betterment of the country and the people’s good.”
Read these Bill of Rights.... and tell me if there is even ONE left…… We have let them take our Rights away one by one…. they have done it slowly but surely. Every thing in bold is GONE and no more……
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz. ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution. Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I am simply stating history with this article and stating the obvious. Those who are in Washington D.C. took the oaths to uphold our Constitution and Bill of Rights in these United States, but they have done the opposite. At what point will we demand our rights be returned and our Constitution be reinstated? Also by asking these questions and stating the obvious does that make me a “criminal”? If so… that would mean our 1st amendment is also gone.
I don’t believe we will be able to stop any confiscation of guns because the reality is they will go to individual homes with Swat teams etc. There is no mass defending of our rights individually. I believe it will need to be through our justice system and waking people up to the fact we don’t have rights anymore. I believe the military will need to take a hard look at the destruction of our Bill of Rights and the treason that is being committed. They took an oath to defend the constitution of the United States.
Where on this Earth and in what country are people really free? Tell me that and there will be a mass exodus of Americans.