Oh? We'll see.
Stand your ground.
unless fired upon,
but if they mean
to have a war,
let it begin here.
Cpt. John Parker,
April 19, 1775,
in the face of advancing British troops marching to seize militia cannons and small arms at Lexington and Concord
Every one who knows the Texans, or who has heard of them, would naturally conclude that they never would submit to be disarmed. Any government that would attempt to disarm its people is despotic; and any people that would submit to it deserves to be slaves! Captain William P. Smith
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 (goodreads)
Unhappy it is though to reflect, that a Brother’s Sword has been sheathed in a Brother’s breast, and that, the once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with Blood, or Inhabited by Slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous Man hesitate in his choice?
May 31, 1775, on the British attempt to confiscate weapons at Lexington & Concord 4-19-1775
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army-Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; that is all we can expect-We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die.”
-- George Washington to his troops before the Battle of Long Island.
The 2019 Gillespie County Fair Parade will commence Friday, August 23, at 10am in Fredericksburg, Texas.
I need people to help me carry the big, 12'x20' Come And Take It flag (with a Barret .50 BMG) and other, smaller flags, such as Betsy Ross, a depiction of the original, 1835 Come And Take It flag with a cannon, and other assorted historical flags. The more people we have, the more flags we can carry. We also will carry a banner with Battle Flags, Etc, on it, along with the website: www.comeandtakeit.com
With Present Trump, Democrats, and Republicans threatening to attack the Second Amendment, it's doubly time for us to let everyone know that we still hold to "shall not be infringed," and "Come And Take It,.
The parade goes for 1-2 miles at a fairly brisk pace, and it will likely be very hot. Bring good walking shoes, a hat, something to protect yourself from the sun, and cold water.
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to open carry, but please do carry concealed.
There should be 5.000 to 10,000 people there, so your efforts can have a great impact!
If you are not strong enough to carry the big flag, you can help with one of the smaller ones, or just walk along with us. The more the merrier!
Contact me if you have questions. Please RSVP so I know how to plan.