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January 3rd 2008

What's it Gonna Take? (Part One of Three)

In his latest opus -- a three-parter, this time -- here at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, award-winning author and essayist L. Neil Smith asks his readers an old, familiar question: "When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them [meaning us] under absolute despotism," what will it take to get you and your fellow Americans to rise up and put an end to the police state we all live in?

You may recognize the quotation. It's from a little ditty whipped up around July of 1776 by Thomas Jefferson, called the "Declaration of Independence". Neil believes that thoughtful individuals have exactly the same concerns now, regarding individual liberty and the voracious superstate, that Jefferson and his friends had more than two centuries ago.

The difference is that today's superstate is many times stronger, unthinkably more wealthy (at our involuntary expense), and unspeakably more vicious than the British Empire was in Jefferson's time. Thanks to 200 years more experience than he had, fewer of us are inclined to regard, it as a necessary evil, and see it, instead, as just plain evil.

Be sure to check out Part One right away at and watch for parts Two and Three as they appear.

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- The Liberty Crew ~~~~~~~~~~~~


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