They will not accept the shackles of tyranny and will defend to the death against those shackles being placed on the people of this nation. However, the Patriot stands in the breach powerless to defeat tyranny on their own, because the Patriot has sworn allegiance to protect and defend the Constitution of these United States and it is only the power and will of the people that can dissolve this nation and form a new nation in it’s place.
The Patriot serves two masters, the people and our Constitutional Republic, which places them in between the proverbial rock and hard place most of the time. The patriots job is to defend, against enemies foreign and domestic. Defend the nation against outside aggression and against internal insurrection. A true patriot would never advocate or support the use of force to change our elected leaders or our form of government. The Patriot cannot dissolve and reform a new government, that power belongs to The People as a whole. The Patriot cannot FORCE a change that is not the will of The People, they can only DEFEND the people from FORCE employed by tyrants against them. FORCE is a tool of the tyrant, NOT the Patriot. Patriots defend, tyrants attack. The People, as a whole, hold the nations fate in their hands.
President Abraham Lincoln was well acquainted with civil war, with both sides professing their patriotism.
“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” – Abraham Lincoln
The people are the key to the success or failure of this nation. They will reclaim their rightful place as its master or allow themselves to be enslaved by it. The People, as a whole, hold the nations fate and only The People, not the patriot nor the politician, can ensure these words remain true, “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln
The III% of the American Revolution had the support of roughly 1/3 of the population and a powerful ally in the form of France to secure their freedom from tyranny. The Patriot of today has a much tougher task. There are few allies of We The People outside our borders today and a multitude of enemies that would relish an opportunity to conquer a fractured, weakened and vulnerable United States. The task of today’s Patriot goes beyond merely guarding the Republic and has taken on an added dimension of educating the people as to their role in this great nation. The Patriot without the support of the People becomes the prime target of and last hurdle in the path of tyranny.
On this Memorial Day, I call upon all of our Patriots, active duty and veteran, militia and citizen to embrace your duty as a patriot. Maintain your ability to defend this nation against ALL enemies and embrace The People in your charge to defend. Extend your role as Guardian of the Republic to include winning the hearts, minds and support of The People for without it, all is lost.
Patriot: Defender, Ambassador, Educator, Trainer and the embodiment of Liberty and Freedom.
Your Fellow Patriot
Jon Britton aka DoubleTap is Chief Operating Officer of CDH, Inc., a regular contributing author and regularly involved in most aspects of their social media. “Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion.” A passion that has taken him in many directions from explorations of the zombie subculture and zombie stories to political advocacy. Joining the U.S. Air Force right out of high school, Jon had the opportunity to experience many different parts of the world and different cultures. His post military career path, both white collar and blue collar, allowed him to work alongside both CEOs and average Joes. As a founding member Cold Dead Hands his study of human nature and writing ability found a purpose. His zombie roots provided a variety of issues from prepping to human behavior under crisis to firearms that he applies to his advocacy for gun rights. A ravenous appetite for the study of history combined with his current events political junkie addiction led to him writing an e-book Gun Sense: Past, Present and Future.