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Nice post, Richard. Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill had it right . . . all politics is local. In order to get control of your country, you first have to have a handle in your own locale and in your own state. To correct things in your state, there is the referendum and initiative processes. Also, most states have state Constitutional Convention provisions in their state Constitutions which allows for reeling in out of control state governent. Likewise, their is a National Constitutional Convention provision in Article V of the Constitution which allows the state legislatures to reign in an overreaching federal government.
Also, for all the disgusted out there, I would also suggest employing the Liberty Districts concept. There IS strength in numbers. See link below:
That might work in some areas, but the majority of folks in my state truly believe that:
The politicians in local, state, and federal government all know more than the average person.
The government will protect it's citizens.
Everything you see in network news and mass media is true.
Anything not reported by the major news outlets cannot possibly be true.
If private ownership of firearms was banned, there would be no more gun crime.
Its better to call the police than to defend yourself in a violent situation.
The US Constitution is very flawed, and has little bearing on our national and global situation.
A one-world-government would be in the best interest of the populance.
Anyone who has served in the US military after WWII is a baby killing, military state supporting, fascist.
These folks actually believe these things.
those sleepy people you describe will be left alone during the first "clearances" granted, but they will be among the first to expire when their food runs out and they can't fulfill their prescriptions. Sounds like they are too far down the wrong road to even worry about, sad but true. So asleep they dont even know they have a prepster among them they could bother for food and other basics, keep it that way.
Write your Congressman, prep, educate yourself and your loved ones, create a rally point for your family if separated, get a firearm legally, carry it, speak often with LEO and your minister, buy your wife some sensible shoes, save your money, talk with your neighbors, dont say TOO much, write in your local newspaper, join your militia, start a Civil Defense group, inquire after your local government their disaster plan, same with your children's school, store gasoline, store food, water, wearable parts to your car, firearm, get a list of stores you can access for prepping supplies and information, NETWORK! these are all pretty low energy ideas but a place to start for some. What point are you at with prepping? You wont be of any value to the people that will be answering your above questions if you're scurrying around trying to feed yourself and stay warm during a poweroutage.
local militias are illegal in my state. (yeah, i know, the state law that makes them illegal is illegal/unconstitutional, but they still arrest people for violating illegal laws). as is carrying open or conceiled without a ccw and only judges family members and those able to donate more than $50,000.00 to the state democrat party are able to obtain ccw.
agree with the rest of the stuff, though. and one more thing - teach the wife and kids to shoot. take them camping and hiking. i was infantry and spent lots of time 'camping', but still learned a lot of bushcraft by being a scout leader well after i was done with active duty.
Knightindullarmor, while we are in two different states in the Peoples Republic of MA militias are also illegal thanks to Obama's mini-me Gov. Duval Patrick.We can obtain CCW's especially in rural areas, which are much easier than urban areas. As a subsitute to militias myself and several others nearby have become members of the The United States Civil Defense Association. Even the oppessive Duval would have a hard time telling people they can't belong to a nationwide organization.