by June Griffin
In the Year of our Lord twelve-hundred-fifteen, the Great Decree of Liberty, the Magna Charta declared the demands and wishes for justice in England. The most basic Right was asserted, that of the Right to Private Property.
Isn't it odd that five hundred years later, in 1776, fifty-six prominent men signed the Declaration of Independence, demanding that their ancient Magna Charta Rights be reaffirmed in the colonies in America? How did they remember their Rights for so long a time? Why, today's vain generation doesn't even want to remember our victories in war in 1945, not even a hundred years, much less five hundred years.
These men were not a collection of rebels who hated laws. Indeed, they recognized in this Decree God's Law, that He Who Created the World as it is stated in the Holy Scriptures, was the Same God of Providence, spiritually Jesus Christ the Righteous, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever, and it was His Spirit Who moved upon this sacred moment to declare their ancient and God-given Rights. These were men.
Can't you hear today's politician? Imagine how it would be written today: "Dearest King: We wish to share with you how much we love and appreciate you and your fine staff; and let us share that this is not intended to offend you,(we are not racist), for you are the best king that we have ever shared with, but we do have some disagreements (not to be complaining) to share. Now we are non-violent and any person who raises their voice or looks mad or is a right-wing radical is instantly shut out of our meetings, (we are not racist) so you have nothing to fear from us.
Here are few suggestions which we want to share. We want to know how you feel about us being upset. It's just our opinion that we are facing (excuse me, for the harsh words) tyranny. We are a little upset (not overly though). Don't think by any means that we are racist or anti-government, wouldn't you agree, dear sir, that we should be able to worship freely, don't you think, dear sir, that we should be able to keep a little more of our money?
When you sent the BATF here and confiscated our granddaddy's guns, it hurt our feelings and we were disappointed; I'm sure it was a mistake and you don't understand how we feel about this. You know we limit our gun use to hunting and sports and for competitive shooting, and have taken all the necessary safety courses, license and permits.
When the IRS put our friends in jail, we don't think that was very nice, do you? We don't want to accuse you of being mean, or being a part of some conspiracy, and believe me, radical militia groups don't speak for us. We are very kind and helpful. We always share and are not racist.
Can't we talk this over so we can all get along together? Perhaps at the next Conference, we would appreciate if we could share our issues in the benevolent three minutes you so graciously allow at your Royal Highness' meetings.
Thank you so much for your time. Your willing subjects. See you on the golf course.