“Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
― Rudyard Kipling
Day in and day out I observe that The Rule of Law is being eroded in America, especially the Highest Law of the Land, The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights. If you disagree with me, then maybe you simply do not know what it is that you are looking for, so you do not miss it. Here is a list with four things to help you better see what exactly it is that we are slowly but surely losing.
11. Read, The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat.
12. Make a list of your natural rights.
13. Read, The Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights.
14. Read, Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
Why does this erosion happen? How do men respond when it does?
Bastiat answers these questions in his book, The Law.
...But it is also true that a man may live and satisfy his wants by seizing and consuming the products of the labor of others. This process is the origin of plunder.
Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain — and since labor is pain in itself — it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it.
When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.
It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.
But, generally, the law is made by one man or one class of men. And since law cannot operate without the sanction and support of a dominating force, this force must be entrusted to those who make the laws.
This fact, combined with the fatal tendency that exists in the heart of man to satisfy his wants with the least possible effort, explains the almost universal perversion of the law. Thus it is easy to understand how law, instead of checking injustice, becomes the invincible weapon of injustice. It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder. This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds.
Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter — by peaceful or revolutionary means — into the making of laws. According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.
Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws!
So, ZH readers, in response I propose to you the following Project Mayhem homework assignment:
This week, maybe today, invest 100 minutes of your time and up to $2.99 watching this most excellent documentary film from 2015. It is must see TV that you won't see on TV.
Filmmaker Matthew Heineman and Executive Producer Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker", "Zero Dark Thirty") bring us this unprecedented look at two vigilante groups fighting the murderous drug cartels on both sides of the Mexican border.
Or, watch it free with Amazon Prime, or on Netflix.
As you watch it, keep in mind that the right to bear arms was once protected in the Mexican Constitution, as with the USA.
Just south of the US border, the Mexican government has a strict hold over civilian gun ownership. Although Mexicans have a right to buy a gun, bureaucratic hurdles, long delays, and narrow restrictions make it extremely difficult to do so.
Article 10 of the 1857 Mexican Constitution guaranteed that "every man has the right to keep and to carry arms for his security and legitimate defense." But 60 years later in 1917, lawmakers amended it following Mexico's bloody revolution.
In 2012, The New York Times reported that only members of the police or military can buy the largest weapons in Mexico, such as semiautomatic rifles.
Perhaps the biggest hurdle of all is that there is only one shop in the entire country where Mexicans can go to buy guns, and it's located on a heavily guarded army base in Mexico City.
After watching the film, quickly update yourself on the current situation of Dr. Mireles by reading his Wikipedia page: Dr José Manuel Mireles Valverde.
On 27 June 2014, Mireles was arrested with 45 other people in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán by Mexican authorities for violating Mexico's Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives. The government had pledged to arrest civilians who were armed and did not form part of the Fuerza Rural ("Rural Force") police.
This action happened one week after a TV interview that was cut short as a consequence of a phone call ordering the termination of the interview, in which Mireles was denouncing the involvement of Mexico's president in the Michoacán irregularities.
Read a few of these 30 English-language articles, below, to educate yourself on what is really going on, now, across the border in Mexico, which has clearly become a nation Without Rule Of Law (WROL).
Sit quietly by yourself for five minutes and consider pursuing the unique opportunity of joining us at the end of this month, in Las Vegas, for the first of four ZH Live Fight Club and Long Gun Training dates this summer.
Front Sight Firearm Training Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Monday, April 29, 2019
2 Day or 4 Day Practical Rifle
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Yes, you can rent a rifle and purchase ammunition on site.
Yes, women are perfectly capable of gaining proficiency with a semi-automatic rifle.
Yes, just sign up with FrontSight and show up Monday morning. I will be the tall-white guy wearing this velcro patch, one of which you will also receive just for being a badass and showing up to shoot.
Yes, we will be safe and have a great time!
Yes, we all need to know how to fight.
"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights."
Major General Smedley Butler, USMC
Two Time Recipient of The Congressional Medal of Honor
Author of, War is a Racket!
Peace, prosperity, liberty, and love,