“It strikes us as perverse and absurd that the people in Watertown are being told to stay indoors and let the ‘professional protectors’ handle it. That is exactly backwards from what a free people in a Republic are supposed to do. In the Founders’ time, the hue and cry would have gone up, the people would have turned out en masse, muskets and hatchets in hand, and hunted the bastard(s) down post-haste . . .
How could a jihadist on the run escape if everyone in the community is actively hunting for him? They all know who lives in their neighborhood and who doesn’t. They could all search their own houses and help search their neighbors’ homes in short order and hunt him down.
But the message from the government is ‘there’s a wolf on the loose! So all you sheep must stay in your pens and barns and let us authorized professional shepherds and sheep dogs handle it. Be afraid! Don’t try to stop the wolf. We will search your pens one by one till we find him. Til’ then you cannot come out of your pens, or we will punish you.’ Disgusting.
How far we have fallen into slavery and servile dependence. And how far from being a strong, free people in a free Republic.”
– Steward Rhodes, Oath Keepers Lexington rally endangered by ‘Bull Connor’ tactics [via examiner.com]