As I type this, 228 miles south of me, people are fighting for their freedom in the streets of Cuba. The communist government has been in power there for 62 years and it appears the people might have finally had enough.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 11, 2021
The people are rising up against the authoritarian state, armed with nothing but rocks and fists.
Cuban police has begun to arrest and attack protestors in the streets. pic.twitter.com/fbK49yqFhD
— Comandante Shinji 🇨🇺 (@ShinjiTheCuban) July 11, 2021
Cubans are protesting communism in their country by waving the United States flag in their streets. Don’t tell Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/LMpSxRGC6e
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 11, 2021
My family fled Communist Cuba in 1961 and came to the United States of America, the shining beacon on the hill of liberty and freedom. We came to this nation to secure the freedoms that sadly were lost in our patria (fatherland).
These freedoms were lost for one reason and one reason only: A DISARMED POPULACE ISN’T FREE. THEY ARE SLAVES TO THE STATE.
Since the Bay of Pigs invasion, we Cubans who came here have been involved in every conflict the US has found itself in and we’ve been proud to call ourselves Americans. One such patriotic member of my family was my Uncle Mario. He told me to always be armed and never surrender my guns to the government. He learned that lesson the hard way.
He told me the first thing the Communists did in Cuba was outlaw guns.
Right now, the people in Cuba are risking death to simply exercise their freedom of speech. A freedom that was forcibly stripped from them since they had no way to defend it.
In Cuba, it is considered wrong to shout the word of “freedom” at those who subjugate you. Doing so results in the government sending out its goons to silence the people.
Cuba’s communist regime is mobilizing its infamous Black Berets to shut down the uprising that is currently underway across the island. This is going to get violent.
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) July 11, 2021
Right now, the people are fighting for their lives as the communist government has cut off all communications. As of this moment, no one knows what is happening.
Let Cuba be a lesson.
Right now, in Washington, DC and in our state capitols and city halls, we have members of our own government that want to disarm us and silence us. We’ve seen how the assault on the Second Amendment has led to an assault on the First Amendment. We’ve seen how they have attempted to trample our liberties and crush our freedoms. How they use terms like “public safety” and “common good” as an excuse to violate our rights.
I say this to my fellow American Patriots, never give up your guns.
It is the Second Amendment that has the teeth to keep all the others in effect. And remember, government doesn’t grant us these rights. We are born with them. The Constitution is simply a list that enumerates our inalienable rights.
Because if Government can grant rights, they can take them away. The Founding Fathers understood that, hence why they acknowledged that our rights existed long before quill touched parchment as they fought against the crown for America’s independence.
Our right to keep and bear arms is what keeps what happened in Cuba from happening here in the United States of America.
NEVER GIVE UP YOUR GUNS.
Luis Valdes is the Florida Director for Gun Owners of America.