But characterizing the USA as Flight 1549 doesn't entirely hit the mark for me.
- The infiltration of the Marxists into our government is not merely an unfortunate coincidence caused by the flight plan intersecting their flock. It is deliberate and intentional.
- If the Marxists were a flock of birds then it would be immediately clear to all what had just happened and why the engines quit working. Instead, just as in They Live, we still can't seem to awaken more than a sprinkle of the population to the truth that is evident before our eyes.
- If the Marxists were a flock of birds that knocked out the engines, then the scope of the impact would be immediately known and limited to the extent of the bird strikes alone. But that's not where we are, is it?
- If the Marxists were a flock of birds, then we might have the opportunity to manage energy, trading speed for altitude and selecting a nice smooth place to set it down. Captain Sullenberger's flying was perfect and as a result, all passengers survived. Anybody think that we're going to have that smooth a landing? What percentage of the "passengers" will survive when our plane impacts the ground?
- If the our airplane, the USA had merely been hit by a flock of birds, then we wouldn't be plummeting to earth at Vmax in a 70 degree dive. Someone would actually be trying to pull up, to steer for an airfield, to jettison fuel.
- Finally, if the Marxists were birds then at least a few of them would have been killed in the process of being ingested into the engines. As we crashed, we could at least know that some of the bastards paid for it with their lives.
The USA = Flight 93.
On September 11th, Flight 93 was hijacked by people intent upon crashing the plane at a time and location of their choosing. They are few in number, but have acted with extreme violence to takeover the cockpit where all of the controls are. They disposed of the former pilots and cow the passengers into submission.
I have debated long about doing this, but here goes. I was at the Restore The Constitution Rally on April 19, 2010. Underneath the takeoff pattern for Reagan National, I stood up and delivered this speech.
In the next few minutes, I intend to take you on a journey through significant points in America's history, to draw some parallels, and then ask a few questions.
American colonists had suffered a long chain of abuses and insults from the crown. Increased taxation without representation, the Boston Massacre, government meddling into all areas of their lives, and quartering a standing army in their midst-even though the French-Indian War had been recently won. After years of ignored grievances, the colonists had little tolerance for any more insults or abuses to their liberty.
And so it was that on the night of April 18, 1775, a group of colonists around Boston became aware that a large force of British army regulars was on the move. Previously, the British army had sacked various locations, stealing gun powder and supplies from the colonists. However, this time would be different. William Dawes and Paul Revere made an historic and valiant ride-at night-and against British rules, through the cities and towns to awaken, alarm, and muster the men to stand to and be ready for action. Those who awoke, notified others. Like a modern day phone tree, or a story on the Internet, the word went viral and the entire area came to life with activity. The colonists grabbed musket, powder, cap and ball and they formed up for action.
The British army made their assaults in various locations and when there were skirmishes, the colonial militias fell back. But at the third strike of the match, at The North Bridge on April 19, 1775, the colonials stopped falling back. Instead they responded with deadly accurate fire from their muskets aimed at the leadership of the British regulars. At extraordinary risk to themselves, a group of ordinary men took up arms against the best equipped, best trained fighting force of the most powerful empire on Earth. But these colonists did more than stand up. They decisively routed the British regulars, sent them into panic, and harried them all the way back to Boston.
I've left off a number of details which many of you know far better than I do. I may have even gotten a few things wrong-for which I ask your apologies.
Four aircraft were hijacked. Three of those aircraft were crashed into highly visible and highly valuable targets.
The fourth aircraft . . . had a different outcome.
On board United Airlines Flight 93, the hijackers broke through the cockpit door, and attacked the flight crew-with deadly force. The hijackers then concentrated the passengers in the back of the plane so as to provide distance for themselves. They announced to the passengers that they would be returning to the airport. The hijackers announced that they had a bomb on the plane and that they would list their demands when they landed.
The citizens knew that this was a strange hijacking. I mean after all, who hijacks the plane, kills the pilots and then drags them out for everyone to see? If it were simply a political show, or a list of demands, then the pilot could fly the plane anywhere the hijackers wished.
These citizens had only a short time to talk. They called others to sound the alarm that they were being hijacked. They called their family to say their last goodbyes. They found out what had already happened that morning to 3 other airliners that had been hijacked and knew what fate awaited them.
And so, they united. They planned. They armed themselves. And they acted.
Though they surely fought with valor, they were not able to secure control of the plane to save their own lives. However their sacrifice is widely acknowledged to have saved either the White House or the Congress itself from destruction.
It's been 235 years since the shot heard around the world.
In the last several decades, liberty has suffered assault after assault. For starters, we had to obtain a permit to legally assemble here today and exercise our First Amendment rights.
Here is a mercifully abridged list of things that our federal government is doing-which finds no mandate in the Constitution:
- Social Security
- Student Loans
- Fannie Mae
- Freddie Mac
- National Endowment for the Arts
- The Federal Reserve
- School Lunches
- Goldman Sachs
- Lehman Brothers
- Health Care
In 2005, the Supreme Court seriously eroded your property rights thanks to the Kelo case. We've watched government deny the right to life to the most defenseless before their birth and to favor euthanizing those whose utility they deem to have passed when they're old. And when we raised our voices in protest, they ridicule us and shut their ears. Recently, they passed and signed a health care bill that at nearly 160,000 words is 40 times longer than the Constitution. Worse, they've turned their political attack machine against the people who dare to disagree.
Make no mistake; this rally is not merely about guns. This is so much bigger than the right to keep and bear arms.
And so we gather on April 19, 2010 and I ask you; How similar is our political climate to that of our founding fathers? I ask you to consider whether these elements are not common to 1775 and to 2001?
- Abuse of citizens' rights by an unjust authority.
- An authority expects citizens to disarm and disperse.
- Abuses committed under color of authority incite anger and unify the population for a common cause.
- Most abuses ultimately fail to achieve their goal and may produce an entirely unintended consequence.
- Even after repeated abuses and even direct attacks, patience is maintained.
- An unjust authority cowers in fear of the citizens.
- Citizens gain intelligence about their situation.
- Some sound and spread the truth.
- Some were awakened from their slumber and are prepared for action.
- By merely uniting to talk and plan, citizens risk their own lives.
- Citizens recognize that they themselves are the intended targets.
Now let's bring this to a head; What if "Flight 93" is merely a euphemism for "The United States of America"?
- Does our government not act like suicidal hijackers themselves?
- What kind of government wrestles for control of businesses and then publicly fires their CEOs and other leaders?
- Could the government not turn these businesses in any direction they wished through regulation and rules?
- I ask you, what kind of authority is this that pushes us all into a corner-concentrating us, inciting anger and outrage, and stoking fear-and then turning their arms at us in cowardice?
- And what course has our government taken?
- Have they not made a clear 180° turn away from freedom, prosperity, and security and instead pointed our Republic towards destruction of all three?
What if we're all just passengers on Flight 93? The Constitution of the United States clearly enumerates the rights of the governed and the restrictions of the government. And that's where I rest. Our freedom is God-given and it is unchanging. So long as free men remain in the Constitution, then any conflict between man and the government is the fault of the government alone.
To my government I say, "Restore The Constitution."
To my friends here I say, "Stand Your Ground."
To my country I say, "May America bless The LORD our God, so that God may again bless America."
From April of 2010 until now, I can't see anything that has changed except for the increase in speed and dive angle.