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by David Codrea
The Silveira v. Lockyer lawsuit is proceeding toward the U.S. Supreme Court.
(See: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/silveira/enbanc.asp )
If we succeed, the Court will rule on true Second Amendment issues for the first
time since 1939. The lead attorney, Gary Gorski, is a patriot and a pit bull---a
man of intellect and courage, who is committed to fighting with every resource he
One of our finest legal minds ( http://www.keepandbeararms.com/Lucas/roy.asp)
is helping guide its progress, conducting research, preparing a landmark legal
review, and planning a winning strategy to induce the Supreme Court first to hear
the case, and then to rule favorably about the truth we all know: that the Second
Amendment applies to every state in the U.S., protects an individual right to own
and use guns, and may not be restricted without immediate, clear, and compelling
reasons ---as with the rights of free speech, free press, and religion.
I have been privileged to be included in the strategy sessions shaping this case.
What I have seen has convinced me that, if ever there was a means to resolve this
issue---in our lifetime---this is it.
We can continue trying the same old stale approaches that have led us down the
path of continuous erosion of our rights---or we can strike out and try something
bold---something worthy of the sacrifices of those who went before us.
I don't address this appeal to anyone who wants to make excuses about why they
think this won't work. The timid, the negative, the unimaginative and the lazy
---the loudmouthed, ignorant pessimists of the message boards---need not apply.
The authority worshippers who think we can reestablish liberty through humble
supplications to oath-breaking legislators can continue fruitlessly pounding their
heads against the wall. Those who insist on supporting such wretches, even after
they've been betrayed (using the "lesser of two evils" rationale), will never win
our freedom. You know it and I know it.
As Samuel Adams said, we seek not their counsel nor their arms, and may their
chains set lightly. They simply don't matter.
To all who SAY they believe the right to keep and bear arms is inalienable,
endowed by our Creator, let's find out now how sincere you are.
A band of your countrymen is moving ahead with determination. There is no
stopping them and no turning them back. The outcome will affect YOU and the
future of your freedom. You can join them or bolt the door, close the blinds and
let them face the storm without you. How you look them---or your children---in
the eye afterward is your business.
I've shared their road for some time now, and I'll not let them proceed alone. I
have already put my money where my mouth is, and will continue to do so.
A campaign depends on logistics, on supplies, paid for with hard cash. So with
the posting of this article, I am including a check for $50 to the Silveira v Lockyer
lawsuit (not my first). And I will continue to do this once each month for the next
No, I'm not wealthy and have plenty of reasons why I need the money for other
things. But if 200 patriots join me in this same commitment, we will have the war
chest we need to win this court battle.
Again, naysayers---I'm not interested in you, nor those who say they can't afford
it. I'm not interested in excuse-makers or those who spread malicious gossip
about the money being used to "enrich" the men pushing this case forward. Those
who have followed the work done by KeepAndBearArms.com and Citizens Of
America (which was forced to shut down due to a fall-off in funding) have some
idea of the commitment and hardships endured just to keep the lights on. I know
and trust the people involved---worthy heirs of liberty all.
I'm only interested in who will step forward now---today---and match my
commitment. To do so, right now, click to this Silveira v. Lockyer Fund donation
page link: https://www.KeepAndBearArms.com/donations
-- David Codrea
PS: It'll take a minute or two to fill out the form and make a donation. But
compared to facing armed professional British soldiers across the town commons,
it's fairly easy, is it not?
You can also donate by mail: http://KeepAndBearArms.com/silveira/mail.htm
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