Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Shizamus, May 11, 2003.

  1. Shizamus

    Shizamus New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    200 Patriots

    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
    can marshal.

    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
    12 months.

    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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