By: Gene Van Shaar
In 1775 there were two types of Americans. One group was known as King's Men or Tories. The other group was known as Patriots or Whigs. The King's Men were loyal to the King of England. The Patriots believed in American sovereignty.
The English King and British Empire exercised oppressive control over the American colonies. Specifically, the king maintained economic dominance with oppressive regulations and high taxes. When the Patriots resisted, the Crown attempted to force the population into submission. Since the armed population exceeded the number of enforcers it quickly became clear that gun control measures would be necessary in order to maintain British tyranny. The Patriots correctly surmised that if they lost their firearms, they could easily be deprived of everything else. British attempts to confiscate munitions were primary causes of the first battles of the revolutionary war.
Many are not aware that the current democrat contenders for the presidency are demanding taxes and controls that far exceed what the Crown was trying to impose in 1775. It's shocking that a majority of early Americans were willing to fight and die rather than submit to what many current Americans are willing to vote away.
Consider these surprising parallels:
● The King's Men supported higher taxes and more government control, similar to current democrats.
● The Patriots believed in lower taxes and less government control, similar to current republicans.
● In 1775 many Americans were experiencing oppression and were willing to fight for freedom.
● In 2020 many Americans are experiencing freedom and are willing to vote for oppression.
One year into the Revolutionary War the Patriots produced and committed themselves to the Declaration of Independence, which brought great clarity to their struggle and helped them win the war. The following parts of that document seem to have equal application to our ongoing political quandary:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations .. evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security … [We therefore] solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent … And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
In November of 2020 we will have the opportunity and responsibility to vote with the Patriots perpetuating a government founded on Life, Liberty, Freedom, and the pursuit of Happiness. We also have the option to vote with the modern-day King's Men who are seeking government control over everyone and everything.
If any of the democrat contenders get elected, they will immediately start the process of confiscating firearms, beginning with mandatory gun registration. Knowing that if they get the guns, they will ultimately seize or control everything else, we will be faced with the same choice as the Founding Fathers, which was immortalized by Patrick Henry:
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Every person who agrees with Patrick Henry and wants to save the republic established by American Patriots needs to vote for Donald Trump in November of 2020 regardless of whether his style, his tweets, or his relentless patriotism are en vogue.
It's hard to comprehend that anyone would vote against their own freedom, family, and property by siding with the King's Men. But if they do, they might have to learn this the hard way: "You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out."
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Gene Van Shaar is a pro-Trump writer for Reed Cooper News. He is a retired educator. He has written several articles and books including Concise Harmony of the Four Gospels, Pillars of Truth and Freedom, My Life and Lessons, and Freedom and The Obama Debacle. He currently serves as president of the Clear Creek Institute.