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I know what you’re thinking. A revolution? That’s sooo 18th century. Well unfortunately, the same is being said for our beloved US Constitution. For most lawmakers and law enforcers, the Constitution is pretty much a or a ‘quant relic’ of the past.
Stanley is no stranger to the Patriot movement (and no, not the George Bush definition of roll over and play patriot). He was arrested on Bill of Rights Day in 2001 for. What ensued was one of the most well documented and disheartening cases of power abuse by the judiciary. Despite proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that both the US and Colorado State Constitutions forbid laws limiting the right to keep and bear arms, Stanley was put through the legal wringer. Last February, he gave a powerful speech to the rotary club about the ordeal, and an mp3 of this can be heard . I’ve listened to it at least 6-7 times and it still gives me chills.
Rick Stanley’s platform is one line – “To defend our God given (natural), unalienable, Constitutionally protected and guaranteed rights.” It’s that simple folks. I agree with Rick, because if we can’t even support the framework of law, then getting elected as libertarians and passing or repealing laws means nothing without people actually respecting those changes.
So dismiss it as a pipe dream if you like, but we are losing the battle to an ever encroaching federal government which essentially does at it pleases. The choice is yours. I stand with Stanley.