Bought with blood
I was thinking of what I could post today, when I read something over at Arctic Patriot (emphasis in original):
I am advocating that the American people, or at least those of us who care, resist current and future attempts to strip us of liberties bought with blood hundreds of years ago, no matter the justification or outcry for such infringements. No matter what that resistance looks like.
“Bought with blood.”
That is a powerful phrase. It implies that blood has value, which makes it precious. Worth saving. Intended to be spent as sparingly as possible. Like unto gold.
Our freedoms, given to us by the event of our birth (or conception, if you think as I do), were secured for us because someone else died. That transaction is different than every other transaction. While an economic transaction results in two or more parties each receiving something of value, the transaction of freedom is a sacrificial one – only one benefits, the other dies and does not get to enjoy the reward of his acts here on Earth. Even if the one who fights for freedom does not die, he carries with him the scars, often mental as well as physical, of the fight for the rest of his life.
In the coming weeks, there will be many that call for the sacrifice of our freedoms because of the actions of a psychologically sick individual. Remember the phrase “bought with blood” when they call for you to register your semiautomatic, or attempt to prohibit you from owning a high capacity magazine, or demand you fill out a permission slip to buy ammo. They are attempting to buy your freedoms with the blood spilled on Saturday.
The blood of others. Not theirs.
They are going to try to take what is yours on the cheap, by talking you out of what belongs to you. By making you feel guilty for someone else’s actions. By demanding you pay in freedom someone else’s debt, which is owed in blood.
Make no mistake, the blood of the nine year old girl, the judge, the elderly men and women who were all shot by this mental deficient, cries out for vengance. It does not cry out for your freedoms. It cries out for justice. Only two things can deliver it for them, the blood of Christ or the blood of the crazy man.
Your freedoms are not sufficient to cover the cost of the crimes. They were bought with someone else’s blood, in a different transaction for a different purpose. They are not negotiable. Remember the cost paid for them, and refuse all offers from those who want to buy them for less than face value.
Refuse. Resist. Do. NOT. Submit.