Once more, we find that the liberty and freedom of our Republic is in imminent danger.
The nation as a whole is suffering under this threat, and Virginia is rapidly becoming a festering wound.
The Sheriffs of Virginia, and many other states, swear an oath of office to defend and uphold the Constitution, both of the United States and Virginia. They are honor bound and obligated to enforce only those laws which are authorized under the Constitution and in pursuance thereof, and to protect the rights of individual citizens.
The elected officials, such as Governor ‘Blackface’ Northam, also swear an oath of office to defend the Constitution. When the Governor acts contrary to the Constitution, he has violated his oath, surrendered his authority, and his actions have no validity.
The Constitution does not grant our rights, it guarantees our rights, and government is instituted to secure those rights, deriving it’s just powers from the people. When government becomes detrimental to these ends, it ceases to have legitimacy.
The only authority an illegitimate government has is force, and it is a tyrannical government.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
A Law Repugnant to the Constitution is Void - US Supreme Court
When an act injurious to freedom has once been done and the people bear it, the repetition of it is more likely to meet with submission - Samuel Adams
But freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well thought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free. - Ronald Reagan
Do we submit and comply? Do we fight for freedom, or do we spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like to be free.
If we allow a tyrannical government to enact unconstitutional laws, we lose all our rights, as laws may be enacted to require permits to travel across town (and we lose our freedom of movement), permits to attend church, or laws may be enacted to prohibit Sabbath observance on Sunday or prohibit the Sabbath observance on Saturday.
Virginia is currently the festering wound on the Republic, but it is not alone, the cancer has spread and is becoming putrid.
When do we say enough is enough, and when do we ensure the most qualified are chosen as candidates to represent us, and while we hope it does not escalate, when do we stand firm against tyrants and defend what our founders gave us, and the rights that are unalienable.