Friday, December 13, 2019

Virginia Democrats: Ignoring History And Unintended Consequences

The Demonrats of Virginia are, as is their customary practice, allowing transitory political power go to their heads while simultaneously ignoring the possibility of unintended consequences. Their passage of draconian and clearly unconstitutional gun control laws produced an immediate reaction from the vast majority of state county governments that immediately passed 2nd Amendment sanctuary ordinances that the local sheriffs immediately announced their support for. One Sheriff announcing that he would officially deputise as many citizens of his county as necessary to thus authorize their right to carry arms banned by the state.

Rather than stopping to reconsider their overreach the Governor and state Attorney General chose to double down and announced that they would use the state National Guard to enforce their corrupt laws. Apparently the Governor hasn't considered that these are not innocent children with no means to resist his murderous intent, but full grown adults willing and able to resist in order to protect their rights.

The shortsightedness of corrupt politicians seeking to suppress the liberties of free men and women has a long and storied history, especially in Virginia.

So what are the unintended consequences of this tyranny? They range from the mild to the violent.

1. The members of the National Guard, officers and enlisted, may simple refuse to follow the Governor's unlawful orders.
2. Some counties of Virginia may either declare their independence from Virginia and petition for admission to the Union as a new state or request to become part of West Virginia or North Carolina.
3. Any attempt to call up the National Guard could result in the President nationalizing the Guard and either ordering them to stand down and or placing them under the command of regular Army officers from outside of Virginia. (Recall President Eisenhower's actions in Little Rock Arkansas.)
4. Like minded patriots from across the country could very well flood into the state, armed to the teeth and ready to stand in solidarity with the Patriots of Virginia.

Is a standoff the likes of Bundy Ranch on steroids in the offing? Only time will tell. Clearly the Governor and AG haven't considered that many of the members of the state National Guard and State Police are the very same people and come from the very communities that these outrageous and tyrannical laws are directed against. Even if a substantial portion of the National Guard and  State Police choose to follow the Governor's orders it would by definition remain a limited pool of resources. That would be outnumbered by both local and out of state militias that would come to the defense of the 2nd Amendment.

Either way, by violence or a political retreat, the Demonrats of Virginia are in for a humiliating defeat. Whether bloodshed is involved is entirely up to them at this point.

1 comment:

  1. I have realized for decades that when the SHTF, the outcome all depends on what law enforcement and the military do. If they stand by the Posterity, we win. If they worship their pensions and the chain of command more, we lose. I don't know which way it will go. I know that the Russian military stood down when it counted. I would hope that American men would do the same, but i have some doubts that enough will.


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