The whole point of the Second Amendment is that the government cannot force you to do anything.
Take a business for example. A business refuses to enforce a certain mandate. The health inspector comes to write a ticket. The business tax people suspend the license. Eventually, law enforcement will come to shut the business down or arrest people. In another vein, perhaps the police are called to pull a child out of the home because of a court order so the six year-old can become “transgender.” Or they want to arrest you for being in a political protest.
Non-compliance has to be backed by resolute force. That you are willing to kill those that would “force” you into compliance. When they come to arrest or otherwise harm you, you kill whoever the government sent. Once you’ve killed enough, eventually they stop coming (to badly paraphrase Gen. Lemay).
If a lot of people do this, then suddenly mandates aren’t enforced any longer because they can’t be because the enforcers won’t do it. I know a lot of would-be enforcers simply won’t get to that point, but others have to be dissuaded. That is why we have the Second Amendment (in part).
Yes, non-compliance by force may cost you everything, including your life, but the whole philosophy behind the Second Amendment and the American way of life is that death is preferable to living on one’s knees.
As far as exactly “when” to forcibly non-comply, I’d refer you to the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson articulated it very well.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object 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.
What does this mean in today’s context? When a very large number of honest, hard-working Americans are rendered destitute because they cannot work and shop and things look like Australia, then people will act. Historical examples show us that people don’t preemptively deal with problems ahead of time while they can suffer through because of the risks involved. This means that the suffering, and the consequences for failure, are greater earlier on.
Some will wait, some will not. I do not think we are at the tipping point, but I feel like the clock is at a minute to midnight.
Sage advice on "what to do".
Clayton E. Cramer
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