by Nicki Fellenzer
January 2, 2003
Keepandbeararms.com -- Working with KeepAndBearArms.com on a daily basis has
opened my eyes to an unsavory and frightening truth: a society of cowardly,
paranoid, petulant nitwits has taken over America. Now, before I get excoriated
for "hating America" or being an "unpatriotic antagonist," please allow me to
love this country. It is my adopted homeland, my ideal and my salvation. I
have always held America dear as truly "the land of the free and the home of the
brave." My idealized image of America included brave patriots standing up to
tyrannical rule and winning an independent land, daring soldiers protecting the
nation and brave innovators who had the guts to create a government "of the
people, by the people and for the people." I saw America as the paradigm of
courage, where every human being was brave enough to take responsibility for
himself his family. I put my country up on a pedestal for being the only nation
in the world appropriate as a home to those who value freedom enough to fight
now I look at the society of cowards residing in this country, and I doubt its
worthiness of the great land our Founding Fathers envisioned. What kind of
society have we become?
is a society that time after time elects politicians whose only goals are power
over those who elected them. And it is a society too scared not to cast a vote
for the "lesser of the two evils" and too afraid of the changes such a vote
is a society that bans "assault" weapons simply due to the cosmetic changes such
weapons possess, because some people are too scared of a bayonet lug.
is a society in which
panicked citizens call the police because a water meter reader's wand
resembles a firearm.
is a society that criminalizes
BB guns and
toy guns while giving the authorities more real firepower to infringe upon
is a society which is so scared and beaten, it allows airport screeners to
grope and humiliate pregnant women and lets them
force women into drinking her own breast milk and confiscate
GI Joe dolls with tiny replica guns for fear that an evil terrorist will
hijack a plane with a two-inch “rifle”.
is a society that invents "gun-free" schools and "gun-free" public buildings as
a vacuous panacea for an alleged "gun epidemic" shoved down its collective
gullet by cowardly Moronic Mommies and the power-hungry band of buffoons at the
Brady Center that holds their leashes and the leashes of pusillanimous
politicians whose only purpose in their miserable, pathetic lives is to rule and
wield power over others.
is a society that sits idly by while its elected officials pass odious
legislation which has every capability of turning this country into an Orwellian
nightmare and then is too scared to open its mouth in dissent for fear of being
tracked, prosecuted or branded as "unpatriotic" or "supportive of terrorists."
is this society in which we live? Are the sniveling cowards who live in this
nation deserving of the bounty and freedom this country offers? Are the sheep
who are more than willing to give up personal responsibility to the nanny
government, who are too scared to rely on common sense and would much rather
depend on the state for their welfare and safety worthy of the idyllic land our
Founding Fathers fought for?
They've taken over our schools, teaching children revisionism and relativism,
while complacently watching them graduate with little more than a basic reading
and mathematics ability.
They've taken over our government, sitting on their couches in a catatonic,
potato-chip eating stupor, swallowing whole what the mainstream media and the
power-hungry politicians feed them.
They've taken over the legal system, manipulating and cajoling juries with the
collective intelligence of kumquats into making them rich as a reward for their
weakness, stupidity or incompetence.
we - who treasure this country for the ideal, moral nation it was created to be
- are now condemned as "extremists." We have become pariahs in our own
communities for deigning to treasure the Constitution. We're reviled as
radicals and feared by these gutless, indolent morons as common delinquents.
And for daring to respect the Law of the Land, we're compared to criminals.
is not the country I envisioned when I came here as a child in the 1980's. I
certainly couldn't have imagined that a horde of over-indulged, under-educated,
self-righteous socialists would hijack this nation and attempt to enslave the
rest of us. And yet, that's exactly what's happening. It's happening while
many gun owners dismiss the paranoid blathering of socialist windbags as so much
inconsequential panic mongering. It's happening while numerous gun rights
supporters turn a blind eye to insolent names like "extremist," "radical" and
"gun nut," writing them off as nothing but the childish chirping of the
powerless and weak. And it's happening while countless law-abiding gun owners
rely on the NRA to protect their inalienable rights, instead of standing up and
fighting the blatant trampling of their freedoms.
Enough is enough!
here - right now, I make this promise to you: I will do everything in my power
to ensure the true meaning of the Constitution doesn't become mired in
propaganda, misinformation and lies.
promise to write, phone, speak, educate and elucidate every chance I get, so
that Americans never forget the extraordinary gift left to them by their
swear I will not be complacent in ensuring my children learn the truth, learn to
question, learn to recognize lies and not to be afraid to confront them head on
- proud of who they are brave enough to stand up to those who would attempt to
make them slaves "for the common good."
will not allow vile lies to remain undisputed, and I will not allow vicious,
condescending, ignorant epithets about those who treasure the Constitution and
basic human rights to become part of the average American's lexicon.
most important of all, I will never give up – I will press on, plant my feet and
dig in my heels. The campaign for our civil rights won't be easy. Some battles
will undoubtedly be lost, and there will be times when I emerge bloodied,
battered and bruised, but never beaten. Because if anything is worth fighting
for, it's America, and I'm proud to take this oath for the ideal that is my