The Three Percent

To place any dependence upon militia is assuredly resting upon a broken staff. Men just dragged from the tender scenes of domestic life, unaccustomed to the din of arms, totally unacquainted with every kind of military skill … makes them timid and ready to fly from their own shadows. – George Washington

Three Percenters

The “Three Percent” is a throwback to the American Revolution; a time where historians say that, at any time during the war, roughly three percent of colonial Americans raised arms against the British.  I’ve gone on record as stating that the federal government is punching above its constitutional weight and that we need to reign in government through the ballot box.  If the ballot box should fail – should elected politicians continue to become destructive to the ends of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness – then our recourse is the soap box followed by resistance followed by the bullet box.  This is solely in defense because we are the defenders, not aggressors.  And this is only a radical sentiment if you are a) a disproportionate beneficiary of government; b) a malefactor of government; c) a peddler of the status quo; or d) a statist progressive.

The greatest gift you can give to your children is a free society.  If I’m not passing down to the next generation a freer society than I inherited, then I’ve failed my primary responsibility as We the People.  Although I don’t make a habit of speaking for all Three Percenters, this is an inherent feeling among them.  We want to ensure the next generation is free.  We have the moral high ground.

So it’s in the spirit of the Three Percent that I’ll say this: many people who consider themselves members of the Three Percent are going to become societal and environmental casualties.  I’m not even talking about combat; I’m talking about what they’ll do before we need them.

Societal casualties

We’re unfortunately a fringe group and that disturbs me to no end.  The fewer of us there are, the heavier we’ll have to lift individually.  Even among those who agree that state-sponsored soft tyranny is daily practice, many Americans are still unwilling to call it what it is.  Our Liberty is under attack now and your children’s Liberty will be under attack tomorrow.  The state has become more powerful, converting social power into state power every year for the past 235 years; and less discerning in their application.  The 20th century was perhaps the worst for political losses for We the People and most in those generations slumped over in their intellectual graves having done little to nothing to curb the increases of unconstitutional state authority.  Still today, many like-minded Americans are unable to gear up for Liberty.

Some, I don’t know how many, Three Percenters speak more loudly – especially over the internet – than they’re willing to back up.  When and if we need them, they are going to leave us hanging.  Their talk is the Judas Kiss.  They won’t be willing to risk their lives, their fortunes, or their sacred honor for the legacy our Founders did.  The Three Percent isn’t the societal norm.  It’s not the average mindset of Americans today – obviously.  It’s the embodiment of the courage of the Founding Fathers.  As one witty saying goes, “Thomas Jefferson would be shooting already.”  But before we get to that point, if we even have to, we will be deserted by some “Three Percenters” because the road is too rough or the valley too deep.

Environmental Casualties

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