"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

Switzerland Is a Model During These Days of Rage

American citizens defending Natural Rights
The United States turns into a nation of crime at night.

By day, protestors are peacefully marching for needed change in our country. I'm for them. I'm doing all I can to empathize with the protestors and to listen carefully to their concerns. I'm also acting in our community to bring about racial reconciliation and needed change

But the night rioters are a different matter.

The rioters and looters who are destroying property and lives across America should be shot in the act.

No exceptions.

 I realize that those destroying lives and property during this 2020 America uprising often justify their actions by pointing to the Boston Tea Party.

That's a weak argument.

I remind my readers of an axiom from history.
One war's rebels are the next war's dictators.
Is America at war? Possibly. I don't know. The legal protests are good. We should always encourage and support legal protestors. We should also always support our local law enforcement officers. One bad apple doesn't destroy the entire barrel.

But as an American who happens to be a follower of Jesus, I feel compelled to let you know that I am armed and ready to shoot any person who breaks into my house or business seeking to destroy my life, my property, or my family.

Natural Law demands such a response from me.

As a follower of Jesus, were I just talking about my life, I may choose to lay down my life and turn the other cheek for your sake. That's my decision. It's a decision made between me and God.

But as an American who has the responsibility of protecting the lives of others, and as one who's been tasked with defending and protecting private property for the common good, and as one compelled to protect my family and neighbors from harm, know that I will defend by force any attempt to encroach on the Natural Rights of life, liberty, and property of my fellow Americans.

America's existence depends on the willingness of its citizens to defend life, liberty, and property.

I recently finished reading the book Target Switzerland.

The author brilliantly explains why the people of Switzerland were unconquered during two World Wars, particularly when Switzerland sat in the middle of lands being fought over.

"Why did Adolph Hitler not invade Switzerland like he did every other European country?"

There are FOUR reasons:
(1). Every man in Switzerland from the age of 20 to 55 is a member of the Swiss militia and was trained, equipped and ready at all times to fight a guerilla war against any invading force.
(2). Marksmanship is the national sport in Switzerland, and every male is required to be a marksman and trained with his gun to shoot well, so that during World War II there were nearly one million trained snipers ready to fight any invading force.
(3). According to Target Switzerland, Adolph Hitler knew that to invade Switzerland would mean certain death to his officers because the Swiss militia were trained in their guerilla warfare tactics to target colonels and above. To defeat a nation of one million snipers would require a commitment of 6 million troops, for the ration of conventional soldiers needed to defeat guerilla militia is 6 to 1.
(4). In short, Switzerland has historically maintained neutrality by focusing on the defense of the homeland instead of the invasion and occupation of foreign lands.
The United States during these difficult times would do well to imitate the Swiss.

The only business not destroyed. True unity.
Our Founding Fathers studied Switzerland in the formulation of our national documents. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states:
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Our Founding Fathers believed a well-regulated militia was NECESSARY for national security.

In these turbulent days, the homes and businesses defended by citizens armed with weapons are surviving.

I am a Christian. I may choose to lay down my life if you attack me because I don't fear death.

But I'm also an American. Church and state are different in my mind.

When a man is destroying property, seeking to harm people that I love, and encroaching on a property they do not own to destroy it, I will take my weapon and enforce Natural Law.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I will never feel shame or blame by those who say I should "turn the other cheek." 

I'm an American.

I am the government.

If I choose to lay down my gun and die at your hands, I do so because my King has told me to take that action. But my King has also told me to "honor the powers of government" (Romans 13).

Again, I am the government.

Were I you, I wouldn't try to guess which hat I'm wearing when you encroach on me. It will be one of two: either my Christian hat or my American citizen hat. I separate church and state.

So if you come breaking into my house or business to harm, destroy, or kill, I very well may claim my God-given Natural Right to protect my property, my family, and my life by force.

And as you lay dying on the floor of my home, I will treat you for your wounds, and ask you if you are ready to face your God.

But only those who respect life, liberty, and another person's property are prepared to meet Him.

He is Nature's God, and He's given us Nature's Law.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the way you've fashioned your blog; you've cited your sources as any in the academic field of study. I was looking for a model blog as I am currently entertaining the notion of being a blogger, and I saw yours, posted on FeedSpot.

BTW, I do agree with your blog; the 2nd Amendment intended us to be militiamen.

Christiane said...

rather reasonable and responsible gun ownership by our citizenry and POSSE COMITATUS
than the nightmare of our military fighting our own citizens who are protesting peacefully:

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/01/trump-deploy-federal-assets-protests-294298

I'm picturing the nuns-on-the-bus facing soldiers and one of the soldiers says 'Sister Ruth, you were my teacher when I was in Catholic school';
in short, there might just be a 'conflict' greater than one involving military force: the loyalty of moral conscience in the light of something unspeakably wrong in a free country

the honor of our American military is that it PROTECTS and DEFENDS 'us' as a nation and it is NOT to be used as party hack for any would-be dictator who cannot tolerate those who disagree with him

bunkababy said...

My son is getting a double masters degree in political science from the Lucerne University and Carleton University in Ottawa. He lived in Switzerland for six months.

I am writing this without consulting him because his internet is a bit sketchy where he is but from my knowledge of his experience there is a huge difference in mentality towards government.

Yes, they have all the militia training. But they are very government friendly. They like the stucture of the Cantons and in an American terminology major government control.

Tiny cantons can set curfews, and have a ton of rules most American's would not be happy with. They can amend their rules and constitution.

So in terms of American's they have an overbearing amount of government interference. It works for them, they don't have the same issues as the states with guns. They don't have the same issues with multiculturalism.

I think you are comparing apples and oranges.






Rex Ray said...

Wade,

I assume this post is in response of the looting and crime that took place after George Floyd was murdered by a policeman while other policemen watched.

His death reminded me of my brother, Hez, being beaten by police in a police station. Upon seeing a person wearing ordinary clothes, he yelled, “Help me!”

“Help? They don’t need any help; they’ve doing a good job.” (The man was Chief of Police.)

Hez was charged with ‘Lottering’ at a newspaper office. He had an appointment with the owner of the paper, and was waiting to see him about the pornography in the newspaper. The man responsible for the pornography told him to leave or he would call police.

Lifelongfling said...

You missed your opportunity. I have read nothing on here about the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism that we must all admit to out of love and for the sake of our brothers and sisters. I only read about your right to shoot someone who messes with your stuff. You missed your opportunity. This is the problem with white evangelicals leadership right now. We become distracted by things that prevent us from taking a good, long, hard look at ourselves. We continually want to balance the scales of this conversation. You missed your opportunity.

Maybe you're not ready to speak or write about it. Maybe you have already in your church. I hope so.

Wade Burleson said...

Lifelongfling,

Scroll down and see the article I wrote on George Floyd. I called for the arrest of the police officer on murder charges before he was arrested on murder charges. Thanks for your comment.

Wade Burleson said...

Bunkababy,

My information comes from the book on Switzerland by a Swiss Ph.D. Thanks for your additional info.

Wade Burleson said...

Rex,

You have a vast storage of human anecdotes! :)

Unknown said...

Well said Wade. I join you. My heart is heavy over the situation in our nation. I will fight for positive change. But I will also fight for my family and property. I prefer talk and the exchange of ideas. But I’m not afraid to fire.

Cathy Hutchison said...

Wade,

You know I deeply respect you, but this is the wrong message at the wrong time. Our black brothers and sisters want to know that black lives matter. The overwhelming response from the white community on social media has been that white property matters.

That has to sting given that the men who hunted Ahmaud Arbery were armed and worried about property.

I know you know Jesus's words by heart: "Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back."

I was disappointed in this post.

Anonymous said...

"We should also always support our local law enforcement officers. One bad apple doesn't destroy the entire barrel."

Though I agree with your conclusion about the people being gov, I can't agree with the above statment without qualifiers. The system of policing in the USA inc. is rotten and getting worse. Very few departments are upholding their oath to defend the Constitution. I've had more than my share of friends and customers that were county executives, chief of police, firearm instructors for the secret service/cia/dhs, etc. It's not like it was forty years ago. Maybe your town in OK is old school.

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/this_is_not_a_revolution._its_a_blueprint_for_locking_down_the_nation

"What is unfolding before us is not a revolution.

The looting, the burning, the rioting, the violence: this is an anti-revolution.

The protesters are playing right into the government’s hands, because the powers-that-be want this. They want an excuse to lockdown the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law. They want a reason to make the police state stronger."

I'd say we are definitely at war, and the storm is just started. FEMA is heavily soliciting for people to come work for them ever since the plandemic started, and they are still stocking the camps nationwide. Chaos for the states means someone like China can simply waltz right in.

Ken

Alaskan in Texas said...

Wade: You stated that, "Our Founding Fathers studied Switzerland in the formulation of our national documents." I don't know much about Switzerland, but I do know a little bit about our US Constitution; I have never heard about the confederated cantons of late-17th Century Switzerland as having been the inspiration for the US's "national documents." Can you share either a source or a citation for that piece of history?

Also, in your response to "Bunkbaby," did you intend to imply that Stephen P. Holbrook, the author of "Target Switzerland" (Da Capo Press (1998)), was the holder of a "Swiss PhD"? Or were you referring to someone else other than Holbrook who is the one with a "Swiss PhD"? (Holbrook's own CV indicates he holds a Juris Doctor (JD) from Georgetown and a PhD from Florida State, but has no formal degree from anywhere outside the US).

Wade Burleson said...

Alaskan,

I should have said "a Ph.D on the Swiss." :)

Here's an article on the Founding Fathers and the Swiss.

https://www.stephenhalbrook.com/law_review_articles/swiss_confederation.pdf

Christiane said...

It is hard to see the unidentified 'private militia' attacking the peaceful demonstrators standing outside the White House. I keep wondering about the identity of these forces, who ordered them to attack the demonstrators, and who they answer to for the use of chemical agents against lawfully protesting American citizens.

I know that there are private militias, like Blackwater owned by Eric Prince, so am wondering who these militia are and who is paying them and controlling them. (?)

Sometimes 'knowing' the truth is better than silently worrying about what is going on that cannot be kept hidden for long from our people.

I cannot imagine our own military attacking our own citizens in the streets of our cities, no. That is beyond bizarre to me, as the honor of our nation's military would prevent such actions, most certainly.

Anonymous said...

Great article (worth the time to read it) that uses the history of the Swiss as an example to learn from.

"The phrase that best describes this overall process is, “psychological and linguistic disarmament.” We have been intellectually disarmed and now the process has advanced from the realm of ideas to street violence. If the process is allowed to continue, Americans of all races and beliefs will be slaughtered when the foreign enemy moves his missiles, armies and fleets into action. At present, our economy is under attack on a number of fronts. Law and order is being stripped from us. First, the police will be defunded; second, the Revolution will defund the U.S. military; third, the Chinese and Russians will bomb and invade the country."

https://jrnyquist.blog/2020/06/04/to-the-americans-who-are-on-their-knees/

Ken

Rex Ray said...

Ken,

You remind me of: “The sky is falling.”

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Rex, but I don't make apologies for being pessimistic (I'm a reality-based, no rose-colored-glasses guy) when discussing current events, especially when all the signs point to the end of the American experiment. Thankfully, the message about God's love found in Jesus and His Kingdom is the only optimistic one left. :)

Actually, I aced most of classes in HS and college without studying - just took notes, asked questions in class, and history was one of my favorite subjects, even though the older I got the more I realized I was taught a bunch of hog wash back then. Ever since, I've slowly traded the baggage for a more realistic view of how society works from outside of the box thinkers like this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IaFEt3c9Wvk Summary at 1:08.

Plus, over three decades of doing business with all sorts of people has shown me that society has morally decayed in the last ten years more so than ever before. I would bet out of several hundred business transactions over those past ten years has resulted in only two handfuls of folks that were absolutely honest about what they were selling. My deception detector is pretty much fine-tuned as a result. When it comes to purchase of an item in the tens of thousands of dollars - people of all walks in life are tempted to lie/hide/deceive in order to net maximum $$. Many of these people work for GOV in many varying positions and take their duplicity into their jobs and corruption is rampant.

I still see the signs of an intentional new world order coming out of this engineered chaos (plandemic/rioting/civil unrest).

"All of this will exacerbate the climate and social crises that were already underway. Some countries have already used the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and enforcement. And frustrations over social ills like rising inequality – US billionaires’ combined wealth has increased during the crisis – are intensifying.

Left unaddressed, these crises, together with COVID-19, will deepen and leave the world even less sustainable, less equal, and more fragile. Incremental measures and ad hoc fixes will not suffice to prevent this scenario. We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.

The level of cooperation and ambition this implies is unprecedented. But it is not some impossible dream. In fact, one silver lining of the pandemic is that it has shown how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles. Almost instantly, the crisis forced businesses and individuals to abandon practices long claimed to be essential, from frequent air travel to working in an office."

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/

They want to reduce the population, vaccinate and ID the remaining with a chip that can be uploaded remotely via satellites to monitor every aspect of one's life. Death will be a better option to many. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI_JvEbEEHc

Ken

Rex Ray said...

Ken,
I checked out your links.

FIRST LINK:
Written by Stephen Molyneux was one hour long. (Hitler’s believed if you say something long enough, people will believe it. He wanted you to sign up for something and “Donate now”. He mentioned some guy saying, “The end of the world as we know it now” was written 10 years ago.

SECOND LINK:
Professor Klaus Schwab is the founder and executive chairman of World Economic Forum.
After his writing, was a note saying: “Views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.”

THIRD LINK:
Bill Gates program is a back door of taking money from the United States and given to the World Vatican to change your thinking that will make you a robot into a fate worst than death. His medicine is worse than snake oil.
Donate

Ken, no wonder you think the sky is falling by believing these guys.