By Skip Coryell
I was doing a radio interview this morning and the host asked me why the Department of Homeland Security needed 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The easy answer for me was, “They don’t.” Of course the follow-up question for him was, “Then why are they buying it?”
And that’s the billion-dollar question isn’t it. What is the federal government going to do with all that ammo? Why do they need it? Why are they buying it? It’s unprecedented. Are we on the cusp of physical domination by the United States Federal Government? And, if so, how will the American people react?
The talk show host also asked me, “If the people were to rebel, how could they ever possibly hope to prevail against a government so big, so huge, so powerful and so ruthless?”
He had a good point.
I mean, let’s face it: they have Predator drones, spy satellites, and sophisticated online surveillance and communication systems. How could the American people ever hope to prevail in a fighting war?
Sure, we barely prevailed over the British in our original war for independence, but that was different. Great Britain was based thousands of miles away, and it took 30 days to cross the Atlantic. That was a huge benefit to the colonists. We no longer have that. The federal government is right here, right now, and firmly cemented into state and local law enforcement. The talk show host argued there was no hope of prevailing over a government so massive and powerful.
Was he right?
I brought up the Taliban and the Viet Cong as recent examples of how to defeat a large military in a techno-driven war. In the end, the Taliban will win, just as the Viet Cong did. In truth, only three percent of the colonists actively fought against the British in our war for independence. But three percent was enough.
But the big question is this: Are there still three percent of the American population with the courage and resolve to fight against an out-of-control, tyrannical government? My short answer is: I think so.
Of course, we all have our lines in the sand.
1. I will fight when they force gun registration. 2. I will fight when they come for my guns. 3. I will fight when they come for me.
No matter where you fall on that list, it puts you in the precarious position of defying the all-powerful Obama of Oz. Who is the man behind the curtain, pulling the strings, calling the shots, planning out the final moves to dismantle our liberty?
Is it Barack Obama or some other unseen dark and evil minion?
I don’t know.
A while back I had an interesting conversation with a military person who felt the federal government was about to take away the last vestiges of our freedom. I asked him if he was ordered to fire on American citizens, would he do it?
His answer was direct and unwavering. He said, “Hell no! As soon as they start rounding up people or go for gun confiscation, then I’ll empty the armory so people can defend themselves.”
And you know what? I think that’s the answer to the billion-dollar question: “Why does the Department of Homeland Security need all those bullets?” I think it’s because they know American soldiers will never fire on the country they’ve sworn to protect and defend. In my opinion, the Department of Homeland Security is no longer a law enforcement agency; it’s a brand new army with nefarious purposes.
And I have to ask myself: To what lengths are they willing to go to secure the submission of our citizenry? Are they willing to shed our blood? Will the DHS round us up? Will they take our guns? Will they enslave us? And, if we resist, will they unleash all that powerful and deadly technology against their own people?
I did a second interview today, and the host asked me: “Do you believe that DHS is going to use those one point six billion bullets to enslave us?”
I’ve done hundreds of interviews, and I could tell he was goading me, trying to get me to say something outrageous to make me look like an extremist. I answered him like this.
Do I believe they are going to enslave us? No. Do I think they are capable of trying? Yes. Would I be surprised if this administration started confiscating firearms. No – not at all. I have a very healthy distrust for our government. The Founding Fathers were masters of human nature; that was their primary genius. They knew that the base of human nature (absent some restraint and accountability) drives one man to dominate another and to accrue more and more power for selfish design.
So I ask all of you the billion-dollar question again: “Why does the Department of Homeland Security need all those bullets?”
In the quiet of your own heart, in the peaceful reflection of your own soul – ask the question, and answer it in the dead of night with unspoken words lest the drones hear you. Then prepare accordingly. You’re either part of the three percent who act, or part of the ninety-seven percent who sit idly by and watch others. The choice is yours. Live free – or die.