Will, thanks for alerting us to the peril engulfing Benjamin Wassell and his family. Mr. Wassell has become rapidly and widely known as “The First Victim” of Guano’s-sorry, Cuomo’s unconstitutional SAFE Act (why must the tyrants always dub their bills with cutesy, Orwellian titles? True to form, this one does exactly the opposite of what its name says, stripping all safety from us as it steals our guns and leaves us without defense against government’s depredations).
I was pleased to read in the Buffalo News that friends of freedom and of the Wassells “crowded” the courtroom. I urge all those who care about our liberty, and who are able, to support this man with your physical presence in Buffalo as Leviathan makes an example of him to cow the rest of us. There but for the grace of God go many of us, so let’s leap to his side. Peaceful but large mobs should surround the courthouse at each stage of his kangaroo trial, determined not to let the State ruin him. Let’s turn the tables and intimidate Our Rulers for a change instead of vice versa.
We have historical precedence for such a tactic. In 1786 and 1787, patriots sick of the State’s depredations and tyranny surrounded courthouses in Massachusetts to prevent courts from sitting since each time they did, more poor farmers lost their land to rich and corrupt rulers. Shays’ Rebellion failed in the sense that Massachusetts’ government crushed it, but it succeeded in that the state dispossessed far fewer families than otherwise.
That same tactic can work today. Remember Ben Franklin’s alleged remark after signing the Declaration: “We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Let’s hang with Mr. Wassell, protecting him and liberty.12:33 pm on March 22, 2013 Email Becky Akers