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Rant0matic 19: “The Bill of Rights Is What Matters Now” Jack Donovan Types for Me

A contemporary American Nationalism can’t be about race or entitlement.

But it can and should be about freedom and individual sovereignty.

America’s founders created the Bill of Rights because they understood the danger of unchecked state power. The lived in a world where people competing religious groups spent generations murdering and trying to control each other. Actual witchhunts are part of early American history. The founders lived in a world where political imprisonment and execution were a real threat.

If you think a 21st Century state with access to drones and facial recognition technology doesn’t need to be checked and will by some miracle behave more benevolently than all of the human governments that have ever existed, you’re dangerously foolish.

The original Bill of Rights is the only thing preventing a completely Orwellian police state.

If you think you know anything about what goes on in Europe, you’re wrong, because they don’t have the same protected freedoms. Their “news” is already state-sanitized propaganda.

If you want to live in a country where people are arrested or disarmed at gunpoint for expressing an unpopular or unsanctioned viewpoint, under the auspices of “public safety” — then fuck you.

The Bill of Rights is what matters now. It’s the only thing standing between us and a corporate police state. It’s the only thing standing between the government monitoring you and controlling what you can and can’t say. Without the original Bill of Rights, America stops being free. It might as well be China.

I don’t care where you stand on most issues – you benefit from the ability to be able to express your opinions and spread information that may not be mainstream. And that only works if you’re willing to protect the speech of people who disagree with you. If you think that you’ll be able to influence a state with unchecked power, or that you’ll always be on the right side of their sanctioned “truth,” then you’re wrong.

America is a messy, diverse, divided nation. We can agree to disagree on a lot of things. The only political cause I really care about now is The Bill of Rights. I think it’s something a legitimate majority can get behind. A cause that should matter to all races and religions. As long as the integrity of the Bill of Rights remains, everything else is still up for debate.

If you’re looking for a cause or a “front” to go to, I believe that this is the front of our time. This is not a war to be fought with guns — in fact, please fucking do not. (Like most gun owners, I’d love to be in a locked room with one of these sad boy shooters.)

Start with your world. Take a stand in your own home, with the people you know. And put your money where your mouth is.

If you’re going to draw a hard line in your own life, draw it here.

These things are non-negotiable.

RTWT AT The Bill of Rights Is What Matters Now — Jack Donovan

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  • ghostsniper October 25, 2019, 2:51 PM

    It should be called Bill of Restrictions, for that is what it is, limitations on what a tyrannical gov’t can do. In theory. In practice, it’s another story.

    Natural Rights don’t need a Bill, they are inherent, owned by individual people at birth. If the gov’t gives something (privilege), such as that Roe v Wade nonsense, or a drivers license, it can take it back.

    The problem with all of that, is there is no built-in means of dealing quickly and thoroughly with infractions or attempts thereof (criminal behavior). Thus, you find all kinds of instances where natural rights have been eroded and / or completely ignored. Without penalty. That is a major problem and will continue to worsen indefinitely unless corrected. If criminal behavior is not quickly and severely penalized it will flourish. Every time.

  • Terry October 25, 2019, 5:41 PM

    ghost— Who defines “criminal behavior”? The gubment defines what is criminal behavior. Gubments do not exist for any reason other than to control people—-for profit.

    The Second Amendment is the last ditch device for the American people to regain control of their lives when the gubment has become tyranny. That has already happened in my observation. Become a politician, gubment employee, etc., and you are a protected thug. So called school teachers fit that description also. Thug.

    The Bill of Rights is the only written document we as Americans have that is the instruction manual for overcoming tyranny with force if need be.

  • ghostsniper October 26, 2019, 4:28 AM

    “ghost— Who defines “criminal behavior”?”

    Me. In my world. I know crime when I see it. REAL crime. Where there is a victim, a criminal, and a means of recompense and deterrent. Notice, gov’t is not involved for it too is a criminal enterprise. The US justice, and law enforcement system is a criminal travesty and woe to anyone that gets caught up in any of it.

  • bob sykes October 26, 2019, 4:52 AM

    A nation is state consisting of a single race or ethnic group. That was the standard political science position in the 1960’s when I was in college. That was how Pres. Wilson understood things. It is the basis of the right of self-determination of peoples (races).

    The US is a multicultural, multiethnic empire. It is not and cannot be a nation. As late as 1965, the US was 85% European White, and it approximated a nation. One could talk about American nationalism. Now that is no longer true.

    By 2050, Whites will only be the largest minority in the American empire. Then, all politics will be ethnic and identitarian. Only recently, Robin DiAngelo, a part-time faculty member at U. Wa, said that it was necessary to judge people by the color of their skin, not their character. (Pace MLK) That is the standard opinion in our universities and in the Democrat party.

    It is important to note that multicultural, multiethnic empires are ruled by brute force. There is no democratic process or individual rights in them. What rights you might have accrue to you by virtue of your race or sex. Tsarist Russia is the best example. The US will be the next best example.

  • Casey Klahn October 28, 2019, 8:45 AM

    Nationalism gets abused. After WW I, we had won the war but considered the cost to have been a net loss. “Nationalism,” which was a big factor in precipitating the war, was blamed and to this day remains the first thing over your lips when you describe the causes of WW I.

    What people neglect to understand is that Nationalism was not a form of xenophobia or a doomsday button. It meant the demise of monarchy. A Nationalist wants democracy not monarchy. He wants sovereignty, more than obligation. This is why treaties such as economic treaties (written and unwritten) and military treaties like NATO, are under scrutiny by Trump. Americans have a shitty grasp on history, so in three short years they have forgotten what it was like when politicians talked a big game, then kicked the can down the road. Trump took office, was handed a big ass portfolio of problems exacerbated by political neglect, and manned-up like a fucking boss. China, NATO, Nafta, Mexican Illegals, the endless wars; all addressed at some level by the Don.

    Nationalism: good. Politicians: bad.

    Yes on the Bill of Rights. It is a document of violence and is essentially an ongoing writ of revolution. We’re in charge. Treat the DC politicians with the same lack of respect they’ve treated us with.