Sheepdogs don't take the world for granted. They know that not only does evil exist, but that the wolf will attack on his terms, and that he, the Sheepdog, may not be as prepared, mentally and physically, as he would like to be. The Sheepdog knows the battle may come, that he does not win.
“Lord, make me fast and accurate. Let my aim be true and my hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me. Grant me victory over my foes and those that wish to do harm to me and mine. Let not my last thought be “If only I had my gun”; and Lord if today is truly the day that You call me home, let me die in a pile of brass” Rhino Den
The Sheepdog knows that only with constant vigilance, and preparation, will he be ready for the day the Wolf comes, and that only in that moment will his abilities and actions be proven. All of the bold statements before that mean nothing. All of the bragging thereafter will seem hollow. It is that moment in time that matters.
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The same vigilance is necessary in verbal and political defense of Our Constitution and Liberties, as are necessary in the physical defense of Our Nation and People. Just as the Wolf may use the same weapons to kill Our Citizens, as the Sheepdog uses to defend the Sheep from the Wolf, so too can the political wolf use words to strip Our Citizens of Our Rights, as the political Sheepdog use to defend them. So too, can a tyrant use elements of Security to oppress the People, as a Statesman uses those elements to defend them from harm.
Unlike most of the world, in America, it requires the tacit approval of the People, to oppress them. The power of words becomes more important. The power of persuasion becomes paramount. But, it may not forever be so.
The ruling class, with the cheerleading of their Main Stream Media, continues to call, to persuade, to use the power of speech, to call on The People to support the suppression of Rights of the People. They continue to call for ever increasing "security measures" to reduce the personal security of the Citizen, while decreasing the Rights of the Citizen from those "security measures."
The Sheepdog alone cannot defend against these incursions on Freedom. And some Sheepdogs may even find themselves a tool of the Oppressor. Our Sheepdogs in blue must guard against the incremental incursion into the Rights of the Protected. They should more strongly condemn those Wolves that slip into their midst than the Wolves they hunt in the wilds, but they must swear allegiance to the law, not the ruler. And should the ruler order them to act against the law, against the Constitution, they must disobey those orders, for the Sheepdog serves the People, not the ruler. The Sheepdog follows the Law, the Constitution, not the whims of the ruler.
As we navigate these troubled waters, Our Sheepdogs need the protection of the Sheep, of the People, from the ruling class in Washington, from the corrupt class in Chicago, from those that would de-fang them, from those that would disarm the Sheepdog.
Those that would suppress Liberty, and oppress The People, have lulled the Sheep with specious speech. Those that would be rulers and those that sing their praises, now try to tell us that if only we disarm the Sheepdog, the Wolf will end his attacks. Despite the reality that Chicago, where they have de-fanged the People, violent crime is 3x greater than in Tampa, where the People are encouraged to provide the first line of defense against the Wolf, they tell us that we should take the means of defense from the law-abiding Citizen, knowing the criminal will retain his ill-begotten weapons.
Those that would suppress Liberty tell us that some speech must be outlawed, and label it as "hate speech." They tell us we should limit our words to only that which is politically correct. They tell us that any dissent from the politician in chief is "racist." They tell us that Our Troops should have no voice.
Those that bid the People to allow them to rule their lives for them, have convinced the voter to ignore their deeds and blindly endorse the Party in all it does. They have succeeded in diverting the Peoples' attention from their actions in Washington to the antics of mis-behavers in Hollywood. They've convinced parents to trust the schools to teach their kids their morals instead of the Bill of Rights. They've bought the compliance and obediance with trinkets to the masses, while ignoring their duties.
Their sirens sing their songs, and condemn their opponents as "do-nothing" as they ignore their duties to control the purses-trings of the People's Treasury, rather than restrict the People's Liberties with new legislation. And it seems that no matter how loudly the Sheepdogs bark, the Sheep will not awaken to the Wolves in their midst.
The Sheepdogs are barking, and it behooves the Sheep to awaken from their slumber.