Kurt  Schlichter

Freedom of religion? Obamacare is designed to target religious groups, to force them out of the health care field by making them to choose between their principles and their charities. That’s not a bug. That’s a feature designed to eliminate faith-based competitors to the government in providing health care to the poor.

Need we even mention the liberal hatred of the Second Amendment? The same people who scoured the Bill of Rights to find a right to an abortion up until junior gets his driver’s license can’t manage to find a right to keep and bear arms in the text guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms.

How about the Fourth Amendment? You have a right not to have the government poking around your stuff without probable cause unless, of course, the government decides it feels like it.

Astonishingly, the government has now even managed to infringe on the Third Amendment. How the hell do you even do that?

Too bad the government isn’t even a hundredth as creative and competent its actual duties as it is in engaging in petty tyranny.

This is not a matter of a few rogue villains lurking out in Cincinnati. This is a systemic attack on our nation’s basic principles led by the reigning progressive elite and abetted by its mainstream media buddies.

It’s time to resist. It’s time to say “Hell no!”

When you get called up for jury duty, don’t weasel out of it. Proudly sit as a juror, and if the State fails to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, proudly acquit. If the case was so weak it never should have been brought, after giving your verdict tell the judge what you think on the record. Let’s deincentivize overcharging by embarrassing abusive prosecutors.

And exercise your other rights – exercise the hell out of them because if you don’t you will lose them. Speak out, loudly and proudly, and refuse to be silenced. When the government annoys you, petition it for the redress of your grievances. Petition it until the bureaucrats shiver when they see you coming.

Demand your right to live according to your conscience, and refuse to abide by the oppression of other people based on their religion or lack thereof.

Own a gun and ammunition, and be prepared to defend yourself, your family, your community and our Constitution.

When some government flunky gets into your private affairs without a warrant based upon probable cause, drag his sorry rear into court.

And when some agent of the government attempts to quarter troops in your home during peacetime, you tell him to get off your lawn.

Americans are citizens and not subjects because our forefathers refused to countenance the abuses of far-away elites who sought to control their lives. That’s our heritage, and that’s our duty.

Let’s get back to where standing up for our American principles, as the Zimmerman jurors manifestly did, is no longer courageous but a minimum expectation.

Kurt Schlichter

Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.