Monthly Archives: May 2009

Are You a Three Percenter?

By Kellene Bishop

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Here’s a very important set of facts about the Revolutionary War that every person who would call themselves an American should know. 

  • During the Revolutionary War, only THREE percent of the people actually fought against Great Britain.
  • Only TEN percent of the citizens actively supported that three percent.
  • Approximately TWENTY percent considered themselves to be on the side of the Revolution, but they did not actively participate.
  • Towards the climatic end of the war, approximately THIRTY percent actually fought on the side of the British.
  • The rest of the citizens had no disposition either way.  They didn’t care.  They didn’t want anything to do with what they deemed to simply be a political issue.

The sanctity, liberty, and freedoms of this nation were brought about by the unselfish, honorable, patriotic, committed, and determined acts of a mere 3%.  This three percent didn’t let the comforts of life blind them to the eternal significance of freedom.  They didn’t allow evil speaking to sway what their heart told them was true.  They didn’t postpone their actions for a more convenient time.  They didn’t value their own life over the life and liberty of their fellow citizens.  In many cases, they sealed their testimony of Freedom, Liberty, and Choice with their blood and the blood of their families.  Although it was only three percent, it was still sufficient to create a nation which was to be an example to all the rest of the world of a truly free republic.  This three percent laid the foundation of the most powerful and prosperous nation on the earth.  This valiant three percent manifested to the entire nation, and surely even the world, the unalienable value of hope, faith, family, virtue and freedom. 

The question is does this nation still contain a “three percent” who possess the same traits?  Is there a “three percent” among us who can save this nation from crumbling into a vile, unrecognizable society?

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There are presently over 300 million Americans in the U.S.  Of that number, over 78% profess to be of a Christian faith-believing in God, believing in His might and His Gospel.  Is His Gospel not rooted in freedom?  Freedom to CHOOSE between right and wrong, between freedom or slavery, between good and bad? 

I need not remind you of all of the atrocities which have been committed against this people by our elected government.  We all know that taxes are horrific, Constitutional freedoms are threatened at every turn, and law-abiding citizens held indefinitely without charges being filed, or any due process of law.  But allow me to share with you just a small evidence of infringement on your peace and sovereignty which threatens every good thing you believe in today.  

As you well know, the MIAC report issued out of Missouri proclaimed the authority and right to label honest, law-abiding citizens as terrorists.  If a person voted in favor of a political change, rallied for lower taxes, defended the life of an unborn child, or believed in a person’s right to defend themselves with a firearm, they were unequivocally convicted as a terrorist without any evidence, historical patterns, or facts of any kind to support such claims.  While this ludicrous report was eventually “rescinded,” and the person who wrote it dismissed, it still should serve as a warning shot to Americans as to what the “enemy” really thinks and how they intend to pillage our rights away. 

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Photo c/o timesonline.typepad.com

Lest we try to believe that it was the result of some overzealous government employee and a fluke, the head of our nation’s security elected to copy the very points of this message and even added more freedom-robbing fangs to it.  Janet Napolitano issued her version of essentially the same message, only this time adding insult to injury by lumping in honored war veterans as potential terrorists as well.  No real apology or retraction was issued on this particular threat.  Not even the attempt to lie to the public and call it a “mistake” was offered.  Instead, she merely apologized “if” any veterans were offended by such a statement.  Again, such opinions were issued to without any basis of fact, research, statistics, or even politically supported hypothesis.  In fact, the DHS eventually issued yet another version of the original message with very little changes from the first, still targeting those who believe in the Constitution and leaders who would support it, lower taxes, pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, etc. and labeling them as potential terrorists.  This publicly released message has already done damage to SEVERAL of our citizens with some being stopped and detained by law enforcement personnel for displaying a simple bumper sticker.  Realize that if the description of “terrorists” or “right-wing extremists” as created by Napolitano were to be applied to the American people, over 75% of them would fit this description in one way or another.

Now we’ve got a truly evil Congressman who’s proposed to abolish 2nd Amendment rights to ANY person who would fit the description of the infamous DHS Watch List.  Never mind the fact that these Americans have not done anything wrong, and that they would be punished in the name of “preventing” a terrorist act.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has sponsored H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, which permits the attorney general to deny transfer of a firearm to any ‘known or suspected dangerous terrorist.’  The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is ‘appropriately suspected’ of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general ‘has a reasonable belief’ that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism.  That’s right.  King wants Eric Holder to forbid any person he “presumes” to be a suspected terrorist to suspend the 2nd Amendment rights for those individuals!

This is an absolute outrage!  It would enable the federal government to suspend a person’s Second Amendment rights without any trial or legal proof and only upon suspicion of being dangerous.”  Now do you understand why I call Rep. Peter King “evil?”  He and Napolitano and any other citizen of this nation who would desecrate the U.S. Constitution in this manner is SHEER evil!  Even more importantly, these threats on our peace and security are just the tip of the iceberg. 

How much more do we have to see or be threatened with before we take a stand, before we are proactive in the protection of our Liberty?  Do you need to have DHS crashing into your door before you write a letter, e-mail or send a fax to your political leaders?  Do you need martial law declared?  Do you need to be dragged away in handcuffs and incarcerated for praying over your food in a restaurant?  Do you need to be turned away from a voting booth before you really see just how far we have fallen from the tenet of “liberty and justice for all?  Why isn’t YOUR governor issuing a clear statement of sovereignty to the Federal Government on behalf of your state’s citizens like Oklahoma, Montana, and Texas?  Because they haven’t heard from YOU, that’s why.  Because they have every reason to believe that you simply don’t care.  And if you don’t care, they aren’t about to do anything contrary to that apathy.

Where are the Three Percenters of our nation today?  If no one will stand, do we deserve ANY of the freedoms God would bestow upon us?  Do we really expect our prayers of protection and safety to be heard when we will do nothing to protect ourselves?

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Photo c/o conservapedia.com

Whether or not the “three percenter” stories of the Revolution are 100% accurate, it can still be logically applied today.  Three percent of our present adult voting population today would be about ten million.  Even Hitler was fearful of the wealth and political power wielded by less than ten million Jews in Europe.  But we don’t need to stop there because ten million individuals who are committed to taking action in the name of freedom, liberty, honor, and justice can easily affect another 5 to 10 people each.  That would provide us with fifty to one hundred million people committed to “liberty and justice for all.”  Not even an evil, maniacal, dictator can ignore those kinds of numbers.  Even the mainstream media can’t call that a red-necked, bigoted fluke.

Since I believe firmly that God is the same yesterday, today, and always, and I believe that He has a genuine interest in the freedoms of this nation, that we may assist in promoting freedom and refuge to the rest of the world, I MUST believe that the Three Percenters exist today.  Surely there are 10 million Americans in this nation that are willing to stand up for the freedoms and liberties of their nation every day.  Freedom can’t afford a day off, and neither can its influence.  Even a mere 10 million would provide a political force for good so powerful it would drown even the loudest, most shrill voice of evil.  The darkest space, tucked away 20 feet below the earth cannot withstand the light of one simple candle.  A simple 25 minutes a day to protect your country, your peace, and your family is surely a small price to pay, isn’t it?  And yet 25 minutes a day spent becoming informed and then having your rational, educated voice be heard is all it would take to bring about a marvelous change for ALL citizens in our nation.

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Photo c/o joshuadavidthomas.com

All of our dreams and hopes for us and our families are meaningless without freedom.  Thus true freedom must always be our primary concern—not what Oprah said, who’s on the front page of People magazine, who’s in the playoffs, or what the season finale of “Lost” holds in store.  Regardless of how great or marketable your next business idea is, it’s meaningless and financially worthless without freedom.  We do not have the luxury of providing for our families, pursuing a career, educating our children in a moral and ethical manner, enjoying the fruits of our labor, or celebrating life’s highlights without the firm and unshakable presence of complete and undefiled liberty.  Everything you value is intrinsically connected to your level of freedom.  Should not the cause of freedom then be worth 25 minutes a day to you?  I assure you that a mere 25 minutes a day would be like a walk in the park to our present military forces, and certainly not equal to even an “enth” of the sacrifice that our forefathers and mothers of the Revolution gave for YOU.  

Be it known to every citizen of this nation.  I AM a Three Percenter.  Even if I were to stand alone it will not excuse me of the obligation I know I have to stand firm for the liberties which God has bestowed upon all of us.  Even if all other person’s would refuse to fight for these freedoms for themselves, it would not excuse my own acts of apathy.  I will not desecrate His gift to me nor spit on the sacrifices of my forefathers by ignoring this duty.  Regardless of the strength of the political parties which would wield their sword of evil against all that I hold sacred, my duty still is to support and defend against such forces, because I answer to God first and foremost.  Evil will eventually crumble, but I will have to answer to God forever.  

Are you a Three Percenter?

Look for www.ImAThreePercenter.com coming soon!

Copyright 2009 Kellene Bishop. All rights reserved.
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