You might think this is just hyperbole, but make no mistake, Socialism is slavery. When you do not own the product of your work, you are a slave. When you do not determine your trade, your wage or your fate, you are a slave. When someone else determines what your needs are (forget the wants), you are a slave.
Ronald Reagan talked about this enemy in his "Time for Choosing" Speech in 1964:
"We're at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it's been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those that had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers......This is the issue of this election: whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capitol can plan our lives better than we can plan them ourselves"
We find ourselves asking the same question(s) asked Patrick Henry on March 23rd 1775. "Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
In 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
What Jefferson meant is that if too much time passes since blood was spilled in the name of liberty, people will forget the cost paid for that liberty and in forgetting they will not fight to preserve it or stop those who mean to take it.
The enemy of freedom is on our shores, they are among us. We must stop them, do what is necessary to remove the threat.
My sincerest hope is that people have not forgotten the price of freedom, because freedom is not free, it never has been.
Enjoy your Independence Day and please remember to fly Old Glory and take time to remember what this day stands for.
The work produced by the fine people at Shark Coast Tactical are included in virtually every Theme Gun post I have done, this one is no different.....also I have noticed there are a lot of shops in Florida doing quality Cerakote work....must be something in the water.
The work on this Glock and the AR below it was performed by the guys at Blackout Custom Cerakote in Melbourne Florida
The four following works of art come from the talented people at Valkyrie Combat in Las Vegas
The Desert Eagle below got the America treatment thanks to Tango Arms of Simi Valley CA
Savage Customs is a name you will hear a lot when the discussion of Cerakote guns comes up, they have quite the portfolio....
Viktor's Legacy is legendary, see their website here
Outlaw Custom Guns is responsible for this 1911
Arky Armory & Cerakote in Springdale Arkansas did the work on this custom Glock
Miami Gunsmith produced another quality job.....see their website here
The Deagle below is from Battletech Armory in Edgewater Florida
Bloodline Coatings is responsible for this S&W and the Glock below it
Mad Custom Coatings is another NW entity producing high quality work like the subdued AR below
Merica Gun Coatings painted the pistol below
Rocky Mountain Tactical Coatings did the work on the Beretta Storm below