The members of The Liberty First Foundation and The Religion of Arms are not partisan ideologues. We are patriotic conservatives who support and defend the Charters of Freedom; The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, in particular, the Second Amendment.
We welcome gun owners and freedom fighters of all political persuasions regardless of their party affiliation. Constitutional rights and civil liberties are to be enjoyed by all individuals and should never be tampered with. Regrettably, there are political radicals in our State and Federal governments who try to force their extreme gun control views upon us by sponsoring and passing legislation that adversely affects our freedoms.
And these politicians don’t care because, if the unjust laws are not challenged in Court, they simply become another building block in the wall of tyranny that separates us from our God-given rights! Voters, who rely on a tribal-like solidarity with their political party, that transcends their good judgement and ability to think critically, enable and allow these radicals to get elected and, not surprisingly, they are not to the right of center on the political spectrum.
I, for one, thought that critical thinking, especially for those who self-identify as Democrats, was a lost art. Gun-grabbing politicians would have no chance of getting elected if their potential supporters conducted an objective analysis and evaluation of their campaign promises and realized how unconstitutional they were!
No voter should ever be complicit in the act of compromising the Constitutional Rights of another! To do so is simply not American.
However, something has happened that has partially restored my faith in the electoral process. I refer, of course, to the recent movement known as #WALKAWAYCAMPAIGN.COM started by Brandon Straka. In a very short time their membership has grown to more than 210,000 Americans who have left the Democrat Party. They describe themselves as follows:
“The #Walk Away Campaign is a true grassroots movement. It is a video campaign movement, dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become.”
Their membership is truly a cross section of the American population. Many people of African-American descent, who previously marched in lockstep with the Democrats, are now breathing the fresh air of freedom by walking towards the Republican Party!
Candace Owens, Director of Communications at the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA, has been preaching a similar message for some time now.
Many of the former Democrats have posted compelling video testimonials describing why they switched parties. Their “straw that broke the camel’s back” is revealed and described in great detail. Here are just a few of the reasons:
- The Democrat Party has lied to me.
- Democrats have become way too extreme and don’t represent my values.
- I didn’t like the way they treated Judge Kavanaugh.
- They took my vote for granted and did nothing for me.
- As a Democrat I was not allowed to think for myself.
- We don’t have a gun problem, we have a mental health problem.
These videos can be viewed on Facebook at #WALKAWAY CAMPAIGN. There you can search for key words like “gun control”. One of my favorite posts, among many, came from a woman named Jennifer Stokes Hackney and a response from another woman, Britt Marie. Here is the text of their exchange:
“My walk away moment came in 2016 when during the debates gun control issues came up for discussion amongst my friends and myself. I travel for my job & often find myself in unfamiliar towns and checking into hotels after dark. When I explained to my liberal friends why it was necessary for me to own and carry a weapon to protect myself, I quickly became part of the problem. I was interrogated on my believe that I needed a gun and how I was putting my child at risk by having that in my home and my fav & most recent label a child killer for not supporting a weapons ban. I’m a gun owning, free thinking, American military respecting woman that wasn’t told by her husband who to vote for….I told him who to vote for and we voted for Trump.”
‘Britt Marie– The gun debate is my favorite debate. I have a ton of links from studies, governmental sources like the FBI and DOJ and various articles some predating the hyperbole of the past couple years. I’m rather knowledgeable on this topic and can prove everything I say. No one on my FB Page will challenge anything I say about guns because they know better and those in FB stranger land on news articles tend to get angry and either delete their post or block me when I give them a dose of facts!”
I strongly encourage Democrats everywhere to pause, reflect and search their souls for any justification which would allow them to vote for Democratic candidates on November 6th. And spend some time reading the stories of those who walked away. I’m certain some of them will ring true with you. If you’re still not ready to walk away on Election Day, then at least stay home.
Remember, before you cast a regrettable vote, consider this — when it comes to gun control legislation and the Second Amendment, no voter should ever be complicit in the act of compromising the Constitutional Rights of another! To do so is simply not American and unconstitutional.
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