In 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican nomination for President by declaring, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” It may or may not be a related concept, that the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 movie Spartacus (which was filmed the year I was born and released the same week in October that I was baptized, just before my parents set sail on the Queen Mary for England), the Romans offer the slaves who survived the war amnesty if they will hand over “the one known as Spartacus” and they all stand up and claim, one after the other, in a rising chorus, to be Spartacus. If the government is terrified of freedom and the Constitution to the point that it seeks to outlaw our heritage of truth, justice, and the American Way for their own “security”, then I submit that every red blooded American has no choice but to stand up for Patriotic Terrorism, and I here to do that right now. The movie V-for-Vendetta celebrated a virtuous and patriotic terrorist, and I think there is much to be said in support V’s paradigm.
Now let me Amend and Supplement Barry’s statement (as well as the message of V-for-Vendetta the statement of the slaves at the end of Spartacus) by reminding you all of this: All my life I’ve heard that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. A corollary of that is when Freedom is outlawed, only Outlaws will be free. So in the Spirit of ’76, I am announcing to the world that “If the Security of this Country against Terrorists Requires the Suspension of the Constitution, then I am on the side of Terrorists.” “Terrorists in support of Liberty are Virtuous Patriots, Moderates who Vote for Detention without Trial know neither Justice nor Virtue.” IF VOCALLY OPPOSING MY GOVERNMENT’S DESCENT INTO TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP MEANS THAT I MIGHT BE CALLED A TERRORIST, THEN BY GOD, YOU MAY CALL ME A TERRORIST. IF HONORING and PERPETUATING THE CONSTITUTION WHICH I WAS BROUGHT UP TO REVERE SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE MAKES ME A TERRORIST, THEN BY GOD I SWEAR TO YOU THAT I AM A TERRORIST. So Come and get me! I stand by the American Traditions of Truth and Justice, Freedom and Honor above all else. The safety and security of a slave is not something I want or could ever tolerate, and I hope there are at least a few million Americans left out there who agree with me, especially here in California, so that we can save our beloved Country from degeneracy and disgrace.
If you would like to help the fight for “corny old values” like Truth, Justice, and the American Way, for Family, Home, and Freedom, and to add one Senator for the Bill of Rights and against Indefinite Detention, against the PATRIOT ACT, and against the use of United States Troops in this Country against its own citizens, please support Charles Edward Lincoln, III, for U.S. Senator from California. We are fighting one of the most entrenched establishment seats in Congress—Dianne Feinstein who tried to make cosmetic changes in S.B. 1867 to hide and disguise its truly oppressive nature (and to claim she had “done the best she could”, perhaps?)—and we ask you to send your check or money order to Lincoln-for-Senate 2012 to Charles Edward Lincoln, III, 952 Gayley Avenue, #143, Los Angeles, California 90024. Call 310-773-6023 for more information.