Written by Michael Cummings on April 17, 2015

If you’re a regular user of the Internet and are a conservative, libertarian, conservatarian, or anyone who deeply distrusts government, you probably have heard, read, and viewed of the coming imprisonment of freedom-loving American people.

Admittedly, there are things our public servants are doing that can’t be explained. If you were to Google “Operation Jade Helm,” “FEMA camps,” “Humvee train,” “1.6 billion hollow points,” you’d have plenty of material to keep you awake for the next couple weeks. If you do have fears of an eventuality in which the American government turns on its own people, I want to put you at ease with two thoughts to consider.

First, logic. There’s a good reason why conspiracies stay a conspiracy: At some point someone always talks. We’ve yet to see evidence or testimony to substantiate these dark claims beyond sources claiming 9/11/01 was an inside job. Also, ask yourselves this: To what end? Yes, Obama and the Left hate America and want to see us knocked down several notches, and for good. But then what? If they round us up and stick us in those FEMA camps, who will keep running the economic engine that has made America the envy of the world? Of the many Leftist jackasses in this country, there have to be a few who know that destroying our freedom drags them down with us.

The second reason to be reassured is this is America. We’re still the most free place on earth. Because there is nowhere to go if we lose our freedom to a tyrannical government  — and nowhere we’d want to go if there were — this is not a good situation any would-be despots want to be in. While we truly had the Vietnam war won, a fact Prager University documents here, no one could have predicted the level of fight and persistence raging inside the Viet Cong guerrillas — and those guys were defending a piece of jungle. Try to imagine the fight inside Americans when a truly tyrannical government threatens our homeland. Everyone has to sleep.

There are about 320 million people in the United States. At an estimate of 88.8 guns per 100 Americans, any soulless oppressor and his or her henchmen attempting to round us up would be looking down over 284 million barrels. Do these people really want to “go there”?

No one knows the future, and indeed we could be in end times. Look at the damage Barack Obama has done to this world. Do we think it won’t take decades to undo the destruction? And because of how much he has compromised our ability to serve as the peaceful element around the world, could that fact lead to the US getting hit in several places across the country? Yes. But I have the most deep-felt pride and trust in the American people.

I get cold hearing stories like the one the great Bill Whittle told recently of a young Major being ordered to survey those under his command of how many and what type of guns they have in their households (the Major did not obey that order and is now a civilian). Despite this, I believe we have the numbers and the spirit to stand together.

If it’s going to go down, I believe it will go down like 1994’s Wyatt Earp, where a lynch mob attempted to exact its own justice against an accused murderer before his trial. Guarding the prisoner was Wyatt Earp, played by Kevin Costner, who had other plans:

Mob guy : You arrogant SOB. You think you can stop all of us?

Wyatt Earp (draws both pistols): You boys can get me. That won’t be any problem with all the guns you got here. But I’m taking 10 or 12 of you with me, starting with you, Dick Gird, and you, McGee, maybe you too, Harvey.

So if any of you want Tommy, you want me. Come up front with these brave men, and we’ll all go together.

I don’t think it will come to such a fatal ending, but it will help to keep an eye out and stay informed. I recently apologized to a friend because of how much of a Debbie Downer I’ve been lately. As the poem Desiderata said at the end, “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.”


Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.