Enemy at the Gate: Right To Resist Or Duty To Submit?

Here’s a theoretical case: You’re moving out of your apartment while having “words” with your spouse. She calls a neighbor and tells him you’re throwing things around the room, but you haven’t physically attacked her. The neighbor rushes over, at which point you’re stomping across the parking lot with a bag of your possessions in

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Enemy at the Gate: Proudly Redneck

Nigger. Kike. Wop. Mick. Chink. Gook. Dago. Spic. Bet those words made you cringe a little, didn’t they? Maybe even more than a little. Now try another word: Redneck. Or how about cracker, rube, hick, good ole boy, hayseed, or hillbilly? Not so much of a cringe from those words, is there? Of course, maybe

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Enemy at the Gate: Civility or Servility?

Every so often, politicians and pundits go on a “civility” binge. I don’t mean that they become more personally gracious toward others. Hardly. I mean that they stick their noses in the air and demand that we, the Great Unwashed, conduct our political discourse in a more polite and proper fashion. It happens every few

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Enemy at the Gate: Spirit of Rebellion

On the night of August 1-2, 1946, a group of American World War II veterans attacked their own county government with firearms.* On a summer day in 1969, thousands of citizens of the tiny Soviet republic of Estonia simply sang a song. And sang it and sang it and sang it again until their befuddled

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Enemy at the Gate: Just Following Orders

In a recent letter to this magazine, J.R. Uhl, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) observed that, “The Constitution and our Bill of Rights are gravely endangered today, and this community (of military, veterans, and law enforcement) is where they will be saved, if they are to be saved at all!” The Colonel is absolutely right. “It”

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Enemy at the Gate: Vocal Minorities

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the pages of S.W.A.T., Claire Wolfe returns for a guest column… Once upon a time, there was a man named Mitch Snyder. He was not a happy person. After walking out on his wife and children, he got busted for auto-theft and served time

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Enemy at the Gate: The NFA Must Go!

In a country that respected its highest laws, this would be the shortest article in the world: “…the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” “The National Firearms Act is an infringement.” “Repealed.” No, to be more accurate, in a country that respected its highest laws, I wouldn’t be writing this article

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Enemy at the Gate: Habeas Corpus: A Tale Of Freedom

Habeas corpus. The term is ugly. Obscure. Like something only a lawyer could love. But nothing could be more wrong. Within those unattractive Latin words lies an age-old tale of evil kings and their dark dungeons, a tale of the common man battling tyranny. The story begins in England. It begins—as these things often do—with

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Enemy at the Gate: Hooked On Forfeiture

Last month I catalogued some of the outrages of civil asset forfeiture—the legalistic scam in which the government takes people’s property without charging the owner with any crime. Government agencies get away with this by making the medieval claim that the property itself is guilty of (unproven and often unstated) misdeeds. I noted in that

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