TradYouth Files Amicus Curiae in Support of our Second Amendment Rights
Our brilliant and dedicated legal team has filed an amicus curiae brief in the federal Fourth Circuit court regarding an attempt by the neo-liberals to further curtail our Second Amendment right to bear arms in Maryland. As most of our readers are aware, much of what we at TradYouth routinely do would be illegal without the basic protections we enjoy, with the Second Amendment having the greatest chilling effect of all on this government’s ongoing campaign to reduce us to disarmed, brainwashed, and godless homo economicus drones.
We’re generally skeptical about the utility of working within this increasingly corrupt system, and convinced of the futility of “conserving” what little is left of our political inheritance left to be conservative about. But freedom of speech and the right to bear arms are two (perhaps the only two) issues where I still find myself proud to be an American (politically) and more than eager to struggle within the system (and without, if it comes to that) on their behalf. I’ve always been proud of my “American” ethnic identity, an increasingly confusing point as we drift farther and farther from the European Christian origins. But this fight isn’t about identity, it’s about the right to defend all our identities and all our ideals against an increasingly aggressive and militarized state.
Arguably, America has been moving in the wrong direction since its founding. I believe it was founded by a cabal of greedy merchants who conspired to overthrow the Crown, replacing throne and altar with a pay-to-play republic which places the final authority in the hands of our mercantile elites. And yet, the Bill of Rights, drafted to protect their system from aristocratic and ecclesiastical “tyrants”, has now become our final refuge from a greater threat than the ones the authors had in mind.
Centuries after our forefathers designed this flawed system, it’s metastasized into a more tyrannical machine than the Old World’s nobles and clergymen could have dreamed of imposing on us. Our prison complex is the largest in world history. Our civilian police terrorize our citizenry with military weaponry, armored tanks, and surveillance technology which would surely terrify our colonial forebears. The attempt at an elegant “balance of powers” is entirely out of balance; the original ideal of a thin confederation of states was brutally crushed; and the hope for religious freedom has been redefined as freedom from religion, …compulsory atheism and secularism from sea to shining sea.
And yet two ideas presented by our Founders have remained remarkably durable throughout the generations and offer hope for renewal. The First Amendment’s protection of our political and religious beliefs and the Second Amendment’s protection of our right to guarantee the former with weaponry place a firm limit on how tyrannical our state can become. In an ironic twist, this document contrived to subvert and defy traditional authority has protected America from Modern abuses and humiliations which our cousins back in the Fatherland are suffering. I’m free to stand for identity and tradition in a way that would assuredly get me arrested, fined, and even imprisoned in most of Europe’s nominal monarchies, with the endorsement and approval of their thoroughly corrupted state “churches”.
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Whether it’s with a bullhorn on the street, in a suit and tie at a banquet, in the mainstream and alternative media, or in the legislative and judicial halls of power, TradYouth is leading the fight for tribe and tradition. While the majority of our resources are gladly donated by our leadership team, and every last one of us supports ourselves with a day job, we still need your support in order to take our activism and agitation even further. Our campus organizations are rapidly growing, reaching new eyes and ears with our Radical Traditionalist message every day. Our website and social media traffic statistics confirm that we’re expanding our reach to entirely new demographics. Our inbox and voicemail are a few days behind as we struggle to keep up with the rate that teenagers, young adults, and new recruits of every age and walk of life are expressing interest in helping and supporting our work.
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