New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- Two simple Greek words of defiance, MOLON LABE echo through the ages to Americans here and now , thousands of years after the Battle of Thermopylae.
These two words signify the refusal to simply roll over and submit to the demands of a tyrant with overwhelming force at his disposal demanding free people to lay down their arms.
Through out human history there is example after example of Citizens exhibiting extraordinary courage in the face of overwhelming force and superior technology to fight for and if necessary die for their freedom and the freedom of future generations.
When King Xerxes swept across the European Continent on his quest for World Domination, he encountered such iron willed determination and irrepressible spirit of resistance in Leonidas and the Spartans defending Greece.
Xerxes demanded the Greeks lay down their arms in submission and subservience to him. The response from Leonidas and the Spartans was simple, MOLON LABE! Greek for “Come and get them!”. Outnumbered 300 to 1, and facing certain annihilation before the one million soldiers of Xerxes Army, the Spartans stood defiant willing and prepared to sacrifice their very lives in a stand against tyranny and oppression.
Though every one of the Spartans, including their leader Leonidas was killed during the Battle of Thermopylae, they exacted such a terrible price from Xerxes troops that they lost all taste for any more fighting.
The same spirit of resistance in the face of overwhelming force and tyranny gave birth to the United States. It was repeated again during WW II by a tiny band of innocent Jews in the Warsaw Ghettos of Poland who, heavily outnumbered, starving and poorly armed held off more then a company of the most fearsome troops in Hitler’s war machine, the SS and Wehrmacht for over a month.
It was repeated yet again in Afghanistan in the 1980s , when simple villagers and farmers took up 100 year old rifles to fight the Soviet Army.
Two well known axioms apply to the current fight over the issue of gun control in the United States. “History repeats itself “ and “Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it “ . Given the statements and press releases coming from the Offices of the usual suspects in Congress regarding new gun control measures, it seems neither lesson is being heeded.
Comments and proposed Legislation by Dianne Feinstein, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer , Carolyn McCarthy and NY Democrat John Adler reveal their ignorance of history and what has happened time and time again whenever tyrannical forces raise their heads and seek to disarm Citizens.