Thursday, April 29, 2004

Molôn Labé!

Two little words. With these two words, two concepts were verbalized that have lived for nearly two and a half Millennia. They signify and characterize both the heart of the Warrior, and the indomitable spirit of mankind. From the ancient Greek, they are the reply of the Spartan General-King Leonidas to Xerxes, the Persian Emperor who came with 600,000 of the fiercest fighting troops in the world to conquer and invade little Greece, then the center and birthplace of civilization as we know it. When Xerxes offered to spare the lives of Leonidas, his 300 personal bodyguards and a handful of Thebans and others who volunteered to defend their country, if they would lay down their arms, Leonidas shouted these two words back.

Molôn Labé! (mo-lone lah-veh)

They mean, “Come and get them!” They live on today as the most notable quote in military history. And so began the classic example of courage and valor in its dismissal of overwhelming superiority of numbers, wherein the heart and spirit of brave men overcame insuperable odds. Today, there lies a plaque dedicated to these heroes all at the site. It reads: “Go tell the Spartans, travelers passing by, that here, obedient to their laws we lie.”

We have adopted this defiant utterance as a battle cry in our war against oppression because it says so clearly and simply towards those who would take our arms.

It signifies our determination to not strike the first blow, but also to not stand mute and allow our loved ones, and all that we believe in and stand for, to be trampled by men who would deprive us of our God-given – or natural, if you will – rights to suit their own ends. (copied from Molon Labe)

Keneth Royce, aka Boston T. Party, has written a new novel entitled Molôn Labé! Some see it more as a blueprint or a how-to book than a novel. In the book, Boston tells a story about a small group of patriots who feel frustrated by the political climate and decide that they will create a free zone, county by county until they have a free state. His research is thorough and this conclusion is sound.

In a recent article in Colorado Freedom Report Boston states the following:
Wyoming is already more free than just about anyplace else in America, so moving there is automatically a net gain for most of us. With a few thousand of us there, we can take the Equality State to a higher level of liberty in just a few years. (Regardless of our political victories, the feds will rarely be able to get a conviction for any mala prohibita because at least one of us will usually be on their juries! It won't take that many of us to infiltrate the jury pools, and we'll be hip to the voir dire minefield. Very soon, we could begin to foil the FBI, ATF, DEA, IRS, FDA, and the rest!)

I'm with Boston. If we can attract those who desire freedom who are the rugged sort that can accept Wyoming the way it is and not change it, we can keep Wyoming the freest state and can have liberty in our lifetime. See you in Wyoming!

I highly reccommend Boston's books to those who desire freedom. For more information on Boston's books, go to Javelin Press

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