I don't want to kill you. I don't even want to wound
you. I admire your courage and the commitment you've made to
help others, frequently at risk of your own life. I hope you
won't come for me, because if you do, one of us will die.
And it may be you ...I don't want that. I've done
nothing wrong, I've hurt no one. I don't intend to. But
the government which you serve has passed too many laws. I am
sure to accidentally break one, some day... but I will hurt no
one. And that same government is systematically destroying the
unalienable rights which our Constitution says may not be
infringed -very specifically, my right to keep and bear arms.
I am not some wacko lunatic, but I can no longer stand idly
by, while decent people are systematically enslaved by an
out-of-control government. I cannot allow a corrupt judiciary to
use its power to destroy my rights and our country. That
government and that judiciary has begun to use you to arrest and
kill people just like me, people who believe that the Declaration
of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights mean
what they say.
You don't know me, but you see me every day. I may be a
businessman, a truck driver, an executive. I could be a housewife
or a salesman. But I am armed, as Americans have been for over
250 years, and I am determined to keep the freedoms which only an
armed people may retain. With a rifle, I can hit a man-sized
target at 800 yards. At shorter distances, in the blink of an
eye, I can hit a head-size target with a handgun.
I don't wear a uniform. I don't drive a marked car. I
don't wear camouflage. I could be your own secretary, or your
barber. I might be the guy who delivers your bottled water, or
the parcel delivery lady. You don't know who I am, or what
arms I have, and you never will. I am millions. I am America.
But I know you. I know your uniform, your car, and your work
schedule. I even know you when you're off -duty. I know the
good cops and the bad cops...the ones who abuse and hurt people
under color of law. I know where you work, and where you live.
And that is good for you, because not only am I no threat to you,
so long as you do the job for which you were hired -so long as
you uphold your oath to the Constitution - I am also prepared to
assist you when you are threatened.
There aren't many of me left, you may think, but believe
me, there are many, many more than you can imagine. When the
chips are down, we are the ones who are truly on your side. On
your side, that is, so long as you honor your oath. We are on
your side if you are one of the majority of peace officers who
are not corrupt and who have not sold out to the socialists and
communists who will do anything, say anything to destroy the
America our fathers and grandfathers bequeathed us. No, I am no
threat to you, but your bosses in government don't see it
that way. They think that I, and my arms, are a threat to them,
and they are planning to send you for me, just as they've
sent armed, dangerous officers on select little missions for
years, taking out targeted individuals. On their orders, you may
succeed in murdering me for my beliefs.
Or you may not.
I am prepared to die, honoring my sacred oath as an American,
to defend and protect the Constitution of the united States of
America. Are you prepared to die to violate the oath you
You see, our government is out of control. You know it.
You've seen it. But you, like many others, have been too
concerned with your job, your family, and your paycheck and
pension, to say or do anything about it. Deep down, you know I am
right. But you think you must follow orders ...even illegal
Or must you? Are you going to murder me for having the courage
to stand up for the country and for the principles in which you
believe? Are you going to go along with unconscionably illegal,
unconstitutional orders, just as the "good" German
soldiers followed their orders? Are you going to be a peace
officer or a jack-booted thug? There is little difference between
a street outlaw who murders and robs; and a uniformed thug who
murders and robs under color of law. Don't come to kill me.
Because I don't want to kill you.
If you do come, you may succeed - if you get lucky. But
don't count on luck, because it will probably be hard -damned
hard. Like millions of other Americans, I am the son or daughter
of a nation of riflemen - citizen-soldiers who have a rich
heritage of beating the best the enemy can send against us. We
are resourceful. We understand weapons and tactics. You are
foolish if you intend to be our enemy.
If you don't succeed - and in the long run, you won't
- here's what you can expect: ambushes of SWAT teams, and the
wholesale slaughter of all the jack-booted thugs who have
murdered innocent Americans on the orders of their socialist
masters; targeted assassinations and kidnappings of
anti-Constitution judges, and assassinations of anti- American,
By your willingness to be a good little Nazi, you will have
unleashed a civil war.
It doesn't have to be that way. You can do something about
it. It's easy. Read the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I know you think you know
it, but read it again...really read it. Although you took an oath
to defend them, you don't see much of them in your training,
do you? Today, these documents are considered bothersome and
pesky by the government, just as King George found them dangerous
over 200 years ago. Why do you suppose your leaders lead you to
oppose the very rights you swore to protect? Why do they want a
disarmed public? You know the reason. It has nothing to do with
controlling crime. It has everything to do with using you to
disarm, fine and control your American fellows.
Don't fall for it. Don't force me to kill you.
American Patriot, and at least 100 million others like me.
(Peter Alan Kasler (1942-2001) was a former law enforcement officer,
investigator, and a true American patriot. He will be