Grassroots Commentary

Letter to the Liberal Establishment

By Larry Reams · Feb. 18, 2013

As far as I can tell the liberal community has only one thing on its side – an uninformed public. Liberal actions throughout history around the world, the US Constitution and Founding Documents, our own US history, sound economic principles, traditional core values, our God given natural rights, logic and old fashioned common sense all work against you, your agenda, your future and your chances of success in a knowledgeable society. Long term, the odds are against your success and you know it.

The American populace mentally blocked out all things political many decades ago. A sad state, but apathy rules the scene today. You know that too. And because the lot of you lack character, integrity, honor, morals and common decency, you take advantage of this condition to further your leftist goals and agenda. Rather than try to educate and unite the people, you misinform, obfuscate, distort history and prey on the uninformed to divide us and to conquer us. Your self-serving manner trumps country, Constitution and liberty. Your personal goals are power, influence and wealth at the expense of others who aren't paying attention to politics and our state of affairs. Whether you're in elected office, the media, education, or the ministry, you use that profession to further your own goals while advancing your leftist community's goals, your party's goals, or the goals of those more powerful than you up the political chain. And anything goes. The ends justifies the means.

Today America is on a destructive path directly because of your deliberate actions and the inattention and inaction of the masses of our citizens. You are the few, working hard; we are the many, fast asleep. But why you persist shows lack of awareness on your part. If America became a totalitarian state, with our Constitution tossed aside, the military enforcing martial law to maintain order, the Court system declared null and void, and we were a nation of serfs with a ruling elite at the helm, do you actually believe that you would still be part of that ruling elite? History shows that those who helped the dictator achieve his position are quickly “eliminated” by that same dictator to remove any threats to his regime. So the Pelosi's, the Reid's, the Schumer's, the Durbin's, the Hoyer's, etc. etc. and the lesser known among you will see an early grave by your own leadership and be replaced by lesser capable puppets for the dictator to control through fear. Your wealth will be taken by this dictator, your posterity will be penniless and disgraced and become serfs along with the rest of society, if not also “eliminated.” Thus you have no motivation to do what you're doing other than the immediate ego trip you're all on and the esteem you think you have. Those are short term aspirations. But the ramifications for our nation, for We The People and the world, are huge and long term. Additionally, you'll still have to stand before your “maker” someday and answer to him / her for all your evil deeds. The path you're on is a losing one, you are facilitating your own demise and hell awaits you.

Now to the scenario you're completely ignoring, or, are too stupid to grasp. The informed among us, the patriots of America, are going to throw water on your impossible utopian dream. We're growing in number daily. If you are so naive as to think we're going to just sit here and continue to let you destroy our country, shred our Constitution, make a mockery of our values and our culture, destroy the future for our posterity, and dishonor all those who have gone before who built this country, who bled and died for this country, then “stupid is as stupid does.” You are backing the patriots of America into a corner who will explode forth at some point.

We The People are only going to be pushed so far before our numbers explode in size and anger. When we reach that flash point, you become the enemy; we're no longer “Mr. nice guy.” The “militia” of American patriots is far bigger than those who we'll face and we'll defend this country against our “domestic enemies.” Take the hot issue of the day being discussed in Congress and the media, our Second Amendments rights. Please do grasp that term “rights.” Rights are granted by God, not government. It is government's role to protect those rights, not usurp them. Accordingly, government can't take away or reduce a right they had no hand in granting.

If you think there are only a handful of supporters for these rights, and all the opposition to your intended actions currently underway will eventually subside and go away, think again. The flash point of the millennium will be any law passed that directs confiscation of our personal weapons, prohibits future purchase of these weapons, ammunition or magazines, or in any way violates our God given right to have them. This right was granted us, by God, so as to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. A definition of a tyrannical government is one that usurps the rights of its citizens, just as you're attempting to do. Do that and you will experience the Lexington and Concord of the modern era. There will be a Patriot Army of 75 million or more against your relatively small band of misguided misfits. And your numbers will fade away quickly when they realize they have bitten off far more than they can chew. If we get to that point, this Patriot Army will complete the task and rid our country of any future threat from the likes of you. We will solve the problem for the long term.

So, a word to the wise and a promise to the unwise: Stop your anti-American ways, stop the assault on our Constitution, our core values and our liberties. Call out those who persist in their destructive ways, and rejoin We The People in the quest for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Continue what you're currently doing and We The People will follow the instructions of our Founders and change our government.

(Mr. Reams is a family man, Army veteran and retired small business owner;


rippedchef in sc said:

locked and loaded in SC

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Tanya Robertson in Texas said:

You have always been spot on with your letters and your activism. I enjoy reading and sharing all of them!
You are a true patriot and I feel privileged to know you, and to have worked with you!
Thank you for your service to this country and to our future generations.

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Korean War Vet in USA said:

Larry, you are a true American Patriot, and it is always a pleasure to read your letters and emails. It is, indeed, an honor to know you! Thank you for your military service and sacrifices to this country!

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM

SAET in League City, Texas said:

The Clear Lake Tea Party claim Mr. Reams as a member. One can count on the Republican/Tea Party to demonize everyone that doesn't see issues their way. Wrapping yourself in the American flag and calling all your cohorts patriots don't make any of you one. Larry Reams sounds dangerous. His cause is only growing in extremism, not numbers. 2014 will see this extremist unpatriotic movement further go down the toilet.

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

rab in jo,mo replied:

Drinkin' the Kool-Aid again are we SAET? The TEA Party unpatriotic? That's the most ridiculous statement I've seen. Every TEA Party rally I've been to has opened with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. At one rally, we even swore oaths to defend and protect the Constitution.

Contrast this with the idiocy displayed at the various "occupy" rallies around the country and your statement becomes inane. The only people that would consider Mr. Reams' statements "dangerous" are the progressive communists whose path Mr. Reams intends to block.

Let me ask you this, if the numbers of TEA partiers and other "extremists" are going down the toilet, who's buying up all the guns and ammo?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

SAET in League City, Texas replied:

The occupy group have no support from me, but I certainly support their right to protest. I think you are naive if you think it is only Tea Partiers who buy and own firearms...and even more naive if you think members of your party are the only group who respects the Constitution. When we were guaranteed the right to bear "arms" via the 2nd Amendment, arms consisted of cannons, knives/swords, and single shot muzzle loaders. Arms today are considerably more sophisticated. If your party resists any challenge to the most liberal (yes LIBERAL) interpretation of the 2nd Amendment then come right out and say you are for the free purchase of ANY arms by ANY one...fully automatic firearms, RPG, grenade launchers, high explosives, mines. We both know that is not what IS reasonable. Oh, I get it...the TEA PARTY gets to decide what is reasonable. And, it's THAT mind set that is sinking what started out as an alternative to the Dems and GOP.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 3:57 PM

rab in jo,mo replied:

I never said that the "occupy" people didn't have a right to protest, I asked you to compare what occurred at those protests against the events at TEA Party rallies. It was your assertion that the TEA Party is unpatriotic that I refuted. You never did address my counterclaim - maybe because I'm right?

The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution does not "guarantee" the right to keep and bear arms, it recognizes that we have a natural right as free citizens and prohibits the Federal government from infringing upon that right.
As to the type of arms, you contradict yourself (and make my argument). The arms you cite were the most sophisticated military weapons of the late 18th century. By your own argument, we should then be able to possess field artillery (cannon), bayonets & trench knives, explosives (black powder is an explosive), and the same primary small arms of the military (Brown Bess musket) without infringement. With that, I agree. The only exceptions would be if one is of unsound mind or a convicted felon (who has abrogated their rights through their own actions).

See, we don't need the TEA Party (or any other party) to tell us what's reasonable, we have a Constitution, written in simple English, that does that for us.

BTW - I've been an active participant in the "gun culture" for 30 years or more and can attest there are many more "conservatives" than there are "progressives" in that culture.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Bud Caldwell in Clear Lake replied:

You are most certainly a Liberal Progressive Leftist who probably even hates what he sees in his mirror every morning. Larry Reams is a personal friend of mine and you are so wrong in classifying him as you have. Question? Have you ever been in the military? If so do you remember the oath you took when you were enlisted? Do you think that oath was only for the length of time you were in? The majority of veterans will tell you that they live that oath ever day of their lives. And for a good reason. They love their country. Apparently you do not.
As far as Tea Partiers go I invite you to come to one of our membership meetings as my guest (it is free because everyone is welcome) Look around the room and compare what you see with the meetings you normally attend if any.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:14 PM

ctdat in Mt.Pleasant, TX said:

SAET You are absolutely correct, this man is dangerous. He is a two tour
VN vet and is a personal friend of mine. So take some advise and watch what you say about him. I am not his only friend.

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

SAET in League City, Texas replied:

So, what, CTDAT? Are you the enforcer for the Tea Party? Are you their thug who comes on the net and threatens people if they disagree with your friends position and Tea Party ideology? What, are you going to stalk me and my husband, get all your redneck buddies together and come kill us?

Yes, I don't doubt you are one flag waving, believe in God, Country, and the Constitution ole boy. Of course you don't respect my right to free speech but, so what, huh?

I don't think any political debate should be the subject of physical threats from internet bullies and thugs like you and your friends. What is telling is not one of the others who have commented, not one, condemn you for making them. Is that the standard tactic of your cause, physically threat anyone who disagrees with the Tea Party know, kind of like the SA Brownshirts in 1939? Is THAT kind of behavior your idea of freedom...traditional values...patriotism?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:20 PM

17 Oaks in 17 Oaks Ranch Texas said:

SAET, you are either part of the GOP establishment or a shill for Obama, getting harder to tell the difference. The GOP is broken, its become the party of stupid, we have the same folks up there running things that brought us the problem and they ain't gonna fix it. I have already told them: You can't out liberal a liberal and only a return to what made America great will save America and the world we live in.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

SAET in League City, Texas said:

So, I'm "either part of the GOP establishment or a shill for Obama" why? Because I don't agree with you and the Tea Party...a group that is seen as unfavorable by 70% of the voters...less popular than Muslims and Atheists in 2011 and even less popular today in 2013? Actually, both me and my husband are independents. You are quite right, the GOP is broken, so is the Democratic party. America is divided and polarized, virtually nothing gets done and everyone but those involved are fed up with it. The Tea Party is doing NOTHING to stop that. They are part of the problem. There is nothing patriotic about threatening to plunge America into another civil war or anarchy by unleashing a fictional 75 million person army if Mr. Reams and his followers don't get their way.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM

rab in jo,mo replied:

Really? You claim to be independent, then use a 2-yr-old poll from the daily caller to support your stance on the TEA Party?

Have you ever been to a TEA Party event? Most of the events are dedicated to educating the sleeping masses about the damage being done to our Constitutional Republic by an out of control central government. Hmm, sounds dangerous, indeed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM