Nemo Me Impune Lacessit. Why Beto is Batty

Beto O’Rourke is batty. Why do I think that? Because he thinks gun owners will just give up their guns to avoid fines. Seriously. There’s one historical statement apart from Molon Labe that he might want to consider: nemo me impune lacessit. You will not provoke me with impunity. And it comes with the picture of a rattlesnake. And we mean it.

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America has had the Second Amendment for centuries, thank heavens. It has kept us free and safe since its inception. Tradition has it that’s why Japan never invaded our nation during WWII. That old “gun behind every blade of grass” statement, whether properly attributed or not, is true.

But Robert Beto O’Rourke has convinced himself (and no one else) that we’re also “law abiding” that we’ll hand over our “assault weapons” just because he says so. Not.

Since this dimwit has revealed the secret that liberals did not want let out of the bag, gun purchases have risen according to several outlets, including AZ Central. Even the President has acknowledged that it is now more difficult to find a consensus on gun control thanks to Beto’s confiscation/buyback statement. Beto also thinks his proposal is “Constitutional.”  It’s not.

The Washington Examiner wrote:

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke provided insight into how police would enforce his proposal for a government confiscation of AR-15s and AK-47s.

The Democratic presidential candidate told reporters he would impose a fine on AR-15 owners to “compel” them to follow the law and turn in their banned firearms. Owners who turn in the guns will then be compensated.

“We expect our fellow Americans to follow the law. If they do not, there would be a fine imposed to compel them to follow the law,” O’Rourke said. “We’ve seen this implemented successfully in Australia, where you’ve seen a near 50% reduction in gun violence deaths in that country.”


Beto’s batty thought process is not correct.  He fails to recognize a principle that liberals hate – Americans in general are not disposed to follow tyranny. Some of us have actually read a real history book.
Benjamin Franklin saw a coiled rattlesnake on the drum of a Marine, and also saw it emblazoned on a $20 Georgia note with the latin phrase.  The rattlesnake on the drum was labelled “Don’t Tread on Me” (the image of a Gadsden Flag).  Those critters generally don’t bite unless you’re dumb enough to ignore their rattle. Then all bets are off.  Nemo Me Impune Lacessit: You will not provoke me with impunity.

Benjamin Franklin, wrote this after the fighting had begun against the British. His “American Guesser” letter published in 1775 reads in part:

But then “the worldly properties” of a Snake I judged would be hard to point out. This rather raised than suppressed my curiosity, and having frequently seen the Rattle-Snake, I ran over in my mind every property by which she was distinguished, not only from other animals, but from those of the same genus or class of animals, endeavoring to fix some meaning to each, not wholly inconsistent with common sense.

I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shown and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal. Conscious of this, she never wounds ’till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.

Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America? The poison of her teeth is the necessary means of digesting her food, and at the same time is certain destruction to her enemies. This may be understood to intimate that those things which are destructive to our enemies, may be to us not only harmless, but absolutely necessary to our existence. 

There may be fewer of us now that the liberals have managed to take over the schools, Hollywood, and other places. But there are enough that value our 2nd amendment rights that batty Beto may want to back off. We will not be provoked with impunity.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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