The 2nd Amendment of Money

In the US, many supporters of loose gun laws and gun ownership often quote the Second Amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Setting aside the fact that it clearly states well regulated, let’s assume this really is the driving force behind most American gun owners.

Let’s also assume that most Americans understand that this means defense against a tyrannical government, despite tyranny not being mentioned in the 2nd Amendment, and instead being only in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Now, I won’t take sides on the gun laws thing here - it’s not my fight. Not my circus, not my monkeys, as they say. But I will discuss another aspect of this freedom and challenge all American gun owners to put their money where their mouth is.

The Riot

Suppose that the tyranny really happens.

Suppose that you were able to recognize the symptoms - like an aggressive undiplomatic racist in the White House, massive censorship of conservative media, banned trade routes, ethnical segregation, revival of ancient technology designed to kill fellow Americans, suppose you recognized all this and concluded that you do, indeed, live in a tyrannical empire now and need to take up arms. Suppose others feel the same.

What do you think will happen next?


When you revolt against the government, you’re revolting against a system that holds you afloat. You’re using their money, their infrastructure, their rules. They can decide in one fell swoop that the greenbacks in your wallet are now worth zero. Madi did it. Overnight. No warning. Think an angry emperor won’t?

When the food runs out in the cupboards and stores and when the money is worthless and you have nothing to offer your fellow gun owner, he will not turn against the government with you. He’ll turn against you.

When it’s between you and him feeding his family, and he notices the last three jars of pickled onions in your basement window, how long do you think he’ll try to negotiate pro-bono sharing with you? How receptive do you think you’ll be to the suggestion?

Your years of gun advocacy will mean nothing when all the fighting for gun freedom only caused more barriers for you to storm through when it’s time to reach the White House.

So what can you do? How does one prepare for this?

One way is doomsday prepping. Stockpile ammo and food and hope to outlast the others when things go sideways. An apocalyptic scenario, for sure, but a realistic one. See Puerto Rico. See Venezuela. See Turkey. All the same symptoms.

But remember when I said that their system is what’s keeping you afloat? If you don’t have a patch of land under your raft or at least a backup raft when your government-provided one gets wrecked, you’ll drown. Get to land before the storm.

But… how?

The Second Amendment of Money

Exit the system.

Remove your dependence on their infrastructure and their money. Get unalienable value.

When Madi banned the rupees, people who had gold thought “phew, bullet dodged lol”. Nope. The very next week all the gold without proof of purchase or inheritance was seized, ripped from people’s bodies even. Anything they can take is not yours.

The only unalienable value you can currently own is a decentralized cryptocurrency. Because cryptocurrency can be secured with just a phrase that you can remember (a so called brain-wallet), you can transfer enormous amounts of money across the border without declaring it, without threat of losing it to any outside force.

If you want true defense of tyranny, make sure you own value which can be traded even after the fiat money you had been relying on has been pulled from circulation and devalued.

So I propose that all Americans now consider that the Second Amendment be amended to…

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms and to keep physically unalienable Property, digital or otherwise, shall not be infringed.”

If you’re really into guns because of the Second Amendment, you should be into cryptocurrency for the same reason. Anything else is just hypocrisy.