What makes your club so special? Why are you better than that upstart group?
Dear Confused Biker,
You may, or may not, be familiar with motorcycle clubs; however, we are not the typical motorcycle club you may have previously encountered or been associated with. Number one, we are not an outlaw (1%) club and never will be. Furthermore, whereas many non-outlaw MCs have a social agenda, our agenda/mission is specifically committed to bringing liberty back to America. Liberty the way America’s founding fathers and the original Sons of Liberty understood it. Yes, we are motorcycle enthusiasts who like to party, ride, and have a good time, but our mission is to take back America from government. We propose to do this in many ways and as we grow I’m sure even more will be added.
We start with educating the citizens about what real freedom is all about and what it would look like to truly be free. People jokingly say, “It’s a free country, isn’t it?” However, government has taken so many of the peoples’ freedom away. They did it little by little, not overnight; if they had, Americans would have revolted. Instead they did it insidiously over time. Today there is no part of the average American’s life that does not have the tyrannical hand of government on it.
We believe that each person owns his own life and property, and that each person has the right to live his own life in any way he chooses as long as he respects the equal rights of others. To become a member of the Sons of Liberty Motorcycle Club you must believe this and be able to say, as John Galt said, “I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
In addition to our mission, consistent with traditional motorcycle clubs, we are a brotherhood—not simply a loose association. Therefore, we need to get to know the men we will call brothers and defend.
Taking into consideration what you just read, I will ask you some questions –
* Do you believe that you need the permission of others to assemble? We do not. Their first paragraph of “who they are” is a contradiction (http://www.solmctx.com/SOLAbout.html) Although we recognize the Confederation of Clubs (COC) does some excellent legal advocation with regards to biker’s rights, you are fooling yourself if you don’t acknowledge that the COCs primary function is for the dominant 1% club to assert their dominance over you. I declare that I am a Free Man and entitled to all that my maker provides as long as it doesn’t interfere with the rights of another. If you want to be dominated like a dog, than that other club is for you (while they still exist.)
* What does the name Sons of Liberty mean to you? You have read our history and our mission statement, so you know that we are trying to remain true to our Founder’s mission. We have always been encouraged by other groups using the name and proud to share that history. However, if you want to be a thief and knowingly utilize an existing groups name, tread on their goodwill, attempt to use fraudulent means to shut us down, or be a lapdog to other clubs, then we are not the right club for you.
* Think about how that other club expanded so quickly? How did they do it and remain true to their core beliefs? Read their “who we are” and “mission statement” and tell me if you believe their actions represent those statements? Are they mailing Colors out to whomever shows an interest? That’s a riding club, not a traditional MC.
I’ll post other Q&A’s as I get ones I think are relevant (or entertain me.)
Yours in Liberty,
Tim “Awesome” Bleeker
Co-Founder & Vice President – (THE ORIGINAL) SONS OF LIBERTY MOTORCYCLE CLUB