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Dexter Taylor's Sentencing Statement May 13, 2024



Dexter Taylor: Thank you, Your Honor. I appreciate it. 


Family, friends, and allies, and foundationalist and honored adversaries, today we enter the

next phase in the fight to protect our God-given rights from a government that wishes to take them from us and grant us mere privileges in return. To quote another patriot from

another place and time:


"This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. This is perhaps, the end of the beginning." 

And so as we enter this new phase, there should be no question in the mind of any patriotic American as to why we fight. After all, only slaves lack the right to arm self-defense, and we are no slaves but free citizens of a great republic, and we contain multitudes each of us from builder, a healer, a teacher, a statesman, a soldier, a judge, and attorney at law a sergeant at arms, and an image of God. So, we know why we fight.


The question before us is how we must fight. What

kind of discipline we must bring with us into battle and

what spirit we must show to our friends and adversaries

alike, and by way of answering, we refer to our core

doctrines.


The foundationalist's manifesto calls us to listen

closely and to speak clearly. To deny the self at the same

time to defend the individual. To respect tradition and

also to cultivate the future. In short, as foundationalists,

we are called to embrace disciplines what seem to contradict

each other but, nonetheless, to embrace them with all of our

strength. 


So, it is in our current fight because this

system as dysfunctional as it often is, as unjust as it

often is, it is, nonetheless, our system. It is a feature, not a bug, of our American civilization. Like any other structure built from man's crocked timber, it is not

perfect.


Judges and attorneys and trial courts and juries

in the light of day not are not perfect. Judges and

attorneys and trial courts and juries in the light of day

are merely what we have instead of the blood feud and the

vendetta and the dagger in the dead of night. 


Knowing this, we give challenge even as we give thanks. Knowing this, we

prepare ourselves for battle in a spirit of profound

dissatisfaction and profound gratitude in equal measure.

That is the apparent contradiction we face as we

continue this struggle for the civil rights of our fellow

New Yorkers and our fellow Americans. 


On the one hand, to hate this system, our system enough to fight it but on the

other hand, to love it enough, love it enough to think it's

worth fighting for. Nothing else will do for us but this

profoundly Christian habit of defeating a contradiction by

fully embracing both sides of it. So, when our adversaries

look for us, let them find -- to quote my Christian friend,

"A bee shiniest at a wasp's hostility."

Let us show them a soldier's intensity and diplomat's calm. Let our

adversaries find us stern in battle, patient in defeat, and

gracious in our ultimate victory, which is certain. In short, when our adversaries look for us, let them find reasonable men and irrational patriots.


When I was a boy, my grandfather told me that fire

is a great servant but a terrible master, and so it is with

Government. And to the extent that our own Government

attempts to be our master, we must oppose it. We must fight

to the utmost limits of our strength, but in that fight, our

spirit must be one of restoration, not destruction. We must

confront the enemy as the firefighter confronts his enemy, and for the same reasons that the structure itself may yet be saved.


God bless and keep you all, and may God bless the United States of America. Thank you, Your Honor.


-End Quote


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