The weapons are different today than they were in the 16 and 1700's. The song was written in 1980. But the reference is old. Very old.
They had it in them then, do you have it in you today? 'Cause likely, soon, the time will come when yer gonna have to decide if it is in you or not.
And that is gonna determine your future. Serf or Citizen? They are eroding your rights and freedoms by stealth and incrementalism..... What are you gonna do when they become open and quick about it? When they come for your freedom and the tools by which you ensure it?
Think now, Decide now. Find your line now.
While you can.........While you have the time to do so.
Before you must.