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To: Welshman007
Oh yeah, peaceful protests. That’ll do the trick. Sure!

The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

3 posted on 06/11/2009 11:41:33 AM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Bullish
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

LOL. Good one.

5 posted on 06/11/2009 11:46:17 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Bullish

The only protests that will work will be heads on pikes.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 12:24:50 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: Bullish

From Convulsion and Paralysis
Leonard Peikoff – The Ominous Parallels - 1993

The American people may oppose the nation’s present course, but by themselves the people cannot change it. They may oppose the taxes and the bureaucrats, but these are merely consequences, which cannot be significantly cut back so long as their source is untouched. (Emphasis mine. Noumenon) The people may curse “big government” in general – but to no avail if the pressure groups among them, following the logic of a mixed economy, continue to be fruitful and to multiply. The people may “swing to the right,” but it is futile, if the leaders of the right are swinging to their own brand of statism.

The country may throw the rascals out, but it means nothing if the next administration is made of neo-rascals from the other party. To change a nation’s basic course requires more than a mood of popular discontent. It requires the definition of new direction for the country to take. Above all, it requires a theoretical justification for this direction, one which would convince people that the course being urged is practical and moral.

Moral considerations alone might not be sufficient to move men, if they believe the course being urged is impractical; practical considerations alone will not move men, if they believe the course is immoral. The union of the two, however, is irresistible.

By its nature, changing the course of a nation is a task that can be achieved only by men who deal with the field of ideas. In the long run the people of a country have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the intellectuals. The intellectuals cannot escape ideas, either. They may become anti-ideological skeptics, who offer the country for guidance only subjective feelings and short-range pragmatism (describes the current political landscape all too well. Noumenon); but it is the ideas – ultimately, the basic ideas – they still accept, explicitly or otherwise, which determine the content of their feelings and of their pragmatism.

In the long run, intellectuals, too, have no alternative: they end up following the lead of the philosophers. If there is no new philosophy to guide and rally the better men among them, the intellectuals will follow one that is old and bankrupt. If there are no living ideas, they will follow dying ones and take the country with them…


10 posted on 06/11/2009 12:29:12 PM PDT by Noumenon (As long as I have a rifle, I STILL have a vote...)
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To: Bullish
Well there are a series of boxes we have recourse to. The leadership of our country can decide which one they want to respond to. The Soapbox. The ballot box. The ammo box. The ball is in their court.
11 posted on 06/11/2009 12:37:19 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: Bullish

That won’t even work. There are now more of them than there are of us. And each day they increase and we decrease.

[To Wit] If every person that called themselves a Christian and every legitmate gun owner had voted against obama it would have been no contest.

But that did not happen.obama got much more of his share of the votes of both groups.

So we are where we are.

ACORN has billions of dollars to ensure that it only gets worse in the future.

Elections do have consequences.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 8:00:57 PM PDT by sport
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To: Bullish
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this —- who will count the votes, and how." Memoirs of the former secretary of Stalin (loosely translated, original in Russian)

ACORN will be counting the votes.

39 posted on 06/11/2009 9:55:23 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Bullish

voting booths are no more


46 posted on 06/12/2009 4:17:12 AM PDT by ezoeni
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To: Bullish
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

What voting booths? ACORN has taken away any legitimate voting booths.

68 posted on 06/12/2009 9:01:48 AM PDT by conservativegramma ((No taxation without constitutional representation!))
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To: Bullish

2010 MAY be a viable election in some shards of ways . . . slightly here and there.

It will likely be the last charade of an election we’ll have for a long time.


85 posted on 06/12/2009 9:51:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Bullish
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

As long as ACORN is backed by zero, we'll never win at the voting booth. It's past that imo.

167 posted on 06/12/2009 3:33:42 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Bullish

It has to be more than that.

The people taking over our free country have organized into ‘blocks’. They actually write the legislation they want then pay the politicians to pass it.

For freedom to prevail citizens have to write their own legislation, repealing, revoking and neutralizing all the anti american unconstitutional laws we now have on the books.

Otherwise we get rid of Al Gore, but the Telecommunications act of 1996 is still there allowing cell phone companies to steal the bandwidth that used to be broadcast tv, which effectively kills off all the small broadcasters in the market and enforces the government-media propogandist partnership.

See what I mean?


177 posted on 06/12/2009 6:28:17 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Bullish
The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.

This assumes that the Obama supporters will allow you into the polls

215 posted on 06/13/2009 9:31:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Bullish

Voting booths....VOTING BOOTHS???

The coming elections will be more rigged than the last. Try another answer to a needed solution.


244 posted on 06/13/2009 7:20:18 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Bullish

AND we need at least a million people in Washington on September 12th. If the madman can conjur up a million for his inauguration, we should be able to come up with that as well. If not, we deserve the country we have.


251 posted on 06/13/2009 8:55:07 PM PDT by Hildy (In Venezuela Coke Zero is bad for your health. In the U.S. Zero on Coke is bad for your healthcare.)
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To: Bullish

How about a national strike? Shut the country down one day.
Government collects NO income taxes.

The citizens have a supporting role in this mess because we keep funding the government and the government uses those very funds against us!


268 posted on 06/14/2009 7:34:01 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Bullish

“The only protests that will work will be carried out in the voting booths.”
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Now we are talking. Ballot box is the only truly effective method and it is how our fore fathers expected change to take place.

Too much energy is being spent on peripheral issues such as birth certificates and late night talk show hosts. It’s time to get back to organizing districts, research where we have a chance, entice conservative candidates, raise money- Let’s Roll!!!!!!


313 posted on 06/14/2009 2:35:52 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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