Skip to comments.The Republic, if We Can Keep It (CW2)
Posted on 03/29/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by Travis McGeeEdited on 03/29/2012 6:02:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
With its uninterrupted history of peaceful transition of power through elections, America has a multitude of citizens who justifiably feel pride in the strength of their democracy. But it cannot be denied that political tensions are rising, and it is not uncommon for occupants of both ends of the political spectrum to voice fears of (or hopes for) revolution. Is there any reason to believe that the republic is in danger of revolutionary activity?
Why is it constantly referred to as CW2 instead of Revolutionary War 2?
We've tried this ad nauseum. Our "Representatives" don't wish to represent us any more than we wish to be bothered by the government. The American "experiment" has failed and is turning into a crusty mess at the bottom of history's petri dish.
Sadly, the intellectual genius and spiritual enlightenment of our Founders is lacking on one or both fronts in an overwhelming majority of our electorate and trying to find someone or a group of men who would be willing to pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor will be akin to searching for a conservative in the Republican party. Too many wolves among us.
NBP party should heed the old saying:
...better be careful of what you wish for....you may get it!
Thanks for the link Travis,
3/4 of the way done with Enemies and Traitors - great read.
So who would you be - Carson?
Because our goal is to preserve the existing Constitution.
If anything, we’d be counter-revolutionaries.
They have been at it for a century and we are just now asking this question?
Restoring America is now the revolutionary activity and the danger is that there is not enough of it.
The American “experiment” SUCCEEDED.
Alas, the petri dish got infected, and needs a good dose of chlorine.
If you get pneumonia, you don’t just go “oh well, humans were a great idea but I guess rank bacteria wins, time to expire” - you give the host a massive dose of antibiotics.
When your political adversaries are blatantly ignoring/undermining the Constitution, and your Oath is to uphold and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic, refer back to the Declaration of Independence:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Why are we afraid to discuss it? Commies have been openly screaming Revolution for years. And they made it to the White House!
Ping for later
It’ll never happen. Most people don’t want that kind of trouble, and those who do are few and disorganized — and some of them are just plain kidding themselves.
The govt has the power to squelch discontent from those few who are serious enough to call for govt attention.
It can take your job, bank accounts, home, car, guns, all your assets, plus your children and your liberty and your sacred internet access, between sunup and sundown. Without firing a shot.
Still feeling rebellious? It can do the same to your friends, family, employer, neighbors; so don’t count on them. That leaves your dog, and he’s dead.
Now let’s be real. The only civil war that will be permitted is the one where unionists, panthers, and community organizers riot, occupy, vandalize, and burn someone else’s stuff. And even that will have a time limit and a limited objective.
In the end (prior to the Second Coming), the people who make the most babies, win.
I also refuse to live on my knees. I refuse to subject my children to being raised as dependent slaves of the Nanny State. I refuse to allow my earnings to be taken from me to support causes that are the very definition of Socialism and anathema to our Constitution and heritage as Americans.
Our government is out of control. It no longer heeds to bonds of the Constitution and the system of checks and balances was discarded for political expediency long ago.
If we are to survive as a Nation, this needs to change. Radically so...
I don't know Matt personally, but I see his background and expertise in many of the trilogy's characters, as well as in "Castigo Cay's" protagonist Dan Kilmer.
Matt certainly has the "snake eater" background that Phil and Boone Vikersun (Viker like biker) share.
I see new insights in these books every time I read them.
The people gave away, or actually sold it for “Federal Dollars” their Republic a long time ago, my Friend. What the 2008 election proved and the 2012 election will affirm is that a majority of those who vote and claim that the “participate in the Democratic Process” continue to affirm they prefer to live the “secure” lives of a Governmental Slave to the uncertainities of freedom and personal responsibilitiy. Just in my short lifetime I have seen it go from people distaining and refusing Governmental handouts to demanding Govermental handouts. Once that threshole is crossed, freedom becomes merely an illusion.
An internal enemy, instead of an external one. Also, the need to restore rather than to overthrow.
Listen, I’m not saying that America as a country is over. Just like Rome, we will continue on into history. The original intent, the idea of conservative Republicanism, is over. People know they can vote themselves money. People know how to game the system. The upheaval required to bring us back to the Founders’ original intent would be monumental and I know few people who would be willing to even attempt it.
If you want revolutionary change and a return to our historic roots, it’s simple. Completely remove the welfare state. The hurt can be minimized if it’s done gradually and with intelligence. Case closed.
In the end when and if it comes to that, no one wins...
But at least one side will make an impact when the dust settles...
In the last year alone it seems the country, led by this government is doing things to speed up disfunctionality, unrest, doing everything it can to cause instability...And everyday it seems to be picking up speed in this nosedive...
And if we expect the Republicans to somehow pull us out of this nosedive...
I got some swampland in Louisiana I wanna sell ya...Cheap!!!
Both sides of the political spectrum are cowards...They do things expecting they’ll be around after the dust settles and Americans have gotten this tension out of their system...
Big time assumption on their part...
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