A third of the population supported the revolution at the time, not much considering it’s outcome.
People were upset by the tax on tea and stamps placed on them by Parliament......but these taxes were NOTHING compared to all of the new taxes contained in Obamacare, in addition to higher taxes we’re going to have to pay on estates, dividends, capital gains, and income.
1/3 supported, 1/10 did something, 1/33 actually took up arms.
And they won.
We CAN do this again and restore our Republic.
And easily a third of the population of the geographic area now designated as “the United States of America” would support a similar resistance movement today. Even with the American Revolution, there were “sunshine patriots” and strong supporters of the Crown, theoretically in the majority, but remember, one man, with strong convictions, is a potent force that can shift that majority.
Secession should not be dismissed as a strategy, dividing the geographic area between the “red” counties and congressional districts, and the “blue” districts, and declaring separate republics. In many instances, the division would not be congruent with current state lines, so, potentially, a state like California could be divided between a thin coastal line, and the much larger interior.
Inevitably, the “blue” districts will turn out to be greatly fragmented, and it is impossible to administer any national entity across what is potentially hostile territory separating the multiple districts. The “red” districts shall turn out to be nearly contiguous, making administration much simpler.
It can be done. Should the “red” portion of the electoral map declare themselves a separate republic from the government administered from Washington, DC, there is really not a whole lot the Washington regime could do to reverse that intent. Sure, they have the military, and the naval forces, but much of the “red” portion of this geographic area is self-sufficient in production of raw materials, manufacturing, and distribution. Most of the “blue” districts are not.
Actually, I understood it was fewer than that... about 25%. But I doubt we will ever know with any certainty. The bottom line is that it only takes a few to really ruin the plans of the aristocrats in charge.
One third of the population. That is the point. If a reaction to the current oppression comes it will not be a civil war of states lined up against states. It will be masses of people from across the states who stand up. Like then, not everyone will and some will oppose.
FUBO & FAD