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Poll: 29% Think Armed Rebellion Might Soon Be Necessary
Talking Points Memo ^ | 5/01/2013 | Sahil Kapur

Posted on 05/01/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT by GregNH

Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

The survey, aimed at measuring public attitudes toward gun issues, found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” An additional five percent were unsure.

Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were similar among males and females but higher among less educated voters.

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1 posted on 05/01/2013 2:25:07 PM PDT by GregNH
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To: Travis McGee; LucyT; MestaMachine

Ping


2 posted on 05/01/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH

Is that all? Lol.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 2:28:35 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: GregNH
I believe that for the American Revolution at any given time the percentage of the population actively involved in it was about 10% or so.

Resident AmRev historians can put legs on that number.

DHS is buying ammo, but so is everyone else.

4 posted on 05/01/2013 2:28:39 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: GregNH

College grads disagree...qu’elle surprise.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 2:28:57 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GregNH

I’m thinking that the percentage who believe a second revolution may be coming is higher than they indicate and higher among the educated than the less educated. I belive der Fuehrer and his party will likely generate a 1776 moment; another shot heard round the world if you will.


6 posted on 05/01/2013 2:30:09 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: GregNH

Those who agreed were reported to the Department of Homeland Security....


7 posted on 05/01/2013 2:31:47 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: GregNH

29% is very similar to the numbers just before the War of Independence. Just sayin’.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 2:33:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GregNH

I wish they had asked “Veteran or Non-Veteran” too. Would be nice to see how many people who are trained to make loud noises and break things think that rebellion is coming.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 2:33:35 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: who knows what evil?

Don’t take that as fact. Very many of us with college degrees at various levels believe this is becoming more and more possible and many of us are getting ready to defend the Constitution and reestablish the Republic. Among those of us who are prior or retired military there are even more. We swore to protect and defend the Constitution and many of us still hold that oath as a responsibility.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 2:33:57 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: GregNH

Interestingly, another poll revealed 71% of all Americans are clueless (100% of the 47% totally clueless are subsumed into this figure).


11 posted on 05/01/2013 2:36:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Billthedrill; RJS1950

I think the bigger surprise for me is that the number who disagree is less than 50%!


12 posted on 05/01/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH

“higher among less educated voters.”

What, like inner city minorities? I’m so sick of this disgusting elitist attitude to anyone without a degree in queer-theory. These East-West coast nobility drones have such disdain for the “99%” they claim to love. We are dealing with a cabal of Hollywood and Intelligentsia monarchs, and the Mooch is Marie Antoinette!


13 posted on 05/01/2013 2:37:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GregNH
29% and half the population is asleep or drinking Kool-Aid.

Doesn't sound good for petty tyrants.

14 posted on 05/01/2013 2:37:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: GregNH

33% pretty soon...if this poll is right.

What is surprising to me about this poll is the percentage of women almost equals the percentage of men.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 2:37:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Billthedrill

I had ancestors who were Minutemen in their towns and who were soldiers; one who was on Washington’s personal guard detail. I have as much desire to defend the Constitution and rebuild our Republic as they did in establishing it.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 2:38:02 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Bosco

About a third were for the Revolution

About a third were Loyalists

About a third were spectators

As I seem to recall.

We may be closer than I have thought. There may not be much more time left.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 2:40:58 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: GregNH

My oath to, “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” has no expiration date, not until they carve my expiration date on a tombstone.


18 posted on 05/01/2013 2:42:12 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: GregNH

We no longer have a free press or free election process.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 2:42:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: RJS1950
Don’t take that as fact. Very many of us with college degrees at various levels believe this is becoming more and more possible and many of us are getting ready to defend the Constitution and reestablish the Republic. Among those of us who are prior or retired military there are even more. We swore to protect and defend the Constitution and many of us still hold that oath as a responsibility.

My mistake; I wasn't paying close attention, and took it as 'college students' (young skulls full of mush) instead of graduates (even though I used 'graduates' in my response...). Cutting back on coffee now... :-)

21 posted on 05/01/2013 2:42:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wrencher

I’m afraid I’m not following you on that. ???


22 posted on 05/01/2013 2:43:37 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Billthedrill

That’s what I was gonna say. Now I have nothing else to bump this thread with.

Our ancestors would have been shooting by now.


23 posted on 05/01/2013 2:44:51 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: RJS1950
"Don’t take that as fact. Very many of us with college degrees at various levels believe this is becoming more and more possible and many of us are getting ready to defend the Constitution and reestablish the Republic. Among those of us who are prior or retired military there are even more. We swore to protect and defend the Constitution and many of us still hold that oath as a responsibility." Well said. Many in the gray-hair set at the Pentagon absolutely feel this way. TC
24 posted on 05/01/2013 2:46:04 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Williams

That’s about all it took in 1776. One third Patriot, one third neutral or at least too scared and unsure to participate, and one third Tory. As much an American Civil War as a Revolution, especially in the South.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 2:46:27 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Bosco
"I believe that for the American Revolution at any given time the percentage of the population actively involved in it was about 10% or so."

Some say III percent.

26 posted on 05/01/2013 2:46:50 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: GregNH

The armed rebellion will have to wait until Walmart restocks their ammo shelves...


27 posted on 05/01/2013 2:49:13 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Bosco
According to the Sipsey Street Irregulars, during the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King's tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists.

They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it.

Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.

28 posted on 05/01/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Yo-Yo; waterhill; ixtl
The armed rebellion will have to wait until Walmart restocks their ammo shelves...

Have no fear, your enemy will bring munitions to you! (((ping)))

29 posted on 05/01/2013 2:55:00 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist.............one more time.............)
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To: GregNH
What I find most surprising is not the numbers, but the fact that a reputable polling outfit even asked the question. Evidently the issue is now so prominent that it can no longer be ignored.

As Mike Vanderboegh says, we're on our way to creating a class of people we haven't seen in over 100 years: Civil War veterans.

31 posted on 05/01/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: GregNH

Support levels were similar among males and females but lower among left-wing indoctrinated college grad voters.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 2:58:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: GregNH
I have a feeling that Obambi's handlers are NOT going to give up the White House and will allow American citizens, particularly "white" citizens to be murdered in the streets, if not by "black" mobs, then by the American military . . . hence the reason for the incredible stockpile of weapons and ammo.

Obambi's too stupid to do this himself, so he, the sockpuppet, will have his handlers do all the logistics.

33 posted on 05/01/2013 2:58:03 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Yo-Yo
The armed rebellion will have to wait until Walmart restocks their ammo shelves...

LOL.

34 posted on 05/01/2013 2:59:26 PM PDT by AUTiger83
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To: GregNH
If you factor in the 'neithers' and the 'unsures', the real number anticipating armed revolution is about 35%.

What percentage of those NOT in agreement ACCEPT LOSING THEIR LIBERTIES????? Frightening. But then again, we are ALL accepting it because we allow it to continue.

35 posted on 05/01/2013 3:00:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GregNH

A bloodless military coup would be so much cleaner but I do not know if there are any military people with the cojones to do it what with all of the firings and forced retirements.


36 posted on 05/01/2013 3:00:43 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Bosco

I think it was actually 3% under arms. I guess depends how you count. (silent supporters providing food, shelter, info, political support, etc,,)


37 posted on 05/01/2013 3:01:47 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GregNH

Put me in the agree column. I just hope it is quick.


38 posted on 05/01/2013 3:02:23 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: wrencher

You remark is so blatantly offensive, it makes me wonder if you are actually on the other side. That kind of talk is not conservative. Sounds like what an “occupier” thinks conservatives sound like.


39 posted on 05/01/2013 3:06:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Being employed, military, by the Gubmint makes it very difficult to think about losing your pension. It’s like trying to change social security when the majority of the people, voters, are at the door step of collecting it.


40 posted on 05/01/2013 3:08:06 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH

The problem with this is that is what the musliim sleeper cells in the US are probably waiting for (planning on/fomenting?).


41 posted on 05/01/2013 3:10:42 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

I think if “Americans” started shooting they would be very nervous...


42 posted on 05/01/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: Buffalo Head

Boy, I didn’t know that my ancestors were in the minority. Seven of them fought in various militias against the King and several others provided forts and food for Washington’s army.


43 posted on 05/01/2013 3:14:58 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: GregNH

29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.”
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Absolutely laughable. Very few people will even get off the couch to attend a Tea Party rally — in the sunshine. For most Americans the next TV sitcom or sports event is more important that protecting our liberties.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 3:19:54 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: GregNH

I hope this poll is accurate. IF 1 in 3 feel that way then they also understand why and what for.


45 posted on 05/01/2013 3:20:01 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: GregNH

About same percentage as thought it necessary to rebel against King George.


46 posted on 05/01/2013 3:21:46 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Bosco

DHS is buying ammo, but so is everyone else.

Success will be dependent upon motivation. DHS may be fooling us, but they sure don’t seem overly motivated.

If SHTF, there will be very little gunfire before its all done.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 3:25:28 PM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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If/When this happens, it will probably be the first revolution in history that will be to restore a government and constitution.


48 posted on 05/01/2013 3:25:48 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: GregNH


49 posted on 05/01/2013 3:36:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GregNH
and that's prolly in the less conservative areas...
50 posted on 05/01/2013 3:39:07 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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