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So You Say You Want a Revolution?
American Thinker ^ | 2/7/12 | Ebben Raves

Posted on 02/07/2012 6:40:21 AM PST by ebshumidors

Lexington Green. Dawn. April 19, 1775. Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, stood among seventy-some men, many of them kin, all of them neither rich nor poor, awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars.

Facing overwhelming odds, Captain Parker turned to his men and said, "The first man who offers to run shall be shot down. Stand your ground! Don't fire until fired upon! But if they want to have a war, let it begin here!"

Later that morning, on the training field just across the Concord River from the town of Concord, members of the colonial militia watched as smoke began to rise from the town. Lieutenant Joseph Hosmer turned to Colonel James Barrett, overall commander of the Concord militia, and said, "Will you let them burn the town down?" Upon hearing this, Captain Isaac Davis drew his sword and replied, "I haven't a man who is afraid to go."

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/so_you_say_you_want_a_revolution.html#ixzz1lhqeWFdQ

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: lexington; patriot; revolution; safety
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1 posted on 02/07/2012 6:40:23 AM PST by ebshumidors
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To: ebshumidors

BTW David Hackett Fischer wrote the best account of the events of April 19, 1775 ever in Paul Revere’s Ride.


2 posted on 02/07/2012 6:46:06 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ebshumidors
The time is fast approaching when Patriots may have to once again "pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"
3 posted on 02/07/2012 6:46:48 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"

Methinks that it will be the confiscation of our 'fortunes' by a Marxist government that will cause us to pledge the other two.

4 posted on 02/07/2012 6:55:52 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Sorry...

*chomping on McD’s*

American Idol is on in a bit.

*slurps Diet Coke*

Can’t make it

*burps*


5 posted on 02/07/2012 6:56:50 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Don Corleone

Gramps said it best... “ Who is the most dangerous man in the world? A man that has nothing to lose.”.... take away my home, possessions and freedom, then I have nothing left to lose.... these commies are playing with fire, and they do not even know it...


6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:00:19 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The time is fast approaching when Patriots may have to once again “pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”

I have wondered if our founding fathers risked everything they had because the King was so oppressive that they felt they had lost everything anyway. I feel this way, the govt has destroyed everything, so I have nothing to lose anymore. This leads to a french style revolution.

The other side of this is that our founding fathers were noble and had a vision of the future strongly based on God.

I am afraid if we do have a revolution, it will be the french type....................

7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:00:36 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Sometimes only the gun can stand between good and evil,” he says. “And that is why I took up the gun. Not to shoot, not to kill, not to destroy. But to stop those who would do evil. To protect the vulnerable. To defend democratic values.”

Dutch Chief of Defense General Peter van Uhm


8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:03:12 AM PST by izzatzo (All in for Newt.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Several of my ancestors in the Jamaica Queens NY area were members of the Minuteman militia formed there in September of 1775. I also believe that we are again moving headlong toward a possible and maybe inevitable confrontation with tyranny. I won’t hesitate to follow the same path as my ancestors and to uphold my lifetime oath of office to defend the Constitution.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 7:05:04 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: rarestia

That pretty much sums it up. As long as the majority of Americans have their Hollywood entertainment, cheap foreign-made TV’s, DVD players and cell phones, life will continue to roll merrily along as if nothing is wrong.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 7:05:05 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: reagan_fanatic

*pecks at iPhone*

Whut?

*sips Diet Coke*

Did you say free TV? Where can I get that?

*laughs at text message*


11 posted on 02/07/2012 7:07:59 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia
That describes the 1/3 of the Colonists who didn't get involved.

Same place...different era...same selfish asshole genes.

12 posted on 02/07/2012 7:10:03 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: skeeter

“BTW David Hackett Fischer wrote the best account of the events of April 19, 1775 ever in Paul Revere’s Ride.”

No argument there. We refer to it at Appleseed.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 7:13:47 AM PST by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Redleg Duke

About that many remained loyal to the crown.


14 posted on 02/07/2012 7:16:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: PeterPrinciple
I have wondered if our founding fathers risked everything they had because the King was so oppressive that they felt they had lost everything anyway. I feel this way, the govt has destroyed everything, so I have nothing to lose anymore. This leads to a french style revolution.

The other side of this is that our founding fathers were noble and had a vision of the future strongly based on God.

I am afraid if we do have a revolution, it will be the french type....................

If the "Occupiers" get their way, it will for sure be a French style revolution! This coming Spring and Summer could get very interesting with the upcoming Presidential election on the horizon and a sitting President who's supportive of the "Occupiers".

15 posted on 02/07/2012 7:30:04 AM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: ebshumidors; Travis McGee; Chode
These men had only two choices. They could either submit to King George's rule, or they could resist with arms. Thankful for the choice that they made, we have been left with a third option: involvement. The Tenth Amendment is not just about states' rights. It puts the ultimate authority into the hands of the people -- into our hands. Brave men died for this.

Unfortunately self-serving, easily corruptible politicians may have narrowed the choices back down to two: submit or resist.

In the meantime, Americans buy 14M guns in 2009, Free Americans buy 10.8M guns in 2011.

16 posted on 02/07/2012 7:56:34 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ebshumidors

The best way to effect the change we all want is through the 10th Ammendment. State sovereignty. The states can band together and nullify the Federal govt anytime they want to. It will be a lot harder for the Feds to resist. They can’t swoop in and arrest the Governor and all the legislators. In the end that is the way we will restore the Constitutional Republic. We should all be clamoring to our state governments to stand up to the Feds. Its already happening on many fronts now. We need to step it up.


17 posted on 02/07/2012 8:00:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I am taken back by the shear helplessness of the American citizen to enact true change that would restore our constitutional republic and shrink the behemoth federal entity.

Our government is too big, too expensive, too intrusive and too controlling.

I've called, wrote, donated, rallied then rinsed and repeated time and time again to no avail.

This government is getting bigger, more intrusive, more expensive, more controlling by the day.

This is insane. Our leaders are NOT listening.

18 posted on 02/07/2012 8:03:34 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: ebshumidors

Maybe someday, in the near future, enough Americans will realize the federal government has declared war on them, albeit a cold war, for decades and because we did not stop them they are just escalating the fight.

After all the lesbian head of DHS and the FBI have labeled those of us who hold dear our belief in the brilliance of the founders and the US Constitution to be terrorists. So tell me, who has already fired the first shots?

When your government does not even try to hide the fact that they think you are the enemy are they not at war with you?

IMO, this administration has simply declared, openly, an existing war on its citizens and still we have done nothing.


19 posted on 02/07/2012 8:22:29 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: joe fonebone
I do not think we will have a choice but to revolt especially if Obama and Holder are reelected for a second time. A second term means Obama unleashed and he and holder will destroy this country.
20 posted on 02/07/2012 8:30:12 AM PST by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: ebshumidors

The college students of this nation need to go on strike. They should strike to have their tuition reduced by 75%. They are being shackled by the university professors to enormous debt for most of their lives. American college students are the new sharecroppers in this country. If they’re so unhappy, and have so much energy, strike the universities. You want to see change? Have no students show up at the universities next fall. Until the college students do this, they’re nothing but a bunch of of whining, crying babies enslaved by their own ignorance.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 8:34:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: skeeter

Yep! 1/3 - 1/3 - 1/3


22 posted on 02/07/2012 8:49:52 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: PeterPrinciple

“I am afraid if we do have a revolution, it will be the french type.................... “

Agreed. As my Dad once said, “Revolutions rarely turn out well”. Ours was the exception.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 10:32:31 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Americanexpat

Prediction Time: Mittens will get the Nod and rally the GOP.
A 3rd Party will start (maybe even a 4th) Obama will flood the airwaves with ads. Close election—lots of fraud—and a narrow Obama Re-election. It will be “Happy Days are here again.” BUT The second term will quickly become a nightmare. I predict that Obama will not make it to the end on 2016. Scandals, corruption,and vice will fill the headlines—More crackdown will focus on the media—higher taxes and foreign wars in Africa and elsewhere.Obama will be a bitter memory by 2015.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 10:35:10 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DTogo
Unfortunately self-serving, easily corruptible politicians may have narrowed the choices back down to two: submit or resist.

that will the dying truth...

25 posted on 02/07/2012 3:09:36 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TexasRepublic
As my Dad once said, “Revolutions rarely turn out well”. Ours was the exception.

Ours was not a revolution as much as it was an act of secession. IMO. Within the States (former colonies), the post-war structures of government were evolved from, and closely resembled both in form and in ideology the pre-war structures of government. Contrast this with the French Revolution, which completely destroyed the previous government and replaced it with a government utterly unlike it.

26 posted on 02/07/2012 3:18:33 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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