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Who will stand up to tyranny?
July 1, 2013 | Self

Posted on 07/01/2013 6:22:36 AM PDT by PaForBush

Ever increasing taxes to pay for the central government's profligate spending.

Crippling restrictions on free trade.

Central government dictates on land usage.

Tax policy used to affect social outcomes.

Spying on citizens by the central government.

Government officials becoming wealthy as a result of their own policies.

Bureaucrats in a far-off city making laws contrary to the benefit of the people being governed.

Sound familiar?

Two hundred thirty seven years ago a group of men gathered to say enough was enough. They were tired of working to enrich others, the seemingly arbitrary increases in taxes, the erosion of personal freedoms.

These men did more than just speak out. The took a stand. They risked execution for their treasons. They knew, if unsuccessful, they would be imprisoned, their land and other assets taken by the state. They were vilified in the press - gross caricatures accompanied newspaper articles. They were accused of being disloyal and worse.

They took a stand! They said 'No more'! They risked it all for the concept that men should be free of government interference in their lives.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...

Life - unless you're an unwanted baby or an elderly person needing expensive treatments.

Liberty - never mind the gathering of your email and phone calls, the dictates on how you interact with your physician, the demonization of anyone who even asks 'Isn't there a better way?'

Pursuit of Happiness - as long as you wear a helmet, read the nutritional facts, are over 21, have the right insurance, don't offend anyone else... and make sure you pay you taxes so the unproductive can pursue happiness also (at the expense of your own).

So, I ask again, who will stand up to tyranny? Is it you? Is it me? Are we ready to risk everything for the good of the nation? Or do we give a weak nod to the men who had the foresight to fight for freedom, throw another hot dog on the grill, and say 'I don't want to make waves'?

Happy Independence Day!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: independence

1 posted on 07/01/2013 6:22:36 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: PaForBush

Not enough.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: PaForBush

“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”


3 posted on 07/01/2013 6:32:52 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Thane_Banquo

My strategy is to let it implode.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 6:40:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: PaForBush
34 states will stand up to Tyranny. 38 states will STOP it.
5 posted on 07/01/2013 6:47:23 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: PaForBush

I am a foe to tyrants, and my country’s friend.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 6:59:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: PaForBush

How does one “take a stand”? There is no soldier marching through town as there was when the Revolutionary War began. http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/lexington.html

Now, there is no physical target - everything is virtual. Fighting back then becomes NOT participating. Going Galt. But that saves ourselves, not our country.

So once again I ask, How?


7 posted on 07/01/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by larryholycow
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To: cuban leaf

That is probably the best strategy. Let the marxists collapse our social and cultural system, let the banks collapse the economy. Though there will be a lot of heartache for us it will likely be the least costly - and more importantly - quickest way to restore Constitutional government in this country.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 7:04:31 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: Deathtomarxists
That is probably the best strategy. Let the marxists collapse our social and cultural system, let the banks collapse the economy. Though there will be a lot of heartache for us it will likely be the least costly - and more importantly - quickest way to restore Constitutional government in this country.

I concur. I doubt it will take the self-styled "progressives" very long to finish wrecking everything they touch.

9 posted on 07/01/2013 7:22:03 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: PaForBush

Revolt is coming.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: PaForBush

What we are now seeing in Egypt with these protests will more likely happen to this country as early as this coming fall.


11 posted on 07/01/2013 7:24:08 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Deathtomarxists

I see an “American fall” coming.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Deathtomarxists

The problem is what our country might lose during the process. Remember that China owns a whole bunch of our debt. It gets complicated with long term ramifications.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Deathtomarxists

Yep. My strategy: survive to be one of those that helps the phoenix rise from the ashes. Sadly, there must be ashes first. But I don’t need to help them with that. When they run out of OPM it will happen on its own.

And as you say, it will be difficult for all of us. I moved to my small farm in central KY in the spirit of Revelation 18:4.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 7:31:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: larryholycow

There were many signs of resistance before the fighting began, but the fighting began when they came for the guns, canons and powder. Short of a SHTF, that’s how it will start this time. They know it, and are weakening us and monitoring us meanwhile in anticipation.

Only about a third of the populace was onboard with the Revolution, if I recall correctly, another third pro-Brit, and a third neutral. Only three percent of the population actually fought.

One “takes a stand” on the soap box and at the ballot box, if one thinks that effective, while preparing the ammo box. One studies who the enemy is, their strengths and weaknesses, how they are deployed, their resources and lines of supply and communication, their tactics and strategies, and one anticipates active and passive strategies to resist and disrupt them. One travels arounds, in person, off the grid, and meets neighbors and others in the community, and carefully, informally, finds those to connect with when the time comes. One gets in shape, physically, mentally and spiritually. One girds ones loins. One waits. Until the time comes, that’s how one takes a stand.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 7:37:08 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Deathtomarxists
That is probably the best strategy. Let the marxists collapse our social and cultural system, let the banks collapse the economy. Though there will be a lot of heartache for us it will likely be the least costly - and more importantly - quickest way to restore Constitutional government in this country.

The one downside of this strategy is what happens as things begin to fall apart and the Marxists seize absolute power? They will start sending conservatives, Christians, etc. to the gulags.

When the system implodes, it will not be a peaceful outcome. Never in human history as societal collapse been peaceful.

16 posted on 07/01/2013 7:52:58 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: Deathtomarxists

Constitutionalists prevailing on the back side of such an event is far from a given.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: PaForBush

The Egyptians are standing up to tyranny.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: kenmcg

The Egyptians are standing up to tyranny.
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Worth repeating!


19 posted on 07/01/2013 8:36:39 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Biggirl

To quote The History of the World...

Sir, the peasants are revolting.

You’re telling me, they stink on ice!


20 posted on 07/01/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by PaForBush
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To: PaForBush
Our three branches of government,the people who run it both elected or appointed, those employed by it and those thousands of lobbyists who influence it, ooze almost total green corruption.
They have no true sense of morality because the come from a society who has turned its back on the God and His basic commandments that are absolutely necessary benchmark for a reasonable civilized, stable, peaceful profitable environment for a family, a neighborhood, a town, a city, a state, a country or a planet to have a chance to exist.
We cannot base our moral rules for our society on man's opinion, because man's heart is deceitful, wicked and desperately so. That's yours, mine and theirs.

Gen_6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. That's why they had to try to have His laws incorporated in their government in some unalterable way.

Our founding fathers knew that and so did every other great society of the past at it's beginning. When got sophisticated. complacent,greedy and foolish enough to think they could do it better, history has in extremely painful and disastrous ways time and again proved.

You do not have to be a religious to know we cannot trust the making of our moral laws to other mortal men such as ourselves no matter how good they are we think we are. we have only to be honest and judge by our own daily lives and actions.
If we think we would never lie, cheat, steal, take a bribe or do something to harm a wife, husband, friend, neighbor, our community or country under any circumstance even if its just what we think is just a little wrong, you know just for their own good, then we are either woefully ignorant, conceited or have just for the first time been as the verse above says joined the ranks of the deceitful and or liars by doing so to ourselves.

To those of you who believe the bible is the guidebook for our way of life the last things to happen for the judgment of the Creator to be turned from low to high, is for the government leaders that He says that He installs and the people they govern to turn their back on His laws with the two which represent the final level of depravity,which are the official acceptability by the government and people of the sacrifice of innocent life and the normalization of homosexuality.

After almost seventy years of loving my country the only way I see for any slight chance of resolving the moral and physical collapse of our country, [I think it is too late for the financial], is for those who believe to pray and for the others to meet with them at the polls and together to pull the lever against the two monsters who are really controlling, spying ,feeding us constant lies ,propaganda through their owned media outlets ,and who have been dividing and conquering we the people ,into little number groups and then pitting us against each other for years.

These two monster machines who control our country are none other than the Republican and the Democratic Parties who have for too long controlled the elections and politics of our country. There is no real difference if you look at the time they have been in existence. Every year for the last hundred they have demanded more money, more power and more people.

The only chance is for us to get their attention is to pull a lever against every one in both parties . That is the only thing that gets their attention. They don't really care if its a Republican or Democrat because they have old hands waiting to control them.

This is the only way I know to do it peacefully and is what I am going to do regardless of who tells me I'm wasting my vote. I have been voting for both for over half a century and the last 30 years has been a waste with both. All they care is increasing and dividing the yearly take while the bills they pass are just the way of getting the money to the ones that own them and see that they get their cut. The rest of the laws are those that increase their power are they let their staff meet with the special interest and write the rules and regulations they want themselves. They don't even bother to read what is in them are what is added after they have already voted on it.

All the while they steal us blind of our freedom ,our money, our country and our ability to think for ourselves, so the upper 20% can continue to acquire more money than they can possibly ever use and power over our lives that is bought daily and was never given to them by us,power they never should have.

I got nothing against them being rich or different, but but I have the strongest possible objection to them being my, my family, my friends and my country's god.

21 posted on 07/01/2013 12:26:24 PM PDT by mississippi red-neck
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To: PaForBush

Collapse is coming. Whether we can (individually) survive the collapse is the big question. Prep away, folks! Prep like your life depends upon it! (My form of prep is learning how to grow food — farming — to keep as many people fed as I can.)

Remember that America is known for resilience. We are flexible in the extreme. Sarah Palin just floated the idea of a new political party, and that may be the glue we need. Don’t give up completely on the “normal” way of solving our problems ... not yet anyway.

That said, things are going to get vicious during the collapse. Yes, the Marxists will assume (or attempt) total control and that means lots of bodies piling up. Try not to become one of them. The hardest shot to take is the first one.

For now, get out and meet your neighbors. Get to know the other folks on your street. You might need them soon. (I’m amazed at the reactions I get when I sneer at all things Obummer ... I am NOT alone in my disgust!)

Just the other day I picked up an interesting little concept: A Militia of One. They’re monitoring our communications, so don’t use any. If the time comes to start drawing blood, and it might, consider acting alone. America has millions of deer hunters who can plant a round at a goodly distance. That skill might have practical uses, ya know?


22 posted on 07/01/2013 2:37:24 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: DNME

Just the same, long-term opposition is fruitless if it can’t get some level of organization in place. Avoid electronic communications, sure, but have face-to-face meetings and planning sessions under the cloak of family/friend gatherings or any innocent-looking thing you could think of - at other, unrelated events, for example. It would be possible to get a lot of groundwork done.


23 posted on 07/07/2013 5:58:02 PM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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