Skip to comments.Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: U.S. at beginning of third American revolution
Posted on 12/21/2015 9:31:06 AM PST by 11th_VA
On Sunday, The Blaze reported that former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., said the GOP is on the cusp of a revolution and the third American revolution has begun. He also warned that the "revolution" could get violent.
"I think that we've begun a third American revolution," he told The Blaze. "I think people who recoil against both parties and believe in freedom are finally rising up. They're angry -I mean, look at [Republican frontrunner Donald] Trump - and they want to do something about it. I think we're at the beginning of this, and I think you're going to see it play out in the Republican Party because there could be a split in the Republican Party."
Walsh said that conservatives, Tea Party members and grassroots activists need to start by cleansing the GOP. If that fails, he said, a new political party or movement could be on the horizon. Many grassroots activists -- those Walsh refers to as "revolutionaries" -- are extremely upset with the Party, especially after the GOP-led Congress gave President Obama everything he wanted in a recent budget deal.
"Remember, revolution is a scary term. It implies violence; it implies open rebellion. People shouldn't be afraid because initially we're going to use the political system in this revolt to try to fight back."
"It's not going to get violent at first, but look, the two prior revolutions we had got violent - the American Revolution and the Civil War," he added. "Our founders believed that it may take violence to take back our country every now and then."
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Time to repeal the 17th Amendment... it is the foundation of the modern Uni-Party
We should start by going one and one. One Senator for the State Government and one from the peeps of the State.
This is why the federal agencies bought all that ammo.
“Remember, revolution is a scary term. It implies violence; it implies open rebellion ...”; it implies blood, a lot of it.
I agree with what this writer said, I do not, however, agree with violence....
But having said that, Our Country has always fought for the right of the Country, it’s freedoms...
Trump has brought to the fore front of what is wrong with Our Country, and we as Americans are tired of it...we are tired of being lied to, called names like ‘stupid’ and ‘crazies’ this is why Trump calls people this, he’s tired of hearing it also...we have been kicked in the corner, stomped on, bled dry of our dreams, and for what? So ‘Wall Street’ can make elected people rich? It isn’t their Country, it’s the blue collar worker, the plumbers, the construction workers, the street pavers, the police, the firemen, the people that keep Our Country going, then we see the people we elect tell us they’ll change, and they don’t, but we have to, we have to work 2-3 jobs a day to pay the mortage, to put food on our tables for our families, they don’t have to worry about it....
But you know what, there is going to come a day when our Stock Market crashes, and all those millions of dollars that our elected politicians have are not going to help them any more than it’s helping us right now, their millions will be worthless and they will be out on the street like the rest of us....
GO. TRUMP. GO!!!
“I agree with what this writer said, I do not, however, agree with violence....”
The tree of liberty occasionally requires watering, HL.
Did you read past that:
But having said that, Our Country has always fought for the right of the Country, itâs freedoms...
You are correct. Everything else flows from that terrible decision. It’s going to be hard to do, because the emotional appeal will be that people are getting disenfranchised. In reality, they would have more input than ever.
if i was a career politician, i’d get out now while the gettin’ is good.
I didn’t know Joe was a Tea Party conservative? I guess he needs to do something between Eagles tours.
“This is why the federal agencies bought all that ammo.”
I believe you are right - numerous federal departments ordered all that serious ammo and also new weapons, including military automatic rifles. I may miss listing some I read about, as these orders were made at different times, but I know these happened: Homeland Security, the Postal Service, Department of Interior, Alcohol/Tobacco/Fire Arms (ATF), Justice Department.
The elites are well-protected financially.
They will survive and thrive, just like the Kennedy family did in the 1930’s.
As for us, we need to consider a purchase strike. Remember the Montgomery bus boycott.
A new house yields about $70,000 in revenue to government.
A new car yields about $10,000 in revenue to government.
Keep your job and the money that comes from it.
I just love getting the fund raising calls from the RNC and the Republican Senatorial Committee. I used to ignore those calls, but it is just too much fun now to tell them “no”. Then they sort of argue with me. Then I tell them I give to individual candidates, not funds like theirs. Then they ask if I want to see the democrats take back the house and the senate. Then I tell them that I can’t tell the difference now as it is. Then they tell me to have a nice day.
It is ALWAYS the same conversation. I almost feel sorry for the caller. I’ve been on the other end of the phone before, so I don’t get nasty. I applaud them for their courage.
I’ve been in revolution mode for over twenty years, here on FR I stand with a multitude of others, but in my neighborhood, town and state, I pretty much stand alone, sure there are others scattered around but that is the problem we are scattered, disorganized, lack leadership, we think we can reason and talk our way out of this mess, maybe we can vote our way out but how long have we been trying to do that only for it to get worse, we are frustrated to the point where we fight each other more ferociously than we do the enemy, then wonder why we are losing to a community organizer.
Feel free to tell me how wrong my thinking is, I am used to it.
They won’t be anymore protected than we are...money isn’t going to mean anything or buy anything....
They might be counting their millions now, but they will be out in the streets begging for food just like we will be doing...
When the depression and stock market of 1929 happened, those same people were killing themselves and jumping out of windows...they were not sitting pretty...and Kennedy wasn’t as well off as you might hear or read he was...
if i was a career politician, iâd get out now while the gettinâ is good.
Next years elections will be a bellwether - see who stays and who retires.
It’s the states that decide on Constitutional amendments.
The states can and should go for 100% state appointment.
“The Congress...on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States...as...the...Mode of Ratification...may be proposed by the Congress....”
We can get a convention in session and we can allow an indefinite amount of time for 38 states to ratify convention proposed amendments.
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