Comments: What You'll See in the Rebellion [Bumped]
I would hope it never comes to this but can see the possibility of it happening as written. One of the hopes would be that as history has shown every tyrant has had one or a few on the inside that would or could try to carry out a coup.
Posted by Kelvin at January 1, 2013 4:15 AM
Since this country consists of the hardcore Leftists and and like thinkers on the right, we'll see more hardening of positions.
The Left is going after the Constitution, which IS the Country. Expect a fight.
The Left won't quit, the Right better not.
As for the Moderates aka Independents standing in the middle is a dangerous place.
Posted by Peccable at January 1, 2013 4:54 AM
The only thing the middle ground gets you, is shot at from both sides.
Posted by Geo at January 1, 2013 6:18 AM
My father raised me on the idea that communism was the most evil force in the world. And they would stop at nothing to get what they wanted. Why do some people wantt to rule the world? They are going to die within 89-90 years and turn to dust so what is the point? Why would someone what to be tyrant? I don't want to rule anyone and I don't want anyone to rule me.
Posted by mag at January 1, 2013 6:19 AM
Sadly most of you think for some reason that the republicans care about the constitution, limited government or your freedom. They do not. And don't give me that bullshit "they are not as bad as the democrats" yes they are.
Posted by Potsie at January 1, 2013 7:10 AM
Sadly, Potsie, you are correct.
Posted by Dave at January 1, 2013 7:45 AM
I posted the following comment at Bob's site:
Well, nice try, Bob. But here is what will really happen. Congress passes the law, the NRA et. al. scream about it and then ... nothing happens.
Some people affected (no more than 20 percent) comply with the turn-in order. The rest don't comply.
And they don't organize, they don't form insurgent groups, they don't start assassinating politicians. They just hide their guns and continue with daily life as before.
Another American revolution over such a law? Not a chance. Not for this reason nor any other. The American people decided beginning in the 1930s that we would surrender our sovereignty to the federal government and we have been doing so fervently and devotedly since then. Obama is merely running the end game. The vast majority - let me repeat, the vast majority - of Americans are fully sheepled now and will not forcefully resist any additional oppressive measure by this administration nor any other to follow.
A better bet would be for the remaining liberty lovers to start now to take over selected state legislatures and governorships, preferably of adjoining states, and lay the political groundwork for interstate unity and the revival of nullification doctrine, dead though Andrew Jackson made it.
This makes the federals the reactor rather than pro-actor and places them more publicly in the lawless role.
Remember that the Supreme Court ruled in the 1870s that the Constitutional question of secession was moot because events had shown that secession was a matter settled by force or arms, not courts. However, nullification was never tested either by the courts nor by force of arms. It was ended purely by President Jackson's threat personally to hang members of the South Carolina legislature. As S.C. was not being backed by other states, nullification soon withered away.
But what if today only four or five states united in declaring null and void certain federal enactments, based on common legislative acts passed by their legislatures and signed by their governors? What exactly can or would Obama do about it?
They most important thing to remember about beginning a revolution, whether peaceful or not, is that the King's Dominion must be, and must be seen as, the initiating actor. That's the position to put the federals in: opponents of the rule of law in which the states position themselves as its protector.
Posted by Donald Sensing at January 1, 2013 8:13 AM
Has the secret service paid you a midnight visit yet?
Posted by Jewej at January 1, 2013 8:46 AM
Sensing has a firmer grasp on our true condition than Owens, I am sorry to say. And we should notice that the Federals are no longer as demonstrably paranoid about firearms and patriots as they were even two or three years ago. Techniques from the recent foreign wars, added to the post 9-11 Fatherland Security learning curve in surveillance, have given them confidence in controlling rebellion. Drones, recognition software, and very sophisticated electronics are neutralizing the first purpose of the the amendment second. Men with rifles would be target practice for snipers in suits and suites.
Having a core of people who understand what liberty actually means and a venue in which to exercise it is far more dangerous to the permanence of the Utopian dreams than unorganized militia. Sensing's vision is exactly the kind of idea which has merit.
The human race divides itself politically between those who want to be controlled and those who don’t--Robert Heinlein
Let us divide ourselves once again.
Posted by james wilson at January 1, 2013 10:43 AM
Don't worry about Arthur. His kind or his progeny are always among the part culled by one side or the other.
Posted by vanderleun at January 1, 2013 5:43 PM
Touche Gerard. I have great confidence in the intersession of the Almighty. May he lays the foes of liberty low, as he has done so many times before.
Posted by Anonymous at January 1, 2013 10:08 PM
Sadly, no. Some LSD might let, as we used to say, "the baby Jesus open his mind and shut his mouth." As it stands you can always tell when those to be culled have come to the end of their string when the spelling/(sic) citations show up.
Posted by vanderleun at January 2, 2013 9:25 AM
Sir! You speak treason!
Happy New Year, keep your head down and your powder dry.
Posted by John at January 2, 2013 10:48 AM
I would wish Arthur the very best if only he were to simply agree to perform his magic with other like-minded very special people, but that qualification plays no part in his crusade.
Posted by james wilson at January 2, 2013 10:52 AM
Arthur Stone, you shouldn't let Gerry know you know where he hangs out as he might take it as a threat. My mother knew his mother when she was No.2 at Nell Taylor's boarding house in Chico, and he tells me to get a drooling cup and "May God Be With You."
The right has increasingly become insane, so I take the put down as simple projection. That, and the fact that near death experiences sometimes warp people. Pity, with so much writing talent.
Posted by Frank at January 2, 2013 10:41 PM
Where does that silly "3%" nonsense come from?
Quite accurate, not interested in the citizens who would come down to the village green, drink beer and cheer when the image of the King's tax collector was burned, but those who would shoulder arms and march away from home.
Those who don't think we are in a (Pre) Revolutionary period obviously are unfamiliar with history. Even if we (the people) do nothing, huge changes are coming.
Posted by John at January 3, 2013 8:39 AM
Hört sich nett an. Woher kommen diese Informationen?
Posted by Elektrische Zigaretten at January 4, 2013 1:48 PM