posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 11:18 AM
Originally posted by DaFunk13
Like I said before, Its gonna be the ballot or the bullet, and I think our ballot is just about useless now. How long before peaceful protests become
In 1801, a remarkable thing happened in the world. It was something that had never happened before, and it began to change the world. In a bitter and
heated test of a society, the first revolution in the world took place where no guns were fired, no people took to the streets, and no civil war broke
out. The Federalist party was ousted from control of the presidency of the United States and replaced with their ideological rivals, the
Democratic-Republicans lead by Thomas Jefferson.
This transition of power caused allies to become enemies and enemies to become allies. Drastic domestic changes took place, as well. Still, no riots.
Instead, precedent. Rather than take to the streets in a call to arms because people didn't like the result of an election, they planned for the
next. This trend continued until 1861, when Abe Lincoln was elected. A group of people didn't like the election results and, as a result, caused the
bloodiest war in American history. Because of this war, those living in the areas where the voters hadn't liked the election results were repressed
for many decades, largely caused by Abe Lincoln's assassination.
Now, because you don't like whom the majority of Americans elected as president, you would bring that hell back upon America? Because most Americans
disagree with you, you're willing to hang up the ballot and pull out some bullets? Why do you think the minority's voice should be represented and
not the majority's, and any means should be used to make that so?