posted on Jul, 28 2008 @ 12:40 PM
A Call To Arms in 2008: The Second American Revolution
The time has come for all patriots to revive the spirit of liberty and make clear the mandate of the people, we no longer accept the insult this
nation has become toward those who birthed the first revolution. And for the fist time in history, another revolution is not only possible but
During the last half of the 18th century, the first American Revolution had a tenuous chance for success because of the relatively level playing field
of military technology of the day. With exception to the naval assistance of the French (which did not play a small role), the majority of the
struggle was the violence of cannon-to-cannon, musket-to-musket, bayonet-to-bayonet, and the will of liberty. In this first half of the 21st century,
no such opportunity exists for a revolution upon which the brute force of brave people may rely.
In 2008, our "call to arms" carries no anticipation of violence, no blood, no siege, and no brutality. For today the field of play for this
revolution is not level, for the first time in all history it is tipped in favor of the people. Our weapon of the Second American Revolution is the
Internet and media.
I need waste no words on those patriots of liberty who agree that the time for revolution is now. But, most assuredly there are those of you who see
no need for a revolution. To you I postulate that a systematic deception has clouded your perception of this nation, and lulled you into an apathetic
acceptance of the aberration we endure. Every four years you accept two deplorable choices of insufficient policies and absurdly divisive rhetoric for
the leadership of the nation. A decision between the least horrifying representative of two morally bankrupt political parties is no choice at all.
It's one more step down the road that tramples the ideals of our founders and shatters the hopes of our children.
We need not itemize the need for revolution. This website and thousands more like it are testament to the diseased government allowed to fester from
the apathy deviously contrived from the lack of choices presented to the people. With the power of media and the Internet in our grasp, we finally
have the ability to say, no more.
I Abstain in 2008
A simple statement. Hardly a battle cry. But a protest that renounces the system we've been forced to follow and demands real change that matters.
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," you revolt against the divisive politics of blame enjoyed by the two parties.
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," your dictates of conscience are made clear.
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," you seek to restore the path of liberty and feel good about being patriotic again.
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," you tell the world that we no longer accept the lesser of two evils.
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," you must do so not for sensationalism of anarchistic disruption, but out of tearful love for this
When you say, "I Abstain in 2008," you signal the Second American Revolution, a rebellion born of intelligent rejection and a call to rebuild
the governance of this nation once eloquently stated as, "Of the people, by the people, for the people."
When you "Abstain in 2008" it must be clearly heard. You cannot stay home. You must flood the polls. You must register to vote. You must
proclaim your participation in the system, broken as it is. But do not vote on national candidates, cast your vote for local matters.
Proclaim your intent online. Let the media follow the buzz.
Proclaim your intent at the polls Let the media report on the results.
I Abstain in 2008
We finally have the means, the power, and the ability to bring about real change. The rest is up to you.