posted on Oct, 8 2008 @ 11:31 PM
I take exception to one thing in the OP's post, which is that freedom is a God given right. It is not. It has been fought for, over and over, by
citizens the world over for decades- centuries, even. It is our job to seek to preserve those freedoms.
But I am going to assume that you meant that freedom should be an inherent right in all people. And that I agree with.
However, I do not think that a true overthrow of government is desirable- at least not an armed one. For a few reasons- one, if you were to do that
you would be killed- heck, they were arresting peaceful people sitting on the lawn at the RNC- I would hate to see what would have happened if the
people fought back. Two, if there is a mass violent uprising and martial law is declared they will take your guns. They did it in New Orleans with
Katrina, there is no reason to think they won't do it again. And three, I am a fan of non-violence.
What to do? Well I agree with the other person who said try to live as far outside of the system as possible- use cash, don't overextend your
credit, etc. I would even encourage starting a garden, either indoor or outdoor to save money on food.
And we have one month until the election- find the voting records of the representatives for your state and vote them out if you don't like what they
have voted for. If you didn't like the bailout bill don't re-elect the ones who voted for it.
And don't forget to look into your local propositions and what they are- in many ways local politics affect our lives more than national policies.
And further, since you are young and care about politics forward e-mails and messages on networking sites about such topics. You could even compile
an e-mail with different propositions and send it to your freinds and family. Not telling them who to vote for, but at least what is on the ballot.
And encourage people to register to vote.
(I should say I don't think voting for the President makes much difference. But it does on a local level.)