I havn't given up, was only looking to stand back and see where this was going.
The sudden drop in conversation caught me off guard as this was moving along quite well.
Originally posted by whitewave
I'd be very interested to hear your take on the spirit of resistance and how you feel it relates to any possible forms of civil revolution in
America. Thanks for your time (and your patience).
Oh man, I had hoped this was clear enough in the first post.
Since you asked.
To me, the spirit of resistance is the essence which made America possible and should be maintained by the people as if a machine. Meaning, if we
don't take care of it, that it may fail to work when is needed most.
How it relates to a civil revolution is in the very cause this country was founded upon. Liberty of a nation, where the government was not overbearing
on the peoples rights.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their
just powers from the consent of the governed
Notice, "consent of the governed", this government has received "their just powers" from we the people. This implies that there should be no
action on the part of the government where the people are unaware.
Now from how I see things, the people are not those on capitol hill, they are our elect representatives. Whom were emplaced because the people trusted
them to act on our better interests. Not their own.
The current government has done much with out the "consent of the governed", and I know from reading the
Charters of Freedom
they it is wrong.
As for the forms of revolution, I'm afraid this depends heavily upon the government. They can continue to act as they have, maintaining an absolute
disregard for the people who deserve nothing less than honesty and truth. With out obfuscation of what is going on.
Or they will come to their collective senses, and realize the error of being a power unto themselves, when there was no legal or moral justification.
In doing so the balance of this government, depends on the people caring enough to ensure those guilty of acts violating the principles written in
those Charters mentioned, are reprimanded. We can not break the law, and get away with it, why should they.
I'm not calling for the forceful ejection of the government, but a reversal of what they have done. Just as amendments were made changing the way
things were, they can be done to fix those unreasonable changes.
Because as mentioned in the other thread;
Our representatives would be hard-pressed to explain to us why they do not trust the people.
We trusted them to do the right thing, and they didn't, now corrective action needs to be taken. This action can be completed sooner if the house and
congress listen to the people.
We can not afford to allow further abuse of the American dream, our children and their grandchildren must not have that burden. It is ours, because we
are here now.
If we want it done right, we will do it ourselves.
As posted in the other thread;
Perhaps it is true, "that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which
they are accustomed."
For me it is not, and we shouldn't have to. Neither should the future generations, that is not what this country is about. Too many have forgotten or
are ignorant of the right way. And in my opinion the best form of civil revolution is creating knowledge through public awareness.
Awareness of their rights, and duty to maintaining the America that was created by people looking to get away from controlling government.
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