Originally posted by Jay-in-AR
Alright, I think that I am assuming that people are following my reasoning too much.
I'll break it down the way I see it.
You have two options. 1) To do exactly as the Congresswoman suggests and grab guns and march. (these sentiments have been echoed throughout this thread)
2) You get enough people worked up to do it in sheer numbers, without weapons and with an aim of simply forcing the f-ers out with numbers alone.
Only option 2 will work (and this is what I refer to as a French Style Revolution)...
During the French Revolution, they approached things precisely as I suggested. You take 400,000 UNARMED American Patriots straight to the steps of the Capitol. You walk and and tell them to get the hell out.
Then you walk to the White House and do the same.
Through sheer numbers this should suffice. However, if they decide to fight you, it is on.
However, I don't think it would ever come to bloodshed though, as this isn't a Monarchy.
To argue against this approach is to elect to take a tactic of a covert special forces type soldier who is going to somehow Rambo his way into heroic status. It simply won't work.
To say we can gather 400,000 people who are ready to march on the capitol with weapons is stupid.
First of all, they wouldn't make it within 100 miles of Washington before they were detained individually.
This is just for starters.
The "revolution" people speak of here WILL NOT happen until it is viewed as a measure of despair by the masses. It is unfortunate, but it is the way it is.
Something that can be drawn from this in a positive light however, is the fact that the French Revolution actually went down the EXACT path we are on now before it ever unfolded.
Financial Crisis. People PISSED OFF that the elite were still being paid extravagently. People marched ON PARLIAMENT FIRST.
This is how it works.
Anything else WON'T work.
As I said, more folks still have to "wake up"... and jumping the gun in this situation is suicide.