posted on May, 4 2009 @ 02:58 PM
I'm hoping that this starts a solid discussion of where this country is heading.
There’s no doubt that in recent years and most definitely in recent months there is a growing discord for “government”. Many people feel that
the liberties afforded them in the constitution are being eroded away and a new era of control is on its way in. This sentiment has caused many to
feel disenfranchised and that they have no further recourse to change the world, or keep it the way it is depending on perspective. So what is a
disenfranchised citizen to do to prevent themselves, their family, their neighbors and others from becoming subjects of the state instead of
citizens…Enter the revolutionists.
At first glance one could easily discount anyone espousing talk of revolution as crazy person. Even the most open minded person may be quick to say
that such people are in the minority. But are they right? Depending on the source there were between 300,000 to 1,000,000 people around the country
that attended the April 15th Tax Day Tea Parties. If these numbers are indicative of a growing sentiment that our elected officials are not
representing us in the manner we want then where does this road lead us?
What if eventually a group of people decide that they want to “revolt” against the government? And for the sake of discussion let’s say that the
number of people revolting is 1,000,000. If we take a cue from our forefathers then the first act of revolution is to quit paying taxes. So we have a
fraction of the population that instantly become tax evaders and thus criminals. Considering that the current population of incarcerated people in the
U.S. is currently around 2000000 it would be ridiculous to think that even at this small number of people, that the government could incarcerate this
many people. I realize some will connect the dots and think about the F.E.M.A camps, but that’s a discussion onto itself for another time.
So the next move is the governments’. How do you do to get 1000000 people back in line? Since arresting 1000000 people isn’t very feasible the
next step could be to place liens against these people. With this comes the garnishing of wages. Lets again for the sake of discussion say that you
get employers to violate the government’s withholding orders. This now adds to the government’s dilemma. Even if the employers comply that still
leaves you with 500000 employers that don’t.
Now looking a bit down this course of action eventually the government will get tired of waiting for its money. From the time the first rebels decide
not to pay to the time the government sends in the enforcers would likely be a few months. But is it this simple?
In order for the government to push forth its agenda it has to have the muscle to do it. This brings up the issue of the military. There is a growing
sentiment of questioning in the military evidenced by recent stories in the media of soldiers questioning their orders. Some have even refused orders.
In the sense of what will they do if asked to use force against U.S. Citizens, a person can look at any military branches “Oath of Enlistment”
which I assure you all soldiers know with regards to their respective branch of service and see that they swear to defend the U.S. against all enemies
both foreign and domestic. 30 years ago questioning of the government were actions reserved to groups of people that were marginalized by the
mainstream society. But in today’s environment questioning authority has been made much more acceptable. Many soldiers may ask the question, “how
is this person or group of people an ‘enemy’ of the state”? When this happens it is plausible for groups of military personnel to refuse the
orders to engage U.S. Citizens. And when other troops come to take action you may even see clashes between military forces.
So in a sense, once the revolution starts it can push the country into something more akin to a civil war.