reply to post by SGTChas
Well, this is my first post. I was going to post an introduction, only to find out that I have to have 20 post first.
Since this thread is the reason for me officially joining.. it's only proper that I begin my journey here with you on this thread.
I am no real scholar of any particular 'topic' here, but since my first visit here back in 2005, I have been hooked. It's safe to say that I am
just the everyday person that likes to stay informed.. not really trusting the MSM to give me what I need.
I really enjoyed this post, so I will add my thoughts on it and leave it there.
This country is in desperate need of some form of revolution, be it peaceful or my force.
I am an American, although I don't currently reside within the current 50 states.. I will always be an American above anything. I am proud of my
country, and proud that I was able to serve my country in the military. There are many things in my country's history that I am not proud of, but I
still choose it above any other, and will be happy to return there in the future.
Violent Revolution.. one option, would take more dedication than I think the amount of people that would be necessary for it's success are willing to
put forth. It will take a lot more to get the numbers needed to make the change long-lasting and worthwhile. The majority of the people still do not
see the threat that our government poses, so I think that option would be short lived if it ever got off the ground.
Peaceful Revolution.. the other option, I feel is more probable at this point. We must set aside our differences and gain the proper understanding of
what our country was meant to be before any real change can occur. Sadly, I still feel that we are along way from that. Too many people still see
themselves as Democrat or Republican. Sure you can tell me that American was seeking out change in 2004 and more so in 2008, but guess what.. one of
the two major parties still won. Obama for change? Not hardly.. never believed that. What Presidential candidate hasn't offered 'change'. What
a failed notion, that this President could bring anything different. If he was going to bring change, he wouldn't have come from the political
establishment, be it 'left' or 'right'.
Until we get past the issues that are created to divide us, there is little to nothing that we can do to bring about effective change.
There needs to be more battle in the courts.. as both sides have far overstepped their boundaries.
If 99% of this country wanted our government to take over the economic system of this country, the government would still HAS NO POWER to do so.
Until the people start seeing that this country is founded on a Constitution that is very literal, and not open for legislatures to interpret, we are
doomed to continue down the same road. The Constitution leaves room to be liberal, or conservative.. maybe somewhere in between. It gives us the
power to do great things. Most of all, it drastically limits government privilege.
The Bill of Rights are above all. They were seen by our founders as the supreme law, above any part of the Constitution.
If they don't want to play by the rules then we don't have to either.