posted on May, 18 2009 @ 07:17 PM
The few firebrands that kicked things off in the colonies were generally men of great prestige. Men with wealth and means and power. In my small
opinion, I don't see that happening today. The men with wealth and power today, for the most part, use the standing government as a tool to obtain
their wealth and power. And in turn they are sold to the institution which makes them rich.
"The other option is local government. You can hold local government accountable."
I agree with you here except for the fact that there is little to no interest in it. Nothing would make me happier than to see a large push toward
more local control and decision making, but I wouldn't hold my breath. I don't see it happening.
Just simply don't pay for the injustice, if that is your stance. I say, break the law. Do not lend yourself to the wrong which you condemn. Let your
abstinence be a counter friction to stop the machine. Don't pay. What could be easier? When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has
resigned his office, then the revolution is complete.
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which started the
"I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they
could get to be as free as I was. Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar. They had resolved to punish my body; just as boys, if
they cannot come at some person against whom they have a spite, will abuse his dog. I saw that the State was half-witted and that it did not know its
friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior
physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest! "
[edit on 18-5-2009 by METACOMET]