reply to post by UnlimitedSky
I haven't been quite as flattered by a reply ever on ATS. I thank you for your kind words. They are much appreciated. And by all means, share as much
as you like if your heart desires.
reply to post by Xaphan
Do keep your chin up. I have strong emotions for America since I was born here, but we are all brothers and sisters on this planet and we all deserve
freedom and liberty regardless. I can only hope that if a revolution does start in American and freedom does return as the staple authority, it can
act once again as the beacon it did for the world more than 200 years ago, provoking other countries to stand for themselves and demand their own
Nice picture, and you have my regards and my support!
reply to post by schadenfreude
Well I would like to think that a nuclear war wouldn't even be an option after a revolution, so the launch codes would be negligible. Maybe we have
them, maybe we don't. Maybe they are lost for ever. Maybe some scientist can program new ones.
The fact is, the only thing in this country that requires "launch codes" as far as I am away are nuclear ballistic missiles. The arsenal we have of
non-nuclear weaponry, including trans-continental weaponry is more than enough to defend us without going nuclear. Do you honestly think that would be
the only option if someone attacked us?
The fact would be, as well, that we would have the ENTIRE military at home. So if someone wants to invade us... go ahead. Not only will we have an
entire military force, a pissed off police force, but a mob of just finished, angry revolutionaries, all armed, to fend off against. I don't think
anyone would have the cahones are a change in high hell of doing ANYTHING.
I made a topic before anyway, that the first thing to do would be to permanently secure the border following a revolution. You can read my plans
(it is a bit of a lengthy read) if you would like some information as to why the
plan isn't as non-feasible as you would imagine. It also accounts for continuity of government.
As far as standing up against arrests and what not - one person is not going to make a difference. One person they make an example of. Once mass
people start standing up against tyranny is when a difference is made. No doubt people do need to stand up for themselves, I agree, but I believe
there are some people out there that do already... you just don't hear about as much as you would like.
reply to post by sapien82
Because strikes, protests, and diplomatic action just don't work. Period.
reply to post by BIHOTZ
I believe that most soldiers are moral, good hearted people who are in it for the right reasons. However, I also believe that there are many who are
in it for the paycheck, and will have no problem firing upon civilians if need be. I honestly believe though, that the former will outnumber the later
in a time of need and will prevent anything like that from happening. The military is aware of the circumstance and they are just as active in
"talk" as civilians are. They are just as fed up as most of the normal people.
In the end, I have no doubt that military will be on the side of the people, as they know what their oath is.
reply to post by technologicalsingularity
I do not care. I am American and I probably have a Pennsylvania Dutch dialect. I didn't really proofread my work because I didn't expect it to
become quite as popular as it did. I apologize if my grammar offended you so much but I will certainly try harder next time. Maybe.
Honestly though - I think a sentence after what I am typing so if things are a little scrambled or messed up, that is why. My mind moves to fast for
reply to post by eriktheawful
Positions voluntary to start and military would be payed via taxes (A LOT LESS than current) and trade, the same way they are paid today. They would,
however, pay a lot less.
Government would be a Constitutional Republic as outlined in the Constitution.
The rich do control things, but the government props them up and caters to them by accepting bribes and lobbying. Needs to stop.