Originally posted by TechUnique
Its about time for an overthrow no?
No! Who the hell would we be overthrowing? Ourselves? The problem isn't that this country has been usurped, of which it has, the real problem is
that those who hold the inherent political power have abdicated that power.
It is not us
we are them!
How many of us have been taught that we are free because we get to elect our leaders? How many of us have been taught that we live in a democracy?
How many of us have been taught that all we can do is vote, and then the rest is up to them?
We are them!
This is our nation! You as an individual, I as an individual, and ever single individual within the United States, of sound body, mind, and age, has
a responsibility to do far more than vote. We are all endowed with unalienable rights and we cannot sit back and hope ambitious politicians and
ambitious bureaucrats will protect those rights, we have to protect our own rights. We have to protect the rights of our loved ones, our friends and
neighbors and we certainly cannot do that by voting.
We also, most certainly cannot do that by going along to get along. We have long since past the point of getting along, and those ambitious
politicians, those ambitious bureaucrats have discovered that they can trample all over our rights just as long as they keep us divided. So, We the
People have bought into Democrats and Republicans, Left and Right, we have taken our side and railed against the other side, but if we are all freedom
loving individuals who cherish our rights then the only other side are the sycophants of tyranny, and we need not overthrow those sycophants and
tyrants, we merely need to refuse to acquiesce to their tyranny.
The ambitious politicians and ambitious bureaucrats would love to see a violent revolution in this nation. That they could easily quell. What these
petty tyrants and their sycophants cannot quell is peaceful revolution. They cannot quell non-acquiescence.
So, you can keep voting. You can keep getting licenses to make sure you've obtained permission from the petty tyrants to exercise a right, you can
keep paying taxes for something your are most likely not even liable for to begin with, or you can stand tall and refuse to acquiesce to licensing
schemes and tax schemes that are antithetical to freedom, and if you cannot find the temerity to do something as simple and peaceful as that, then
what in God's name makes you think you could pull off an overthrow?