Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
Show me a stand to take that isn't 100% pure symbolism and I'll be there ahead of you and keep a seat warm when you get there yourself.
do you realize the revolution began with a few people just talking about it? they talked about it for many years, all along they way garnering more
support for themselves. their original gripe was that they were paying a lot of money to D.C. in taxes and were not getting much in return. taxation
without representation. we succeeded from england for the same reason. at the time the southern cotton plantation's were driving the economy for the
entire nation, for the most part.
I put my money where my mouth is once before and I'll do it again without much hesitation. I just need to know that if I go down fighting for
something I believe in.....the cause and the approach was worth the loss. I need to walk into something knowing in my heart that if my last moments
are to come as a part of it, I can think to myself that it was a life well spent and an end well met. When I stood with Occupy, I felt that deeply.
When I didn't any longer? I left that movement, as I'd become a liability to them, not a help.
In this case? gee... If I'm in a street protest for the secessionist movement and it goes badly...like Occupy did SO MANY times...would I be able to
think to myself that the cost and loss had been worth the cause it was in the name of? Hell no.... Show me a cause with *ANY* chance of success. I'll
give it everything I have.
i think what needs to be realized about this is that people are taking action. they are talking, they are realizing, they are getting off the
proverbial couch. people are beginning to see how bad our fed government has become, how large, how forceful, how corrupt and how very much non
representative they are. that's the victory with these petitions, not what the fed will do with them, which my guess is nothing, just like the rest
of the petitions.
i don't think you are a coward, if you were you wouldn't be on ATS discussing relevant subjects of life, you would be merrily going about your
day's accepting that life sucks and then you die.
this still small voice will continue to grow, it has no choice not to, because we have all been wronged and we're realizing that now. i just like to
discuss it with others around me, that's how real change begins by the first person saying no, not any more.