posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 11:43 AM
Please pardon my butting in but I'd like to attempt address this last if I may Infinite.
While rioting does not qualify as a civil war it does not bode well for the health of any government. I for one do not want a civil war.
1. If there were a civil war the combatants would be Americans. It would likely be civilians and military forces against other civilians and military
2. Very few people who oppose the current creeping tyranny are pacifists. Many pragmatic people oppose the current administration for a myriad of
reasons not the least of which is the apparent abrogation of Constitutional, State, and civil rights. I do feel that it would take the equivalent of a
land mine in the old lazy boy to motivate the average American to do much of anything much less take to the streets in armed insurrection.
Today’s youth may be a different story. Kids have much more energy than I do that’s for sure and isn't it “kids” that actually fight in wars?
I may be incredibly old but I would still fight and die if need be to defend the Constitution just as generations of my forefathers have done.
A draft would really heat up dissent amongst fighting age youth and eventually insert dissenters into the ranks and a financial depression could
change the social landscape dramatically.
3. & 4. Guerilla warfare has been shown to be very effective tactic against the United States military. It is really more a matter of resolve. The
Viet Nam war stands as an example.
I believe that there are elements of the military that, if necessary, will assist in the restoration of the Constitution of the United States and the
Bill of Rights as the law of the land.
I also believe that if ordered to fire on the American people these same soldiers will turn and fire on the person that issued the order instead.
That kind of thing happened in Viet Nam. In any case the Iraqi’s are giving us a go for our money and they don’t even have boots. We have SUV’s
and there are millions of us.
We lost the tenth amendment a long time ago. Now we’ve lost the fourth, parts of the second, parts of the first and little bits and pieces of the
rest of them. According to the current president, I, as a US citizen, can be detained indefinitely as an "enemy combatant" at his sole discretion.
This is, according to him, not open to judicial review and he claims he does not have to obey a writ of habeas corpus. I could spend the rest of my
life in a military prison without any judicial review, according to his statements.
My sincere hope is that we will be able to restore the Constitution as the law of the land through peaceful means but failing that I must defer to the
Declaration of Independence:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience
hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are
accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute
Despotism, it is their right,
it is their duty,
to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
"Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached." Supreme Court Justice Scalia