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Obama urged the large crowd to "reject" cynicism about government in an age of legislative gridlock and political divisiveness.
"We have never been a people who place all our faith in government so solve our problems, nor do we want it to. But we don’t think the government is to the source of all our problems, either,” Obama said. “As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us.”
"It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize
that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence
of the nation, that the position of the individual is conditioned solely
by the interests of the nation as a whole
This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny." The event is said to be non-violent and states that if the group is met with physical resistance, they will turn back. "There's a remote chance that there will be violence as there has been from government before, and I think it should be clear that if anyone involved in this event is approached respectfully by agents of the state, they will submit to arrest without resisting," the event's page reads.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
I wouldn't make the jump to Hitler
...we know this country cannot accomplish great things, if we pursue nothing greater than our own individual ambition.
Unfortunately you've grown up, hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate sinister entity thats at the root of all our problems...
...They'll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.
'Cause what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self rule is somehow just a sham, with which we cant be trusted...
...but we dont think that government is the source of all our problems either...
...because we understand that this democracy is ours and as citizens we understand that its not about what America can do for us, its about what can be done by us together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self government...
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
reply to post by esdad71
I'm sorry man, but when you compare a democratically elected leader, who held other office in government before becoming president, to Adolf freaking Hitler, you've lost all credibility.
Originally posted by Golf66
I think the man may protest too much..
The jig is up on thier racket it seems.