You can tell how free a country is by how treasonous this statement sounds.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by peilthetraveler, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

    Thomas Jefferson said this. But can you imagine any man today saying to take up arms against the US government today? It would be considered treason to say such a thing.
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    It was treason back in the late 1700's when the colonies rebelled against king George. But IMO it was justified.

    Just as it would be now if we the people decided to rebel against king Hussein.







    "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government..."
     
  3. Hmm...an unelected king, and an elected President, up for re-election in less than four years, answerable to a Congress more than half of which is up for re-election in less than two years.
    All of them limited in their powers by each other and by the written laws.
    Yup. Absolutely comparable.
     
  4. Rebellion??

    King Hussein??

    I assure u, if any of u drama queens ever tried rising up against this President..........

    The military likes this man, u will b squashed, and go down in history as nutcases, not patriots.
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    No doubt that's what the loyalists thought as well.
     
  6. Cannonballs and muskets then.

    Predators and Apaches now.

    It wouldn't take that of course. CS gas and sound would do the trick:D

    Ahhh the fantasies of the right:cool:
     
  7. Go for it Tough Guy .Please
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Kinda like the Chinese turning on their own in Tienanmen Square?

    I guess we're just fucked then.

    Go ahead, celebrate.

    There WILL come a time when you won't be celebrating though.

    But it will be too late then.
     
  9. Maybe Lucrum can't vote? Or does he not understand the concept of a self-governing republic?
    Very odd...
     
  10. Obama is a pawn. He doesnt run the show. Getting rid of him is pointless. Obama would just be replaced by an identical drone. Its the federal reserve and the too big to fail corporations that are running this show. Those are the ones that need to be taken out.
     
    #10     Jul 1, 2009