Would Americans risk their lives for revolution today?

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  1. Patriot Quest profile image59
    Patriot Questposted 5 years ago

    Would Americans risk their lives for revolution today?

    Only 25% of the population participated in the American Revolution,  Would you participate in a revolution against government today?

  2. Borsia profile image45
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    The problem today is that there is no clear enemy.
    We are the government, sort of, so who are you going to fight.
    I can see social breakdown happening and groups turning on each other. A situation where riots break out nation wide or something along those grounds.
    I think that if the government were to actually try to disarm the citizenry there would be a guerrilla warfare going on all over the country.

    1. Attikos profile image75
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That old myth that "we are the government" is one of the most damaging lies ever implanted in the American public mind.

    2. Borsia profile image45
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No we are the ones who elect government and put in place the very ones who misuse that power. The problem is that elections are corrupted and the media is corrupted. Still we chose to elect from the same 2 parties and pick the worst of the worst.

  3. Attikos profile image75
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    It has to get a lot worse before people come to realize that chancing a plunge into the unknown is better than continuing to live with the present state of affairs. It is getting worse for most Americans, rapidly since this administration took office, but IMO the tipping point is still some distance away, barring an economic, military or natural disaster that would force the issue.

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You have a point, Attikos. Most Americans are still too comfortable to think like that. Americans have become legendary in tolerating tyranny.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    Our election process is our "revolution" in a free society.
    People all around the world still dream about coming to live in America. Sometimes it seems that only Americans are unhappy living here! LOL!
    What we consider to be poor  or living beneath the poverty line would be considered rich in a lot of 3rd world countries. Chris Rock the comedian once told the following joke.
    "America is one of the few countries in the world where people go hunting on a full stomach." 
    Hey it's not perfect here but we have to admit we have it good here. Right now there is someone sipping on a mai tai soaking up the sun in Hawaii and the last thing on their mind is revolting against the governement. Generally speaking if you are (happy with your life) than you have no desire to fight your governement. People who are (unhappy with their life) tend to want to blame the government. It's always someone else's fault.

    1. Borsia profile image45
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately the election process is so corrupted that the people no longer know who or what they are electing. The media is equally corrupted and the courts are right there with them. Elections aren't won they are bought.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Borsia, Do you believe there were ever non-corrupt elections? They all are smear campaigns and which side digs up the most dirt and spends the most on ads usually win. No matter who wins 50% of the people will be unhappy. It's a game between parties.

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well said! BTW The US is number 13 on the World Happiness Scale... we would probably be higher if all the Sad Sacks would think solution instead of making everything a problem and your confusing Nationalism with Patriotism!

    4. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your description of "not perfect" is slightly askew based on the current level of corruption in the Executive and supportive Administration. The number of scandals in the current Executive is horrible.

  5. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I'm only speaking about Texas, yes. I'm not sure about other parts in the country.

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No.It would have to get "MUCH" worse for that to even be a consideration.

    1. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There has always been and there will always be people who are successful regardless of conditions. No excuses. There is always a way. People who blame the outside are ignoring the power within themselves. The very ideas that would make them richer.

  7. Sri T profile image76
    Sri Tposted 5 years ago

    Not the people who are happy. People who undertand their own minds and know how to use it have no need for revolutions. Everybody has power and can use it if they do a little research. There are people earning millions and billions every year. Some people are having a ball. Others have hobbies and various interests. So everybody's not on the same page of misery or poverty. It's a beautiful world if you create one. It's a horrible world if you let others create one for you. The government has very little to do with it. They give everybody enough freedom and space to accomplish a lot. It's depends on what you do with your 24 hours every day. If you are creating products or making others lives better, you will be rewarded. Those who blame the government do not see their own freedom of choice and the opportunities that are available to them.

    1. Patriot Quest profile image59
      Patriot Questposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      SriT you are living in fantasy land!   I have been in business for myself, I have paid taxes, I see how the left are destroying the freedoms that allow the poor to get ahead.  The more liberal we become the higher the number at the poverty level

    2. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on what level of business you are on. Business growth is due to the ideas that you put into action. How great is the demand? The people making millions have a consistent strong demand for their products. My friend has 10 gas stations. And?

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is true, Patriot Quest. The more liberal and socialistic our country becomes the more poverty will increase. As the government becomes more powerful, the people become poorer and more repressed.

  8. taburkett profile image58
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    Americans are already risking their lives for revolution.  The current administration is placing all hard working Americans at risk through the wild spending and degrading policy.  All working Americans are now receiving less spending power as more taxes are collected through The Affordable Health Care Act.  And with the growing debt ceiling, the taxes will continue to rise on the hard-working citizen.
    We now have 47% that put a drain on the working citizen as well, so there is only 53% that will attempt to pay for the 47% as well as the gigantic government that has been formed.  The revolution will begin when the government can no longer receive enough revenue to take care of the 47% that rides for free.
    Due to the rising impact the nation will potentially reach the level of risk for revolution within 18 months unless things are immediately turned around.  This is evaluated based on the divisive nature of the current Administration and the huge level of fraud and scandals.  From Benghazi to the IRS gestapo and through the illegal Attorney General surveillance of The Associated Press along with the perjury by the Administration, the nation is at risk.
    It will get a lot worse if patriots do not demand change now.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that drawing down on two 10 year old wars will help turn things around. The stock market has been at all time high. Housing prices are starting to rise. It's unlikely things will fall apart in 18 months. Times were worse at the end of 2008.

    2. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We are experiencing the same things that occurred in 1929-30 when everything failed. Total employed is 2.2 million less than the greatest number in 2008. sequestration will create a loss of 20% of prior tax revenue. obamacare? disaster is on its way

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      taburkett, I am not sure were you live and if I have just been lucky to live in areas that aren't experiencing the things that influence you opinions, but if we didn't revolt during the Bush years, I doubt we will in the next 18 months.

    4. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The stance of previous administrations did not divide the USA like the current one.The closest period to the current one is Vietnam.The promise for prosperity never surfaces due to the wide wild division of radicals.Thus risk of revolution is greater

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will leave you to your opinions, and it makes me realize how we as a people can look at the same country and see totally different visions of it.

    6. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perception does not provide a research fact.that is why many USA citizens fail to recognize the pitfalls.obamacare is one of those perceptions.so is the UBL assassination.all orchestrated as motivational movie scenes.deception at its worst.

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      Justsilvieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Research facts are as skewed as our views for every positive I see you can come up with a negative fact to counter and vice versa. Probably the truth be told somewhere in the center is the real FACT!

    8. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do not work on speculation or anyone else's.As an experienced researcher I follow the facts.the current administration is doing everything it can to divide the nation.Each new agenda presented brings the nation closer to destruction.A deadly game.

    9. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No one can compare the dark clouds and misery this country had during the Bush years. That's why the country swung so fully to Obama. Bush was a joke. The banks were about to collapse. Remember the bailouts? Iraq was a mess. People forget easily.

    10. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many people like to blame others for their failure.But astute individuals seek the facts.When the current administration took over they spent more in less time and achieved less than previous administrations.Facts do not support the blame game.

    11. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      For the Democrats to win back to back terms defeats everything you have said.  People wanted a change. That's obvious. And yes, each individual is responsible for their own situations, but the government can help with business. They did that. A fact.

    12. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sri - once again you have made my point for me.Fraud and deceit was used to keep the destruction in motion.It is quite evident based on the multiple political scandals.This along with a tyrant will bring dangerous division. Thanks.

    13. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry, the pendulum will swing to Republicans for the next president if they become inclusive. And talk about a fast track to destruction, you will really see a disaster in the making.

    14. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The situation is not based on the party, but the corruption of the individual. With all corrupt leadership risk of destruction is abundant. Therefore it is the deceitful individual that destroys the nation. That is why the current executive must go.

    15. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There has never been nor will there ever be a president who is not corrupt. The good ones just don't get caught.

    16. taburkett profile image58
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sei - you obviously have not researched past Presidents. William Henry Harrison died on his 32nd day in office - not enough time to be corrupt as President. But you have lumped all of them into the same mold as Obama.

    17. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tarburkett, you are not familiar with basic human nature. There is no such thing as an honest man. Maybe you didn't notice. Every human being is corrupt at some level. Especially those in public office.

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      retief2000posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The stock market highs are a direct consequence of destructive Federal Reserve actions that will end with a precipitous collapse of the Market and the Dollar.

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    Justsilvieposted 5 years ago

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    Life is good and I appreciate each day so no and nobody I know would either! Well maybe my family in Texas… but I think even they would become refugees if Texas ever really let the crazies secede or start something that their rear ends couldn’t really cover.

    In fact the only time I seem to hear this type of talk is online. Makes me wonder if the people promoting this type of talk are sitting around in their underwear in their mother’s basement, wearing a tinfoil hat touring off the wall websites with that type of agenda to give them a rush… not a dig at the author of the question.

    I would consider rushing congress and thrashing those clowns soundly. But no one liked them from day one.

  10. Patriot Quest profile image59
    Patriot Questposted 5 years ago

    One comment said they believe folks are sitting in their basements thinking up this garbage.  I think on this all the time and I am at work at 7 in the morning and make 6 figures not to mention owning another business that my wife runs.  I think on this not for myself but for my children and grandchildren.  I think on this as a way to redeem myself for the shortcomings I have had in life.  I think on this and realize the Afghans ran the USSR and basicaly the USA out and they ride mules and live in caves.........therefore giving us hope against government.  I believe we need the military to side with the people therefore making us the militia.  I also believe succession will be the first serious step in gaining Washingtons attention..........We are sick of government wasting billions and billions, refusing to shut down borders, adding laws and job killing regulation faster than we can absord it.................time for change is upon us.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Won't  succession create a new government? Do you think the politicians that run it will be "better" than the power hungry men and women who choose to "serve the public" today? No one becomes a politician for purely "altruistic" reasons.

    2. Attikos profile image75
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      By that light, the American colonies should never have left Britain, Ukraine should still be part of the USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia should still be intact.

    3. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Attikos, Apparently that's the case since so many people are "unhappy" with the government we have today after the American colonies defeated the British. Why do  they think a  succession  or another revolutionary war would result in a better gov.?

    4. Attikos profile image75
      Attikosposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps they've the same reasons the colonists had? Crushing taxation, increasingly authoritarian government, rising systemic injustice, a state out of touch with the people, a belief limited government might be better? Just a thought.

    5. Patriot Quest profile image59
      Patriot Questposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Succession will ALLOW those state governments that are still conservative to stay that way.  I live in a state that not ONE COUNTY voted for this administration.  We enjoy our freedom, our state and the opportunities other states don't have.

    6. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Patriot Quest, There are lots of conservative states in the U.S. just as there are liberal ones. However you never hear of the liberal ones wanting to break away after any election. A state remains liberal or conservative regardless of who is in D.C.

    7. Patriot Quest profile image59
      Patriot Questposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hell no they don't want to break away, They live off of US!! You think CA or NY has money? Business is leaving them daily to come to my state! They are entitlement states living off our paychecks! We dont need them! they need us!

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, hey Patriot Quest...wouldn't it be great if all the liberals moved to one area and left the rest of us alone? Then they could have their socialist crap and the rest of us could prosper!  smile

    9. Sri T profile image76
      Sri Tposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Amazon is prospering while Barnes and Noble is falling apart. Both sell books. Same country. But who has the best ideas and strategies?

    10. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you could say California is living off any state really. If it were it's own country it would be the 12th largest economy in the world!  The GSP is about $1.9 trillion, which is 13.06% of the United States gross! No other state is close

  11. junko profile image77
    junkoposted 5 years ago

    Yes,some American would risk their lives and the life of their loveones to revolt against percieved tyranny. The perception of tyranny of This Administration is only in the minds of a few Americans, placed there by TV, Internet , and Radio. Only a small percentage of Americans see things done by the Government that warrants Revolution, it only take a few to cause the, Fall of America.

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    retief2000posted 5 years ago

    I do not believe that Americans, fat, lazy, complacent and ill educated as they are, would risk the comforts of too much pizza, too many beers and too much football on a godless Sunday afternoon to rebel against the cage they so willingly occupy for their masters in the government.

 
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