03 May 2013

Armed Revolution May Soon Be Necessary 1MAI13

I have a bumper sticker on my Jeep (actually a lot of bumper stickers) 'STOP BITCHIN AND START A REVOLUTION', but it doesn't advocate armed revolution. Who does believe armed revolution in America just might be necessary? No surprise here, it's a majority of the gop / tea-baggers of course. They say it may be necessary in defense of our civil liberties, outrageous hypocrisy from those whose politics threaten our Republic, our Constitution, our civil liberties and civil rights. From Mother Jones...

| Wed May. 1, 2013 2:28 PM PDT

I don't really know how seriously to take this, but here's a question from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson poll. Apparently, nearly half of all Republicans believe that we might need an armed revolution in the near future to "protect our liberties." Hell, even a fifth of Democrats think the same thing. Is this the effect of brain rot caused by listening to Rush and the NRA too much, or is it just a bit of harmless affinity mongering? I'm not sure. Either way, though, I'd sure like it a lot better if this number were somewhere south of 5 percent.

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