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Response to mwrguy (Reply #88)

Fri May 3, 2013, 04:51 AM

94. Putting your classism and region bashing/mocking aside, you seem to forget another thing...

This Country was *FOUNDED* on violence. First, by the white men who came over here and declared this land "theirs", but how could they have "discovered" it, if there were already others living here?? They declared the Native Peoples as "savages", just because they *dared* to protect their land, tribes, homes and families against the the intruders who were murdering them and taking everything they had. They gave tribes smallpox infected blankets as "gifts" and wiped out whole colonies of Native People.

Once they wiped out a region and took it over, they soon started revolting against their own home country because of of their excuse of "taxation without representation" and waged a war for independence. Remember that? They celebrate it every year! A war started because a bunch of rich, white aristocrats didn't want to pay their fair share of taxes.

Pull your head out of the sand long enough to look around and see what's *really* happening now. We have a bunch of old, white, rich aristocrats that don't want to pay their fair share of taxes... and a "government" that is bought and paid for by these people, a government kowtowing to the elite, while wiping out the middle and lower class. Corporations are considered people now, "people" exempt from the campaign contributions set against the *real people", aka "the common folk", "little people", however you wish to phrase it. Well guess what happens when they get tired of being the "whipping boys"? Consider the words of Thomas Jefferson:

God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not 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 a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to 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. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted." - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787

{excerpted} Entire quote here: http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Tree_of_liberty


As for your derogatory uses of "Bubbas" and "Ol' Roscoe and Cooter" and their "doublewides", do you have delusions of superiority or something, or are you Mr. Richie Rich living in a McMansion in a gated community?? I live in the South, but I'm far from a "bubba", "good ole boy" or "redneck". I'm just an old hippie trying to make it through life on this big ol' rock floating in the Universe. I live in a mobile home, but I've also got 15 acres of land, with woods, a small wetlands area and food plots for the deer, turkey and other wildlife that hangs around.

Oh, and by the way.. I am one of those who DID take that Oath, about 30 years ago. Have YOU ever taken that Oath?? If not, why not? I still stand by that Oath today. I firmly believe that *if* there ever is another armed rebellion in this Country, it'll be started by some rich, privileged elitist heading our "government". I'm certain there will be a percentage of Gung-Ho G.I. Joes who follow along, but the majority of our troops would refuse and either lay down their arms, or side with 'We, the People". Your mileage may vary....

Ghost

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