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The July 4th Question: 236 Years After The First Revolution Is It Time For A Second?

Fay20 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 8:55 PM
Well thought out! I'd say the place to start is with the individual state governments. Perhaps in the form of letters addressing the grievances with a warning that if those grievances are not righted, the people will have no other recourse but to take action perhaps in a revolutionary form.

Let’s start with a shocking, but true premise: If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government. That statement feels wrong to me. It reeks of militia and McVeigh and toothless loons holed up with guns in cabins in order to avoid paying income taxes.

But the fact remains that the rationale for the existence of the nation known as the United States of America, which first appeared in print 236 years ago today, is entirely dependent on the premise...

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