To your earlier comment about 10% to start an uprising - that may be true to start but it would be easily crushed, their message however valid, manipulated and denounced... etc. IMO it would take probably 25% or more and the vast minority of that would need to be peaceful unless of course we're in a Stalin-esque type environment which would necessitate a full take down of the government and I just don't see that happening any time soon, or maybe I should say the probability is incredibly low.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
There is a lot of talk in this thread comparing the OWS movement with the American Revolution. There is no comparison. The Revolution took place because a government was taking from the people here with no representation. The OWS movement has representation. They have a vote. No one is unlawfully taking anything away from them. The American Revolution didn't take place because people wanted more. It didn't take place because they hand outs. Even then, the Revolutionaries tried repeatedly, without violence to work things out with Britain. They attempted to work it out according to the law at the time. They attempted to use diplomacy. They did not start beating and robbing the people they were trying to help. This group is nothing like the revolutionaries that declared independence and fought to keep it.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Whether the OWS and their supporters want to admit it or not they have the right to protest and have their voice heard but there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?