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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I thought the people would be in charge. Sounds like the Guardians plan on replacing the government with themselves. Doesn't it?
    Of course. Despite the benign rhetoric of this and other groups, what they dream of is somehow being able to run the country themselves. I would choose even the darkest days of the Bush administration over the incompetent and ignorant leadership of a partisan militia. This is how governments change hands in places like Somalia....while our Freedom of Speech allows these groups to make fools of themselves, fortunately our rule of law will prevent them from achieving any sort of political control.

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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    See below: How do you suppose they will appear in sufficient number to emphasize their authority?
    They won't. Like the teabaggers, they don't know the difference between being loud and actually having wide ranging support.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I thought the people would be in charge. Sounds like the Guardians plan on replacing the government with themselves. Doesn't it?
    Same old "meet the new boss, same as the old boss" mentality that virtually every "revolutionary" thug has.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Wow! Sure seems they are serious.
    I'm sure they are and when they push it too far, as nutballs often do, they will find out just unprepared they actually are to take on the most powerful military on the planet. Which is sad, as some of their anger is quite on target and justified.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    They are replacing money and suggesting stocking up on water and food "in case of a disruption of services". Why would services be disrupted?
    "Services" won't be "disrupted" to anyone except their members. It's all bluster, false bravado, and implied threats.

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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    See below: How do you suppose they will appear in sufficient number to emphasize their authority?

    I thought the people would be in charge. Sounds like the Guardians plan on replacing the government with themselves. Doesn't it?





    Indeed!



    Wow! Sure seems they are serious.

    They are replacing money and suggesting stocking up on water and food "in case of a disruption of services". Why would services be disrupted?
    Freepers??? I wonder if they have Redline into Fresno?
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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    See below: How do you suppose they will appear in sufficient number to emphasize their authority?

    I thought the people would be in charge. Sounds like the Guardians plan on replacing the government with themselves. Doesn't it?

    Indeed!

    Wow! Sure seems they are serious.

    They are replacing money and suggesting stocking up on water and food "in case of a disruption of services". Why would services be disrupted?
    I'm sorry but I'm just not up to a stampede to demonize another group of people exercising their Constitutional right to petititon their government for perceived grievances. Even the most wacko members of government admit that those letters going out to the governors do not suggest or constitute any kind of threat. Governors get angry or demanding letters, faxes, emails, telephone calls, petitions, etc. demanding this or that on a frequent basis and many are far more strident than these recent round of letters.

    I think this group happened to hit a slow news week and have received much more publicity than they would have if they had acted during some other event of national interest.

    Some more strident leftwingers have accused me of being extreme and radical, but I'm pretty sure that I'm pretty normal among the rank and file of politically interested conservative. And I would very much like to change some laws currently in place in the Federal government and I'm doing my damndest to replace a lot of elected leaders currently in place in Washington and the President, Senate Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House head the list of those I would like to replace.

    What purpose would there be in political activism at all if it was not to change some existing laws or some or all of the people in power?

    I'm still not seeing how this group is somehow more extreme (or dangerous)than any other political activist group on the left or the right. But it sure is popular these days to demonize anybody on the right who speaks up, isn't it? And that is what I suspect is happening in this case.
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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Uncola and AlbqOwl:

    I have highlighted elements of their statements like "using sufficient numbers to emphasize their authority" and the possibility of "disruption of services" to draw attention to the fact their plans, if they were to attempt them, wouldn't be peaceful.

    Do I want them arrested? No, they are just exercising their free speech, for now. Should they be watched? Of course. The implication is they would like to take some kind of action that goes beyond voting and actively participating in our political system as it is right now. It's only prudent.

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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    This kinda looks like at least someone is taken this s*** serous.

    YouTube- Alert!!! What is this?

    As an Arkansas citizen, I can say that what you are seeing on this video is mostly LIES. Yes, there were approx. 15,000 mobile homes just outside Hope, Arkansas. However, there is nothing new about them. The city thought they could make some money by renting the land to FEMA. I hope they made a killing. These trailers have been sitting on those otherwise empty acres of a former local airport ever since just after Hurricane Katrina...geez guys! This was simply a disastrous Dubya-era blunder carried out by FEMA to house the thousands of Katrina refugees, but never happened.

    FEMA either had to destroy the trailers (they are getting older and older sitting out there) or sell them off. So, FEMA sold them to various mobile home business around the nation -- cheap, I might add.

    There is no conspiracy here, folks. Inept government blunder? Expensive boondoggle? Of course. A precursor to some end-of-the-world event? Hardly. You misguided religious fanatics will latch onto anything if it even remotely conforms to your "anti-Christ", Armageddon world views.

    If anything, the United States is currently being threatened by the very far-right, religious fanatics whom you might see posting Armageddon comments in this very thread.

    Oh, those chemtrails that was mentioned in the video? Little Rock AFB is home to only C-130 training base in the world. There have always been planes flying around in the skies of Arkansas. Hell, there is a regular training route over the town I live in; nothing sinister or bad (unless on crashes into my house, that is).
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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    My thoughts? There are internet pop ups that say "This person did this, remove them from office. Put in your information to auto send a letter!" Now. What is extremist?
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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    My thoughts? There are internet pop ups that say "This person did this, remove them from office. Put in your information to auto send a letter!" Now. What is extremist?
    A person that thinks political activism beyond the rule of law is hunky dory.
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    Re: Extremist group demands governors resign

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Uncola and AlbqOwl:

    I have highlighted elements of their statements like "using sufficient numbers to emphasize their authority" and the possibility of "disruption of services" to draw attention to the fact their plans, if they were to attempt them, wouldn't be peaceful.

    Do I want them arrested? No, they are just exercising their free speech, for now. Should they be watched? Of course. The implication is they would like to take some kind of action that goes beyond voting and actively participating in our political system as it is right now. It's only prudent.
    I agree, tough talk doesn't necessarily lead to real action. Most bullies back down when people stand up to them.

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