View Poll Results: What would it take? (Refer to OP)

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  • Nothing, I will always be loyal to the government

    1 3.57%
  • A major infringement of the constitution

    13 46.43%
  • Abdication of power to foreign or domestic institutions (eg. corporations)

    17 60.71%
  • A provably fraudulent election with no re-vote

    14 50.00%
  • Poor economic choices that continue to bankrupt the country

    5 17.86%
  • A persistently deadlocked congress / selfish representatives

    0 0%
  • Martial law or military jurisdiction without proper cause

    25 89.29%
  • Infringement of my personal property

    7 25.00%
  • My friends, family, or community being subjected to government tyranny

    15 53.57%
  • Other (please explain)

    4 14.29%
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Thread: Insurrection

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    Insurrection

    Given all the talk of power shifts lately, I thought I'd bring this topic for theoretical discussion.

    What would the government have to do for you to take up arms against it and join an open revolt?

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    Re: Insurrection

    It sure would take a lot for me. I think the most questionable one I marked was the provably fraudulent election. Even the ones I did check would have to be pretty extreme. I have a family and taking care of them is my one and only priority. I would have to be absolutely convinced that the best choice for them was for me to help overthrow a tyrannical government.

    I don't mind OWS and Tea Party working their first amendment rights and I wouldn't mind other large movements taking similar action or finding a way to make dramatic changes, but taking up arms and possibly killing fellow Americans is just too far out there for me to imagine at this point.
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    Re: Insurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Given all the talk of power shifts lately, I thought I'd bring this topic for theoretical discussion.

    What would the government have to do for you to take up arms against it and join an open revolt?
    I voted for everything except "poor economic choices" and "deadlocked congress".

    The thing is I don't think we are currently anywhere near the levels necessary for an armed revolt. Such insurrections are not to be taken lightly, and there are other avenues that should be taken before that becomes a viable option.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Insurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Given all the talk of power shifts lately, I thought I'd bring this topic for theoretical discussion.

    What would the government have to do for you to take up arms against it and join an open revolt?
    I can't think of anything, honestly - I'm not the 'open revolt' type - so for me to leave my children and family - ****. Nothing could make me leave them to deal with something else.
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    Re: Insurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I can't think of anything, honestly - I'm not the 'open revolt' type - so for me to leave my children and family - ****. Nothing could make me leave them to deal with something else.
    I apologize for not making the first choice more general then. I should have just left it at "no", instead of implying that "no" = "I will always support government".

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    Re: Insurrection

    The beauty of our system is that we can change it as we need. There is no need for armed insurrection. Outside of a coup, our government is our responsibility.
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    Re: Insurrection

    Is it just me, or is it many of the same people who feared violence from the TEA party and accused them of near treason for having guns at rallys, as well as signs that spoke about refreshing that tree of liberty, now calling for armed insurrection and revolt?

    To answer the OP, when talking civil war it would have to be something that impacts me directly and significantly, like giving my house to armed troops or something like that. I would, on the other hand, also readily help my neighbors if marauding bands of OWS protesters came to 'claim' property they believe they're entitled to. LOL
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    Re: Insurrection

    Im not the armed insurrection type...however, I have no problem arming myself if necessary...there would be a few reasons that would move me to take an action, and I made 3 choices in the poll....but I would much prefer other avenues and I dont believe we are anywhere near that point...thankfully

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    Re: Insurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Is it just me, or is it many of the same people who feared violence from the TEA party and accused them of near treason for having guns at rallys, as well as signs that spoke about refreshing that tree of liberty, now calling for armed insurrection and revolt?

    To answer the OP, when talking civil war it would have to be something that impacts me directly and significantly, like giving my house to armed troops or something like that. I would, on the other hand, also readily help my neighbors when the marauding bands of OWS protesters came to claim property they believe they're entitled to. Lol.
    It's just you and an overactive imagination. I have not seen any one who "feared violence from the tea party"(though I suppose there might have been a couple nutjobs who did fear it), and I don't see any one against the tea party calling for insurrection. So nice try spinning this into something to cry about, but you failed pretty miserably at it.
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    Re: Insurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I apologize for not making the first choice more general then. I should have just left it at "no", instead of implying that "no" = "I will always support government".
    Sorry - I didn't even see the poll.

    Seriously, though - even if I'm outraged over something I don't think it would compel me to uproot and take up arms at all.
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