Civil Liberties What Will It Take for Patriots to Act?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by JustSomeDude, May 29, 2020.

  1. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude

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    I’m not going to lie, I’m somewhat jealous of those out there acting out against the George Floyd fiasco - patriots should be so lucky.

    We talk a big game, but when it comes down to it, we don’t do sh*t. Sure, we’ll show up to a rally, yell on the Capitol steps, wave some flags from the back of our Jeeps/trucks, and maybe promote a petition or two, but when it comes down to dealing with “a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce [us] under absolute Despotism, it is [our] right, it is [our] duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for [our] future security.”

    Given the nonsense of the last 12 years, and now these absurd lockdowns, business closures, and mask mandates, I really have to ask... what the hell is it going to take?
     
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  2. NMG26

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    I don't know, I have to work in the morning.

    Been thinking the same thing. The docile majority is watching their cities burn.
     
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  3. shadowgunner9

    shadowgunner9 This used to be AMERICA........

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    I think everyone has their own breaking point. You must have some idea of where that line is drawn.
    I have my personal flashpoint. I will know when I will act.
    I guess old(er) age brings more clarity. I am not that old. Yet.
     
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  4. 686 AR15 G17Fan

    686 AR15 G17Fan

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    @JustSomeDude - "WE" do take action. Fortunately we support the rule of law and not the wholesale destruction of our society. We support people like Jay Sekulow who fight for us, LEGALLY.

    Things may seem bleak sometimes but we're not yet to the point where burning down our cities and assaulting/killing and stealing from our fellow countrymen is the answer.

    Especially when the top dog is working 24/7 trying to change things
     
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    686 AR15 G17Fan

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    You cut and paste very eloquently.

    Who said that ? Declaration Of Independence ?

    BTW - I'm pretty confident we haven't reached the point of "absolute Despotism" yet.
     
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  6. JustSomeDude

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    No?

    The Declaration of Independence lists 27 abuses and usurpations. Since the New Deal I can easily rattle off 27 abuses, and plenty more. From limited freedoms, excessive taxation, government takeover of business/licensure/certification/etc., and now home quarantine, government destruction of private business, totalitarian control over the economy, contact tracing, mandated masks, social behavior/distancing and controls.

    Our Founders are rolling over in their graves at seeing the absolute p*ssies we’ve become.
     
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    Be the change you want to see. The shot heard round the world had to be fired before anything changed.
     
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  8. cheygriz

    cheygriz God Bless Trump

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    Maybe, unlike you, most of us support a civilized society.
     
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    Docility
    It is a word.
     
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    US cities have been burning since 1967.

    Our cities, once the cleanest most modern cities in the world are now dirty rat infested crime holes.

    And it's only going to get worse, worldwide. (Except China, NK, Cuba, Vietnam, Indonesia and Russia)
     
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    They're all going to get the virus and die, no need to do anything.


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    Sadly, I believe you're correct
     
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    "Damn shame what happened to George"

    "George who?"

    Gonna be a lot of good drugs hitting the street tonight.
    AP20149688347624.jpg
     
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    Ahmid CLM

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    Looters should be shot...
     
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    It sounds like what you are asking is who is going to start something?... and then if it looks good, you can jump in.

    Ask yourself, what more can you do. Most people won't even send an email to a member of congress. Just being inconvenienced to vote is too much.
     
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    hogship A republic, if you can keep it! Silver Member

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    You know......I really thought Trump was going to do exactly that......and, you know something else?.....If he did, the looting and destruction would stop.
     
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    I’ve been considering hoping in my Jeep and starting a slow convoy east... using the CB to pick up patriots along the way.

    If you hear me coming, feel free to saddle up.
     
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    Unfortunately there could never be a real uprising in America. Our military has the capability to destroy to every acre on the entire continent.
    It's a fun idea, but I'm not naive enough to fantasize about a true overthrow.
     
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    CB???????? Really a CB?.......................... do they still use those?
     
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    I think it would have the opposite effect. I'm no fan of looters, but shooting at people protesting police brutality on a national level (which is how it would be perceived by the mob) would pour gas on the fire.
     
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