Gun and ammo sales are through the roof, as is the popularity of post-apocalyptic TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Revolution.” Foreclosures, debt, the “misery index” and suicide rates are also way up, while employment, consumer confidence, median family income and optimism about the kind of country today’s children will inherit are way, way down.
Retired officer warns: Obama victory may spark civil war… (Col Sellin) – National Policy & Issues | Examiner.com
…..According to Col. Sellin, most American institutions, including the military, have been tarnished by political corruption.
“Through the blatant careerism of senior officers like the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, even the American military has been politicized to further the goals of the Obama Administration by submitting to the agenda of radical Islam, attempting to suppress free speech, and undermining public trust in the military by allowing active duty personnel in uniform to engage in partisan politics through their participation in a gay pride parade,” he said.
But things are far worse than that, he said.
(GyG: SEE READER RESPONSES !!!!!) ~ Texas judge warns of possible ‘civil war’ if President Obama is re-elected
If the United States saw similar turnouts at Federal and State government buildings, would our leadership resign without a fight as well? Are we to believe that the same logic being used to compel dictators in the middle east to step down would be applied domestically if the people, in a public show of protest, deemed our government to be tyrannical and it’s leaders dictators? Moreover, does this mean that any such civil disobedience, riots, and gunfire would be ignored by military and law enforcement, who would be ordered to, as Mr. Gates suggested to Syria, stand on the sidelines?
Conventional civil disobedience usually engages localized agencies and domestic government. Redress of grievances, constitutionally protected under law is a myth in practice. The courts operate as protectors of state authority, while crushing the safeguards of individual natural rights.
Petition to elected officials for recourse resembles begging for sustenance. Allegiance to country is confused with deference to decadent dictates.
Conscience and moral imperatives draw sincere and aware citizens to resort to necessary measures of dissent. The question is what kind of civil disobedience is appropriate and effective?The conventional interruption of the principle of civil disobedience usually cites Thoreau, Gandhi and King.
Most students of history are familiar with their significance and writings. However, less well known are John Rawls and Howard Zinn. A review of their viewpoints is helpful to understand the nature of civil disobedience.
Civil Disobedience Is a Civic Responsibility
American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA (Retired USMCR)
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 12:55:16 PM by OwenKellogg
With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers effectively signed their own death warrant.
The Declaration said in part “[t]hat whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [re: unalienable rights], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Many Americans complain about the idiotic regulations and rules passed by our government. I question, though, whether we, as Americans, are willing to put our creature comforts on hold for our principles.
… Make your economic voice heard. Reduce your income, cut back spending, and fund your taxes only when due. Do these three things in unison, and we will win. Vote with your wallet!
Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of Sanford specifically, but he has been critical of the police department‘s handling of the case. (SNIP) “I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn’t arrested,” Sharpton said, who founded the organization. He added that it was the Martin family and lawyers who first asked him to get involved and nationalize this story.
Military Chaplains are being forbidden from reading the letter from the bishops protesting the HHS mandate. If they do, they are considered seditious. ht Gateway.The emerging conflict between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration may have a new front: in the U.S. military itself.The Catholic Church is fighting mad about an HHS ruling that would have them buy insurance for things they consider sinful–contraception, sterilization and abortion.
All the bishops in the country sent out a letter to be read in their parishes promising that the Church “cannot-and will not-comply with this unjust law.”Even Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who is in charge of Catholic military chaplains sent out the same letter.But after he did, the Army’s Office of the Chief of Chaplains sent out another communication forbidding Catholic priests to read the letter, in part because it seemed to encourage civil disobedience, and could be read as seditious against the Commander-in-Chief.More than one Catholic chaplain who spoke to us off the record confirmed that many chaplains disobeyed this instruction and read the letter anyway. Others sought further instructions from their Archbishop.
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Who Is Behind the ‘US Day of Rage’ to ‘Occupy’ Wall Street this September 17th?:
What, exactly, is a “US Day of Rage?” Well, on September 17th we may find out for certain, but until then, The Blaze is revealing what information does exist about this very nefarious-sounding campaign.
A US Day of Rage is the title given to a day of ostensibly “non-violent” civil disobedience orchestrated by a group of radicals — that reportedly include SEIU’s Stephen Lerner and ACORN founder Wade Rathke (who, coincidentally, formerly served as president of SEIU’s local New Orleans branch) — targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism. It’s worth noting that the title of the movement — if its intentions are indeed non-violent in nature — appears to contradict itself slightly.
But what is perhaps even more
US Day of Rage | Resources for Non Violent Civil Disobedience #usdor #occupywallstreet #sept17
Download the full Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns (PDF).
Handbook for Digital and Online Civil Disobedience. (Coming Soon)
US Day of Rage Guidelines for Non Violent Civil Disobedience
Individual or group actions that endanger the physical well-being of other demonstrators should not be done. Generally actions that might endanger the safety of others at the demonstration include: 1.physical violence directed against others, including the police, spectators and demonstrators.
2.actions that cause panic such as running and throwing rocks
3.bringing weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon to the demonstration site; weapons include but are not limited to: guns, knives, nail files, mace, letter openers, scissors, etc.
4.Don’t touch police officers. It’s assault and it’s a felony.
Know Your Legal Rights
Check out ACLU‘s Know your rights: For Civil Disobedience manual: Download manual (PDF)
The only and best network of lawyers that support Nonviolent Direct Action (both as Legal Observers and as Criminal Defenders) is the National Lawyers Guild. Individuals organizing US Day of Rage demonstrations and occupations should make contact directly with the NLG in their cities/regions by using this: NLG Chapter Map
See also: ■Nonviolent Response to Personal Violence ■Nonviolence Training ■Affinity Groups and Support ■Legal Issues/Risking Arrest ■Legal Flow Chart ■Jail Solidarity ■Handbook for Online Civil Disobedience (Coming Soon)
Remember to bring a video or photo camera.
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via US Day of Rage.
Would the US Military Stand Down and ‘Empower a Revolution’ If Faced With Riots and Civil Unrest? by Mac Slavo
If the United States saw similar turnouts at Federal and State government buildings, would our leadership resign without a fight as well? Are we to believe that the same logic being used to compel dictators in the middle east to step down would be applied domestically if the people, in a public show of protest, deemed our government to be tyrannical and it’s leaders dictators?
Moreover, does this mean that any such civil disobedience, riots, and gunfire would be ignored by military and law enforcement, who would be ordered to, as Mr. Gates suggested to Syria, stand on the sidelines?
On Patriotism – by Ron Paul:
“The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George. I accept the definition of patriotism as that effort to resist oppressive state power.
The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state. Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment.
Peaceful, nonviolent revolutions against tyranny have been every bit as successful as those involving military confrontation. Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., achieved great political successes by practicing nonviolence, and yet they suffered physically at the hands of the state. But whether the resistance against government tyrants is nonviolent or physically violent, the effort to overthrow state oppression qualifies as true patriotism.”
Posted by Gunny G at Thursday, May 26, 2011
Inflation Inferno I
Inflation Inferno I
Mises ^ | April 28, 2011 | George F. Smith
Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011 3:56:11 PM by george76
Governments can only wring so much money from their citizens through taxation without inciting civil disobedience, so they make friends with bankers, who have a way of making money appear from nowhere. The money they create isn’t sound, but almost no one cares. For politicians, it’s sound enough; it provides them with claim tickets to market wealth, which is all they want. Sound money would not cooperate in this manner. It does not emerge from central-bank policy decisions.
Governments and bankers hate gold because its supply cannot be inflated on command. They work hard to establish and retain a monetary system under their control that can respond quickly to their demands for inflation — or what today is called “accommodation.” World War I provides a tragic case in point.
Making Green by Turning the Countryside Red
The ones who profited from the war had little in common with the men who fought it. The fighting was left mostly to young conscripts, many millions of whom were killed or wounded. The ones who profited knew their way around Washington.
If monetary sovereignty had resided with the market instead of with government, the war would not have been fought. Or if it had started, it would have ended much sooner. Sound money had to die before men could die in such large numbers.
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Brian Williams: The Palace Guard …(…”some are turning to civil disobedience in one form or another…)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 11:26:27 AM by jdoug666
With at least 58 percent of the American public now questioning Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president – and still only getting ridiculed by the major media – some are turning to civil disobedience in one form or another.