Friday, June 29, 2012

"Armed Rebellion"? Really? Why aren't these guys in Federal prison?

Ok, this is just insane.  (I know, I know, I've used that phrase enough, it's like the kid crying "wolf"!  But, damn it, read on!)

The Chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party, in the wake of the ACA (ObamaCare) SCOTUS decision, has called for the overthrow of the US Government.  Additionally, Matthew Davis, an attorney and former Michigan Republican Party spokesman, wrote yesterday that citizens might be justified taking up armed rebellion.

Armed rebellion.  Pardon my French, but armed fucking rebellion?  Do you see why I use the term "insane"?  I am not one to denigrate the purpose of the Founder's giving us arms in the Second Amendment, and do believe that their first thoughts were just that - intended to give us the ability to resist an oppressive government.

But, damn it, having a black President who is forced, politically, to support and sign right wing goddam legislation is not by any stretch of a sane person's imagination, an oppressive government.  You don't have the right to rebel against the Federal government by the use of arms just because you don't like the President's skin color!

Why the hell these guys aren't rotting away in a Federal prison for high treason boggles the mind.


Anonymous said...

Arms is the 2nd amendment

Robert Ahrens said...

True dat - fixed! Comes from a fast post.

Thomas Horsch said...

While I would never start a rebellion and definitely not for their cause, I think I might, maybe hope, I might if I see a cause I believe is in line with the Constitution. I see the repression of the wealthy power brokers and the corporations that in "some" cases actually steal if not from the people then from the people's government, shove toxins down our throat and into our lands. And officials, elected or appointed who run over and dismember our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Maybe it is just me but I feel the Constitution and Bill of Rights have already been attacked from the recent past until now. Those attacks seem to show no sign of stopping at this point. As in the quest for civil rights, I would hope peaceful protests could achieve the goal intended.

Robert Ahrens said...

I agree Thomas. I, too would hesitate to get involved in an armed rebellion, but under certain circumstances, could be so persuaded, should a government become so antithetical to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution.

True, the Constitution is under attack, peruse some of my past posts to see how.