Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Updated American Revolution

The Updated American Revolution

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation." - Founding Father James Madison


Why do people revolt against anything? They revolt against perceived injustices. They fight back against people causing harm to the ones they love. They take up arms when people steal from them or when they feel there is no choice. They fight for their rights to live like humans.

Lobsters are a strange lot. They don’t know that they are being boiled alive until it is too late. Sometimes though, one will revolt and head for the top of the pot hoping to change his fate. Too many Americans don’t realize that the fire is on and turned way up. The water is starting to get really hot. Now is the time to change the pot we are in because it’s not just hot, it is boiling over.

You may not agree with the methods behind the Occupy Movement. You may not agree with all they have to say or what you have heard that they want to have happen. You may think they are not an organization and lack an over all structure. You may have seen clips of one protester using a police vehicle as a toilet and other clips showing unruly cops.

Set aside those thoughts long enough to understand that it is made up of people just like you. They are everyday people who have found that they can not make it as things are. They are poor, middle class, and even some rich. They are students and parents. They are young and old. They are just everyday people who have their own reason for standing up. It is everyday people that will make or break the future of America. Click here for a great look at what the press hasn’t shown you.

There is the bottom line that we should all take from the Movement no matter what political affiliation we hold, no matter what our bank account looks like, or what we think of their methods. That bottom line is that something has to be done and only ‘We The People’ can make it happen.

If not a revolution then a civil war!

Polls are showing that 80 percent of Americans are unhappy with how the country is being governed. The two major political parties seem unable to work together to fix what is broken. There has been a growing support for an alternative to those politicians. The smaller parties aren’t powerful enough to breach the divide. It is time to find a better system, and maybe a better political party.

As Americans, we need to band together to create a system, a party that can replace those already in power. We need to forget what is different and use what we view as the same. We need to organize. We, as a nation, need to get it together and stand united against the threat to our way of life because if we don’t things will be forever changed in the worst possible way. If you are a hard working American who wants to see this country get back to being the greatest in the free world than it is time for you to stand up for it.


There are not enough jobs to meet the needs of the American people. Ignore the unemployment numbers that you see posted by the financial or government institutes for a moment because they do not include the people who took jobs that are not enough to maintain their life style or even their downsized life. It doesn’t include the folks who gave up finding something, the ones who tried going back to school, or the ones who just disappeared off the radar because they are now part of the nameless, faceless homeless.

There are families that have to choose between dinner and medicine. Having to spend money on high priced gas just to get to their low paying job is sometimes impossible. They are trying to find ways to make do on less while the government slowly takes away their rights.

You have to pay the electric company because if you go off grid and don’t “have electric” you can lose your children. But that same electric company makes it a habit to cut off families every early fall before the November cut off date that makes it illegal to do so. That is the corrupt big business standards that people need to stand up against.

The government from the town level on up are full of corruption and greed that only leaves ‘We The People’ cleaning up their mess while trying to feed our families. They are putting laws into place that they have no right passing because they are about our basic freedoms.  The highest levels are full of back stabbing, ankle biting bull that makes it impossible to get things done.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
~ The Declaration Of Independence ~

We are losing our place in the world. We are losing our soldiers to pointless actions of aggression that lead us no where. Children are not being educated to their full potential. The rights and freedoms we hold dear are being stripped away a hidden law at time.

The rich are getting richer. The middle class is getting poorer. The poor are getting crushed under the weight of it all. People are starving for the first time in decades. It can and will happen to you if things continue along this untenable path.

What has to be done:

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."- JFK

The people of The United States Of American need to band together to become more than any movement or any party. Together the common needs can be met, the common goals reached, and the common ground returned back to the American people. It needs to be “by the people, for the people,” a grass roots organization of caring concerned people who aren’t there to feather their nests at anyone’s expense.

YOU need to let go of the old party lines because they don’t work anymore. They are getting us into deeper and deeper trouble. We need to take the best common threads of all of our political ideologies  and weave them together to repair the fabric of our nation. 

Libertarian’s, The Tea Party, The Green Party…. They all have good ideas that are simply lost in all the noise. Band them together. Take the heart of the Occupy Movement, the people, and use it to create a better political party.

There are likely thousands of intelligent caring hard working respected Americans who would answer the call to serve not as soldiers in a battle but as politicians ready to right the listing ship that is America. There needs to be a great leader to take the voice of the people. We need this generation’s Martin Luther King. We need the greatness that helped the original revolution over come impossible odds. It’s to remember what this land stood for from the time the first settler found freedom from oppression. 

In 1776 the people of the USA wanted their own country, in 2011 its time to take it back!

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