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Mandy Fisher

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Revolution! ... or peaceful protest? What is the best method for change, and why should we be talking about it?

So, you want a revolution.

Is America due for radical change? What changes would you make? How would you go about making them? What methods bring real results?

And finally, what do you believe is the breaking point for revolution/rebellion?

My opinion to come shortly.

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    Aug 27 2013: Neither....
    at least in the USA, and as long as the Constitution is in effect.
    Peaceful Protests? All they do is give the participants their 15 minutes of fame. They see themselves on the 6 o'clock
    news and get warm fuzzies up their skirts. No effective changes in national policies. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King gathered hundreds of thousands in Washington and gave a great speech. One of the largest peaceful protest in our history. Today, the country is still dealing with those issues he addressed.

    There have been two revolutions in our history, the one the created the United States and one that almost tore us apart.
    Both involved a great deal of death and destruction.

    The constitution has mechanism for amendment. Voters select their representatives at the voting booth. If the electorate make poor choices for representation, that is a personal problem for each voter. Granted the "voted-in clique" has taken steps to make their reelection easy, but in the words of Franklin,, we need and educated electorate to make our republic work. So, if public schools are dumbing us down and federal educational policies are encouraging the questioning of patriotism, and our faith in our constitution. We could be drawn into a nation of meritocracy and dthe dictatorial outcome that is forecast.
    It all remains to be seen.
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      Aug 27 2013: “as long as the Constitution is in effect.”
      Stop right there, to me the Constitution is no longer in effect.
      We the people no longer have any control of our government, freedom from search without cause (NSA), freedom of the press, freedom to speak against the government without fear of reprisal, freedom of association, and freedom to vote is just an illusion to keep the masses passive.

      In what way is the constitution in effect?
      And don’t say we have the right to bear arms: for in this age of communication and drones, fire arms are as obsolete as metal suits of armor.

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