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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 28 2013: I think a gradual non-violent revolution, accompanied by peaceful protests, with national media coverage- when autocratic-minded leadership gets carried with its special-interest-group favoring programs. It usually takes time for citizens to give up their individual rights and freedoms, and it certainly takes time and dogged determination for citizens to regain those lost rights and freedoms back. In a quick, violent revolution, usually, some narrow-minded group comes out on top and insists on imposing their ways on everyone else, thereby guaranteeing long term violent turmoil in that society. Compare the histories of the United States and Canada. The U.S. was born in a Revolutionary War that happened in the middle of a "civil war", 1765 to 1785 between the Patriots and the Loyalists before the Patriots prevailed. Since then, the U.S has had another Civil War, North vs South, and an ongoing Civil rights movement for the last 50 years. Canada gradually morphed from British Colonies in the 1700s to a Confederation starting in 1867, and finally, its own constitution in 1982, all with relatively little violence, but a lot of dogged determination and grass roots support for a civil society.

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