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Do you think it's time for another American revolution?

Our government is out of control.our rights are being taken away a little more everyday. Big corporations are buying our elected officials into office. The health care law is too expensive, our veterans arent getting the treatment they deserve. Government officials were never intended to get paid. government assistance programs are spending way too much, our debt is rising everyday, and I don't see any changes coming anytime soon.

Do you think a 2nd revolution will get our country back to how it used to be? When government actually worked for the people. Do you think a second revolution is even possible? If so... what are we waiting for?

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  • Oct 27 2013: I think it was always bad
    1. 1892 - Johnson County War - Cattle Barons hired 50 killers from Texas, paid them to kill and burn out settlers . The pay was 5 dollars a day and 50 dollars for each person killed. They were trapped by a posse of 200. They screamed for help and were rescued by the US Army. They were never brought to trial and were released. It is said they killed 20 people before being trapped.
    2. 1932 - 25,000 men, women and children were petitioning to get the veterans bonus early. They were driven and burnt out by infantry with bayonet, tanks, and cavalry with drawn sabers. All the men were veterans of WWI and were with their families. The troops were led by Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower. They used tear gas and 2 children died from the gas.
    3. 1933 - A group of elite were scared by FDR's 100 days and planned a coup. They were never brought to trial and Congress refused to investigate.
    • Oct 28 2013: Wow. That's upsetting. My grandfather, dad and uncle are retired marines fought in the wars of their generations, and get thrown to the dogs as a "thank you", :/ I understand the abundance of veterans k know they can't all get a million bucks, but in my opinion they deserve a lot more than what they get. :/

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