A week ago, a local "responsible adult" radio pundit (on 620AM in the morning) inveighed against the 'secession petitions' which drew several hundred thousand signatories from--I dunno--about 30 States, maybe more, maybe less. After all, "responsible adults" would never ascribe to this sort of language, right?
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established
should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly
all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the
forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their
duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their
Right. They wouldn't.
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I don't know that such a movement can succeed without our society first falling completely under "absolute Despotism." A majority of Americans have just enough material comforts to keep them basically satisfied. They also lack any sense of history or global context to inform them in their attempts (assuming they make any) to evaluate the path we are on.
Our political Left continues its drumbeat against American exceptionalism through its corruption of the media and public education.
At least half of this country is pushing us toward an era of mediocrity and gradual decline. It won't be until that majority suffers real privation or desperation that it will rise up.
The protests over Obamacare will be an early chapter in the works of future historians who will examine why America fell.
Yah, but the Colonies were hardly centers of privation or desperation.
Your analysis is correct. We are suffering from ennui. Mother Gummint will take care of us.
Until it can't.
"...against American exceptionalism".
There is no such thing, Roland. Every single country in the world believes its special. And God made everyone exceptional.
"It won't be until that majority suffers real privation or desperation that it will rise up."
And I'm sure signing a secession petition will be the starting point as the source of that "real" privation!
"The protests over Obamacare will be an early chapter in the works of future historians who will examine why America fell."
Mmm, if America is indeed "exceptional", then it should be overcome such hardship!
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