Dare you think it? Dare you do it?
The United States of America was born of revolution. We celebrate that revolution every July 4. Our greatest ancestors were revolutionaries. They pledged their honor, their fortunes, and their lives to freedom and independence. They were dissidents, insurgents, terrorists, and traitors. Some of their names are remembered more than 200 years later. John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Hercules Mulligan (!), and many others. Some of their words are still remembered as well.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." -- Nathan Hale
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.... What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." -- Thomas Jefferson
The second American revolution occurred 80 years after the first concluded. Unlike the first revolution, this one, now known as the Civil War, was successfully crushed by force. It began with a group of southern states seceding from the United States, as was their Constitutional right. But allowing any state the liberty to remove itself from the now thoroughly corrupted "nation" was twisted into treason by the criminals in command. As George Orwell correctly pointed out, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Likewise, in times of universal injustice, acting within your unalienable rights becomes a crime. The Civil War should have been our first clue that the freedom the first Revolutionary War secured was already lost. Tyranny was back.
Fast forward 148 years to 2012. The Constitution is being violated with impunity now by the very government that claims to be its offspring. The right to assemble is brutally denied by militarized police. The right to free speech is censored. Even the freedom to come and go as you please is slowly constrained for your so-called safety and security. And freedom of information is no more, withdrawn and secreted away in the interests of national security. The right to bear arms will probably be the next to fall. You and I are left alone, gagged, bound, and mostly deaf, being allowed to hear only what is approved by the ruling authorities. And soon, without even the right to possess a gun, we will be utterly defenseless.
There is only one way we will get out of this.