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  •  A bit of homework is in order (16+ / 0-)

    before you talk about semantics and playing lawyer.

    This diary right here on DailyKos is quite helpful in separating fact and fiction when it comes to rebellion in the colonies, armed and otherwise.

    Samuel Adams, wealthy smugglers, and others who had profited from the smuggled tea called for agents and consignees of the East India Company tea to abandon their positions; consignees who hesitated were terrorized through attacks on their warehouses and even their homes.
    Revolution sounds noble but it's really all about power. The fact that ours led eventually to a democracy (eleven years later, don't forget) I consider more a lucky accident than anything.

    There are offenders on both sides of this issue. Sometimes the Occupy folks get a bit overly enthused too. This diary is a sobering note of caution as to how these things usually go.

    •  Good point, I would add (7+ / 0-)

      that the luck we had in becoming a democracy also had  to do with the enlightenment influence on many of the framers. The fact that the country was so new helped. No thousands of years of history.

      Now we get back to luck. Outside of a climate apocalypse that allows pockets of humans to survive, that combination can never happen again.

      If it does, I think they may have enough knowledge to create a fairly good civilization.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:56:23 PM PST

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