The word ‘revolution’ scares some people. Probably many of the same people that incorrectly use the term ‘assault rifle’. Ironically enough, it’s subjective. Marxist-Leninists ‘revolutionaries’ are lauded as hero’s while anyone waving a Gadsden flag is a whack job.
Americans are out of sorts, and increasingly they’re unhappy with the government. According to a Pew poll released last week, more than half of Americans view government as a threat to their freedom.
And it’s not just Republicans unhappy with Obama, or gun owners afraid that the government will take their guns: 38% of Democrats, and 45% of non-gun owners, see the government as a threat.
Add this to another recent poll in which only 22% of likely voters feel America’s government has the “consent of the governed,” and you’ve got a pretty depressing picture — and a recipe for potential trouble.
The bad news is that the voters chose to run us hard aground last November. The good news is that the goal for what to do, restore our Constitution to a representative state, is a straightforward. The exact path we take to get there, whether through or around the GOP, remains to be seen.
I’ve had this discussion with several people lately, especially concerning my home state of Maryland. Will we be able to get there through or around the GOP? As Smitty said, that remains to be seen. I’m growing more curious by the day to see if the GOP will make genuine efforts to bridge the growing gap between them and true ‘revolutionaries’.