So, how do we stop them?

@xfahctor (14126)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
March 19, 2009 5:30pm CST
Ok, so we (those who are awake enough) are all pretty much in agreament about a number of things. that the congress and white house are on a binge of obscene deficit spending unprecidented in world history and thatthey are both on a course of absolute decimation of nearly every aspect of the constitution. We ahve all been writing legislators and the white house, calling them,. begging them even and yet the actocities continue. It is becomming baltently obvious to all byt the most unrealisticly optamistic that even at the state level, none of these things are working. My state's (New Hampshire) has a clause in it that is unique, article 10; right of refolution: [i] "Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind." [/i] But we are one state and a small one at that, so even if a coup were to break out and be successfull in over taking our state government, it is unlikely that it would last long. And besides, a violent uprising is absolutely NOT what I want to see happen. So, my question to all of you is, how do we stop these people? It has become a veryurgent issue that must be dealt with quickly, while we still have a country resembling the one we were born in.
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@dogsnme (1265)
• United States
20 Mar 09
People may think I'm an idiot or totally out of touch with the situation but the only way I see of turning this around aside from a violent uprising, which I agree that there is no gaurantee an uprising would be successful, is education. Even if an uprising were successful, people would still need to be educated about America and how the founding fathers meant for it all to work and why continuing on the path we are on is a bad idea. People would still need to be educated about those truths and accept them in order for the uprising to last. The reason I believe education is so important is because for the situation in the country to be turned around, even if we resort to an uprising, there must be an overwhelming strength in numbers. I don't know if we have that advantage but the only way to get that kind of advantage is to change people's minds. And the only way to do that is to educate them. Either way you go about it, it won't happen over night. It's going to take a long time. I don't know if this makes any sense and I know it doesn't sound like an urgent enough solution to the problem, but it really is the only solution I know of. I'm afraid I'm not as knowledgeable about government and politics as you are, xfahctor. I hope we find a solution.
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@laglen (19778)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Recourse here is your vote. Vote them out of office.Campaign against them. Make sure there is a strong opposing candidate. Talk to other voters. Explain why you feel the way you do. oh yeah and......... VOTE
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I honestly don't know. It is getting a bit scary, really. Great discussion tho...I will look forward to reading all the answers. I am from NH too.
19 Mar 09
Well from what I read the prognosis is not good. And that goes for the United Kingdom too. I think that we're in one of those moments of history, that is seeing a transfer of power from one dominant power to another. It is still hard to see how this will happen, though. The financial 'spin doctors' have been hiding the 'true state' of things for a while now. It is only in the last year or so, that the facts have started becoming so apparent. So in honesty, I'm not sure there is a powerful answer to, "how do we stop these people".