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The Tipping Point

(I remember a sign on the wall of Phoenix’s long-defunct Ed Debevic’s restaurant “Tipping is NOT a city in China!”) (Sorry – had to insert a little humor here before the serious post – Guffaw)

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Fort Sumter Was Owned By South Carolina    

PA: At what point is it legitimate to take up arms against this illegitimate government? I think that armed resistance might be legitimate as a defensive act if several states secede. Just war theory requires a reasonable chance of success? Without secession of multiple states, can armed defense be legitimate?

AB: Well, isn’t that the question du jour? I always snicker at Dennis Miller’s old joke that George Washington started blowing people’s heads off for taxing his breakfast beverage… and it wasn’t even coffee. First, as we discussed earlier, the whole American paradigm was and is deeply, deeply flawed and contained in itself from the beginning the seeds of its own inevitable collapse and destruction as John Adams himself was sure to point out, so we must be careful when citing the American Revolution as a positive example. But, those of us still capable of nuanced thought can tease out useful information from even a Diest-Freemasonic construct.

So, when exactly IS The Tipping Point?  Or When?  Or as phrased by Brock – HOW do we resist?
(attn Government – this is just a theoretical exercise.  Nothing sedition or treasonous should be construed by any writings herein.  And the fact I even have to write this caveat in a ‘free’ society says something…)
h/t Brock Townsend
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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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10 thoughts on “The Tipping Point

  1. That’s a VERY good question. Many observers have written about perceived tipping points as they occurred … and passed without overt action. It appears the American public (even if you discard the large percentage that are asleep or “low-information”) are quite patient … or merely hoping it all solves itself somehow. I note, however, that it took over nearly 20 years for the colonists to agree on armed rebellion against the Crown in Revolutionary times.

    I’m encouraged by things like the Bundy stand-off (not he himself, but what others did when the threat first materialized) and how armed citizens are now guarding military recruiting stations. And ain’t that a kick in the head?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 22, 2015, 8:23 am
  2. I’ll agree with Rev Paul. And I think the majority of us veterans DO NOT want exciting times again… BTDT, survived it.

    Posted by Old NFO | July 22, 2015, 9:09 am
  3. Nothing sedition or treasonous should be construed by any writings herein

    So *you* say……you don’t get a vote. Eye of the beholder and all that.
    It’s heartbreaking that you DO have to write that in a “free” society.

    The goobermint wasn’t aware of the latest terrorist. Wasn’t aware of the Boston bombers – even after being TOLD by another country they had terror ties when they got here. Hasan who attacked at Ft. Hood was a big surprise even though all the mechanics of “watching everyone” who follows radical jihadis was firmly in place. They didn’t give a damn about the FBI memo saying the 9/11 guys were taking flight training.
    But we need to write petty disclaimers so Jimmy C and the rest of the alphabet agencies won’t finger us and kick in our doors at 0400.
    My nearly 90 yr old Mom’s email and texts are important, so gather up THAT!

    Forget sighing, I think i’m gonna puke.

    Posted by KM | July 22, 2015, 12:00 pm
  4. I look back on, say, 1968, and think we’re in better shape in lots of ways than we were then. On the other hand, I worry that we might just be the frogs in the pan and we won’t know the water is hot till it’s too late.
    I’m staying optimistic, but I might maybe have a box or two of ammo handy.

    Posted by Old 1811 | July 22, 2015, 5:13 pm
  5. It will start with some people realizing that they cannot obey certain laws in good conscience. And go from there. So it has already started.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | July 22, 2015, 9:23 pm

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