OK, so let's alter and abolish the form of government, and see what fills the vacuum. Somebody tell me where to start. Seems to me we have two choices. We can either start shooting, or we can try like hell to eradicate the ruling class from power and restore some semblance of constitutional civil government.
The Founders just put together a Congress. When this goes down you can be whole State governments will be participating. In the Federalist, that is one of their functions: to serve as a rallying point against an over powerful Fed - something that becomes much more likely when individual State citizens are being dragged from their beds by Federal officers - and we have begun to see that happen. We will try to remove ourselves from their influence - individuals, communities, counties, or whole States will come to be in rebellion - sending the message that they can no longer count on blind obedience and must expect to enforce their laws by violence ( a far more costly endeavor) Tax evasion will become common place, and the Fed will have to exert ever more money and blood to collect its "due." We aren't talking about forming militias and going after them yet, but merely standing our ground. You shoot when the Coyote is IN YOUR
HOUSE. Our reach is currently too short and strength too small to strike at him abroad. You are drawing the line, and they shall not cross but by violence.
One may think that a grassroots effort by Tea Party types to repeat in the senate and the White House what happened in the house in 2010 is a wasted effort because things are so far gone. Does that mean trying like hell has no value?
No it has value, but the future of the Republic and the American Tribe do not rest on that foundation.
Trap has made the point that what we face is an existential crisis, but nothing compared to that faced by the WWII generation, the depression era generation, or modern day Israel - or what Israel has faced throughout its existence for that matter. He's right, and it speaks to my point earlier. As damaged as things are and as grave as things look, we still have more freedom and more wealth and more resources and more infrastructure than any society humanity has ever known.
This danger comes from within. Non-American Barbarians living among us. Defeat them politically , they just bide their time. They count on our civility and principles to protect them as they wait. They have no other goal but than to destroy us, and all we believe in. Leaving Hitler to fester and grow in strength was a mistake. Appeasement didn't work, and his goals are no different than those of this barbarian tribe, and yet you seem to suggest appeasement still. Its only Poland after all. . At some point you cross a line. If you feel the line has not yet been crossed, please tell me when we will know it has been? Put the line in the sand for us all to see.
I feel it in my gut. The line is crossed. These barbarians within our gates must be dealt with, and they cannot be death with via the system. They are too many, and control too much. The forces of Sauron are marching upon Minas Tirith (our homes) . Osgiliath ( The former captol of Gondor) was lost long ago, and now is just a shifting battlefield. An outpost of occupation. As is our Capitol today. Americans do not control their (former) government- they fight for control of its ruins with Orcs and dark servants of the devil - who curse and laugh at morals and principles other than power. They control our other former great fortresses - Education, the Media - making of them dark towers, cities like Minas Morgul.
If you would stand with Aragorn and fight with the men of the West, it is time to prepare to do so and take your oath. That is what Nugent is doing. We, like the men of Minas Tirith, look for aid from elsewhere and find too few arriving. We, like the men of Minas Tirith, find our leaders as corrupt and lacking as Denethor the steward. We look for Gandalf, a man of wisdom, but he has not as yet arrived - and when he arrives he won't come to wage war in Osgiliath to take it back, he will go to the last strength of men. Wasting good men in the attempt to retake Osgiliath at this point is futile. We look for the King to return, but he does not arrive until the darkest hour, with sword raised and helm upon his head ready for battle.
Its a True Fiction. It was true in WWI. It was True in WWII and it is true in the days leading up to WWIII. Power corrupts, and the power we created in the Fed has grown to become as dangerous as the ring. Now we sit at Elrond's House and decide what to do with this power. Do we seize it and try to use its force for good, only to be corrupted ourselves? Do we wait in Rivendell till the host of the enemy overwhelms us? Or do we seek to destroy it?