Thursday, January 15, 2015

Is an American revolution brewing?

Group Notice From: The xxxxx

xx Jan. xx 8am xx We are going to discuss at what point do we have the right to revolt against our government. When is force validated? How can we get over the desire for peace, enough to lose all in an effort to make life better for others? Are we all sheep just sitting around waiting for shearing? So many questions here. If you haven't watched The Piano, it is that slow evolution of your freedoms that we are talking about here. The worse is never really that far away. Come lets discuss HOW & Why?

This email notice from the popular virtual reality site makes me have to wonder. Is there such unrest going on in America, that people are now gathering together and discussing the prospects of such a radical act? Personally, I'm happy to see that people are discussing topics that could see them hanged in some other countries - [ISIS comes to mind]. So, yes, I plan to attend and will do an update.

Addendum:  The concept of the right of revolution was developed at the beginning of the Enlightenment era in the work Two Treatises of Government. Written by the philosopher John Locke, the right to revolution formed an integral part of his social contract theory, in which he tried to define the origins and basis for social conditions and relationships. Locke declared that under natural law, all people have the right to life, liberty, and estate; under the social contract, the people could instigate a revolution against the government when it acted against the interests of citizens, to replace the government with one that served the interests of citizens. In some cases, Locke deemed revolution an obligation. The right of revolution thus essentially acted as a safeguard against tyranny.

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