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Drudge is excitedly linking to this strange piece on Investors.com that asks rhetorically–but with more than a hint of enthusiasm–whether Americans might not be ready to overthrow their government by force. At least, that’s how it reads to me.
The Internet is a large-scale version of the “Committees of Correspondence” that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington’s failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.
People are asking, “Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?”
I don’t disagree with many of the authors’ observations about the failings of the Obama presidency. But they appear to be suggesting that if the upcoming elections don’t succeed in getting rid of him, the emergency is such that other–unspecified–means of unseating the government might be considered. They ascribe this thought to unnamed “people,” but you know, I rather doubt there are all that many Americans, named or unnamed, who are seriously discussing the virtues of a coup. (And yes, that’s what they must mean: What else could topple an elected American government?)
If this is indeed what they’re suggesting, even obliquely, they should wash their mouths with soap. We are a democracy. We do not do coups. I can’t believe I even need to say this about the United States, but apparently I do.