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Over Throwing the Government
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Posted 9/1/12 , edited 9/1/12
I point to the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Cuban Revolution, the overthrow of Saddam, and too many others to mention, to point out that overthrowing a government, no matter how bad, tends to give you something even worse, like Robspierre, Stalin, Fidel Castro, and a long list of people with many guns and no morals, who take advantage of the anarchy to beat down all opponents, and make their Countries wade through a sea of blood before they get out from under them.

The American Revolution was a bit of an outlier in Revolutionary terms, since it was a revolution run mostly by the wealthy landed classes who were already in positions of power at the time. Even then, we had a total rewrite of the Articles of the Confederacy which gave us our current Constitution, and we were still teetering on dissolution when Andrew Jackson got elected.

It's best not to throw around such talk of overthrow so lightly and thoughtlessly...

... and you can be sure that Homeland Security is reading this thread!
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Posted 9/1/12
Worst thread ever ? Has to be tied with "Who would you kill?" or something similar.
Posted 9/1/12
I would just move to Canada.
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