To those calling for revolution

To those calling for revolution.  David R. Remer is calling for a revolution at the ballot box, but that stirred commenter Son of Liberty to say, “It's almost time to get the guns out. 2005, regardless of who's elected.” This is incitement to violence. . . .

And that leads to my final argument. Bush is popular. Bush's lowest job approval rating was 50%. More telling, his highest disapproval rating has been 41%. Though it pains me, Clinton was even more popular. During his last term, Clinton's lowest job approval rating was 55% and his highest disapproval rating was 42%. This is both presidents at their least popular times. Not exactly glowing, but it doesn't exactly call for popular armed revolt.

I will also take two quotes from the Declaration of Independence. First, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” and second, “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes.” I have not seen any evidence that we are being led without consent. I too worry about crackpots (I don't need the quotes around that word) rising up in armed rebellion against the U.S. Unlike those in the center column I don't think we deserve the kind of chaos and despair that would bring and I don't look forward to that day. I hope that those third party supporters will stick to the pen and not resort to the sword to bring about the reforms that they want. Otherwise it could be bad for democracy indeed. [Republicans WatchBlog]

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