May 2, 2013

It's Getting Real

A recent survey indicates that almost one third of the American public thinks that it will be necessary to have an armed rebellion.
Twenty-nine percent of registered voters think that an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties, according to a Public Mind poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The poll, which surveyed 863 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/-3.4, focused on both gun control and the possibility of a need for an armed revolution in the United States to protect liberty.

The survey asked whether respondents agreed, disagreed, neither agreed nor disagreed or did not know or refused to respond to the statement: "In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties"

Twenty-nine percent said they agreed, 47 percent said they disagreed, 18 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed, 5 percent said they were unsure, and 1 percent refused to respond.

This is noteworthy as the attitudes of the colonists just before the American Revolution were about the same, that is: about a third of American colonists supported the Revolution, a third opposed it and a third were neutral. This notion has come under dispute but it has been widely accepted for many years. If true, we could be heading for even more portentous times.

More here.


Doom said...

One can hope.

sig94 said...

Doom - hush now, they're listening...

USA_Admiral said...

It is getting closer and closer.

sig94 said...

Admiral - 'fraid so. It's been brewing awhile. And the longer it simmers the more bitter it gets.

Subvet said...

Gotta go sharpen some knives, the guns are already cleaned and loaded.

Kid said...

It's hard to get comfortable people to go all 'revolution' is my thinking.

People are too comfortable, and we also don't have that big pond as an insulator. Not going to happen unless military command gets it going.

As an aside, I have heard a couple interesting statistics recently.

- 1/3rd of Americans believe we will be invaded by aliens, and that obama is the best person to in the WH when that happens.

- 45% don't believe the Sun is a Star.

- 51% (proven) don't give a rat's ass who is in the WH or what they do while there.

Forget it man, we're on an express elevator to hell. Goin down.

Kid said...

Hey Sig, I was looking at your Sig94 pics and I'll bet you'd like this one too -