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.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.
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.