Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 19, 2011, 7:24 p.m. EST by badkarma
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In 1776, thirteen colonies enacted a document titled the Constitution of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union, provide for the national defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to themselves and their posterity.
My fellow Americans, 236 years hence, we find ourselves at these crossroads again.
When the government fails to provide for the general welfare of it's populace, as the United States Government has done, it is the right and, indeed, the responsibility of the people to overthrow that government and restructure it in the pursuit of a prosperous society based on equal rights for all, and equal opportunity. This great nation has seen it's share of revolution and strife - and it shall again, soon.
However, this coming revolution shall not be fought with the weapons of men, nor the cogs in the great machine that is the government. No, rather this revolution shall be fought with a resolution of spirit that those founding fathers dreamed of in that era so far removed.
This war will not be tallied in lives lost, but in lives found and lives recovered. The casualties in this war shall not be the youth, struggling against a foreign power for the future of their homeland - but rather the figureheads of our current government, and the financial powerhouses that grant them their enormous reach.
When a minority controls the majority, that control cannot persist once the veil of shadow has been made transparent and the corruption and greed that powers the dysfunction of our government is laid bare.
We the people of the United States of America have had enough. We have made our case known through #OWS, and we have received two responses: one of disdain and disrespect from the Republican Party, and one reminiscent of a co-opting of the #OWS movement by the Democratic Party to further their own ends. Those two responses, while not surprising, have granted unto us a sense of solidarity. We are NOT a mob, we are NOT the lazy, disaffected youth of America, we are NOT criminals, miscreants, nor troublemakers.
We are the 99%.