Republican ‘Patriots’ Terrorize America with Calls for Armed Insurrection

The sole reason humans progressed beyond cave dwelling was their ability to learn, reason, and communicate to form communities and eventually civilizations. Unless a person is born with a genetic brain defect or are developmentally retarded, they should have the capacity to think rationally and assess situations critically to make choices in their own best interests. Of course, there are circumstances where ignorance plays a role in making bad choices, but unless a person is stupid, there is really no reason to continue reaching conclusions with no basis in fact. There is a notable difference between ignorance and stupidity, but both can lead to unwise acts, and in combination, there are few outcomes that do not produce disastrous results for the person and anyone connected with them.

In their quest to transform the country into a corporatist theocracy, Republicans are using the ignorance and stupidity of a significant segment of the population to incite violent reactions to every policy proposed by President Obama. Americans got a glimpse of the stupidity in the teabagger movement during the healthcare reform debate two years ago, and despite the availability of information about the myriad benefits of the health law, it appears that, coupled with racism, that particular group is still stupid and becoming a hazard to the security of the entire population. In the 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the combination of ignorance, stupidity, and racism exposed the threat of a violent uprising against the government of the United States.

There are Americans openly discussing armed insurrection to overthrow the government based on the notion that the worst form of tyranny this country has ever witnessed is the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality. A list of comments labeled “Hilarious Reactions to the High Court’s Ruling” on a liberal website are not remotely humorous, and only serve to inspire more hatred toward President Obama among stupid Americans who lack the ability to discern between a legally passed law upheld  by the High Court and tyranny against the citizens of the United States. A Michigan lawyer emailed numerous media outlets asking, “Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified? There are times government has to do things to get what it wants and holds a gun to your head. I’m saying we have to ask when do we turn that gun around and say no and resist.” A Breitbart activist claimed, “This is the greatest destruction of individual liberty since Dred Scott… the end of America as we know it. No exaggeration.” A conservative blogger Tweeted, “We don’t just need a new president. We need a revolution.” The Christian extremist Bryan Fischer said Chief Justice Roberts “is going down in history as the justice that shredded the Constitution and turned it into a worthless piece of parchment,” and the teabagger group Freedomworks said, “the power to tax is the power to destroy.” Another conservative blogger wrote that “someone got to Roberts and told him he has to vote this way or members of his family – kids, wife, parents, whoever – were going to be killed.”

Now, any semi-conscious American with a rudimentary understanding of the legislative process may find these assertions hilarious, but there are plenty of angry, racist, stupid, and extremely well-armed Americans who perceive the court’s ruling as a threat to themselves and their ignorant concept of American liberty. Their perception of tyranny is being co-opted by Republicans who use coded language and sometimes overt proclamations that the only solution to President Obama’s tyranny is a “2nd Amendment remedy” and armed rebellion. A Republican in the House of Representatives, Michele Bachmann, told residents of Minnesota that she wants them to be “armed and dangerous” if the federal government attempted to implement laws she felt were impinging on their freedoms, and the infamous 2nd Amendment remedy solution to a Democratically-controlled Congress originated with a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Nevada. However, there are less overt buzz-words and catch-phrases being used on a daily basis by Republicans that are instigating violence-tinged reactions across the country from seriously stupid and tragically ignorant Americans.

When Willard Romney says “Obamacare is the government takeover of health care and intrusion in our lives,” the implication to moronic Americans is tyranny in the same sense as “government overreach” into Christians’ lives. Romney claims President Obama is “undermining religious freedom” and it is as provocative to Christians as taking their precious guns and bibles away. During the lead up to the 2010 midterm elections, this author interview four leaders of the largest evangelical churches in a large California city for a newspaper article on religion in politics, and when the preachers were asked if their tactics were at all like Afghanistan’s Taliban, the spokesman leaned over, smiled and said, “no, we are better organized, better funded, and more heavily armed,” and that “we have a list with your name near the top with that Black tyrant in the Oval Office.” Is it sinking in yet that these racist Christian super-patriots are a danger to the security of every man, woman, and child in America? It should.

The persistent talking points by Republicans throughout President Obama’s term have been to incite opposition to his policies and his existence as President. Romney and the rest of Republican representatives in Congress know well that the ACA is good for the American people and that it will not increase the deficit, kill jobs, or create death panels, and yet they parrot those fallacies on a daily basis. Whether or not Republicans are deliberately inciting stupid Americans toward violence is unknown, but for those of us who are stalked, have death threats nailed to our front doors, or pick up the phone to hear graphic details of our family’s dismemberment and demise, it is their persistent references to tyranny, government intrusion, and religious persecution that are part and parcel of the impending violence toward liberals, gays, Jews, and the government.

What is most tragic is that if any of these so-called patriots or religious sycophants ever took the time to peruse the Affordable Care Act provisions, they would be hard-pressed to find anything they would not benefit from. Willard Romney understands this because his similar healthcare reform in Massachusetts is extremely popular and covers 98% of adults and 100% of the state’s children. His opposition and constant criticism of the Affordable Care Act is not because it kills jobs, increases the deficit, or intrudes on Americans’ personal freedoms, it is because he is pandering to the stupid teabaggers who hate anything the African American President promoted, and that a Black man is in the Oval Office fuels their rage  and drives them toward armed insurrection to “take back America.”

It is a travesty that the divisiveness raging across America for the past three years has its basis in racism, ignorance, and stupidity, because it is not health insurance reform, consumer protection from predatory banks, less government spending, lower taxes, or the jobs President Obama created. Republicans have seized on America’s racism and stupidity and parlayed them into a perpetual campaign of hate and vitriol to implement their Libertarian vision of America. America is being torn apart by Republicans and their hate-filled teabagger and evangelical bootlickers, and the real shame is that this country could be a truly exceptional nation for all the right reasons, and not because Republicans want to kill Muslims, Liberals, gays, and non-Christians. The proliferation of guns among evangelicals, teabaggers, and Mormons is no accident and there are specific reasons they stockpile assault rifles, machine guns, and a two-year supply of food and ammunition, and it is not for hunting rabbits and pheasants. The lot of the religious super patriots are on standby for a signal that the nation is ripe for armed insurrection and the Supreme Court just gave the “on your mark” warning by ruling that a brilliantly beneficial health insurance reform law is constitutional. Americans are going to need all the healthcare they can get when the shooting starts and one thing is certain, there will not be one Republican on the front line. They will be hiding out in corporate or church-provided bunkers to pick up the pieces and if any American thinks it is a joke, then they are as ignorant and as stupid as those who fire first.

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48 Replies to “Republican ‘Patriots’ Terrorize America with Calls for Armed Insurrection”

  1. Well, we certainly need a revolution but not in the direction they are aiming. I am tired of this entire government. We need a government that actually cares about our rights and our constitution. Citizens United anyone? Trillions in bailouts for banks that caused the crisis? Let’s face it, this is no longer the United States of America, it is the Fascist State of America and that is no joke. The ACA was huge but no where near what this country could and should have. The way I see it Roberts only upheld the ACA so that the court wouldn’t look completely partisan and useless. What do the Corporations have to lose anyway now more people will be required to have insurance. For all we know this was their plan from the beginning and they just bitched and moaned to make Obama look bad.

  2. This is neither ignorance, which is from nonexposure to the right information, nor stupidity, which results from organic oligophrenia. It is hammerheadedness- a self-willed density and refusal to “get it” so that the hammerhead remains justified in continuing to vent a bigoted rage. Hammerheads often have justified cause for their rage: the hammerhead class is downwardly mobile. But directing their rage against their real oppressors is unthinkable, both because they have been taught it is “bad” and because (on a level they don’t care to think about) they know their real oppressors have the will and power to punish them horribly. Thus, when their masters cue them to direct their rage against groups they have beein taught to regard as “weak” – women, dark-skinned people, atheists, “Moosllins”, queers, and all those libruls seen as weak-sympathizers – they do so with a violence that remains bridled, not by fear of properly constituted law, but only because they have not been cued to openly attack- yet. Not yet. They are only being primed now. But they are likely to be cued in the coming election; unless this process is reversed, surely by 2016. Hammerheads are the Myrmidons of the Machiavellians that are waiting safely behind the gates of their compounds and the custom doors of their churches and homes for the moment when, without peril to their silken and petted hides, they can step into the open and direct terrible retribution to those who opposed them. That is all.

  3. I was reading Wikipedia about Johnny Depp. He says:”America is dumb, is something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth-that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. He would like his children to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then GET OUT.” Now was that Brando are who?

  4. What we have here is a bunch of tea thuglicans bending over to the Koch Bros. They are cold-blooded reptilians who are willing to let children suffer without medical cre. The reasoning is they have pre-exsisting condition that the insurance won’t cover, until Justice Roberts declared it it constitutional and warm-hearted to care for children. I gues the tea baggers wives and mistresses wanted new mansions in Texas and kentuckyoso suffer thelittle children, they care more about the fetus than the children.

  5. I warmly invite the patriots to take up arms and form a new nation–from the look of things it will be in the South. Enjoy the Federal government’s reaction to your nonsense, but don’t expect us to commemorate the battlefields, which will be fewer and smaller. And don’t expect your flag–whatever it is–to fly over any statehouses after your war. But do expect it to be over quick.

  6. The only question I have is this… with the danger posed by the “Good Christian” Republicans, is it really wise to constantly push for gun control (which even a cursory look at the language used reveals)? Seriously, that would send them into violence, and it would strip people whom they would kill of the ability to defend themselves.

    It’s like the NRA and others have said, if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. The sad fact is that a lot of the right-wing nutcases are heading towards being outlaws in their desire to force their religious and political ideology on others. They’re quickly becoming traitors to their own country, and the sad thing is that they don’t see that they’re being traitors to their own selves as well.

    I’m of the opinion that the violence may begin as soon as today, and possibly on Wednesday. I just hope that the “police” don’t join in the dominionist/Republican witch hunt on liberals/gays/atheists/whatever, and that they do their jobs… and try to stop the violence when it starts (but I’m not going to hold my breath, knowing how crooked and unjust the pigs are).

  7. I second Reynardine. The police cannot be trusted to protect people (they’re into bullying and “asserting their authority” too much) and the military… Mikey Weinstein didn’t start the Military Religious Freedom Foundation for nothing.

    The shit hits the fan, and the only thing that might protect us is our ability (limited as it is) to protect ourselves. Otherwise… slavery or death will be the result.

  8. Obama has not pushed for gun control, this hype spread by the same nut who called for an uprising after the Affordable Care Act was first passed by Congress. Now, this same nut (his name doesn’t come to me at the moment, but he is the grand conspiracy theorist) has stirred the public on his blog site saying that “Obama has been intentionally lax on gun control during his first term so as to lure the Republicans and Tea Party into complacency, get re-elected and then ban all guns his second term. Wayne LaPierre (NRA) is lock step with the Nazi Karl Rove and must go long with this stupidity and lie simply to stir up more votes by those too unintelligent to check the facts. The Republican Party line (lies). This is true. Basically they believe Obama has been lax on gun control so that he can be harsh on guns. It is INSANE. The Tea Party is INSANE. They are largely conspirators planning to overthrow the government. Hopefully, Michele Bachmann will be made an example of so we can all tell her: “Don’t worry girl, prison orange is the new black!”

  9. And yes, these radical extremists are indeed traitors threatening high treason, which is punishable by imprisonment or death sentence.

  10. If the banks had not been bailed out we would have had a financial collapse just as we did in the Great Depression. Every high school history text book explains why we had the Great Depression and how it could have been avoided. In the Great Depression the government simply allowed the banks to collapse and the rest of our financial system. Then we had 75% unemployment and it took WWII to restore the economy eleven years later.

  11. I’m not talking about President Obama or the lies being spewed from those nutcases, and I don’t believe them for a second. There is an almost constant under-thread in the language used by a lot of liberal people which advocates for gun control.

    It might be not so much a problem where they (the advocates) live, but here… it could be personally lethal to US. In fact, if it wasn’t for the reputation I’ve gained by shooting several dogs that were on our property trying to kill our kitties and/or threatening us, I suspect we’d have been shot long ago (plus several of our kitties would have died long before their time).

    I’ve already given the reasons why gun control is a bad idea several times and don’t want to have to re-hash it again.

  12. At this moment, it is on point with sedition, subversion, and possibly incitement to riot. It becomes treason when someone takes up arms against the United States and any citizen joiins, aids, or abets them.

  13. I really kind of hope the ACA pushes Texas to secede. I truly believe all of the self-righteous neoconservatives would move to a land with far less government oversight and far more guns, and the decent people would move somewhere else. My only response would be “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

    For that matter, let all of the corporations that want to control a government live there. America (the real one) would once again become a country of regular people who can rise to the top by playing within the rules, not corporate fat-cats who bend and twist the laws to keep their competition down.

  14. All I can say is if the Tea Party or Republicans want to overthrow the government that bad, they’re more than welcome to *try* in this new age of government surveillance and control.

    Their short little “war” won’t even last five minutes–let alone five days. And they’ll be lucky enough that they’ll actually live to stand trial for their crimes!

  15. but I thought it was the OWS protesters that were supposedly the violent people threatening our freedoms, or the union thugs, or the urban gangsters, or the Illegal Aliens… when all along it was actually the trailer park trash?
    go figure

  16. Rmuse

    You have hit the nail on the head and I, for one, take your warnings very seriously. I have been trying to get this point across for years on different websites but there are always some who still cannot believe this is actually a probability.

    I know, from your article, that you face ridicule and physical harm from outing these people and I am on your side. So far I have not made enough of a splash to get on their lists and I never use my real name as a result of advice from one blogger whose site I regularly post to.

    I know you are probably very much aware of the work Mikey Weinstein does with his Military Religious Freedom Foundation and I think if people were to really pay attention to his books and activity they would see that the Religious Right has their tenacles far into the Armed Services in this country. AND that is very scary.

  17. A walkaway

    I am slowly coming to this same conclusion. I have long been against guns but I have enough sense to believe the posts I and others write about these people to know I need to protect me and my family. I have not gotten to the point where I am purchasing a weapon but I am surely mulling it over. I think all I need is to be convinced that I can truly store it securely where my grandson would never be able to access it by accident or on purpose. I have nightmares about just that possibility and I would never be able to live with even an accident in that realm.

    But I do understand your point. I am not sure what it is going to take to get people to take these wingnuts seriously. I don’t think we would see another Oklahoma City it will be on a much bigger scale. Mormons have been told to gather in the Rockies so yes, the Mormons are ready and armed for rebellion. Christofacists will use their influence in the military to get over.

  18. Republicans & extreme conservatives always thrive on ignorance. A nation of sheep or drones ( sheep – drones ? ) is easier to control than a well – informed public with access to more than the ” lie factory ” of Fox News.
    Remember the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia who killed anyone who wore glasses because glasses equated with intelligence & who basically tried to purge Cambodia of its rich history ? I think that’s what the Tea Party & Religious Right would do. Heaven knows what a nut – job like Rick Santorum would’ve done if he’d gotten the GOP candidacy & won. We’d begin a slow, steady descent into the new Dark Ages, & non – Christian Liberals would be sent to ” Jesus re – education camp “. The extreme Republicans are really hurting themselves, hopefully they won’t damage the country. I have 1 cousin who sees things in black & white,she pretty much believes that Obama, Democrats & Liberals are pretty much children of Satan & Republican Religious Right members are angels. Scary.

  19. SueinCa – Yep, the danger is real and there are few days my inbox is devoid of death threats. It is why many writers do not use their real names. Unfortunately, newspapers disallow pseudonyms and include a photo next to my real name. The only consolation is they can only kill me once.

  20. Schuyler and Nebroxah: please see my note, supra, on the probable loyalties of the armed forces. The regulars are divided and the contractors are mostly bad guys.

  21. Fasism means politicians control industry and decide who plays and who doesnt. Who makes billions forever, and who makes peanuts and goes out of business. Your answer is to give politicians complete control over every health care transaction? You are supporting the permanent installation if facism. Govt doesnt produce ANY healthcare. They go to private business for that. With govt control of healthcare, politicians pick and choose which health care providers make billions, and which need to switch to video game industry to make profits. Your describing yourselves in this article and posts. Stupid is as stupid does, and your it.

  22. Yeah those dangerous right wingers needed to be rounded up for the safety of everyone huh….Just like all of those dangerous Natural Born Japanese Americans needed to be rounded up during World War II for the safety of everyone!

    It is thinking like of this nature that has led to enormous tragedies in Anerican and International history! Maybe both side should take a step back and exercise a little common sense. Armed revolt is a remedy that was left the citizen of this country, BUT ONLY AS A LAST RESORT! However NOWHERE in our US Constitution does it allow for citizens of this country to be “rounded up”. The political demogauging coming from both camps is rather sickening, on one side you have people seeking to bring ruin on their country to satisfy their political goals. In repsonse your others yelling to “round up” the political decenters…Sounding more like Hitlers Final Solution!

    Good greif people try a little common sense and then when all the heated rhetoric is gone sit down and have an honest debate and cool headed talk.

    I hope and pray to god that coller head prevail!

  23. I’ve wanted to publish a couple of letters to the editor, but anonymously because of the real threat the dominionists pose to anyone who openly opposes or exposes them. The paper refused to print them unless they put my full name at the bottom, and that mainly because they don’t recognize that there IS a threat.

    I’ve told them about the things that the “Good Christians” have already done to us, and while the editor commiserated with me privately, they won’t change their rules and officially don’t see dominionism as a threat.

  24. What strawman? Dvldoc is correct. The divisive nature of this season’s political rhetoric is the worst thing to happen to this country since the Civil war.

  25. Read it again, Kate. Only one side has been drawing crosshairs, repeatedly using racial epithets, talking about Second Amendment Remedies, or advocating insurrection, secession, or assassination. As Eowyn of Rohan said, those who have not swords can still die on them. Or, as Chamberlain said, “Peace for our time…” and so, indeed, for millions of people, their time was forshortened.

    Both sides do it…my Aunt Sally.

  26. it’s not about taking away guns. It’s about getting a handle on illegal sales of assault weapons, banana clips and explosive ammunition- all of which we were just fine without until the GOP refused to renew the law against them (was it the Brady Bill?) a few years.
    Ask you local police chief where he is on the issue of “cop-killer” bullets being outlawed again.

    Do you think we should repeal the law against machine guns as well?

  27. My guess is, that a serious insurrection that went on for some weeks would tank the economy and Wall Street knows this. So it won’t happen. Might we see right wing militias carrying out widespread assasinations of Democratic Senators and Governors? I think the odds are 2 to 1 against it.

  28. Liberal,

    You got it backwards. Fascism is when Business controls the Government. The evidence from every other developed country unequivocally shows that govt control of health care works far better that the insanity we call health care in this country. And because they keep corporate money out of elections, the governments in Europe are generally much more supportive of the needs of the 99%.

    The French just voted to give Socialists control of the Presidency, the Senate and the Parliament. I believe that means they are sick of the kind of politicians that run things here and in Germany.
    Government control is only bad if the government is not responsive to the people. Try to let each state run it’s own military and see what you’d get besides a Chinese invasion, or let each state try to build its own superhighway system. Or regulate environmental hazards Or even National Parks. Govt controls our currency too, do you seriously propose that each state issue it’s own currency? Again, the issue is government responsiveness and accountability, not the amount of control they have.

  29. So you’re tired of this government. We need an armed insurrection just not in this direction. Fascist, huh? Well from all the years of listening to hype from both sides, why am I not seeing or hearing comments such as this as being remotely well informed or useful or worth bothering about. It’s no different from Baggers when someone goes on a rant with such generalizations as these.

    Thanks, but from all of us who have fought for justice and put one foot in front of the other, who have sacrificed personal safety and challenged extremists directly and with dangerous results to ourselves – please do one thing for us. Don’t help. I frankly don’t give a damn what you think if this is the best you can do.

  30. Wishful thinking. Wall Street has little control over the people behind all of this, even though the greedy rich provide the funding. The dominionists have been pushing for a long time to have the constitution rewritten or overthrown (so they can have their theocracy), and as it is pretty evident that they aren’t making any way having it rewritten, their next logical step is to try to overthrow it – which they’ve been calling for for many years.

  31. You’re full of shit too. The law that was repealed made my 22 unlawful, because it is automatic and I have “banana clips” for it – which were useful, especially when dealing with vicious pit bulls on the rampage in our yard (happened a few times). It was a law based on bullshit and deserved to go into the trash bin.

    The laws against explosive bullets and “cop-killers” and machine guns are still on the books and I haven’t heard a single peep about taking them off the books. NOT ONE PEEP. The law that was repealed was against semi-automatics “Assault weapons” which was a bullshit definition. My 22 was, according to the law, an “assault weapon” even though it was used for hunting, target shooting (when I could get away and had the spare $$$ to go), and in defense of my home. The one rifle I’ve always wanted (due to personal liking), a WW2 carbine, would also be defined the same because it takes clips and is semi-automatic – and it WAS effectively banned under that old piece of crap law. When that “law” was passed, the price multiplied by about 10 – making it permanently out of reach for me.

    A bolt action or similar isn’t much good when dealing with a pack of vicious pit bulls and mongrels trying to kill an innocent little kitty in our yard (been there, thankful I had two clips full of 22s). Even when hit hard, it takes a couple of shots or more to stop them… they’re that vicious and hard-headed (being shot makes them even more dangerous and violent, in fact). A bolt action or similar also not that good when dealing with, for instance, a team of home invaders or let’s say as an example, a group of “Good Christians” dedicated to permanently shutting you up so you can’t say the truth about them and their church any more – something that is very likely in this area (if they don’t use some sort of bomb, which I admit is probably more their style).

    Until the advent of the “patriot” groups, the owners of semi-automatics were for the most part law-abiding citizens, and not crazies out to start wars or fights – even the people who owned machine guns that I’ve met (collectors who liked to shoot guns at targets) weren’t into violence. Most of the gun owners I’ve known have always supported keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and gangs, and still do. The problem is that those sweeping laws like the one that was thankfully repealed, went after ordinary citizens and had little impact on the nutcases and crooks.

  32. Walkaway: for the kind of invasion you mentioned, a repeating twelve-gauge with double aught should do just fine.

  33. Since I live in GA and I am surrounded by Dominionists, I keep my gun ready for immediate use. These people are operating from the position that liberals/democrats/progressives don’t own guns, and this could turn out to be one of the worst mistakes they make should they decide to go the ‘armed insurrection’ route.

  34. 18 USC 2385, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115, Section 2385. Advocating Overthrow of Government.

    “Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof –

    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.”

  35. If you’re talking about a regular snailmail submission, you can use a plausible name and send it through a PO or a remail. I am too old to know what the electronic equivalent would be.

    At one time, papers would agree to print letters as “name withheld”, if you requested it. Maybe some still will.

  36. let the Teabaggers do it… they think they’re a force. The minute they take their guns to the streets and start shooting they’ll end up where they belong… in prison.

  37. I just wish that law would be enforced.

    There would be a lot of preachers in jail and not using thought control on their followers.

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