Originally Posted by NihilOC
A million people? Wow, that would require some serious organization! Luckily there's this thing called the internet we could all organize our rebellion on!
Good thing they're not monitoring it, eh?
But seriously, your solution to poor government policy is to kill the government workers involved in implementation? Sounds great, let me know how that works out. In the meantime, I'm just going to vote for someone else.
It is A solution. Which is more than what anyone else has offered.
Secondarily. I don't care. I don't think there is a vast conspiracy and unlike the people freaking out I've been behind those NSA doors. They aren't interested in you ******* to monkey porn, ok? They're interested in some twisted freak who wants to take a bio-weapon and kill a few hundred million people. Or insert whatever weapon you choose. Quoting a founding father "liberty security neither" from 250 years ago in a time that this threat didn't exist is irrelevant.
Thomas Jefferson also said that democracy had to be reborn every 20 years through revolution. "They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion..... What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
That's another less known, but more significant quote. The point stands that if you sat Mr. Franklin down and said "Mr Franklin, there are psychopaths out there with the means and the motive to wipe out all life on earth. Should we still hold the privacy of the citizens above the survival of the species?" I seriously doubt that he would say "those who blah blah blah blah deserve neither"
Lastly, LOL voting? Let me get this straight.... : You all think there is a vast government conspiracy to monitor you and control you through force. So you opt to vote (mostly electronically now) in new leadership to change that system? .... Bartender! two more for the funny guy.