‘Is it time for civil disobedience?’

by Anthony G. Martin
Columbia Conservative Examiner
October 15, 2009

For the first time in my memory, and in all likelihood in the entire history of the Republic, citizens in the mainstream of America–the heartland–are talking seriously of ‘civil disobedience.’

Such a thing is usually anathema to the hard-working, Patriotic taxpayers who keep the nation afloat. We associate the concept with Leftists, the draft-dodgers of the Viet Nam era, and pacifists who resent any military action whatsoever.

This time, however, the growing movement to consider civil disobedience as a reasonable option is confined primarily to middle America–the people in the center and right-of-center, along with conservatives and libertarians–who are quite distressed about the course of the nation and who thus no longer wish to fund it…

…The bottom line? Our elected representatives are not listening to us. In fact, they couldn’t care less.

And the ultimate proof of this is what? Our illustrious Senate Finance Committee approved the ObamaCare bill that will place an unacceptable financial burden on citizens and employers who offer excellent private health insurance, in an attempt to force them off of these plans and onto the government plan.

Could there possibly be any better proof that Congress is ignoring the ire of the citizens?…

…The rage of the citizenry is getting ready to erupt, and it is vitally important that we have a reasonable course of action in place in which to funnel the enormous energy that will come from that rage.

Mr. Martin’s complete article can be read here.

The title of this article refers to Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government), an essay by Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849.

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