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#1 CatofWar

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

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Three in 10 registered American voters believe an armed rebellion might be necessary in the next few years, according to the results of a staggering poll released Wednesday by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

The survey, aimed at measuring public attitudes toward gun issues, found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” An additional five percent were unsure.

Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans. Support levels were similar among males and females but higher among less educated voters.

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http://tpmdc.talking...ellion-poll.php

#2 Jase

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

That means 2/3 of people think that it will never be necessary.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

I wish that 29% would try it.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

I dont see what the big deal is, I plan on fomenting an insurrection sometime around August.  Maybe even late July if things come together



#5 Bronn

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

I've never really thought that an actual revolution/rebellion could happen in my lifetime, but I do think it is possible I'll see things like economic collapse, dwindling natural resources, natural disasters, new diseases, and other things that can have a similar effect on the American landscape.



#6 Niner National

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I bet if this same question were asked in any other decade during any other administration the numbers would look familiar.

 

 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

I wish that 29% would try it.

 

Why would you wish this to happen?

 

Honestly.



#8 PhillyB

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

I blame the increasingly radical right-wing propaganda machine that's using social media venues to disseminate brainless sentiments to a populace too brainless to analyze it critically.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Aren't American History & Politics always 1/3?

 

IIRC my Am. History teacher told me that 1/3 wanted to Rebel against Britain, 1/3 wasn't sure, 1/3 didn't. Par for the course in the USA.

 

 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

CUM N GIT MAH GUNS, GO AHEAD

DON'T TREAD ON ME

HITLERS FIRST STEP WAS DISARMING GERMANY

THE GUVERMINT GETS TO HAVE GUNS BUT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO ISN'T THAT INTERSTING HMMMMM


"hey, i agree with that sentiment because it says "conservative" in the name and has a picture of ronald reagan! i think i'll share!"


etc.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

I wonder if some of these folks want a rebellion to finally put an end to systemic racism, and obtain some economic equality?



#12 GOOGLE RON PAUL

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

tim brando will lead the charge so that, once again, being a straight white christian male will mean something here in america



#13 Cary Kollins

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

Why would you wish this to happen?

Honestly.


I don't literally want it to happen. But the thinking is if there was an armed rebellion, those rebelling would be jailed or killed. I wouldn't shed a tear for them.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

A telephone poll you say. Cause those have always proven to be accurate...

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

what makes you think that these people wouldn't succeed?

 

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could it be that they're old, out of touch, and so desperate to preserve the status quo that many of them would never actually put their lives on the line for their "cause"? probably




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