Shays' Rebellion and the Debt Ceiling

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  1. Wonky Pundit
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    I never realized there were quite this many historical parallels. Cool!

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    bump
     
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    How are there any parallels? Do you really think that anyone is going to lead an armed rebellion to keep the government from raising taxes?
     
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    I bet you think that was an intelligent comment.
     
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    But I though only current U.S. citizens were polarized and frayed?
     
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    I bet you weren't online this morning when a troll was spamming the boards and I was bumping any and every thread to keep his trash off the main page of the site.

    I didn't even read the OP.
     
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    Shays rebellion was put down before we even had a Constitution. Jefferson dismissed it as a minor incident. What is the point of bringing it up when we are 14 TRILLION in debt today with a real unemployment number of around 26% and a president who thinks we can tax our way back to economic wealth after he spent our grand kids future on a failed stimulous that only paid off crooks and political supporters?
     
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    LOL, he bumped the thread. One does that whein they feel the thread has merit and has not moved forward.
     
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    Wrong, he bumped it because of a troll. As to merit it has no parallel to the current situation. Shay revolted AGAINST higher State Taxes and illegal BANK and Court handling. The current situation only parallels it if he thinks citizens will rise in rebellion if the debt ceiling is raised.
     
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    I do. I think recent history suggests the New Right is spoiling for a fight and while most of those who hold anti-government opinions don't act violently several have, which makes your question rather silly.

    We know there are militias active in America and we know they are armed; We know McVeigh and Rudolph acted against American Citizens in cowardly acts of violence, and both feared or hated the Federal Government. So why would you dismiss an armed revolt by radicals? Of course the leaders of today's radicals are Chicken Hawks, but fellow travelers and the menatlly ill may not be and may hope to become martyrs (funny about that, American faux patriots acting no differently than the 9/11 attackers).
     

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