This is getting ridiculous. The rednecks of this nation are some spoiled rotten mothertruckers aren't they? Asking why people dont "rise up" or secede. Why? Here is why: We have it good. No, we have it GREAT: - Our nation has an obesity epedimic. Meaning, we consume far more calories than we WORK off. Yes, we eat too much, and work too little. Billions in the world would envy us. Calories, aka ENERGY, are the core source of human motion, aka, living. We Americans can drive our fat asses up to a drive through window in a massive truck, sit in the air conditioning, and order about 10,000 calories worth of food (more than some get in a whole week in the world)....all for $10-12 dollars. God damn we're spoiled. - Its hard to secede and 'rise up' when we have air conditioned homes and NFL football on. I mean...fight a revolution, or watch the Ravens vs Broncos with a large pizza? Hmmmm hard choice. - We're safe. Safer than anyone could dream of. Our military and police have eliminated almost any true threat to the average American. If you avoid the drug world, you'll probably never see more violence than a basic high school or bar fight once or twice in your lifetime. Beware of those papercuts though, they'll get ya! - Welfare. Yes, our government makes it to where our poor, lazy and disabled DONT SUFFER MUCH! Thats right, they dont suffer much. Depending on our ideology, thats either great or awful. But, my former hometown Atlanta has some very scary neighborhoods full of a lot of potentially violent people. They also have Buckhead, full of rich spoiled people. Why dont the poor, violent thugs of, say, Jonesboro come to Buckhead and do a mass crime spree stealing, killing and raping? Well, because the govt tosses them just enough to get by. Right or wrong...it works. And we have less violence...or "rising up" as a result. (BTW, most red states are welfare states, taking more from the Feds than they give). So, all you wannabe revolutionaries out there need to basically grow up. You have it so good. You're gonna go somewhere tonight and watch the NFL playoff game. Statistically, you are likely fat, meaning you eat too much, and work TOO LITTLE. You likely have a car, a roof over your head, heating and air, clean running water, and can own almost any firearm your heart desires, within reasonable limit. You are the envy of the rest of the world. And all you can do is whine about rising up? Grow the hell up. We dont have time for that shit.