More Calls for Armed Revolution and Civil Disobedience from the GOP

At what point do we stop dismissing as “crazy talk” calls for bloodletting and armed revolution in resistance to the implementation of Obamacare? Because it’s getting a little scary.

First is Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. In an appearance on Iowa conservative talk radio host Steve Deace’s syndicated show, Cuccinelli said business owners should consider going to jail rather than comply with the birth control benefit portion of Obamacare. Cuccinelli characterized the benefit as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church specifically and religious freedom generally.

Cuccinelli, who was the first state attorney general to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care law, sounds downright sane compared to former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL).

Walsh, a deadbeat dad who was defeated by Iraqi-war veteran Tammy Duckworth, is rumored to be considering a run for Senate or governor in 2014, called for armed revolution to fight back in the “war” that includes potential new gun regulations and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

As reported in The Hill, Walsh paraphrased Thomas Jefferson in a call for revolution against the Democratic platform. “We may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our freedoms,” he said. “By May, June, July, August, we’re going to have a movement in this state that’s going to scare Republicans and Democrats,” he said.

Maybe this is nothing more than rhetoric. But even so, where do we go from here? If our stakes are constantly rising, and each electoral defeat not simply a loss but an injustice that requires revolution to right, what hope is there really for our government to actually solve problems?

That’s the best case scenario.

The worse case scenario is, of course, that Walsh and Cuccinelli are deadly serious. Gun control legislation has wide support among voters, as does health care reform. Using armed revolution to resist the will of the people and assert a contrary vision is revolution, sure, but it’s hardly democratic.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

First - If the birth control mandate goes against their religious beliefs, then they should go against it before their beliefs. The mandate infringes on our religions. Religious freedom is protected by our constitution!

Second - .Gun ownership is also protected by our constitution. Gun control does nothing to protect us from crime. Criminals do NOT obey laws!

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer3 years ago

Sandra C
Wow what a rant... Cannot take the truth eh Sandra (if that is your real name) Again you attack me instead of refuting my words... typical RWNJ use of argumentum ad hominem. That FBI statistic site does not show the amount of victims of assault weapons and that is what the gun control discussion is all about, NOT the day to day crime that site shows. Try top stay focused, even though that is obviously hard for all you FOXified posters to do.

Dang she writes "After this there is nothing more I will say on this matter. It's been beaten to death." and then she goes on to write another page and a half of crap. Where did I say that my words was worth more than anyone else's for any reason. Madam you are the one who brought up my service and my manhood and are still doinbg such...

Susan Allen
SusanAWAY Allen3 years ago

Cletus W., I'm with you 100% Sir :) !!

Cletus W.
Cletus W.3 years ago

Personally, I'm convinced there is some form of recently aquired genetic disorder afoot within the rightwing. With the intellectual disorders they now display, they certainly couldn't have survived the unforgiving environment that humans competed in 10's of thousands of years ago.

Sandra C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Do you consider yourself MORE of a man than Cletus W. sir? Are you more of a man than anyone that has NOT wore the uniform, sir, yes sir? Is being a Marine the only way one can be a MAN, sir, yes sir? Come off it, SIR!

Talk about a pity plea. Display an icon of (I will presume you in uniform) and your posts become more valuable than all others. That sir is abuse of pity and patriotism. Accuse all you want, you are the one that has a problem. Who knows maybe I will put up an icon of me in uniform too. Wouldn't that surprise you. Stick to your "Copy and Paste" rants they seems to suit you well.

Fini and adjo! (let open season begin)

Sandra C.
Past Member 3 years ago

I don't expect anyone with an agenda to actually read or watch this because the facts, by the FBI, might tell a different story. You might like to know crime has been going down and continues to go down. I imagine you will push your own spin on it, but what the heck I will put them up anyway. I will assume you will search the FBI site as there is much information that contradicts your views and media agenda/misinformation.

FBI Statistics

A visual of the FBI statistics for those who have problems comprehending English. (Steven)

After this there is nothing more I will say on this matter. It's been beaten to death.

Cletus W...Anytime, so no thanks necessary. If I can help one parent keep their kids out of Juvie, not a problem.

Steven, Sir! You seem to have a real problem reading, understanding, or comprehension in general, sir. You have your mindset ONE way and can't see the trees for the forest, sir. You are becoming pathetic, sir! To continually have to explain my remark about "MAN" being "just a man", the man God designed seems to strike a nerve in you, sir. Every time the word "MAN" comes up you take it personally like someone is referring to you as NOT A MAN, sir. Why is that, sir? Do you consider yourself MORE of a man than Cletus W. sir? Are you more of a man than anyone that has NOT wore the uniform, sir, yes sir? Is being a Marine the only way one can

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer3 years ago

Sandra C

"that his word is the ONLY word. That his knowledge supersedes that of our forefathers. That refers to taking up arms against the citizens of this country in order to reap his RIGHTS"

I have no idea what you are trying to say in the above sentence and I doubt you do either.

I have no problem with other's opinions, just when those opinions have no basis in reality or fact! Case in point your very next sentence... Who the hell is proposing to is "Get rid of...." anything. Show me one official statement where anyone made the proposal to is "Get rid of...." anything???

Don't come in here preaching your bull crap about “What I have not seen are those willing to walk the walk when it comes to denying themselves of the luxuries..." How in Hell would you be able to see any of that while sitting pompously behind your little computer screen, passing judgment on those who you can have no idea how they live their lives. Grow up lady and quit trying to preach to the choir... go back and preach to any idiots who still believe the lies from the NRA...

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer3 years ago

Sandra C
Common sense is missing here indeed. No one is talking about taking anyone's right to own and bear arms away, it just takes common sense and past precedent to figure that out. No mention in the President's proposed gun control measures and no call from anyone in any branch of the government of taking anyone's guns. The only one's talking about taking guns away are the leaders of the NRA and anyone stupid enough to believe them after thirty years of this crap. No one took away anyone's legally held guns during the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. To keep these lies alive plays right into the Second Amendment solution nuts out there, so if you are going to sit there and pass these lies along you are not part of any solution, you are a big part of the problem. I could give a rat's behind who you voted for lady, if you keep repeating the NRA lies used to keep the gullible inline, paying dues and buying weapons from the arms manufacturers then you are no better than them.

It is sad that one who calls a Marine not a man or a Marine now cries when that person calls them out for doing just that.

That is all good and swell that you, like every other American whose families have been here for generations, has had members of the military in every branch there is but again I say that does not give you the right to say someone who actually wore the uniform is not a member of that branch of the service or that he is less a man because he holds views different from yours&

Cletus W.
Cletus W.3 years ago

Sandra C. -- That was an especially whiney diatribe. No one stated that you cannot hold your views and communicate them here. However, if you do take the time to air your views here, they are in the public domain for comment. Steven B. commented on them. You two had some rough words for each other...stop blaming him alone for the tone of your discussion...stop playing the VICTIM.

The story is about resistence to the LAW, all the way to armed resistence. I'm glad you finally stated that you are against that. It was tough to find that message within your posts which seemed to be more about trying to justifying-this-and-that-and-anything that comes from the mouths of rightwing dupes...which of course then makes you look like one of them.

Oh yeh, and thanks for telling me how to raise my children. Loved that particular lesson in hypocrisy, after YOU called this site 'pretentious'.

Sandra C.
Past Member 3 years ago


..that his word is the ONLY word. That his knowledge supersedes that of our forefathers. That refers to taking up arms against the citizens of this country in order to reap his RIGHTS. (I thanked you for your service before, Steven B, and that has not changed. I KNOW what service and sacrifice to our country entails.)

I do not care if you "spin" what ever you want in here. I have found this is a pretentious bunch and site that has no tolerance for those with a different opinion. It is called "My way or the highway." That the solutions for everything is "Get rid of...." and that will make it better.

What I have not seen are those willing to walk the walk when it comes to denying themselves of the luxuries that have created so much of what we are losing on this earth. You can sit here and pretend you are making change, but it all starts at home. When you all start "mending clothing instead of throwing it away and buying new", when you "get rid of the disposable diapers, going back to cloth that had to be dunked in a toilet before washing and reusing, when you stop buying "bottled water" in plastic and demand glass bottles that has to be washed and returned, when you stop coddling your children, who now run the households, maybe when you stop using the TV, computer, video games, etc as baby sitters maybe then.... but it all starts At Home! Only then will we have kids that don't use guns, knives, etc. to settle scores and to kill off other kids because they got "m