Power to the PEOPLE

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Government can be domestic

The events playing out in Ferguson, Missouri are not random, isolated, nor new. The progression should be predictable by now. Alas, “teacher” salaries & statist propaganda are more important than schools & education. Please pardon an aside as I believe it is crucial to understand the context.
Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Yet, how can we learn when our schools spend most on middle management than on classroom instructors. American screw-alls (schools) are outranked by 15 other nations while expending more than all of them per student …combined !
Government restricts the rights of people for its own good. Most often to the point of violation. The violations become the rule rather than than the exception. Unjust actions are justified by a government’s legal code. If that code makes recourse negligible (impossible), then it makes revolution eligible (inevitable).
People must insist on their rights apart from government for the good of both it & themselves. The success of the government yields  dispossession & oppression. The success of the people leads to resolution or revolution, whichever comes first.
Ignorance speeds over-regulation.
Over-regulation cedes to tyranny.
Tyranny breeds fear.
Fear feeds resentment.
Resentment leads to anger.
Anger seeds rebellion.
Are we there yet? This conflict is as old as ancient Greece. If the powerful seize your bread & butter, then will it leave you dead or any better?!
Perhaps Michael Brown’s reaction to the officer were irrational. Fear can do that. However, a police officer’s 1st duty is to diffuse & expedite closure and not infuse & escalate an interaction. You don’t check the contents of a gas cannister with a match.
Here is an admission of a former presidential candidate:
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them. These will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” — Frederick Douglass,
August 4, 1857

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