The following is a question I know we’ve all pondered. Yet in a way it’s imponderable. So we tend to come up with glib, macho, chest-thumping answers. Or we don’t answer at all because silence is the wiser choice. Still, it’s on a lot of minds.
UnReconstructed asked the question in its fullest, most individual (and most ironic) form. I’ll try to paraphrase it into more mundane, more cautious, reality.
Fourth question: At some point, political Intolerable Acts become truly, personally intolerable. The long train of abuses has to halt. We’ve already seen people (including perhaps ourselves) submit to more abuse in this generation than we’d ever have imagined. So a multi-parter:
1. Where does the train of abuses stop? 2. What actions by We the People are likely to stop it? 3. What are some of the practical issues in fighting tyranny head-on? 4. What are the ethical issues for people who don’t believe in initiating aggression?