French global warming riots


#41

What did our our country’s founders call it?

Lets look at the declaration of independence.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

[And then a long line of abuses are listed … including this one]

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:


#42

There what is?


#44

That’s because to work in government you must prove that you are a saint. No corruption allowed! :roll_eyes:


#45

By that definition the govt has ALWAYS been abusive from the first moment of creation.


#46

I can’t speak for other conservatives but I think what they are happy about is seeing the backlash against a carbon tax which is what this protest started as. But like many protests and movements they often morph into something different.

For the most part I don’t see republicans defending the alt-right movement, but it’s perfectly mainstream to not denounce Antifa or even defend them as they often do on CNN.


#47

True dat. Give one man authority over another and that authority will be abused.


#48

You need to produce more wealth not, tax your people more… High energy costs makes everyone poorer…


#49

and guess what the protester want? a tax on the rich.


#50

The problem is their tiny GDP… It’s the socialism. And gosh, they have over 9% unemployment. So, let make energy even more expensive, so only the rich can run a business etc…

Yes, great benefits, if you can get a job…