Happy Violent Insurrection Day!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. . .

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain . . .
Declaration of Independence: A Transcription | National Archives

Is insurrection ever justified?

If it is never justified, then should the US return to being a British colony?




The shot heard around the world was not from a basketball game.


Usually is, violence included. If someone is insurrecting and carrying on, they probably have a reason.

Be open minded to the grievances without letting your brains fall out. Sometimes the justification is sound, and sometimes it is stupid.

A long holiday weekend of bloodshed has intensified after a heavily armed gunman in a bulletproof vest opened fire on the streets of Philadelphia on the eve of Fourth of July celebrations, in yet another mass shooting in the US, killing five people and wounding two boys before surrendering to the police.

Across the country, Texas was entering the holiday to news that another shooting had killed three people, in Fort Worth, occurring just before midnight amid a gathering in a parking lot that also wounded eight.

Fourth of July is a US celebration. Why is it the riskiest day for mass shootings?
Read moreIn Chicago, a total of five people were killed and at least 33 wounded
in a rash of shootings across the city, coming one year after a shooter took seven lives at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, near Chicago.

These MAGA Trump supporting white supremacists are out of control…since Wray says they’re the #1 domestic terrorist threat!

…and yet?

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