Have We Reached the New Tipping Point?
By Jim Yardley
July 1, 2012
To paraphrase Larry the Cable Guy, I don’t care who you are — you have to admit that Thomas Jefferson certainly had a way with words. In this one short section from the Declaration of Independence, he not only describes the duty of citizens to oust an oppressive, despotic government, but identifies the major reason why it hasn’t happened already. Take another look at what is arguably the key phrase in the paragraph cited above:
… accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Under George III, the accumulation of abuses hit a tipping point that moved Americans from the “suffer [evil], while evils are sufferable” to viewing those abuses as intolerable.
Under Barack Obama, and those of a similar mind in subordinate positions, such as Eric Holder, Michael Bloomberg, and others, the abuses which we have suffered have accumulated to the same point we were at in 1776. They can no longer be tolerated. We can not afford, as a nation, a continuance of such violations of the underpinning of our democratic republic, the Constitution.
Progressives ignore history in many cases because they feel that they are so much smarter and more intellectual than people were in the past, and that whatever mistakes were made back then (whenever then was) will not be repeated since they are so much smarter that they couldn’t possible make those mistakes again.
But any examination of history tells us that it is not the huge screw-ups by the elites that trigger revolutions. It is invariably something that looks minor (to the elites) and yet causes a reaction that catches those self-same elites totally by surprise. The difference is that it is most often the small things that affect people personally.