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Why can't Americans rise up and change their gov. like we're supposed to be able to do?

Do you have any idea what happens when "WE the people" try to change the gov in this country? Just take a llok at waco, TX and Ruby Ridge....For a country with so much freedom, we've managed to become complacient and just roll with whatever our gov wants. Anyone who tries to actually change the gov (And i don't care what anyone says, protesting does not work) suddenly finds themselves on the wrong end of a media drive-by.!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    People don't try to make meaningful change in our government (even though the mechanisms for doing so are in place and accessible to anyone who chooses to avail him/her-self of them) because most people are complacent and basically satisfied with what we've got. Changes do need to be made, but people don't want to have to go out and try to drum up support for the changes they want. So the status quo prevails. A person with integrity could channel the desire for change into a forceful, focused movement that would push politicians into making the changes that we the people really want.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We can. Most just don't bother.

    And the Constitution doesn't give us the right to overthrow the government by violence. It provides a system of laws to allow us to change the government following proper procedures, and ensures that those procedures cannot be easily infringed.

    And if you are afraid of the media, then trying to take on the entire govt is way beyond reach. Anyone that serious about wanting to change things needs to enlist the media, and get public attention on the problem.

    Because changes are made by We the People. Not I the Person.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We probably could if enough people could agree on any particular cause. Trying to get a majority of the public at large to go with almost anything is like trying to herd cats, we as a society are too fragmented. Not necessarily a bad thing but the price of a true democracy. Your comment on complacency isn't to far off the mark either.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you are talking about the administration that we currently have, i happen to support this president. I am not at all happy about all the illegals we have in this country, but then again we had them here 6 years ago too. Nobody has lifted a finger to stop them, either then or now. The media was pretty quiet about the big protest in Dearborn last month with the thousands of muslims who supported the terrorist Hezbollah and were pretty open about it. The media has a agenda and they will let us know how we are to feel about different issues.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is very much like a question I saw posted sometime ago: Are you the same person?..Here's the same answer: Be very careful not to jump from the frying pan into the fire. They did in China, Russia and a few other countries: and it wasn't pretty.

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  • ELI
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    1 decade ago

    By principle of democratic representation, the people who win in elections supposedly stand for what the people want or what they believe in. But we know that's not always the case...

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  • 1 decade ago

    We can, but not enough will participate. Look at any election turn out and you will see why elected officials don't really care what individuals think.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Scared to try. Anyways ,it's to late i'm afraid , it would be some very,very strong tea in the harbor. But I'm ready if you are, we need more patriots in this country.

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  • LVieau
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because the gov't would throw everyone into prison. Don't you know that the gov't for years have been for years building new prisons for people that don't like the neocon politics?

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  • 1 decade ago

    We need to but most people don't want to get out of their air conditioned SUVs.

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