Armed Revolution May Soon Be Necessary

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I don’t really know how seriously to take this, but here’s a question from the latest Fairleigh Dickinson poll. Apparently, nearly half of all Republicans believe that we might need an armed revolution in the near future to “protect our liberties.” Hell, even a fifth of Democrats think the same thing. Is this the effect of brain rot caused by listening to Rush and the NRA too much, or is it just a bit of harmless affinity mongering? I’m not sure. Either way, though, I’d sure like it a lot better if this number were somewhere south of 5 percent.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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