"A regime, an established order, is rarely overthrown by a revolutionary movement; usually a regime collapses of its own weakness and corruption and then a revolutionary movement enters among the ruins and takes over the powers that have become vacant."
Walter Lippmann
(1889-1974) American writer, journalist, and political commentator
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Maybe we haven't long to go before this could happen!
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    And after this one collapses watch out for international power control junkies who WILL enter among the ruins.
     -- Anon     
    This was true of Russia and would have been true of Iraq. Too bad we never learn... spend zillions of dollars and thousands of lives, when the bad guys would just fail on their own. We've got quite a while before it happens to the elite who already control this country.
     -- Senor Reek, Tombstone     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Only 5-10 more years before the wheels fall off the welfare system in these states. “Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our [American Patriot] dead!”
     -- Justin, Elkland     
    Because of the open, democratic nature of the American experiment in DEMOCRACY this does not nor will not happen here. Our institutions evolve, grow and atrophy on a regular basis as public opinion changes. We do not have a set in stone, iron willed regime, (even though some would like us to have some sort of set in stone REPUBLIC of NATURAL LAW). Since we are FREE and have no established order there is no reason for a secretive revolutionary group or secret know it alls. Our institutions, politics and government will evolve to fulfill our needs as they always have. Have faith my children, have faith!
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Waff, thank goodness I'm not one of your children and I do have faith. I have faith that if this nutball administration gets away with everything they are doing, we will lose another million or so jobs in this country.
     -- jim k, austin     
    The American empire is going fast (as a great power, probably the fastest). The dollar will soon no longer be the world currency, we have no real manufacturing base on which to grow, our status in the world has plummeted. So, as Americans have forgotten how to take to the streets this quote deserves five stars. We have ONE government and this needs to be overthrown - regardless of party, it's business as usual.
     -- RBRSRQ     
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
     -- George Santayana, Avila, Spain     
    Anon makes a good point. Beware the International power brokers, aka, the Bilderbergers. They are absolutely in control already. The government we vote for is irrelevant and has been for some time.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Waffler, you're denial won't help you when your fantasy land finally falls apart around you. You must be joking if you expect many to have faith in your words.
     -- Anon     
    Good point. But should we wait until everything comes crashing down before we prepare for the future?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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