Former GOP Spokesperson Calls For Armed Uprising In Response To Obamacare Decision

Author: June 28, 2012 9:02 pm

Matt Davis, former spokesperson Michigan Republican Party

An email sent from former Michigan GOP Spokesperson Matt Davis after the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare has caused quite the stir today. Its question,”Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?” sounds more at home in the cotton fields of Georgia during the 1850s than from Michigan in the 21st Century.

Here is the letter, from Michigan Capitol Confidential:

Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?

Implicit in Benjamin Franklin’s fabled response at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention was a dire warning: That the Republic would one day devolve into tyranny unless we the people prevented it.

In 2008, we the people elected Barack Obama as president, and the 100-year progressive trek to tyranny begun in 1912 with Woodrow Wilson’s election was complete. It cannot be said too many times — for the purposes of emphasis and clarity — that the Constitution was possible ONLY AFTER the American Revolution; and that the war itself would not have been possible without the collective agreement, as so eloquently articulated in the Declaration of Independence, that the course of human events will sometimes justify one group of people to sever themselves from their oppressors.

In other words, America itself was possible only after its people summoned the will to risk their lives and their futures — as well as those of their children — for a freedom they did not enjoy but knew was their gift from God. Along with their desire to be free came their willingness to engaged in armed rebellion for their freedom.

If government can mandate that I pay for something I don’t want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified?

God willing, this oppression will be lifted and America free again before the first shot is fired.

When asked for clarification, Mr Davis had this to say:

“You can’t have people walking with lattes and signs and think the object of your opposition is going to take you seriously. Armed rebellion is the end point of that physical confrontation.”

But later on that day, Mr Davis had a different story to tell, claiming it was all an editorial issue:

I should have read it more carefully. I would take out the part about armed rebellion.

This is not how a Democracy works Mr Davis. The people spoke when they elected President Obama. To call for armed insurrection is how tyrants are born.


facebook comments:


  • What? Another Tea Bagger advocating for the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government? Didn’t Addicting Info just report on Tea-bag party leader Roy Nicholson doing the same thing?

    Why aren’t these extremists being arrested or at the very least, deeply investigated? There’s absolutely NO doubt they’re in violation of the Smith Act (1941), Dennis v. U.S. (1951), Yates v. U.S. (1957) and Scales v. U.S. (1961). Is it because they’re being protected by the GOP?

    Here’s a lengthier list of Republicans who also have violated this act. This carries a 40 year penalty and/or a hefty fine, but these guys are walking around scott-free.

    Former Texas GOP Secretary of State Roger William and Republican “constitutional pastor” Stephan Broden.

    In a “Whitehouse Watchdog” column of the March newsletter, editor Ponch McPhee calls for an “armed revolution” if President Obama is re-elected in November.

    Loyal followers of Sean Hannity on his website . . . [tried] to gauge which form of out-and-out treason his listeners favor most. Results? “Armed Rebellion.”

    According to a new [2007] BBC report, Prescott Bush (father of George H.W. and grandfather of George W.) was involved in a plot to overthrow the U.S. government and replace it with a fascist dictatorship in 1933.

    In a column published Sept. 30, 2009, Newsmax’s [a right wing website] John L. Perry wrote that there is a “gaining” possibility that the military will stage a coup to “resolve the ‘Obama problem.'”

    In an interview in January, Nevada GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, appeared to float the possibility of armed insurrection if “this Congress keeps going the way it is.” WashPo, Jun. 15, 2010

    Where’s the justice?

  • cerebrotoxin

    It sure is a good thing these armed rebels will have health coverage when they become casualties, otherwise it will be a mighty short insurrection for them.

  • Really, Mr. Davis? Doesn’t your party want to force people to buy government ID and birth certificates in order to vote? How exactly do you get incensed over the government requiring you to purchase healthcare insurance? Is it just a matter of how much money you have to spend?

    Additionally, Mr. Davis, your party wants to legislate women’s bodies (and only women’s bodies, of course), but you are going to incite an armed rebellion if the government touches your wallet. Spoken like a true toddler having a tantrum. Grow up, Mr. Davis.

    • Add to this theft, fire, collision and liability insurance (and annual inspections)for your car; fire, flood and theft insurance for your home. I’m sure there are more and maybe some of you here can come up with them.

  • The title ought to read … “Current GOP MORON”!

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