Matthew Mcconaughey Told Us About the Best Way To Resist Tyranny in 1993Submitted by No.7 on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:58
Matthew Mcconaughey's Character David Wooderson told us how to resist tyranny in the 1993 movie 'Dazed and Confused'.
"You know if it ain't that piece of paper it's some other decision they're gonna try to make for you. You've gotta do what Randall 'Pink' Floyd wants to do man. And let me tell you this, the older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man. L I V I N"
I think sometimes the answer really is that simple. For example, if a police officer detains and questions you demanding that you relinquish your rights and submit to their requests I think the best action is to not answer any questions. Instead, ask hard questions yourself like:
"Am I being detained? What crime am I suspected of committing? Do I not have Constitutional rights anymore? Did you swear to uphold the Constitution under oath?"...etc.
Lock the doors and don't open them, don't willingly get out of the car, don't consent to any searches or seizures. Simply resist peacefully by answering tough questions with tougher questions on film. Make them take your rights instead of willingly giving them up.
Remember to be polite and do your best to make the officer understand why you are resisting. Let him know that it isn't a personal issue. Police officers are people too, and most people like freedom if you give them a reason to like it. Being a rude smartass and arguing with the cop isn't going to help you or the cause of liberty and will only encourage the officer to abuse his power in the situation and justify himself. However asking hard questions while politely, peacefully resisting an invasion of Constitutional rights might earn a valuable ally to liberty in uniform.
I believe the option of ignoring and nullifying unconstitutional laws is a thousandfold better approach than the "only violence will our liberty" approach. I would much rather peacefully resist unjust laws than be involved in violence. I do not wish to harm anyone else because it is likely that I would be the same way they are under similar circumstances. The people who say the solution is to defund the system, stop participating, and starve the Government out of power are on to something. We just have to keep on living.