(ColdFury) Today, the discussion has well and truly ended. Today, the time has come when every American must make that most grim of choices, in close consultation with his own conscience and courage, each for himself. Will I resist, or will I comply? Will I fight to reassert my precious liberty? Or will I shirk my duty to myself and my posterity by accepting the bit of tyranny, staining the noble legacy of my Forefathers with the shameful, cowardly taint of surrender?
The only goal of non-violent protest is to push a tyrannical government to escalate their use of force to a point where they start injuring and murdering people, opening the door to one of two outcomes. A) Shaming government into breaking or B) Justify resistance. Resist or surrender.