I believe a blog is a great forum to interpose controversial questions and hypotheticals, and to see how my peers and colleagues respond. Keeping in conformity with my latest post concerning what has been happening in Egypt and Libya, I’ve often wondered if something of the sort could ever happen in our own country? When I asked a few friends what they thought of the idea, they looked at me as if law school has completely fried my brain. Admittedly, I believe it has, but at the same time I did not think that the idea was so completely “out there.” Here’s why… As a country, we have seen what happens to a nation when it is at its worst. At the outset of our founding, we had the Revolutionary War. Change was necessary and democratic means was not the answer to inspire that change. To the contrary, war was what won our independence from Great Britain. Jumping ahead many years, the Civil Rights Movement was a violent war itself. While protestors tried to use peaceful means to institute change in a racially divided America, those opposed to change used violent measures to show their lack of support towards integration. Many of my peers to whom I have posed this question have snapped back at me with the idea that our country as a whole is more civilized then a country such as Libya. They further state that our nation, with strong law enforcement agencies and well-trained armies, would never let such revolt occur. By no means do I wish to see a violent revolt break out in the streets of Manhattan, but it makes me wonder if the will of the people will always outlast the bullets or jail bars standing in their way.