Yesterday I gave some background for my thinking, I am not a genie with a crystal ball and I can't tell the future and I am not a insider who is privy to information, I don't even play one on TV but I do read and understand history to an extent and try to read into it our present situation.
I have seen ideas kicked around about things which may trigger an uprising much like 1776 where the patriots fought off the British, in a nutshell, it ain't gonna happen, at least not the way I see it.
There are many differences between then and now. Back then there were only 2% or 3% willing to fight but the majority of the population was more behind them. Today you may still have 2% or 3% willing to do their part but most of the population would be against you so it would be a loosing battle physically and intellectually. the 2% would be viewed like the Waco group. Also back then the patriots had weapons and 'technology' equal to the British, today that is not even close to being true. Sure you could fight but it would be like a gunfight between a single shot 22 and a 50 BMG, anyone with extensive military training understands this.
Thirdly, back then we had our leaders in 'government' to follow, who is leading the charge today? I have an idea, lets put out an internet message for all patriots to show up for a meeting to lay out a strategy, let me know how it turns out............... I am not trying to be sarcastic just observe reality.
I do see the Patriot movement having a key role but not like in the past, wars and battle strategy evolve over the years so today things will look different.
I hope Romney wins because if not 0bama will make things much harder to overcome if at all and our second amendment rights will be either gone or heavily restricted. There are two main things we have to worry about, our gun rights (key to freedom) and our economic freedom, they are both important. 0bama will attack both. In regard to gun rights he will probably start out wanting to register weapons, the general population will agree because they can still keep them (for now) next will come a ban and they will have to be surrendered.
Here is where the patriot movement will split away from the sheeple and things will get harder, you see right now about 30% to 40% of households have guns after confiscation it will only be about 5% (I guess). This will be acceptable odds for total government takeover be it martial law or whatever. Anyone who wants things to come to this is foolish, pure and simple. You will loose a lot, most will die and without a doubt everyone will loose many friends and family and your life will never recover.
Most of us are concerned about our second amendment rights and they are key but if you don't have a country or home to protect it is little comfort.
Personally I think the best option is to get Romney elected I understand he may not be the most gun friendly person but first and foremost we need to get strong economically and I really don't think Romney will go after gun control only because he will focus on the economy and gun control will have to pass the house as well, it won't be an issue for him. Even the Democrats don't dare push for gun control right now, it would be suicide for them.
So where do I see the patriot movement coming into play? I see it mainly in a defense mode (if you need more explanation read the links in the text above) At some point the entitlement benefits have to be sliced, it is a huge portion of our budget. They wont be cut for people in real need but we have entire families on government assistance who have kids just to get money to live and they feel they are entitled. It could be caused by TEOTWAWKI disaster or economic collapse or reform. There is a number of ways this could come about and that that is not as critical as the result. When it happens government will try and solve the problem or deter it by offering food programs much like in past years, if things get really bad you may see FEMA camps to house people. Any of this will cause riots and mass looting on a large scale and it will force people to protect them selves with deadly force, many will die. Right now we have over 50% of the population relying on government for assistance in one form or another this will by default decrease greatly after a huge reset and maybe we will be equipped to elect a better government.
0bama being reelected greatly complicates the process in a number of ways one of which is gun control, he needs it for his plan to try and succeed. Bottom line is NEVER succumb to any attempt to register weapons, it will lead to confiscation at some point and the more people you resist it will be harder to enforce.
All of this is speculation and if we have a huge nuclear disaster things may be vastly different.