“It is my opinion that all is not yet lost in America, but I firmly believe we are dangerously close to losing the foundation of our freedoms … more to the point, I believe our government leaders are out of control and beyond redemption … Democrats and Republicans alike.
“That is not an indictment of every person in public service. But as an institution, it is my view that at least two of the three national branches of American government have already fallen and the third has been corrupted to the point that it no longer can be trusted to keep the other two branches in check. And the wrong-doing in Washington is so pervasive that every individual who is not actively waging war against it, is suspect, in my mind.
“Therefore, my topic tonight is revolution, and it is my hope that my well-known embodiment of mainstream values, however socially liberal, amplifies the very fact that I speak about it here.”
Howard Vicini, September 13, 2007