Mosha and Areal were the leaders of the most radical sect of the Democratic Underground. They were both young, beautiful women who used the fact to their advantage. They always dressed in revealing clothes because the split second of hesitation their male pursuers took, was usually enough for them to dispatch them. The American Republic's storm troopers had recently started recruiting woment to offset this slight advantage. Their significant others officially only held the position of body guards. Bald Mosha and her husband Roger, who shared her hair style were one couple, and Sean, who was once a Republican Guard cop was Areal's lover.
The Democratic Underground was an outgrowth of the Democratic Party, which was now illegal to belong to. In the aftermath of 9/11 the mantra of the government had become, "If you don't support our initiative, you are aiding the enemy." This applied to every legislative bill or thought the Republican party put forward. With the power they were given by the Patriot Act, they didn't even hide the fact they were wire tapping American citizens illegally. They kept lists of what books the citizens read, they rewarded children who told on their parents.
In 2006, the elections had put a tiny margin of Democrats in majority both in the House of Representatives and the Senate by only one member. This last backlash against the Republicans was intended to reverse the trend of power accumulation by the Presidential office, and the loss of civil liberties that was becoming common place. Soon after the Democrats were put into office it became apparent they weren't going to stand up to the power structure of the Republican Party. They made noises that they would force a deadline to get America out of the Iraqi war, but backed down with barely a whimper. Next came a vote of no confidence on the Attorney General of the United States, but they were outmaneuvered by the Republicans again. After surviving the no confidence vote the Attorney General set up the Department of Unamerican Activities.
This beaurocracy set about classifying certain American citizens as aiding the enemy and defining them as enemy combatants. That way they were stripped of all rights. There was no due course of law, no habeas corpus, no release of evidence you were charged with, no time limit on how long you could be incarcerated. The interrogation camps the CIA held in other countries became every police station in every locale. The rush to be reclassified as a Republican was a silent capitulation to the new power structure.
The Green Party, and the Independent Party as political groups, vanished with barely a whisper. Talk of a two party system was not discussed. At least not by anyone who didn't want to be hauled away for unamerican activities, or even treason. By the time of the 2012 presidential election, it was illegal to be a Democrat. The choice was between two Republican candidates, and primaries were not even spoken of. The overthow of the American system seemed almost complete, and nearly a bloodless coup.
The Democratic Underground tied its ambitions to the true patriotic acts of the forefathers of this country, who stated of their own times....
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves… Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step over the ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!—All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a Thousand years. At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”