Skip to comments.James Madison on when it's time for Revolution
Posted on 08/24/2009 1:08:36 PM PDT by cowboyusa
Found this quote from James Madison while studying about the Nullification cricis: "And in the event of a failure of every Constitutional resort, and an accumuliation of usurpations and abuses rendering passive obedience and non-resistance a greater evil than resistance and REVOLUTION, there can remain but one last resort, the last of all:an apeal from the cancled obligations of the Constiutional compact, to the orginal rights and the law of self preservation. This is the ultima ratio of all governments whether consolidated, confederated, or a compound of both;and it can not be douted that a single member of the Union, in the extremity supposed, but in that only, would have a right as an extra and ultra-constitutional right to make that appeal. FREEPERS AND PATRIOTS WE HAVE REACHED THAT TIME!
Ok, i’m ready. Actually i’m waiting. At some point, reasonable men will come to the conculsion that there is more to lose by not doing anything, than by taking action. Tic,Tic,Tic.......
“You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.”
You don't want to be around if we ever do get there.
It won't be pretty, and things may only be worse afterwards.
You don't want to be around if we ever do get there. It won't be pretty, and things may only be worse afterwards.
Yes, you're right about this...
That would depend largely on the acts of the opposition, which are trending to rapid escalation...
You're right about that. Nobody in posession of a modicum of sanity would want it, but if there's no other realistic alternative?
Another true statement by you. But it may be a gamble we are forced to make. Then what?
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