Skip to comments.Bill Maher: It’s ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Quaint’ & ‘Nonsensical’ to Think 2nd Amendment Can Prevent Tyranny
Posted on 05/05/2013 12:29:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
HBO host Bill Maher had MSNBCs Lawrence ODonnell as one of his guests on Real Time Friday night, and the two were adamant that the Second Amendment cannot protect against tyranny (and that such a conversation shouldnt even really be happening in this age).
After pointing out the poll where 44% of Republicans said an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect liberties in the next few years, compared to 18% of Democrats, Maher said:
Can we get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny. Didnt Waco solve that? We just had the anniversary a couple of weeks ago. Remember Waco? You know what they had in Waco? They had like 1.9 million rounds of ammunition; they had .50 caliber machine guns; they had grenades What did the government have? Everything else. The winner and still champion the United States government. Thinking the Second Amendment protects you from tyranny is like thinking the First Amendment protects you from Thor. Its quaint. Its ridiculous. Its nonsensical. And they never get called [on] it!
After Pete Hegseth, a veteran, asked whether Maher could imagine a scenario even in the abstract where liberty might need to be preserved with a weapon, ODonnell said to audience applause: Zero. Were past it. Were past it!
This country [is] long past the point where you would ever have to rise in arms against this government.(continued)
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Maher doesn’t strike me as the type who would want to prevent tyranny anyway. I think he’s the type that would prefer to stand around wetting his pants.
Comrades... resistance is futile.
He mentioned Thor????
LOL...Bill. You’re nuts....
Maher is right, the 2nd ameendment won’t prevent Tyranny....
But it sure as hell will stop it once it is bold enough to start being tyrannical towards the people.
Something that some people don’t understand, is that it isn’t just about the killing, it is about the dying as well.
Liberals look at it as a match between the two armories and numbers and organization and political power and training, etc.
What they don’t see is how an argument within a nation changes as the government wins the battles, but loses a war.
Arms mean that the people die dearly, loudly, and in large numbers, over a longggg, sustained period of time.
Under those conditions scenarios change, there isn’t a straight line anymore with all results determinable from the starting balance sheet.
Sounds like a great argument for legalizing military grade weapons.
When these people say the Government I assume they mean the US Military acting for the Politcal leaders.
If an armed revolt were to start under say an asswad Anti-American dipshit like Obama who hates the military and has screwed it over so much, I have a feeling that a very LARGE amount of the US Military would not act to defend the Political leaders but would act to defend the Constitution.
This is something people like these can not understand or comprehend..
I gather the Mexicans thought the same thing after the Alamo. Fact is Waco was mostly women and children corralled into one place. Open warfare will be quite different.
In this day and age, guerilla warfare will easily wear them down regardless of their superior fire power. Liberals can’t stomach a real fight.
Thor is a male stripper at a fag-club he belongs to.
Leftist poodle skirted cheerleaders like Maher think with emotion rather than the truth. He thinks that by having the First Amendment to say anything he wants, he has everything he needs. If he bought pies like he buys his freedoms, he would buy pie without the apple.
Our Second Amendment guarantees our freedom through this thing called asymmetric warfare. It is the same war strategy that won the Revolutionary War. It is the same war we are winning now against the criminal who wants to rob the law abiding of their life and treasure.
To be honest, he’s kind of right.
Sort of like how a third world nation thinks that having some rifles against the US military will actually make a difference.
It’s not like bringing a knife to a gun fight, it’s like bringing a rock to gun fight.
And Thor was how Maher felt afterward.
Is this another attempt at a joke by the alleged comedian, Bill Maher?
And, that, Bill, is maybe why the FBI, the ATF, the DOJ, et al have earned the undying hatred of millions of Americans. With their "everything," they succeeded in burning up dozens of children, women and men under a siege that could have been prevented much, much earlier by the ATF. Bill, a real American would not be so proud of that stain on our history.
Guns not prevent tyranny???
I’m betting it will work a lot better than having nothing to defend yourself with.
As much as we hate to think it, the Afghanis have lasted well with fairly basic weapons.
Because afghans didn’t repel 2 superpowers using AKs/s
what a moron (no sarc tag)
Tell that to the people of afghanistan who effectively stopped 2 superpowers using AKs. So much for your (and his) theory.
To be honest, it won’t just be small arms if the time ever comes. It will be IEDs against crown vics, and LEOs entire families wiped out. It will be ugly......let us hope it never comes to that.
I believe the most succinct exchange I ever heard on this was iirc Larry Pratt responded to Diane Feinstein when asked, “Why do you need an AR-15?”. He replied, “Because you don’t want me to have one.”
In any case it ain’t about winning. Win or lose those of us willing to make the effort will NEVER live under tyranny. Either way. Die on your feet. Don’t live on your knees. Sic SempeR Tyrranis.
Yeah, I remember Waco, you moron Maher. Wouldn’t have expected a government to senselessly attack and kill innocent civilians over alleged weapons violations. BTW, they did NOT have 50 caliber machine guns. Otherwise, the death toll for this illegal, unconstitutional invasion would have been much higher for our government thugs.
Is that Ann "Adam's Apple" Coulter's stage name at the club where Bill met her?
Good points.... Third World goat farmers with rudimentary weapons have handled superpowers to a draw in Afghanistan
Let’s see what a military can do against folks who are better fed, better armed, better educated, and have more trees and foilage for cover.
Waco was what, 50 people? And we are still talking about it how many years later?
In the South, there are hundreds of thousands who look to the 2nd amendment as protection against a tyrannical state. And no matter what libs like Maher think about it, the tyrannical minds in DC that scheme to control our lives look at the armed citizenry and know they always have to think twice about how hard they will move against a citizen.
Just think of Janet Napolitano and her buying of millions of rounds of ammo for “homeland security”. That alone is proof the 2nd amendment lives in the heads of the DC control freaks.
Only when the last remnant of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto decided to fight were they not slaughtered like sheep.
Most of the previous roundups were conducted by a handful of soldiers who often didn’t even carry their rifles with a cartridge in the chamber, because the soldiers were confident of submissive obedience on the part of their victims.
Americans don’t do submission and are armed. Liberals know this and know it well. Whether the MOTUS in the ‘White Mosque’ really understands this, or whether the rest of the Muslim world understands this is debatable.
Maher is attempting what Sysiphus would have advised against. Some things are not possible. Disarming America is one such task.
But if these prominent Leftists are so sure of that, why even bother trying to take away everyone’s guns? No, they are afraid, very afraid.
I’m sure there were Englishmen who laughed at the idea that a tiny group of farmers at Lexington and Concord could bring down the mightiest military in the world in 1776. The rest is history....or rather, His story.
Ohhhhhhhh, you bad. But right! Sure looks like an AA to me, or she’s got a Milk-Bone Biscuit lodged in her throat. Heh.
Bill Maher is Ridiculous and Nonsensical...
he is not Quaint.
Guess you gotta point...
Just wait until a Republican becomes president again. We’ll get Leftists calling for violent revolution again.
Hate to bring this up but,
We already have an illegal, unconstitutional tryanny.
I don’t see anybody doing anything about it.
Maher did you forget that a bunch of uneducated farmers beat the biggest and baddest army in the world a few centuries ago and that’s the reason you can flap your jaws on U.S. soil to earn a living?
I have no television on purpose and a benefit is that I do not have to ever hear of Bill Maher or Chris Matthews, even by accident.
It’s discouraging to see these two wastes of skin so often publicized on my Free Republic.
Look at our own history. Poorly equipped, under trained, and out numbered. We adapted and began using guerrilla tactics defeat the British empire.
(c) is your most important observation.
The great force equalizer.
Bill is right. 2nd Amendment didn’t prevent the disaster we have right now in our government nor did it prevent a Martial Type Law in Watertown with people drug out of their homes with their hands up and being patted down as they came out... while the suspect was in a boat in the search zone - but the street conveniently not searched.
I still wonder if the goal was for the guy to escape but the boat owner got in the way.
The “Battle of Athens” is an excellent case study of American citizens using their 2nd amendment rights to overthrow tyranny.
I’ll bet it is never taught in schools these days.
The freedom loving people of this country could put a 100 Million man “army” in the field. The leftists would be lucky to field 100 thousand. Freedom loving Americans would make the Taliban look like 3 year old children playing with squirt guns and fizzy drinks.
Add to that the fact that Republican governors also have well equipped forces as well. In addition, I believe 100% of the Air Power would support the freedom loving Americans.
We win! So give up your leftist dreams of Tyranny!!!
Isnt that why OathKeepers dot com is working hard to remind those in the military and law enforcement, that they took and oath to protect the Constitution-—which is the people, not the Govt.....
Maher hopefully misses the point that there will be a steady flow of military to the side of the people.
As the late great Col. Jeff Cooper stated about the Feds with their face covered who attacked Waco and Ruby Ridge-—if they cant even show their face, they are terrorists, to be shot on sight.
To fight guerrilla warfare you have to out number them by over ten to one.
One guerrilla can tie up ten solders on average. Yeah you can bomb the place to rubble but it will work only if you know where they are.
“Who is winning the war in Afghanistan, in the long run? It sure wasn’t the Soviets, and it’s not currently the USA, either.”
You can thank the ex father in law of the Dead Bomber’s Uncle for that
“The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against the Red Army, explains a former CIA analyst. The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power, and especially to counter Chinese influence in Central Asia. In a certain sense, the Cold War is still going on. For years Graham Fuller, former Deputy Director of the National Council on Intelligence at the CIA, has been talking up the modernizing virtues of the Islamists, insisting on their anti-Statist concept of the economy. Listening to him, you would almost take the Taleban and their Wahhabi allies for liberals. Islam, in theory at least, is firmly anchored in the traditions of free trade and private enterprise, wrote Fuller. The prophet was a trader, as was his first wife. Islam does not glorify the States role in the economy.
Richard Labévière, Dollars for Terror: The United States and Islam, New York: Algora Publishing, 2000, p. 6”
Stupid man. They are not elites. They are communists.
Where did that come from. Out of his anus? If they had actually found those weapons it would have been splashed all over the news as justification, it was not. But then, I did not buy the lies told by BATF and company concerning Waco. So what does that make me?
The Civil War did not happen by individual action. If the US ever breaks up, it will be by State Action, not some Militia Group.
Is he saying,” nyaa nyaa you can’t stop us, even with your guns!” ?