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.