Skip to comments.Does 2nd Amendment give right to armed revolt?
Posted on 01/14/2013 4:08:51 PM PST by marktwain
The renewed debate over gun rights that has followed the massacre of elementary schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., has included scrutiny over why gun advocates believe they need a right to bear arms. Among the reasons: Many advocates believe that individual gun ownership helps preserve American liberty, making government fearful of trampling on rights of its citizens. If government goes too far, the argument goes, Americans have the right to revolt by force.
Is that argument correct? Or does it belong to fringe gun enthusiasts?
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The author makes a silly claim about sacrificing generations of children for a right we will not use...
Nope, it provides the means to repel imposed tyranny.
Armed revolt, when necessary, isn’t a right — it’s a solemn responsibility.
What the second amendment does is to afford those who must reluctantly take on that sacred responsibility the possibility of succeeding at it.
The right to revolt is natural law.
Some are revolting by nature. Some are only revolting after hard work, others can not be revolting despite their best efforts.
Parallel and opposed to the right to revolt is the right to put down the insurrection. Not all revolts are won. Shays Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion, Nat Turner’s rebellion, and the Great Rebellion show that it is easier to revolt than it is to win.
Isn’t that revolting?
There is no “right” to armed revolt. But, in some cases, it is the only solution. Always remember that rebellion begins as treason. You only become a patriot or freedom fighter if you win and get to write the history books.
The Japanese feared trying to invade the U.S. mainland during WWII, because as ADM. Yamamoto put it, “there will be gun behind every blade of grass.”
well said! no one wants to take on the responsibility lightly but when they do katie bar the door it will be like the attitude and action after Pearl Harbor hell hath no fury like a free man scorned.
At least the Whisky Tax was rescinded a few years after the Rebellion.
Armed revolt is codified into our Founding Documents and principles, and is not just a legitimate birthright of every American citizen. It is also our deepest obligation, without which we dishonor and cast away as garbage the millions of human sacrifices made by the bravest patriots who came before us and gave up everything so that we may enjoy this right.
Bring it, all you "Gun Control" weenies. Go ahead and light this fuse, and we'll be soon enough rid of all of you.
This is the theme that will get pushed, and pushed now by the media. We need to take away the guns because the gun nuts want Civil War 2. I’m sure Dateline/60 minutes are already working on segments.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government”
“The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”
Judge Alex Kozinski
It would be wise for those so inclined at the moment to use methods other than gunfire to send the appropriate message.
It grants nothing. It simply recognizes the inherent right to possess the means to revolt.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
It's becoming more and more clear what (sadly) may lie ahead this nation, once United.
Not the Second Amendment, the Declaration of Independence.
That crazy right-wing gun-nut Hubert Humphrey said roughly the same thing 40 years ago.
You beat me to that, Renegade!