We have a democratic system that works. The country swings from Right to Left and Left to Right every generation.
Discussion of taking up arms against the governing majority is just loony. It was crazy when the Left talked that way in the 60s and 70s and its crazy people on the Right doing it today.
If you feel like the majority of the country is tyrannical, you should leave. Go to a country that is more friendly to your governing philosophy..
Hitler was also elected.
One of the biggest mistakes the British made was allowing slaves to be brought to these shores. Do you agree with that?
Hitler was a dictator. Next.Originally Posted by Virginia Poe
ROFLMFAO.Originally Posted by virginia poe
In Democratic societies, there's always the threat of "tyranny of the majority". Majorities sometimes support bad policies. I get that.
I have no problem with non-violent civil disobedience or other non-violent ways to voice one's disagreement with "tyranny of the majority".
But I think it's nuts to even seriously discuss armed resistance to the governing majorities at this point in time. That's not what the 2nd Amendment was meant for. Otherwise, treason wouldn't be a crime...
Ithink you hit the nail squarely on the head there. I think a big part of the problem is that is the common understanding of the common man Democratic and Republican have ceased to be understood as forms of government. The common understanding of these two terms have deteriorated into them merely being political parties. That obscures that fact that at time the US Constitution guarantees more than what the parties are offering. To be clear the US Constitution creates a democratic (Federal) republican (State) form of government.
Seriouly, what idiot takes a metaphor to a gun fight? You tell an advancing army we have metaphors and pens. I'll bet my bottom dollar and everyone on top of it that they don't retreat. I would tell you to come back and let me know how that works out. But I don't think you would be able to do that.
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