Thursday, February 7, 2013

Deductive Dialectic Soup

Insurrectionist theory (that the Founders intended through the Second Amendment, etc., for citizens to hold the right to violently overthrow an oppressive or tyrannical government), is the direct cause of Domestic Terror attacks such as McVeigh's Oklahoma City Bombing, Andrew Joseph Stack III flying his airplane into the IRS building in Austin, TX, and Richard Poplawski, who gunned down three police officers in 2009 out of fear that 'Obama was going to take away his guns.'

Jefferson, the most notable and oft-cited insurrectionist theorist, put forth his claim to Madison in a letter (1786) re: Shay's Rebellion, that "a little revolution every now and then is a good thing," not knowing Madison had already sent him a letter on the subject, calling the rebellion "treason." Jefferson did not raise this subject with Madison again, nor was Jefferson in ANY WAY involved in the drafting, proposing, or ratifying the Second Amendment. Very few Founders were insurrectionists in the sense that they supported the people taking matters into their own hands with force of arms, rather to depend on properly structured governmental power.

The Constitution clearly gives Government the power to prosecute Treason and suppress Rebellion/Insurrection (18 USC CHAPTER 115 - TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES), making insurrectionist theory outside the mainstream and an ideology in support of Treason.

Therefore, those who hold and support insurrectionist theory are, in the words of Madison, 'internal enemies' constituting a threat to 'the Tranquility of the Union,' and need not necessarily act on their beliefs to be seen as supportive of levying war against the legitimate Government of the United States, which is Treason, which is punishable by death. No due process required.

(read: Carl Bogus UC Davis Law Review 1998).

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