Jack Davies on Feb 5, 2013 at 20:51:41“And yet we got the 2nd, with much thanks to the likes of Alexander Hamilton.
The point was not that we should rise up whenever we don't like something, but that the government be always discouraged from ever ruling by force, knowing that we are armed as well. It's a fine distinction, but one that needs be made, and every last founder would have agreed, if the government ever gets that bad, then yes, turn to the guns to resist. Resist, not revolt.” “You are confusing the concepts of "revolt" aka "insurrection" with "resistance". The first implies rising up against the government for whatever arbitrary reason, which OF COURSE people have a problem with, but the second implies that the government in question has already broken their contract with the people, and are attempting to impose unjust tyranny at gunpoint, which is EXACTLY why we have the 2nd. The founders went to great lengths to avoid such a possibility, including but not limited to the 2nd Amendment and the constitutional provision that we not have a standing army.
You cannot have an honest conversation about this while confusing the two.”