Originally Posted by Reaper16
This is something I've been wondering for a few years now: if one believes that the 2nd Amendment's purpose is to allow citizens to protect themselves from a tyrannical government -- if it is the duty of the citizenry to, as is stated in the Declaration of Independence, "alter or abolish" any government that becomes tyrannical -- then what the Hell are we waiting for? Why aren't we raising our arms en masse to overthrow the tyrants?
Well, private gun sales are soaring. Some speculate a civil war if we get any social unrest as more unravels. I hear the bond market it going to bust. I give things 6 months before we see anything like that.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison