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.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950