Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Well, I didn't say it like that. You're spinning it as "holding back" as in restraining themselves because that's what they want to do. It's an influence...and a good one.
That's why we're still in Iraq and Afghanistan 'eh?
Our Framers also feared having a standing army too.
But we were not scared to go into Iraq and Afghanistan. Your theory was that the government was holding back or scared from a dictatorship because its own citizens have guns.