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    Default "Suppress insurrections" vs a usurpacious government.

    Not sure if "usurpacious" is a word.

    So the Founders gave the government the authority to suppress "insurrections".

    But dont the people have a right to protest or reform their government?
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    The people have the right to peaceful assembly to redress grievances against Congress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    The people have the right to peaceful assembly to redress grievances against Congress.
    Hmmm.

    Not too many responses on this one.

    I'll be moving on now.

    Have a good one!
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    One of the things the militia system would do is see where most of the people were in regard to whether events were an insurrection or a forced reform of government. Neither Shay's "rebellion" or the whiskey "rebellion" prompted calls for disarmament to the extent it has happened today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euphemia View Post
    The people have the right to peaceful assembly to redress grievances against Congress.
    But I thought that the FFs had a mistrust of government and wanted to preserve the right to bear arms as a way to counter government tyranny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown View Post
    But I thought that the FFs had a mistrust of government and wanted to preserve the right to bear arms as a way to counter government tyranny?
    That's exactly what the 2nd Amendment is about- can't have that now, can we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    That's exactly what the 2nd Amendment is about- can't have that now, can we?
    Seems to me there's an irreconcilable conflict between that justification for the 2nd Amendment and the fact that treason (which includes making war against the United States) is punishable. The Framers apparently wanted to permit the people to have the means to revolt while at the same time reserving to the government the authority to punish them in the event they were unsuccessful.
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