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The July 4th Question: 236 Years After The First Revolution Is It Time For A Second?

George1026 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 9:57 AM
This would be a good time for every one to read John Locke's Second Treatise of Governmen (1690)t, especially Chapters 18 and 19. Although more than 300 year old, it speaks to the problems we face today.

Let’s start with a shocking, but true premise: If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government. That statement feels wrong to me. It reeks of militia and McVeigh and toothless loons holed up with guns in cabins in order to avoid paying income taxes.

But the fact remains that the rationale for the existence of the nation known as the United States of America, which first appeared in print 236 years ago today, is entirely dependent on the premise...

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