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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

Steven F Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 1:32 PM
The 2nd amendment preserves the ability to OVERTHROW, not withdraw from, oppressive government. That is actually the POINT of the article.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:19 PM
So the founding fathers should have sailed to Great Britain and attacked Parliament, killed King George, and set up a new government over the entire British empire?

Hogwash.

The only acceptable violence is that which is perpetrated in defense of ones own land and liberty, never to impose one's will over another, or another's land.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:22 PM
on what do you base your statement that the second amendment does not apply to a sovereign state's right to secession ??? is that in the constitution ?
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:17 PM
the colonist "withdrew" from the british empire. ( thank God!) why should we not have the same rigtht today that they had in the 1770s ??

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...