Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where's the Militia When We Need It

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4 comments:

  1. So basically you are saying a citizen’s militia would have been more effective against this insurrection than federal law enforcement since federal law enforcement backed down.

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  2. Most of the founders would be opposed to rebellion if their reactions to Shays' Rebellion are any indicator:
    http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/shaysapp/people/home.do

    Here is George Washington on Shays' Rebellion: http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/shaysapp/people/home.do

    There was a difference between the American Revolution in that the Colonies were revolting against a "foreign" government (i.e., the one in London), not their local government. Additionally, the armed rebellion was seen as a last resort, which is the reason for the Declaration of Independence, which was a justification for the colonists action rather than an ultimatum to the British Government.

    When Alex Jones and his followers run around saying things like "it will be 1776 all over again," they show their ignorance of US history.

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  3. Yup, it is similar. When George left nobody paid the internal taxes (same as George III stamp tax) that the folks so hated. And Thomas Jefferson got rid of the damn taxes when he was elected.

    Nice little poster there Mikeb, just not any of the actual, real history of what took place..

    orlin sellers

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  4. Does any group calling themselves a militia trump, or even equal the authority of the armed services of the United States?

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