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Old February 28, 2009, 11:53 PM   #64
Kleinzeit
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Sounds to me like Hamilton thought the military would be unable to dominate an armed and well disciplined citizenry. So it would appear to me that no one has tried to seize sole governmental power by force because an armed citizenry would make it extremely difficult if not impossible to do so.
That's just silly. That's ideology, not rational argument.
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