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Old March 1, 2009, 02:18 PM   #68
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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.
Well it appears that at least one of the Delegates at the Constitutional Convention shared my silly, irrational ideology.
What I meant was that no causality has been established between what Hamilton thought and what subsequently did or not did not happen. To suppose that causality nonetheless exists is ideological.
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