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Old November 20, 2012, 11:32 AM   #29
Brian Pfleuger
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No reasonable person wants our government, as it stands today, to be overthrown.

But the founders DID specifically include that "Doomsday Scenario" in much of their personal writings. It is clear that it WAS (and IS) one of the several intended purposes for the 2A.

Today's government, violent overthrow? No.

If I was in Syria today? Yes.

The People, irrespective of our constitution or any other, have the right to do what the Syrian people are doing today. Doomsday.

Should our government go down that path, we have the same right, also irrespective of the constitution. Our right is simply codified, with particular intent, I believe it's obvious, to head off just such an event by having the people legally armed.

Peace through strength, as it were.
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