- Jul 20, 2008
- Lobelville, Tennessee, USA
Since the colonies had just shed it's self of tyranny rule by armed revolt, to create a new independant nation, the outhors of the Constitution had the foresight to understand that the form of government they were establishing could, in time, also become oppressive to the people. They included the 2nd Amendment to insure that the people would have the arms to cast off another oppressive government, if needed, and start again. Keeping "The People" armed was to hedge against tyranny rising from the new Republic.PT111 wrote:The unspoken rule of the Constitution is that sometimes the insurrectionists should win.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” — Thomas Jefferson