reply to post by karen61560
If anyone was considering 'taking up arms against the US government, they are probably in dire need of a padded cell TBH. It would be insanity.
But, what makes you imagine 'taking on the Government' means by force of arms?
There are huge numbers of very intelligent and very patriotic professional people in the US, a great deal of them would undoubtably know the law
inside and out.
I would imagine any action close to even being termed 'revolution', would be in the form of legally challenging infractions and violations of law,
and proving that sacred Oaths of office have been broken, and elements of the Government are deliberately and perhaps cynically, acting in an
Essentially nullifying those elements, using the law, not the bullet.
Some knuckle head or two might be talking about going toe to toe with the Government using arms, but then some people are idiots and antagonists.
The legal process would obviously be the sensible avenue to take when attempting to weed out criminality in the Government, any other method would be
doomed to failure and would only ever be a futile sacrifice on the alter of stupidity...and playing right into any possible agenda to provoke such an
action from the public too.
Weapons (public weapons) are important in the context, inasmuch as they create a vital element of pause - a period of hesitancy and uncertainty in
both an armed Government perhaps willing to wage attrocities against the American Citizen because it knows the people are armed, or in the would be
armed 'revolutionary citizen knuckle head', who knows his would-be foe is better armed.
That pause is essential to enabling both the legitimacy of any potential public legal proceedings against a Government percieved as acting beyong
their remit and abusing publicly bestowed powers, but also to enable a possibly paranoid Government to reflect on their own actions, which may have
led the public to a position where they feel it necassary to challenge the Government in the first place.
Not all significant changes require blood and sacrifice. Prison time and public shame and scorn for the corrupt will probably be sufficient.