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    you should probably spend a good bit of time reading about revolutionary history of the last 250 years. You will find the following basic patterns repeated over and over:

    1) armed militias do not win revolutions, mass action of the majority of the populace in key sectors of the nation win revolutions by, first and foremost, suborning and converting the standing armed forces and security apparatus.

    2) revolutions are lost and devolve into bloody anarchy when vast numbers of people, untrained, uncoordinated, undisciplined and uncontrolled, take to the streets with armaments.

    3) the American "revolution" was actually a territorial fight over profits and the right to manufacture finished goods from local raw materials - it was a fight between progressive aristocracy and a decaying monarchy headed by a syphilitic moron.

    4) That "revolution" was not won by armed citizens in self-governing militia... it was won via the intervention of French forces and Germanic mercenaries on behalf of the American mercantilists. What battles were won by Americans were done so via the actions of British military units and commanders that turned coat for one reason or another.

    So shove that down your small bore and tamp it with some gun cotton.

    The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

    by RedDan on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:12:54 PM PST

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