Skip to main content

View Diary: The Fantasy of "Government Tyranny" (211 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  2nd militias weren't about "uppity slaves" (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    AoT, leema, JerryNA

    it was about uppity whiskey distillers, and mormons, and indians, and the odd British invasion.

    in 1790s slavers had plenty of arms to keep the slaves oppressed without need for a militia.

    •  They also made sure to keep the slaves unarmed (7+ / 0-)

      and Southern states used gun control laws to keep blacks disarmed for decades after the Civil War was lost .   Because being in the Ku Klux Klan is no fun if the other guys can shoot back.

      •  Good point. (0+ / 0-)

        About the south having experience using arms to keep slaves.

        I suppose the day after the North disarms, the South would rise and either secede or invade the North to reassert skin based oppression nationwide.

        It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink.

        by JayFromPA on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:26:22 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  which begs the "Stand your ground" point (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        a2nite, rb608

        In my generic tristate area, if memory serves, there's a case of a black father blasting a white kid because the kid was after his son. Not sure what happened (this is a pretty lame researchless post on my part but, hey, it's a thread on the internet ...) but the first time some crazed 1776er is waving their "patriotic" rifle around and someone feels threatened and blasts them, say in Florida, what's going to happen if the shooter is black or hispanic (or asian)?

        If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

        by jgnyc on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:30:50 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  Maybe that's why they are against it so (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        AoT, bmastiff

        strongly.  They did it........

    •  citation needed (0+ / 0-)

      I don't have one but I question your assertion.

      If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

      by jgnyc on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:27:13 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (120)
  • Community (58)
  • 2016 (45)
  • Elections (37)
  • Environment (35)
  • Media (33)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (33)
  • Republicans (31)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Iraq (27)
  • Barack Obama (27)
  • Law (27)
  • Civil Rights (25)
  • Jeb Bush (24)
  • Climate Change (24)
  • Culture (22)
  • Economy (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Bernie Sanders (18)
  • Senate (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site