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View Diary: Is the 2nd Amendment Really Intended as a Safeguard from Tyranny? (95 comments)

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  •  Maybe I should (0+ / 0-)

    rephrase that.

    I feel that you may be overlooking the consent of the governed principal.  A government's legitimacy and moral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the people or society over which that political power is exercised.

    Every check, balance, safe guard, etc built into our political system is designed with that principal in mind. The ultimate check thereof being insurrection.

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