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    The tyranny the Framers worried about was monarchy and aristocracy.

    "A republic, if you can keep it."

    The unamended constitution contains an express guarantee of federal intervention to ensure every state against insurrection and guarantee them a "republican form of government."

    Before the convention and in the Federalist Papers Madison and Hamilton said this guarantee was something very important that the Articles of Confederation should have but did not contain.

    Many others thought so, as well.

    Anyway, the threat of somebody making a monarchist coup in Delaware is not what it once was.

    And the tyranny these modern gun nuts are worried about is nothing but taxes higher than they want to pay and limitations on their favorite hobby, gun ownership.

    But the tyranny we need to worry about is that of loons who think we need to let them own and carry military grade combat weapons to keep us free from a republic that is a lot safer than it was in the Framers' day.

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