"Implicit in Benjamin Franklin's fabled response at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention was a dire warning: That the Republic would one day devolve into tyranny unless we the people prevented it."You know, if someone is going to revere a document, and base their calls for armed insurrection on their love of that document, they should perhaps read it first.
A casual reading, never mind the "careful" reading of such pedantic misconceivers as Mr Davis, will show that tyranny is prevented by the document itself. Not to mention various laws that basically outlaw armed revolution. Because, you know, a lot of people get hurt and killed and stuff like that.
He also said:
If government can mandate that I pay for something I don't want, then what is beyond its power? If the Supreme Court's decision Thursday paves the way for unprecedented intrusion into personal decisions, then has the Republic all but ceased to exist? If so, then is armed rebellion today justified?Newsflash: the government already forces you to pay for things you don't want. I don't think the F22 airplane is a good idea, but Congress has decided it is. So my taxes help pay for it.
The general idea of a democracy is that once you elect your leaders you like it or lump it. What's he proposing to replace American Democracy with? A "democracy" that always delivers the feeble-minded right wing demagoguery he prefers? Listen up, bud - I hated, hate, Thatcher. That bitch destroyed the bit of England I'm from; destroyed it better than any fucking austerity program you and your fellow fiscal blatherskites could come up with. But she was the democratically elected Prime Minister. No one went around calling for civil war - and you are. You buffoon. All you want is a dictatorship that's dressed up in a pretty frock you can call "democracy".
This health care thing certainly is stirring up the pot. What is so wrong with the morality of providing alms to others in their time of need? Isn't that what Christianity is about? All you're quibbling about is how to provide those alms.
(Yeah, I know this one is a little messed up, style and voice-wise. I'm not inclined to care. Idiots like this just get under my skin.)