- If you are going to take on a government with violence do you think it is wise to choose the US government? I didn't think so.
- Paramilitary training=good. Using those skills to kill innocent people (like police officers)=bad. Very bad.
- Politics is a game. These people should study and practice the rules of said game instead of coordinating a half-assed plan to over throw the government.
- I have often found that fighting against something works out much less advantageously than fighting for something.
- Are we getting the full story about this situation from the media? I doubt it. I find the popular media to be biased. Just sayin...
- If you are doing something illegal/borderline illegal/has the appearance of being illegal even if it isn't, do you think you should have a FaceBook page that shows your wedding party dressed in camo and adorned with firearms. Did these people miss my post about keeping a low profile??
- Do I believe the government is 100% right about everything and is completely innocent when it comes to annoying the general populace til they feel like they want to join a militia? Um, no. Not even close.
- Should you overthrow the US government if you feel like it is trampling all over the constitution and going to Hell in a handbasket? I would say no. It is incredibly difficult to overthrow a government--even a third-world, banana republic government--so overthrowing the US government would likely be impossible.
- I am all for the right to bear arms for personal defense but using violence to overthrow the government because a group of people is not happy with the current state of said government seems to trample on the rights of the majority (we are a democratic society after all). What makes this small militia group think that what they want is more important than what the majority of the people in the country want?
- I wonder if these people have ever lived or traveled outside of the US? People can get pretty worked up about how horrible the US and the US government is but I have yet to find a better country in which to live. If they would have tried such a plan in many other countries they wouldn't have lived long enough to even be arrested and charged. Just sayin...
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A Note About Militias
You have probably no doubt heard about the arrest of members who were part of a Michigan militia group. Now I am as open minded as the next person and am very supportive of the constitution (freedom of assembly, right to bear arms, etc), but I have a few problems with how this group went about achieving their goals: