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Originally posted by Baiquen at 2010-1-23 04:22
Yet if you took that famous quote to heart and attempted to depose your government what would happen to you? They wont look at that quote and say "aww, you got us, come and try again next year ...
You have to take into context the reason for rights and freedoms in the United States. They were devised during a time when a monarchy, whom was across the ocean, dictated the rights of the people. That is why there are certain clauses in the constitution to allow for the removal of a government. Can something like that happen in the United States today? It's unlikely, but possible. Yes you can't just take a gun and start shooting people to change the government by yourself, as you'll be arrested. But if you have enough support for a takeover, you can theoretically do it. Also, if you, for some reason, started a party here calling for the replacement of the United States government with another (dictatorship?) and garnered enough votes, you would be able to do so. Again, unlikely, but theoretically possible. There's been times when these rights were harmed (McCarthyism, for example), but no system is perfect.