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  •  It's a commonly understood concept (5+ / 0-)
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    Smoh, a2nite, shigeru, bontemps2012, tobendaro

    that rebellion, revolution and secession are morally permissible only in the face of a tyranny so great and unyielding as to give one no other way out of it. In what universe would that be the case today? Only one in which facts and logic don't apply, and you can make yours up as you please. Sorry, global warming is an undeniable fact. Evolution is an undeniable fact. The need for a robust social welfare system is an undeniable fact. Gun violence is an undeniable fact. Racism and sexism are undeniable facts. Rebelling against any of these simply isn't something that one legitimately does. Sorry, but Jeffersonian FAIL.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 01:40:18 PM PST

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