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  •  Just because some conservatives (0+ / 0-)

    are completely wrong on the subject today does not mean such an event is impossible in the future.

    They are two different and independent subjects.

    Not being able to imagine such an event shows a very narrow view of world history.

    And besides, people have always had a right to rebel against their governments, whether it's written down on a piece of paper or not.  And they are certainly not limited to the reasons outlined in a piece of paper.

    And the government has a right to try them for treason if they don't succeed.  

    Saying "You can't rebel, it's illegal!" is just ridiculous on its face.  It's been illegal in all places and at all times.  It was illegal when the US did it.  But we won.

    If these conservative idiots tried it, they'd lose.

    •  It's not a Question of Whether it Can Happen (0+ / 0-)

      But whether you acknowledge trolls by biting at their (the right-wing nuts)  bait.

      My problem with their whole premise is this notion of "the people" as though THEY are the people and THEY have the right to tell the MAJORITY of the people they are under a tyranny.

      It's obfuscation. Yes. There is some hypothetical distant future where it's a possibility. There are thousands of hypothetical futures, with various outcomes, and as many with a utopian conclusion as apocalyptic.  

      We don't need to know what the future is to know that at present we are so far from anything tyrannical that we can't responsibly use the word in the present conversation.

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