|Jack Camwell 2016!!!|
Here is what I found. I will present to you the quotes, and I'll leave you to interpret them how you want. You can see my interpretation of the quotes over at FT's blog.
From Federalist #28, "A National Army and Internal Security," -- Hamilton:
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense . . ."And from Federalist #29, "Regulation of the Militia," also Hamilton:
"If there be an army to be made use of as the engine of despotism, what need of the militia? If there should be no army, whither would the militia, irritated by being called upon to undertake a distant and hopeless expedition, for the purpose of reeiveting the chains of slavery upon a part of their countrymen, direct their course, but to the seat of the tyrants . . . and to make them an example of the just vengeance of an abused and incensed peoples?"
What say you? I don't want this to turn into a god damned internet cock fight. I want this to be an actual discussion about the meaning of the words of those who actually wrote the Constitution. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the Federalist Papers were written collectively by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.
Their purpose was to pursuade the people of the need of a national government for the prosperity of the nation and for the protection of the people's rights. In my opinion, if you really know what the Founders intended when they wrote the Constitution, this is the best explanation one can find.