AS we celebrate the day that the US entered into an armed conflict with Mother England…….a few thoughts on the right of revolution.
The term has been batted around by those in-bred slugs that stormed the Capitol on 06 January….that they were exercising their right to revolt based on the lie of some sort of underhanded moves to keep the other guy out of the White House.
But is this their right?
Let’s take a look at the early days of this country……
The American Founders believed themselves to be revolutionaries and gave much thought to what they called the “right of revolution”: the right of free and self-respecting people to overthrow an oppressive political order that endangered truly fundamental liberties and threatened to impose a permanent design of despotism upon a people. The exercise of such a revolutionary right does not entail anarchy and lawlessness but instead demands an appeal to the “law of nature,” to a standard of natural law and natural rights above the arbitrary will of any individual or group.
According to the American Declaration of Independence, people enter into political society for the sake of protecting their inalienable rights, which are otherwise insecure. The question then arises: what can the people do if the government betrays its trust, and violates their rights? The Declaration’s initial answer is “that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.”
To be a successful revolutionary then you need a good grasp of history and a sound set of principles…..the problem here is that the insurrectionists have none….all they had was the word of a bitter old man that hates to lose.
Know you history people!
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”