James Madison, in the 2nd half of Federalist Paper No. 46
James Madison, in the 2nd half of Federalist Paper No. 46, speaks of the armed citizens (farmers, shopkeepers, blacksmiths, teachers, clerks, etc - i.e., the Militia) defending themselves from an overreaching federal government. If the federal government is using only slingshots, then the Militia needs only slingshots.
If the federal government is using fully automatic weapons and hollow points; then the Militia needs fully automatic weapons and hollow points.
If the federal government has fully automatic weapons and hollow points, but the people have nothing because the federal government has disarmed them, then democide is on its way. You can count on it.
We must not forget (although the liberals probably never knew this) that the leading cause of death in the 20th Century was….. civil governments murdering their own People. They did this by the hundreds and hundreds of millions
You are an idiot. Do you realize how fast, really just how fast the military can put down "armed insurgents/patriots/whatever" They can close down entire cities and all telecom ingoing and outgoing in a matter of hours. Troops will roll over you via air/land/sea and you and your "compatriots" will be sunning yourself on guantanamo beach somewhere.
Quoting the founding fathers is foolhardy in this era. Although intelligent men of their day, none of them foresaw an era of nuclear bombs, biochemical/biological warfare, Neutron bombs, instant mass communication and propaganda on a global scale. The founding father's idea of a militia were a few farmers and their breech loading long rifles... Not vulcan cannons and .50 caliber machine guns.