samhill wrote:There you go again Jpete, they could only consider what they knew of is what I'm saying, that's all nothing sinister about it, if you believe it gives you the right to own a nuke because some nut job in another country has one & may come after you for some odd reason go ahead & see how far you get.
What they "knew of" was that all governments are at best a necessary evil and that there were going to be times when force was necessary.
Declaration of Independence wrote:Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
How do you suggest we "provide new Guards" with smooth bore muskets vs. Predator drones?