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MJSeals February 3rd, 2014 4:20pm

Do the people of a country have the right to overthrow any government that the citizens believe is tyrannical?

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EarlyBird Portland
02/03/14 5:49 pm

You better be nice MJ or I'll overthrow you!

ModerateGOP26 Maine
02/03/14 2:11 pm

No. That's the point, IMO: we weren't a part of Britain, we were their colony. I don't believe at all, for example, that the South had a right to secede.

02/03/14 12:28 pm

"When a long train of abuses and userpations, persuing invariably the same object, envinces a design on its people to reduce them under absolute despotism, It is their right, it is their duty to throw off such goverenment and provide new gaurds for..

02/03/14 12:29 pm

their future security" - Decloration of INDEPENDENCE

political Georgia
02/03/14 12:25 pm

It is our responsibility to do so if the government abuses its powers.

02/03/14 1:47 pm

Are we talking abuse of power or tyranny? Or abuse of power to the point of tyranny? Should New Jersey stage a revolution against the state?

02/03/14 10:55 am

When you say "the people" are you talking about a majority of the people, small insurgent groups of people, wealthy people, well armed people...?

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
02/03/14 11:32 am

The people is self explanatory. It means the citizens.

02/03/14 11:43 am

I was asking because it is possible that if a small minority of the citizenry feels oppressed and they have a small they don't have a right However, if a majority of people are convinced they are oppressed then it has to and will happen

murph4 Seattle, WA
02/03/14 10:14 am

Only in a democracy.

02/03/14 10:03 am

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

02/03/14 9:44 am

By the people for the people - I thought that is how its supposed to be

02/03/14 9:50 am

I did too. Apparently I was wrong.

stargazer96 CreepyDoll
02/03/14 9:33 am

Sometimes the government, just like punk ass kids, need a smack across the face to get them to stop all the stupid shit they do.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
02/03/14 9:26 am

My favorite philosopher (and only one I remember from AP Euro) John Locke!!!

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/03/14 9:22 am

Not a right it's an obligation...

Liberty Lets Use Logic
02/03/14 9:22 am

A person has the right to defend himself against any aggressor.