Talk:Revolution

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Some people with ties to the Tea Party movement, such as Catherine Crabill and Sharron Angle, have made comments that seem to support an armed revolution if the government becomes too tyrannical. In Angle's case, she later said that she supports change through democratic channels instead. So I put the question out there: Are there any conceivable situations in which armed revolution could be justifiable against a democratically-elected government, or is it only justifiable against a dictatorship? Tisane 17:35, 15 July 2010 (EDT)

Have you heard of the American Revolution?
Also, be careful with the choice of words "democratically-elected government," because that could be construed as either a form of Direct Democracy or Representative democracy which both differ in their meanings. Say what you mean, and say it directly: The United States is a Constitutional Republic. In my humble opinion, if there are those who wish to bring a Revolution to this great nation, with an aim to fundamentally transform America's system of government by turning it into a Socialist or Communist union, the American people can either accept these failed political philosophies as their new form of government, or its citizens can stand up and demand freedom. If demanding freedom is coined as a "Revolution," then yeah, I guess it is justifiable. Revolutions can be peaceful or violent. Don't tread on me. DerekE 18:46, 15 July 2010 (EDT)
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