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They specifically mentioned that Jefferson feared that the federalists led by Adams and Hamilton were subverting the Constitution and that another revolution might have to take place.
They didn't all agree what it meant even then. How do we choose what the original meaning was?
Sorry, off topic really, that.
Your point is valid; at least some of the founders viewed the 2nd in the context of believing that we have the right to rebel against tyranny.
You don't think people would violently revolt if the Federal government did away with Constitutional Due Process? I'm pretty sure Americans would never stand for that.Further, why is this the right people say this about. You don't ever hear "I would rather die than give up my right to peaceably assemble" or "I would rather die than give up my right to trial by an impartial jury by the sate".
Why do people have such a strong reaction about this one right?
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.