The hypocracy of being a "liberal"
I use the term "liberal," here to mean what has become the standard in American society for liberalism, mostly democratic views. I don't consider myself a republican by any means, but I find this stance to be hypocritical. Some background. Someone posted this on a forum:
Sensing the "liberalism" in his tone, I simply asked if he owns a firearm, since I would assume that if you are a patriot if you dissent...to revolt must make you an icon.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, but there are so many close-minded idiots who believe that we should just be sheep and do what the government says, otherwise we're un-American.
After his argument against guns, I simply posted this:
It is my opinion that if you believe dissension to be patriotism, then you must believe that carrying it to the extreme could become necessary and therefore a revolutionaries are the highest patriots. So bearing arms would make you a patriot, no? I'd love to hear some opinions to help strengthen my argument.
There are various forms of dissenting against a government, from simple protest, to boycotts, to sit-ins, to strikes, to propaganda, to revolts and revolution.
If dissent is the highest form of patriotism, then wouldn't a revolution be the highest form of dissent? Dissenting is to express your discontent with something, so the highest form of dissent would be to remove the thing that causes such displeasure, no? So that means in order to be a "true" patriot, one would need to have the means to start a revolution, no? So again...do you own a firearm?