We can go back and fourth about americans standing a chance against this government. It still doesn't change the fact that the founders wanted us to have that fighting chance.
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I think the Cuban revolution would be a good example. Castro and company were totally outmatched and outgunned especially after Batista's successful ambush. Which left over 2/3 of his men dead and barely any guns. Castro actually had more men than guns after that and still lead a successful campaign against a tyrant that we were supporting.
WOW. Looks like my drunk ass missed a spirited discussion last night while watching the Pens get smacked.
After catching up on the thread, I have to say that some of you are underestimating the will of the American people.
Land of the Free. Home of the Brave.
IDK about you, but those words mean something to me.
1) Win the next game.
2) See goal #1
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Vietnam is another shining example the other way.
Personally I'd rather die fighting, it is just who I am. A bullet to the head is quick good death, unlike half the disease waiting to kill me in my later years.
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Where does everyone get this call for rebellion from? We have the opportunity to rebel, every 4-6 years. An armed rebellion would only come from government oppression. If the US govt said "we're taking your guns, we're monitoring your internet, you can't resist", then you will see the will and fortitude of the American people.....
Oh wait, those things are already happening?
You only have to look back to the War between the States to see how a smaller, outgunned and outmanned army (the south) can take it to a well equipped and superior supplied aggressor. 4 years. And the south damn near won. Despite a weaker manufacturing industry, despite the Norths superior numbers and armaments. One of the most lopsided and bloody defeats the Union suffered was at the Battle of Cold Harbor. 108k vs 59k, and Lee wiped the field with Grant. It matters when you put it into the context you seek. Brother vs. brother, cause vs. cause, even a army half your size is hard to defeat when you add in those 2 factors. How much stomach would a soldier have to kill a US citizen when he's being ordered to do so by the government leaders that fear the people? Its not someone with a different skin tone or a different language on different soil. We are all Americans here.
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