Comment: Interesting

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Interesting

Very interesting, that rebellion only exists where there is authority, so if one is rebelling against an illegitimate authority, it's validating that invalid authority.

I guess what's important is the focus and core motive. Just like the hero having to choose what his goal is (kill the villain or save the girl), it's important to not fight against something nearly as much as it is to fight for something. In this case, our loyalty to the Constitution is not rebellion: it's the government that has rebelled against the Constitution and true, proper authority. Those who seek to uphold proper authority are morally in the right.

It's insufficient to tear down a tyrant and oppose evil. We must build up true heroes, and focus on the good we are fighting for.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine