Do US citizens have the right to rebel against their government.Posted by: PetersSmith
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Yes, the constitution was made to protect against tyranny. If the people feel the government is tyrannical then they should have the right to a revolution.
No, of course not. Rebelling against the government is an act of treachery and terrorism.
But they should have a good reason, and have rebellion be a last ditch effort.
And the government has the right to fight against the rebellion; as George Washington did as president when he demolished the Whiskey Rebellion because they were complaining about taxes.
Of course they do. Just because a government exists it does not make it a moral government or beneficial to humankind. Americans wont rebel though. They are sheep. The American government knows this.
Every person does. Not just people in the US. A right is not something granted to you by your country. A right is something granted to you because you are alive.
"This declaration is based on certain truths. All men are meant to be equal and to have certain rights ("unalienable rights") that the government should never take away. These rights include "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Governments exist to support the rights of men. Governments exist only through the power of the people that they represent. When a government fails to grant rights to the people and removes the involvement of the people, the people have the right to change their government in a way that will allow for their unalienable rights to be protected. Governments should not be overthrown for trivial reasons; it is not typical for people to change a system that they are accustomed to. However, when the people have suffered many abuses under the control of a totalitarian leader, they not only have the right but the duty to overthrow that government."- Declaration of Independence Preamble
Nothing in the Constitution supports anarchy (which is what rebelling is) or secession.