Samuel Adams, the Father of the American Revolution, specified four criteria (conditions) for citizens to determine when armed rebellion is justified to respond to a tyrannical and illegitimate government.
Adams and others of a special committee wrote to the governor of Massachusetts expressing their disapproval of the Shays Riots. Adams specified four criteria for the justification of armed rebellion, which were printed in a circular letter and reproduced by the Massachusetts Gazette on September 12, 1786.
All four criteria are easily met today, in 2015 America:
1. When laws are no longer made by a legislature elected by the people.
Today, no Senator or Congressman write the laws they claim to sponsor or vote for or against. Bills are written by lobbyists and staff members of companies, and sometimes legislators’s staff. However, the majority of laws enacted are through regulations created by unelected bureaucrats of federal and state agencies.
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