word. Levinson, too, concludes that the literal language is obscure and then goes on to look at the republican tradition. 271 (1792) (current version at.S.C. Hamlet struggles to maintain his position as prince. 309 the Devastating Trail of Destruction by the Fire Jed Rubenfeld offers an analogy to the danger inherent in mandatory service. 264 See Frank. But absolute numbers, not the percentage rate, would be the critical fact should a revolution occur: more white gun owners means more white power. Yet the dominance of the republican tradition in their thinking about the Amendment makes it unlikely that the primary concern of the provision was self-defense. Mattingly, Garrett (Autumn 1958 "Machiavelli's Prince: Political Science or Political Satire?
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Black,., Structure and Relationship in Constitutional Law 7 (1969). The threat of corruption may lurk as much in insurrection by private force as in governmental tyranny. 43 As a significant early (p.561)republican, Machiavelli may be relevant to the Amendment, but it is difficult to discern why he is more relevant than Harrington or Trenchard and Gordon. The promised benefits of this course mirror some of those anticipated for the old militia. Yet Thucydides never calls in question the intrinsic superiority of nobility to baseness, a superiority that shines forth particularly when the noble is destroyed by the base.