Uncivil Disobedience

Uncivil Disobedience

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qKirkpatrick looks at some of the most explosive instances of uncivil disobedience in American history: the contemporary militia movement, Southern lynch mobs, frontier vigilantism, and militant abolitionism. She argues that the groups behind these violent episodes are often motivated by admirable democratic ideas of popular power and autonomy. Kirkpatrick shows how, in this respect, they are not so unlike the much-admired adherents of nonviolent civil disobedience, yet she reveals how those who engage in violent disobedience use these admirable democratic principles as a justification for terrorism and killing. She uses a qbottom-upq analysis of events to explain how this transformation takes place, paying close attention to what members of these groups do and how they think about the relationship between citizens and the law.qThe movement, in remembering and honoring the constitutional promise enshrined in the Second Amendment, argues that it is ... of the Second Amendment and its relation to the rest of the Constitution in militia-movement manifestos, documents, and essays. ... 12 Michael Barkuna#39;s description of the movementa#39;s anti-statism and its sense of patriotic superiority is particularly evocative and persuasive.


Title:Uncivil Disobedience
Author: Jennet Kirkpatrick
Publisher: - 2008
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