As I See It: What is a reasonable and practical thing to do?

Liberal (free) democracy is under attack. I quit the NRA when they used the Second Amendment to justify other regressive politics. Our founders had good reasons to create the second amendment. They had lived under a dictatorship and knew how often other governments had deteriorated. They included a means for the-people to resist oppressive government or even overthrow it if necessary. Thomas Jefferson opined, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” One of the things of concern was that a central government could become too powerful with a president or large states oppressing the smallest. At the time slave owning Virginia was the largest state. Imagine if California or Texas law became the law of the land everywhere.