What else could β... take up our arms..." mean?
What did Paul Revere mean? "Patriots, get out and vote!" ?
How about Shakespeare speaking through Hamlet when he says
"to take arms against a sea of troubles." ?
Was William hoping to get more Danish princes to the polls?
When Peter Bergen in Foreign Policy Magazine asked how many people released from Gitmo had "taken up arms.", was he asking how many Islamic terrorists had registered with their local election board?
I know that Humpty Dumpty said to Alice, in rather a scornful tone, 'When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean β neither more nor less.' ...
But we are not in Wonderland.
Joe(some may think they are, but they are not.)Nation