Kant s views on revolution are well known among Kant scholars and even among philosophers generally. What is less known are the arguments that he presents to defend his views. In light of the controversy that the prohibition of the right to revolution evokes I want to discuss and assess Kant s arguments for his controversial position. Kant is often charged with numerous inconsistencies, and these inconsistencies, it is said, undermine Kant s own unconditional prohibition of the right to revolution. Situating Kant in the context of these debates I want to argue that the charges of inconsistency are neither persuasive nor argumentatively compelling.