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    Got an email from a friend today that I have received before. It was in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. We have all read/heard these before, but they bear constant repetition. I copied the relevant text from the file and provide it here for your thoughtful reflection.

    Regarding the second to last item below, if it was good enough for George Washington, it is good enough for me.



    Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not. Thomas Jefferson

    Those who trade liberty for Security have neither.
    John Adams

    An armed man is a citizen.
    An unarmed man is a subject.

    You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
    Know guns, Know Peace, Know Safety.
    No Guns, No Peace, No Safety.

    Guns have only two enemies:
    Rust and Politicians

    You don’t shoot to kill, you shoot to stay alive.

    Assault is a behavior, not a device.
    64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

    When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

    The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

    Only a government that is afraid of its citizens
    tries to control them.

    The United States Constitution
    The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
    What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

    The Founding Fathers on the Second Amendment

    "I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."George Mason - Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

    Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from
    the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."George Washington - First President of the United States

    "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."Richard Henry Lee - American Statesman, 1788

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    But wait the founding fathers didn't mean citizens should have firearms they were talking about something totally different. I think you are misinterpretating plain English.......sarcasm is something libs will never get

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    Libs/Progs/Dems have a "preferred constituency"...... mindless mobs. They are easily placated and, once placated, are easily controlled and manipulated. The danger lies, of course in "upsetting" the mob. Therefore, it is best (for those who would "rule") that the citizenry be unarmed. Then, worst comes to worst, the citizenry/angry mob can be "cowed" by threat (or actual use) of force.

    This "theory" works for both unhappy left mobs as well as unhappy right protesters. Except to note that Right wingers are much less prone to violence in their "protesting" efforts.

    Under the concern for "not upsetting the mob/constituents/Government dependents", is it any wonder why the Dems blanche white when faced with the prospect of reducing the money "given away" in "entitlement programs" and their myriad of offshoot programs?

    I don't see any other explanation for their reluctance to attempt to save the financial stability of the entire Nation.

    GG
    Fanatics of any sort are dangerous! -GG-
    Which part of "... shall NOT be infringed..." confuses you?
    Well now, aren't WE a pair, Raggedy Man? (Thunderdome)

  5. Awesome post. Twitter sized talking points for those of us who like to harass the left. What fun!

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    I add that the Citizen makes Society, not the other way around. Our Founders knew that and placed checks & balances to protect the individual. Hence my signature. Otherwise it would be mob rule, which is were we've been going for some time.
    MOB rule AKA The Collective.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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    Checks and balances are great when they are aloud to work. Unfortunatly these checks and balances have been misinterpreted so often for political purposes they no longer apply. Do your home work and vote.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grognard Gunny View Post
    Libs/Progs/Dems have a "preferred constituency"...... mindless mobs. They are easily placated and, once placated, are easily controlled and manipulated. The danger lies, of course in "upsetting" the mob. Therefore, it is best (for those who would "rule") that the citizenry be unarmed. Then, worst comes to worst, the citizenry/angry mob can be "cowed" by threat (or actual use) of force.

    This "theory" works for both unhappy left mobs as well as unhappy right protesters. Except to note that Right wingers are much less prone to violence in their "protesting" efforts.

    Under the concern for "not upsetting the mob/constituents/Government dependents", is it any wonder why the Dems blanche white when faced with the prospect of reducing the money "given away" in "entitlement programs" and their myriad of offshoot programs?

    I don't see any other explanation for their reluctance to attempt to save the financial stability of the entire Nation.

    GG
    I'm confused, are we on the left side or the right side, and what the heck are we on the side of? Who are the good guys, the rep. or dem. ? are there any good guy's left? are there any uncorrupt political figures left in the world?
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    The short answer is no. The uncorrupted that might think about getting in the game are not interested in the anal review the main stream media will put them through.
    "You can get a lot accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit" - Ronald Reagan

  10. LOOTER…MOOCHERS… PRODUCERS


    Looters…. our politician they steal our hard earned wealth even at gun point if necessary and redistribute to the moochers so the moochers can reelect the Looters into office.

    Moochers…47%. The people on welfare food stamps government programs (tax payer funded) that impede the progress for the producers and 47 % of those people pay no income tax.

    Producers… The 53% of the people whole actually pay income taxes. These are the people that are demonized by the Moochers and the Looters.

    As Looters continue to demonize the Produces that in turn incites Moochers to weath envy. This Rebublic is over as we have known it. All the guns in you safe is not going to fix it as an individual. The R and the D are equally corrupted. Quit your worry it is over the Politions have too much power and we all just sit back and say we want more of the same.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

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    RE: Second to last quote: Quotation invented. It didn’t take long to check out this “liberty teeth” statement. Washington never said it. Someone made it up. Fortunately, the “Pious Frauds” Web site has done the research on the words, often claimed to have been spoken by Washington at the second session of the first U.S. Congress.

    Here is the full text of the firearms “quote” regularly attributed to the Father of Our Country:


    “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The church, the plow, the prarie wagon, and citizen’s firearms are indelibly related. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference; they deserve a place with all that’s good. When firearms, go all goes; we need them every hour.”

    Alarm bells. Here is what “Pious Frauds” found:


    This quotation, sometimes called the “liberty teeth”quote, appears nowhere in Washington’s papers or speeches, and contains several historical anachronisms: the reference to “prarie wagon” in an America which had yet to even begin settling the Great Plains (which were owned by France at the time), the reference to “the Pilgrims” which implies a modern historical perspective, and particularly the attempt by “Washington” to defend the utility of firearms (by use of statistics!) to an audience which would have used firearms in their daily lives to obtain food, defend against hostile Indians, and which had only recently won a war for independence. The “99 99/100 percent” is also an odd phrase for 18th century America, which tended not to use fractional percentages. It’s clear that “Washington” is addressing “gun control” arguments which wouldn’t exist for another couple of centuries, not to mention doing so in a style that is uncharacteristic of the period, and uncharacteristic of Washington’s addresses to Congress, both of which exhibited a high degree of formality.

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