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Old 04-13-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Default Oklahoma State Gov. May Set Up State Defense Force

Crazy....I'm listening to the Tea Party Leader on MSNBC now.

'Is It Scary? Sure It Is' -- Tea Partiers Want Oklahoma Militia | TPMMuckraker

 
Old 04-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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these are the people rebelling against excessive government spending? give me a break........how would they pay for it..........I suppose they would be willing to submit to local militia.........trusting people who can't make the county sheriffs department with protection against the US Army?

Morons.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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What is it they are most afraid of? That federal troops will bust in the doors of everyone without a search warrent to look for and confisgate guns? ha, that will be the day.
 
Old 04-13-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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What is it they are most afraid of? That federal troops will bust in the doors of everyone without a search warrent to look for and confisgate guns?............
no, to bust in doors to see if everyone has paid their medical insurance............
 
Old 04-14-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: On this planet most of the time
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Just another reason for the rest of the country to get the impression that OK is filled with nut cases.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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No surprise - it's Oklahoma.
 
Old 04-14-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Just another reason for the rest of the country to get the impression that OK is filled with nut cases.
It isn't? lol! I know, I have relatives there who are quite normal. I'm originally from Kansas, which has more than it's share of far right nuts. OK has some doozies though!
 
Old 04-14-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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these are the people rebelling against excessive government spending? give me a break........how would they pay for it..........I suppose they would be willing to submit to local militia.........trusting people who can't make the county sheriffs department with protection against the US Army?

Morons.
They plan a tax increase to pay for this good ol boys gun club
 
Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, 41st and Yale area
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from the article........ "introducing legislation to create a new volunteer militia, designed to protect against what they see as the federal government's infringements on state sovereignty,"

So what are the specific infringements, and how would a militia protect against them?

Also, I believe there is something in the Constitution "usually something these types of people complain loudly about not being followed correctly" that says a state can't form a militia on its own, it takes approval by the US Congress.

Arent these people also the ones who usually say the US Military needs to be strong and well funded? And, how much extra is this militia going to cost our conservative state?
 
Old 04-15-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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There's nothing extreme about this, several states already have one, such as Alaska, Vermont...

Most states don't take them seriously, it would be nice to see one that does.

They tend to cost little or nothing as they are volunteer forces. A militia by definition is volunteer and members supply their own equipment.
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