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Old 09-15-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The author makes several good points. Chief among them is that the media's near-hysteria over people doing legal things like carrying guns, stand in sharp (but sad) contrast to their indifference to people doing highly illegal things (like passing unconstitutional laws, with the power of the police, FBI, etc. to back them up).

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VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Which group of armed men should we fear? - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

Which group of armed men should we fear?

by Vin Suprynowicz
Sep. 13, 2009

Barack Obama has thousands of guys -- many with real machine guns -- to help him promote his vision for a socialist America. But one guy with a semi-automatic, safely slung, standing outside on the sidewalk answering people's questions -- that's scary?


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Old 09-15-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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All of them.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:57 PM
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The author makes several good points. Chief among them is that the media's near-hysteria over people doing legal things like carrying guns, stand in sharp (but sad) contrast to their indifference to people doing highly illegal things (like passing unconstitutional laws, with the power of the police, FBI, etc. to back them up).

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VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Which group of armed men should we fear? - Opinion - ReviewJournal.com

Which group of armed men should we fear?

by Vin Suprynowicz
Sep. 13, 2009

Barack Obama has thousands of guys -- many with real machine guns -- to help him promote his vision for a socialist America. But one guy with a semi-automatic, safely slung, standing outside on the sidewalk answering people's questions -- that's scary?


(Full text of the article can be read at the above URL)

Fear the ideas of the men behind the guns, not the guns themselves.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:27 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I fear the people who believe this fear-mongering tripe
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Why is it important that I fear either of them? Does fear make me more patriotic? A better person? Because I'm just naturally not a fearful person. I'm more on the pragmatic, rational side. Is that bad?
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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I agree. 9/11 gave Bush and Cheney a blank check to stomp on Constitutional rights.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I agree. 9/11 gave Bush and Cheney a blank check to stomp on Constitutional rights.
Talking about the Patriot Act that just got expanded?
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Why is it important that I fear either of them? Does fear make me more patriotic? A better person? Because I'm just naturally not a fearful person. I'm more on the pragmatic, rational side. Is that bad?
Its pretty pragmatic and rational to fear fools with guns.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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The heavily armed, religiously inspired, gullible, crazies that believe they're on a gallant mission to save America from communism.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I support the point about an armed citizenry being nothing to fear.

However, I must take issue with the "Obama has thousands of armed guys to support his vision of socialism" statement. That must refer to either the military or law enforcement. They are loyal to the USA, not Barack Obama. I am disgusted with all the articles that try to promote them as being "Obama's private army". Especially since most of those unwarranted attacks originate from the Right.

The military and law enforcement communities are some of the most conservative communties in our country, and it shames me when other conservatives refer to them as "Obama's agents of socialism" or something along those lines.
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