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Video: Solider at McCaskill townhall meeting - powerful
The Patriot Room ^ | August 3, 2009 | Clyde Middleton

Posted on 08/02/2009 7:04:32 AM PDT by clyde_m

"I don't want an explanation. I want an apology." Whew. This guy nails it - limited government. No healthcare mess. Dang, it's powerful.

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotroom.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: government; healthcare; limited

1 posted on 08/02/2009 7:04:33 AM PDT by clyde_m
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To: clyde_m

Unbelievable stuff


2 posted on 08/02/2009 7:07:59 AM PDT by fedupjohn (If we try to fight the war on terror with eyes shut + ears packed with wax, innocent people will die)
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To: clyde_m

Bravo!


3 posted on 08/02/2009 7:12:15 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: clyde_m

WOW


4 posted on 08/02/2009 7:14:24 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: clyde_m

Looking forward to seeing this on the network nightly news shows.

Wait, what?


5 posted on 08/02/2009 7:18:46 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: clyde_m

She doesn’t show up at her own town hall meetings, but sends a flunky instead?


6 posted on 08/02/2009 7:21:57 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: clyde_m

Bingo.

The Constitution is not a limiting/enumeration of our rights; it is a limiting and enumeration of the powers & responsibilities of the federal government.

It is only a document of “negative rights” if you view yourself as the Government and not as a Citizen.


7 posted on 08/02/2009 7:26:16 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: clyde_m

We need to memorize this and repeat it loudly at townhalls.


8 posted on 08/02/2009 7:30:10 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: clyde_m
I like how he begins "We have something in common. We both took an oath to defend the Constitution. Her road took her to Washington, mine took me overseas with a rifle"
9 posted on 08/02/2009 7:33:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: clyde_m

Sir, when you’re done serving in uniform, please run for McCaskil’s seat!


10 posted on 08/02/2009 7:41:33 AM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: clyde_m

Wow! Send this to Rush!

This is a powerful video. May God raise up more real men like this citizen.

There is no way that the Marxist media can paint this young man as a nut.


11 posted on 08/02/2009 7:49:48 AM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: clyde_m

She’s the one who gave her Electoral vote to obama instead of hillereee wasn’t she??????????????????????????


12 posted on 08/02/2009 7:50:29 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: G Larry
Sir, when you’re done serving in uniform, please run for McCaskil’s seat!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

From your lips to God's ear!

13 posted on 08/02/2009 7:51:02 AM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: clyde_m

Want to know how to order a pizza in 2012? Click the link and see.

http://aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf


14 posted on 08/02/2009 7:51:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: OneWingedShark
The Constitution is not a limiting/enumeration of our rights; it is a limiting and enumeration of the powers & responsibilities of the federal government.

I am constantly shocked at the sheer number of folks, many conservative, who think our Constitution gives us our rights. They can only be given up freely. Some would argue that we couldn't even give them away, legally.

15 posted on 08/02/2009 8:00:13 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: IYAS9YAS

This man should make this speech on all television networks. Impressive!


16 posted on 08/02/2009 8:07:42 AM PDT by jcsjcm (Upholding the Constitution til my last breath)
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To: clyde_m
Clean-cut, in a suit, no profanity, no shouting, complete sentences, has absolute confidence in his statements - behavior and an approach to emulate in Town Hall meetings. Save the pitchforks for later.
17 posted on 08/02/2009 8:14:44 AM PDT by Desdemona (True Christianity requires open hearts and open minds - not blind hatred.)
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To: clyde_m

KABOOM!

That was beautiful.

He is right on point about the enumerated powers, and I especially like how he preempted the general welfare clause excuse. Then he asks for an apology rather than an explanation — perfect!

I wish a reporter would have the brain cells and the gonads to ask Obama where the constitutional justification for a nationalized healthcare system is.


18 posted on 08/02/2009 8:17:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: clyde_m

I know there are more Service men like this young man....

These Service men are the type of leaders that we need...

We need them in our schools (so the children can look up and really learn from these men..great role models)

We need them as our governors and senators (so that We The People can feel confident that we are safe and secure)

We need all great Service men to come forth and protect
the United States of America from WITHIN our failing government.


19 posted on 08/02/2009 8:29:25 AM PDT by savage woman
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To: clyde_m

WOW!!! Just...WOW!!!


20 posted on 08/02/2009 8:41:08 AM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!.)
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To: OneWingedShark
"Negative rights" means rights that don't place a positive obligation on another person. For instance my right "to pursue happiness" requires nothing from you in order for it to be realized for me. On the other hand, if I had had a right "to happiness", then you (and the rest of society) would be obligated to do something to ensure my happiness. It then would be a positive right.

Jefferson was very careful with his wording in the Declaration to ensure that his phrase spoke only of negative rights. And the Founders were careful that the rights recognized in the Bill of Rights were negative rights. It was Roosevelt who turned this upside down with his Second Bill of Rights which said that everyone was entitled to a decent paying job, decent housing, decent healthcare, etc. These are positive rights because they place an obligation on everyone else.

The Constitution doesn't give the government positive rights. It gives the government certain powers. The Constitution does recognize negative rights -- and only negative rights -- for people in the Bill of Rights. Positive rights are a later innovation of the Statists to give the government more responsibility for people and therefore more power over people.

21 posted on 08/02/2009 8:42:07 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: clyde_m

that was awesome, thanks for posting it.


22 posted on 08/02/2009 8:47:57 AM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: clyde_m

Sure wish I could see it. Link takes me to 404.


23 posted on 08/02/2009 2:15:15 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Keep your powder dry, and your iron hidden.)
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To: Yardstick

That definition of a “positive right” is nothing more than a badly disguised redefinition of obligation; further, it assumes that rights are a zero-sum system that your excess is by right for someone who lacks it - That is in direct conflict with Classical Jurisprudence: if someone steals something then the thief is to be punished. That is to say, that a rich man stealing from a poor man should pay the price for that theft just as a poor man stealing from a rich man should be punished.

If someone has a “right to a job” then I am obligated to provide for that right regardless if I have money, or income, at all... even if I am destitute and starving to death I am obligated to provide work for these others despite my own supposed Right to Life (or property).

Whereas if someone has a Right to Life I am only obligated to make sure that I don’t kill him... and even then if I am attacked killing him is legitimate self-defense. (For all practical purposes it would be him gambling his life against mine, of his own free-will, and losing in the given scenario.)

The only one who has the Authority to give a positive right is God, and what He decrees happens.


24 posted on 08/02/2009 5:59:52 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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