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This article makes a good point that individual firearms are necessary for civilization to function.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 5:25:24 AM PDT by Mechanicos
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2 posted on 05/10/2012 5:34:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.

You can also pay me a lot of money!

3 posted on 05/10/2012 5:34:43 AM PDT by grobdriver
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"Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

The author has clearly never dealt with a crying baby. Otherwise, the author is spot on.

4 posted on 05/10/2012 5:46:54 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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After Hurricane IKE, Rick Perry was asked by the press about looting in Galveston County, Texas.
A DPS officer spoke up and told them that there was no looting going on.

Galveston County Texas has the highest per capita concealed handgun licenses in the state.


5 posted on 05/10/2012 5:50:23 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” - George Washington


7 posted on 05/10/2012 5:59:51 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: Mechanicos

and similar in many ways to what James Madison wrote in the
Federalist Number XLVI,p.301 James Madison ,Alexander Hamilton,and John Jay The Federalist Papers Penguin classics,1987.An armed people is certainly necessary to our
civilization—for there are but two ways -Reason —or the force of arms. As Noah Webster put it in 1833”There are two powers only sufficient to control men and secure the rights of individuals and peaceable administration; these are the combined force of religion and law, and the force or fear of
the bayonet.”America’s God and Country Wm.Federer editor p. 679-680 n. 145 see also The Bible or the Bayonet speech by
Robert Charles Winthrop May 28,1849 Ibid pp701-701 note217.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 6:19:17 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm

I see it as no coincidence that our nation at last threw off the remnants of bloody English thinking that some men are not free, within a generation of Colt's 1836 patent.

13 posted on 05/10/2012 6:27:45 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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The only people that gun laws disarm are those who obey the law.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:51:39 AM PDT by Wildbill22
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While the article’s overall point is sound, there are really 3 methods, not two: Force, Reason, Emotional Manipulation.
Many people are swayed more through emotional manipulation than through reasoning.


15 posted on 05/10/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by expat2
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