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Firing on U.S. Citizens.
Vanity | Fithee

Posted on 03/01/2004 5:18:27 AM PST by Fithee

As I recall, just after the Clintons were elected (remember we got two for one) a questionaire went out to military personnel asking them if they would be willing to fire on their fellow American citizens. I believe it was related to the confiscation of firearms.

If anyone has kept references to newspaper articles that validate that 'horrific' democratic socialist liberal leftist act, please post.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
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To: MissAmericanPie
I hope that SEAL Team Six Petty Officer 2nd Class, W. Kelly is no longer part of our armed forces. I also hope that he is entirely ATYPICAL of those serving with honor in both the armed forces and in the various special forces.

BTW, where did you get this information?
61 posted on 03/01/2004 10:14:24 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: steve50
"I understand how divisive the party/principle threads are here and try to limit myself to addressing issues lately."

You have something there.

Think I will lay off also.

Just no sense in tearing each other up. After all, we (Freepers) really want what's best for the United States, no matter how we individually see that end, or for that matter, which of our problems should be the most prominent one to be remedied in that pursuit.

Not being of the same cloth as our Founding Fathers, who railed against each other while forming this great experiment, who am I to even think I should know the answers.


I do wish us all good luck.


regards

62 posted on 03/01/2004 10:49:13 AM PST by G.Mason ("We will never seek a permission slip to defend the United States of America" G.W. Bush)
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To: steve50
Be more interesting to see if we got rid of the twenty six percent who said yes.

At this point I'd say it's more likely they were promoted.

We know of one who was promoted, retired and was a candidate for the Democrat Presidential nomination.

63 posted on 03/01/2004 11:02:25 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul
Clark has said he would fire on US citizens who refuse to give up their arms? I must have missed that.
64 posted on 03/01/2004 11:13:54 AM PST by steve50 ("Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken)
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To: G.Mason
Not being of the same cloth as our Founding Fathers, who railed against each other while forming this great experiment, who am I to even think I should know the answers. I do wish us all good luck.

As do I George, after all, as Red Green says "we're all in this together". It's a shame things got so out of hand here a couple years back, the place lost some pretty good thinkers along with the alleged disruptors.

65 posted on 03/01/2004 11:32:22 AM PST by steve50 ("Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken)
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To: steve50
"As do I George, after all, as Red Green says "we're all in this together". It's a shame things got so out of hand here a couple years back, the place lost some pretty good thinkers along with the alleged disruptors."

We have lost some good ones, you are right.

Red Green Show ... sigh ... Now that was entertainment!

66 posted on 03/01/2004 11:37:03 AM PST by G.Mason ("We will never seek a permission slip to defend the United States of America" G.W. Bush)
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To: G.Mason
Yeah, it's always easier to blame the voters instead of the leaders, isn't it?
67 posted on 03/01/2004 12:40:56 PM PST by Henrietta
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To: Henrietta
"Yeah, it's always easier to blame the voters instead of the leaders, isn't it?"

To which particular reply do you refer?

68 posted on 03/01/2004 12:57:50 PM PST by G.Mason ("We will never seek a permission slip to defend the United States of America" G.W. Bush)
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To: G.Mason
twenty three
69 posted on 03/01/2004 1:15:17 PM PST by Henrietta
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To: steve50
...be interesting to see what the numbers are now.

Indeed, especially given the increasing number of non-citizens serving in the armed forces.

70 posted on 03/01/2004 1:54:21 PM PST by inquest (The only problem with partisanship is that it leads to bipartisanship)
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To: Ancesthntr
Did a google search and it came up. I know what you mean, we certainly hope our servicemen are more than paid mercenaries and that they are as pro-fellow countrymen, as the Russian soldiers were in St Petersburg when they refused to fire on the demonstrators or roll their tanks over them.

Hard to tell anymore.
71 posted on 03/01/2004 2:10:30 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: steve50
Clark has said he would fire on US citizens who refuse to give up their arms? I must have missed that.

You didn't miss it. Remember Waco? He and his subordinates were involved in that.

72 posted on 03/01/2004 4:23:08 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: FreePaul
You didn't miss it. Remember Waco? He and his subordinates were involved in that.

Hey, that's right. We got a guy or two this administration promoted that was involved with that as well.

73 posted on 03/01/2004 6:08:13 PM PST by steve50 ("Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken)
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To: MissAmericanPie; harpseal
pinging harpseal - Comments??
74 posted on 03/01/2004 6:23:20 PM PST by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: AFreeBird
A person was working on a post graduate degree and distibuted a questionaire at Twenty-nine palms supposedly. Also supposedly the person conducting the survey got an overwhelming negative response from noncoms and officers but a more positive response from lower enlisted rates.
75 posted on 03/01/2004 7:43:14 PM PST by harpseal (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: Henrietta
"twenty three"

Oh ... okay.

I'm not blaming anybody, just saying it as I see it.

After all, who am I to have all the answers?

I meant to cast no "stones" and have aplologized for the ones I did.

All of us here have strong opinions. Some, like me, get carried away, from time to time, but with no malicious intent.

The fact is we, here, all want what is best for our counrty, and have different ideas on which problems are a priority, and just how those problems should be rectified. Else we wouldn't be here, would we?

Though politics is my fervent hobby, alas, I am no diplomat in my pursuit of it.

For that I apologize.

76 posted on 03/02/2004 4:48:45 AM PST by G.Mason ("We will never seek a permission slip to defend the United States of America" G.W. Bush)
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To: steve50
For some reason the current administration seemed willing to assume the burden of the previous administration as to many of the appointees and hangers on. Since the Bush group didn't make a clean sweep they have to accept blame for anything that happens now as well as sharing the responsibility for misdeeds of the past.
77 posted on 03/02/2004 5:12:44 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: G.Mason
Post away. I have no idea what your point is anyway. Doubt if any else does either.

I had initial thoughts of posting some of their names here, and decided, in the intrest of FR, not to do so.

78 posted on 03/02/2004 5:20:38 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
"Post away. I have no idea what your point is anyway. Doubt if any else does either."

Being both tired of replying to this post and embarrassed by the placement of my "foot in mouth", I will point you to the post replies. The history of which should be living proof that I am mere mortal man.




"Sometimes I wonder if I'm patriotic enough. Yes, I want to kill people, but on both sides" ... John Handey

79 posted on 03/02/2004 5:47:04 AM PST by G.Mason ("We will never seek a permission slip to defend the United States of America" G.W. Bush)
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To: FreePaul
For some reason the current administration seemed willing to assume the burden of the previous administration as to many of the appointees and hangers on.

I believe efforts to promote Army people involved in this goes far beyond the "hangers on" excuse.

80 posted on 03/02/2004 6:03:32 AM PST by steve50 ("Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -H. L. Mencken)
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