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1 posted on 08/11/2012 10:57:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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" There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution.

But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism — government.

Lord Acton said power corrupts. Surely then, if this is true, the more power we give the government the more corrupt it will become. And if we give it the power to confiscate our arms we also give up the ultimate means to combat that corrupt power. In doing so we can only assure that we will eventually be totally subject to it. When dictators come to power, the first thing they do is take away the people's weapons. It makes it so much easier for the secret police to operate, it makes it so much easier to force the will of the ruler upon the ruled."

~Ronald Reagan

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2 posted on 08/11/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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3 posted on 08/11/2012 11:08:15 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us:
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6 posted on 08/11/2012 11:09:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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When public service becomes, public serve us, the menu will change as well.

Cake and haircuts come immediately to mind.

37 posted on 08/11/2012 11:54:46 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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We the people established the government, and continue to elect our representatives, to carry out the programs that we, the People, have decided through representative voting that we want.

Every time we attack government we are attacking ourselves. If special interests or money or fools run the government, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

40 posted on 08/11/2012 12:04:04 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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42 posted on 08/11/2012 12:09:01 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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A little boy goes to his dad and asks, ‘What is Politics?’ Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The President.

Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government.

We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call you the People.

The nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.

And your baby brother, we will call him the Future.

Now think about that and see if it makes sense.’

The little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said. Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother asleep.

Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed.

The next morning, the little boy says to his father, ‘Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.’ The father says, ‘Good, son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.’

The little boy replies, ‘The President is screwing the Working Class while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and the Future is in deep shit.'

56 posted on 08/11/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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Hey, maybe someone can help me here.

I want to increase my monthly Paypal donation to get above the dollar a day amount, but...can’t figure out how to do it.

I recall I have to cancel the current recurring payment in Paypal, and re-schedule the recurring payment at the new amount, but...I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this in Paypal!

Damned embarrassing. Help is no help, neither are the forums, and I have spent the better part of a half hour chasing my tail on the Paypal website.

Can someone freepmail me who knows how to do this?

158 posted on 08/11/2012 5:48:24 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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