Just go to the top of page 4 of the pdf to see it for yourself.
Regrettably, there seem to be no more Hubert Humphreys, Scoop Jacksons or Zell Millers in the RAT ranks. Too bad; they loved America and were willing to listen to reason instead of insisting upon ideology.
Things change in half a century
Most 60’s democrats were more like today’s GOP. Today’s DNC is more like the 60’s Communist party.
Doesn't seem so remote to many of us.
Per the Demolshevik Senator, I don't believe him. If he weren't a Communist, he wouldn't belong to the Democrat Party. Its really just that simple.
Want to drive a Minnesota Democrat insane? Tell him or her that today, Hubert Humphrey would be a Republican.
I’ve done it. It works.
Oh, I get it...this is coming from the only good dims around....
But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible”
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used, and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible"
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) Minn. "Know Your Lawmakers" Guns (magazine), February, 1960, p. 4.
That was then..... this is now. Once a liberal, socialist demoRAT will ALWAYS be a liberal, socialist demoRAT, grabbing as much power away from the people as possible.
I saw a similar quote from John Kennedy as well. Big deal!
I will guarantee that if JFK or HHH or Harry Truman were still alive today, they would be supporting 0dumb0sh_t & the radical socialist demoRATs right down the party line, including gun control, registration & confiscation. Once a socialist RAT bastard, always a socialist RAT bastard!
The greatest number of murders of citizens--including murders of children--by means of guns was racked up not during the days of the Wild West but during the 70 years between 1917 and 1987. The folks doing the killing were political types eager to take over their nations and fundamentally transform their societies into their vision of paradise on earth. The major players, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao, killed the majority of the 260,000,000 slaughtered during those seven decades. And none of them grew up playing violent video games.
Questions:1. How did the political thugs manage to round up all those citizens and march them off to the death camps?As both Washington and Mao said, "Power is in the barrel of a gun." Sure, we can vote. But the 2nd Amendment is the power behind the vote. The ultimate preservation of life and liberty lies not in the promises of an increasingly gargantuan and intrusive government but in the hundreds of millions of guns in the hands of the U.S. citizenry.
Answer: Superior firepower.
2. What could those soon-to-be-murdered citizens have used to prevent their deaths?
Answer: Superior firepower.
3. Why did they not have this means for self-protection against their own governments?
Answer: Because they had been disarmed and kept unarmed by their own governments.
4. What was the object of the first gun control laws in the U.S.?
Answer: To prevent freed slaves from defending their lives and property.
5. What did the Founders explicitly state was the reason for the American citizenry to be armed to the teeth with all the "terrible implements of war"?
Answer: To prevent government from doing to them here what governments had done to the citizenry in Europe.
6. Why is Barry Obama trying so hard to promote gun control as a means to protect people from what historically has been a minor problem (criminal use of firearms) while ignoring what has always been the principal threat to life, liberty, and property--uncontrollable government?
Answer: I guess we'll soon see.
Hubert expressed my exact opinion. Amazing, coming from a Minnesota Democrat widely regarded as a “leftist.”
i was going to say “a democrat senator from what country?” but then saw it was from 1960....
The tyranny which seems remote in America, my ass. Even when seeming to make a case for our side leftists can’t help themselves.
Tyranny in America doesn’t appear remote to me at all. It’s a Minnesota Dem who said this, but still a Dem. A pig just crapped on my head. I shook my fist at it as it flew away.
I often silence liberals with this comment:
“The JFK Democrats wouldn’t even recognize today’s Democraps. It has become a loose aggregation of greedy liberal special interest and victim groups.”
JFK was strong on defense. He inspired REAL hopes and aspirations to accomplish the impossible — like putting a man on the moon.
Obama is weak on defense and focuses solely on the “downtrodden” — never calling attention to an innovative entrepreneur or businessman or scientist. Never.
Gee, I wonder what senator said this ?
“You should draw a mushroom cloud and put underneath it, ‘Made in America,’ by lazy and illiterate Americans and tested in Japan.”
Senator Ernest Hollings, democrat South Carolina from 1966 to 2005
He did get the lazy and illiterate Americans part right.
But ooooh so politically incorrect.
He’s dead. Any other dims?
When Wayne La Pierre made the statement in the hearings that the 2A was about protecting the people from government tyranny, it seemed to me that Senators of both Parties got all nervous and jerky. Lindsey Graham made a point to call him out. We have too many in Congress on both sides who see that kind of talk as a threat to their power..