Skip to comments.Here's the text of the email I just received from The "Honorable" Lindsey Graham
Posted on 04/12/2013 10:10:53 AM PDT by servo1969
April 12, 2013
I believe every senator should be required to go on the record about their views on the Second Amendment.
And yesterday, I voted for a procedural motion to require senators to go on the record about where they stand on gun control. I believe the American people deserve to know where the Senate stands on this issue.
I want to debate and I want to vote. Im not afraid to show my support for the Second Amendment.
· Many senators have refused to take a position on some of these gun control issues for fear of angering one side or the other. Theres only one way to see where Senators actually stand on the Second Amendment make them vote.
· We still have the ability to filibuster and subject any gun control legislation to the 60 vote threshold in the United States Senate.
· Filibustering, before the debate even begins, means many senators get a free pass. Some politicians dream scenario is one where they dont actually have to vote FOR or AGAINST a gun control proposal but can tell each side they were with them all along. Again, lets make senators vote.
· Nothing the Democrats are proposing in their gun control bill would have prevented the Sandy Hook massacre. We need senators on record. Do you support these gun control measures?
· Finally, I have my own legislation, supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), which I want to bring forward in the Senate. My legislation would make a real difference in keeping guns out of the wrong hands.
Its designed to prevent individuals like Alice Boland, a mentally disturbed individual who once pled Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity in federal court for threatening to kill the President of the United States from legally buying a firearm. Under current law, she was able to pass a background check, buy a pistol, and go to Ashley Hall School in Charleston where she tried to shoot several school officials. One bullet in her hands is one too many.
Again, as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment I welcome a debate on gun control. The American people deserve to see where their elected representatives stand on the Second Amendment.
Lindsey O. Graham United States Senator
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You are already gone with me because the immigration reach-around you had with McCain a few days ago.
Fine, debate it. I can't stop you. And you have your circle-jerk the answer better be "NO," you understand? NO, NO, NO!
I’m curious, have the rest of the rinos done the same? Why not humiliate the rats with a filibuster, stop the rest of the crap that’s coming to debate this issue. You could drag this for a couple of days. I swear, not a strategic bone in any of these rino idiots.
I wonder just how much ‘debate’ they will actually have. Any senator that dives in to the debate will be going on record with whatever they say, to be used by their political opponents in the next election, from either party, including their own. The ‘debate’ may not last very long...........
He made the loss a done deal along with McCain and the other 16.
One doesn’t hear the term “double speak” or “double talk” much more but Graham’s response is an excellent example.
The hardcore opposition towed the line and this wimp dog voted against them. Graham voted for bringing something that is clearly unconstitutional to the floor.
I'm waiting for one good women or man to run against the Linster, and my checkbook is on fire to donate to them especially if Sarah says they are a go.
I will do the happy dance the night he gives his congratulatory speech to his erstwhile primary opponent who beat him....
I can’t help but suspect that Lindsey’s passion for upholding the Second Amendment ranks behind his desire to fight as many wars as possible and to loosen control of immigration.
Here is the simple truth, Linda.
You don’t get to vote on the 2nd Amendment. It’s not up for discussion or debate any more than freedom of speech or the right to a fair trial. These are God-given rights. I have a right to defend myself, and legislation that would allow the government to swiftly violate my rights is unconstitutional. This isn’t a new issue. It’s an issue that has existed since this nation’s founding. We have ALWAYS had the right to bear arms. The Democrats have a clear agenda to eventually repeal the 2nd Amendment through incrementalism. They’ve used this method for welfare, the homosexual agenda, immigration, the list goes on. The fact that you don’t recognize this as the diabolical reality should tell everyone how woefully unqualified you are to be a senator.
If it helps, he did say during the Feinstein hearings that he personally owns an AR-15.
I bet Grahmnesty’s background check doesnt check for legal status.
Don’t worry - it still has to pass the House and we can count on Boehner to stop it.
:: I want to debate and I want to vote. Im not afraid to show my support for the Second Amendment. ::
Well, Ms. Lindsey, to show your support you should REFUSE TO DEBATE the question of a right given by God Himself.
The People know how to answer this question.
Every Senator who voted to break the Filibuster yesterday did exactly that: They went on the record about where they stand on gun control. Graham did, and so did both of my RINO Senators, McQueeg and Flake.
In case anybody missed it, they are PRO-gun control, every one of them, protestations to the contrary.
It’s true that few people are wrong one hundred percent of the time. Hopefully Graham can contribute to the maintenance of our Bill of Rights.
South Carolina state rep Lee Bright looks like a possible “go” against Graham...
How far out of committee would the dims have allowed an anti-Abortion bill? It would never make it out of committee because they fight hard for everything that they believe in... unlike you and mccain... who delight in stabbing those that put you where you are... right in the back.
Fortunately, we don't have to rely on your (sarcastic) faith in Boehner. Even if Congress passes a bill that infringes on the right to keep and bear arms, we can count on Chief Justice Roberts to defend the Constitution. /s
If the Repuboicans have a strategy about this it is the Dems only have 49 votes, which includes Republicans. So this will go nowhere.
Republicans win the battle however come election time the Rats will accuse the Republicans of wanting to kill children.
And that children is how the Democrats plan on taking back congress.
Oh please do tell more... I feel like Diogenes looking for one good man..
liberals don’t stop. rinos and gop elite do.
No, you scummy little worm (Grahamesty). We do not need to “debate” the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They’re not subject to debate or negotiation. Your duty as a U.S. Senator is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God!! That means you vote this Marxist crap down anytime and every time it rears it’s evil head!!
sounds like he wants to play politics with this
but history shows no evidence of Rino’s out-politicking Dems
I got an email from my state senator whose flowery message indicates she is voting the way of the voter. Then I read an article she is doing nothing of the sort. If anything she is voting the opposite.
LOL - tru dat...unfortunately.
[[Many senators have refused to take a position on some of these gun control issues for fear of angering one side or the other. Theres only one way to see where Senators actually stand on the Second Amendment make them vote. ]]
Please rewrite him and tell him “With all due respect you dolt- it doesn’t matter where they stand on the constitution- the constitution does NOT stand or fall on what position later generatkions take on the issue- the second amendment was put in place tyo protect us fro mthe lieks of peopel like you- peopel with no spine- peopel who think popularity trumps constitutional RIGHTS’
[[Why not humiliate the rats with a filibuster,]]
Because that woudl have been the RIGHT thing to do- stop the rats in their tracks- stop them from violating our constitution- but nope- the dolts think that ‘voting’ on whether the second amendment realyl means what it says is apparently a much better approach? How abotu we just assume our foundign fathersw MEANT what they said and leave it at that and SHUT DOWN ANY DOLT that tries to violate thsoe RIGHTS
[[I wonder just how much debate they will actually have.]]
We already KNOW that htey were BRIBED into acceptign the vote by beign invited to a swanky mega yacht with booze *(and probably bimbos too) to party liek htere was no tommorw whuile Americans went without- So yeah- I’m not holdign my breath that htese TRAITORS will do the right thing by stopping hte left in their tracks-
Since when does a citizen’s constitutional right require debate on the Senate Floor? I reject the premise of of this letter.
Spell check is our FRiend.....
You catch the last point?:
“· Finally, I have my own legislation, supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), which I want to bring forward in the Senate. My legislation would make a real difference in keeping guns out of the wrong hands. “
If that isn’t a version of “Just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels” . . . .
He could have included a reference to that bill, if this is going to be as wildly popular with strict constitutionalists as he thinks it will be.
IOW, he was for it before he was against it?......
You’re lucky. My senators (flake and mccain) never bothered to answer.
The response is obviously completely canned, there's nothing personalized about it. Did you ask her questions in your email that weren't answered?
She'll be gone come the primary.
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Thanks for the ping.
ALL politicians are liars, and are not to be trusted...especially with the Constitution.
Among his bullet points, Little Lindsey missed listing THE most important reason he voted for closure.
The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution precludes infringing upon the right of the people to bear arms. To amend the US Constitution (to weaken or eliminate that Amendment) requires a 2/3 vote in the US Senate.
By voting for closure, Little Lindsey has allowed (unconstitutionally in my opinion) the Senate to pass various infringements upon our right to bear arms by a simple majority—there are sufficient Democrats to do that so Lindsey can be in the minority voting against the legislation and then, acting innocent, claim that he voted against the legislation. Little Lindsey, you are not fooling anyone—your days in the US Senate are numbered and will end in 2014. Then you can move on to your dream job of being a towel boy in one of DC’s bathhouses.
Translation: We had the people in place to keep this monstrosity from reaching the floor, but I, in my infinite wisdom and beneficence, decided we need to let it in through the cracks. But you needn’t worry because, even though I allowed it to rear its ugly head, I’m really really against it. Not a chance in hell that it passes, but if it does, it won’t be my fault.
Once his amnesty-sponsored new voters kick in, the 2nd Amendment won’t be your only Constitutional right at risk.
Youre lucky. My senators (flake and mccain) never bothered to answer.
Look closer, the “email” was a press release. It was almost certainly “robo emailed” to an address list. And on that address list is probably the email address of everyone who has ever sent Graham’s office an email.
Some people would insist upon putting it to a vote if they knew the other side had 51 votes to have them eliminated.
Politics is not a gentlemanly thing when it comes to basic rights. If you want to play nice, save it for the vote on where to put the statue of Dear Leader.
Yep. And that is their strategy for most things. That way the rubes have no clue what is really going on.
I’ve made multiple calls to the local offices of all my congress critters (the Capitol board was in meltdown) and told them that any further efforts by obozo and them to in any way diminish the Second Amendment will be equivalent to opening a Pandora’s Box that will require much blood to reclose — on BOTH SIDES!