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Here's the text of the email I just received from The "Honorable" Lindsey Graham
lgraham.senate.gov ^ | 4-12-2013 | The "Honorable" Lindsey Graham

Posted on 04/12/2013 10:10:53 AM PDT by servo1969

April 12, 2013

Dear Friends,

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. I’m not afraid to show my support for the Second Amendment.

Here's why:

· Many senators have refused to take a position on some of these gun control issues for fear of angering one side or the other. There’s 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 don’t actually have to vote FOR or AGAINST a gun control proposal but can tell each side they were with them all along. Again, let’s 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.

It’s 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.

Let’s vote.

Sincerely,

Lindsey O. Graham United States Senator

To contact me, please click here to visit my website. Please do not respond to this email, the mailbox is unattended.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: amendment; banglist; debate; graham; guncontrol; lindsey; lindseyguns; second; secondamendment
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Lindsey, I swear to the Almighty, if you screw the pooch on this thing...

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!

1 posted on 04/12/2013 10:10:53 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969
Excuse me if I don't believe A WORD this pantywaist says.
2 posted on 04/12/2013 10:12:24 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: servo1969

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.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 10:14:27 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians are Democrats.)
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To: servo1969

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...........


4 posted on 04/12/2013 10:14:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: servo1969
The fact this garbage is even before the senate is a violation to each and every participants oath of office. Shall not be infringed. To chip away at the second amendment is a violation - clear cut.
5 posted on 04/12/2013 10:15:30 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: servo1969

He made the loss a done deal along with McCain and the other 16.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 10:15:39 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: servo1969

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.


7 posted on 04/12/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: fwdude
Excuse me if I don't believe A WORD this pantywaist says

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....

8 posted on 04/12/2013 10:17:38 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: servo1969

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.


9 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:04 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: servo1969

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.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 10:19:30 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If it helps, he did say during the Feinstein hearings that he personally owns an AR-15.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: servo1969

I bet Grahmnesty’s background check doesnt check for legal status.


12 posted on 04/12/2013 10:23:42 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: servo1969

Don’t worry - it still has to pass the House and we can count on Boehner to stop it.

/s


13 posted on 04/12/2013 10:25:15 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: servo1969

:: I want to debate and I want to vote. I’m 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.


14 posted on 04/12/2013 10:25:44 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: servo1969
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.

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.

15 posted on 04/12/2013 10:25:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

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.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 10:30:27 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: servo1969
He cannot be trusted. It's just a wait and see who are supportive of the Second Amendment. The guy has to be removed in his next primary election.
17 posted on 04/12/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: taildragger

South Carolina state rep Lee Bright looks like a possible “go” against Graham...


18 posted on 04/12/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: servo1969
Hey Lindsey,

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.

LLS

19 posted on 04/12/2013 10:34:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: newfreep
Don’t worry - it still has to pass the House and we can count on Boehner to stop it.

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

20 posted on 04/12/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: Christie at the beach

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.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 10:36:01 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: txrangerette; All
South Carolina state rep Lee Bright looks like a possible “go” against Graham...

Oh please do tell more... I feel like Diogenes looking for one good man..

22 posted on 04/12/2013 10:40:21 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: EQAndyBuzz

liberals don’t stop. rinos and gop elite do.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 10:40:55 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: servo1969; upchuck
COVERING MY (politically) ASS
Alert

24 posted on 04/12/2013 10:40:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: servo1969

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!!


25 posted on 04/12/2013 10:48:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: Viennacon

Hear, hear!


26 posted on 04/12/2013 10:49:21 AM PDT by Texas Colonel (Get as close as you can...then get 10 yards closer.)
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To: servo1969

sounds like he wants to play politics with this

but history shows no evidence of Rino’s out-politicking Dems


27 posted on 04/12/2013 10:51:12 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: servo1969

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.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 10:55:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Pollster1

LOL - tru dat...unfortunately.


29 posted on 04/12/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: servo1969

Bah. He's just providing cover for himself. He wants to vote against it, knowing it'll pass the Senate without his vote. Then he can still pretend to be a conservative, toss up his hands, and say "we tried". I'm tired of that old song and dance. There is no reason *EVER* to subject congress to a vote concerning INFRINGING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Amend the Constitution, or back off. Anything less is TREASON.


30 posted on 04/12/2013 10:55:35 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: servo1969

[[Many senators have refused to take a position on some of these gun control issues for fear of angering one side or the other. There’s 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’


31 posted on 04/12/2013 10:58:09 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: ABQHispConservative

[[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


32 posted on 04/12/2013 11:00:47 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Red Badger

[[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-


33 posted on 04/12/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: servo1969

Since when does a citizen’s constitutional right require debate on the Senate Floor? I reject the premise of of this letter.


34 posted on 04/12/2013 11:03:23 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: CottShop

Spell check is our FRiend.....


35 posted on 04/12/2013 11:05:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: servo1969

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.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: so_real

IOW, he was for it before he was against it?......


37 posted on 04/12/2013 11:07:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: servo1969

You’re lucky. My senators (flake and mccain) never bothered to answer.


38 posted on 04/12/2013 11:10:30 AM PDT by azishot
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To: servo1969; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
What was the time line? When did you send the email and when did you receive a response?

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.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

39 posted on 04/12/2013 11:11:23 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Thanks for the ping.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: servo1969

ALL politicians are liars, and are not to be trusted...especially with the Constitution.


41 posted on 04/12/2013 11:13:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Viennacon
You don’t get to vote on the 2nd Amendment.

Word.

42 posted on 04/12/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: servo1969

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.


43 posted on 04/12/2013 11:16:36 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: servo1969

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.


44 posted on 04/12/2013 11:20:33 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: servo1969

Once his amnesty-sponsored new voters kick in, the 2nd Amendment won’t be your only Constitutional right at risk.


45 posted on 04/12/2013 11:21:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: azishot

You’re 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.


46 posted on 04/12/2013 11:23:46 AM PDT by House Atreides
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47 posted on 04/12/2013 11:27:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: servo1969

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.


48 posted on 04/12/2013 11:30:02 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: so_real

Yep. And that is their strategy for most things. That way the rubes have no clue what is really going on.


49 posted on 04/12/2013 11:45:00 AM PDT by sheana
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To: servo1969

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!


50 posted on 04/12/2013 11:50:30 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS, GROW A PAIR. IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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