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Freedom Foundation to U.S. Senator: “No one will make us renounce freedom”
Freedom Foundation ^ | 8/15/13 | Trent England

Posted on 08/16/2013 5:35:31 PM PDT by Baynative

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is a statist and a bully. The Senator, known for comparing U.S. soldiers to Nazis, recently used his senatorial letterhead to demand answers from us here at the Freedom Foundation. Sen. Durbin wants to know whether the Freedom Foundation is, or ever has been, a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

(Excerpt) Read more at myfreedomfoundation.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: communist; democrat; dickdurbin; durbin; freedom; illinois; intimidation; traitor
What is this nefarious group? It’s hardly a secret since it has both a website and a blog. They even tweet. In fact, a cursory internet search would show that Bob Williams, the Freedom Foundation’s Founder and Senior Fellow, is on ALEC’s board of scholars.

ALEC is an organization made up of legislators, other organizations, and businesses that believe in fiscal conservatism, free markets, and constitutional federalism. Its meetings are about brainstorming and debating policy ideas, sharing information, and sometimes developing “model legislation” that legislators might choose to introduce in their own states. In short, ALEC allows people to talk about ideas … mostly conservative people, that is, and mostly conservative ideas.

1 posted on 08/16/2013 5:35:32 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; HairOfTheDog; ...
WA Ping

For everyone on this board and across the nation and especially our Washington band of Freepers I am posting this to remind you how precious freedom is and how hard liberals are working around the clock to take it away from us.

Durbin's letter: Page 1

and Page 2

2 posted on 08/16/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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Support Free Republic.

3 posted on 08/16/2013 5:39:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Baynative

which means they’re a danger to the progressive agenda and therefore an enemy of the state

that’s how it works with progressives / liberals / commies / marxists / fascists

know you enemy and understand their tactics or you will have no hope of defeating them


4 posted on 08/16/2013 5:42:51 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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...and here is the response to the tyrant in the Senate from Washington based Freedom Foundation's, Trent England. I hope you will read both of these documents, take the time to understand what they say and, subsequently share them both with friends by going to the website and using their webpage to link.
5 posted on 08/16/2013 5:43:18 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative
Freedom Foundation's Reply (citing the "good" Senator's heritage):

In answer to your questions, I offer you only the last words broadcast by the Lithuanian free radio station on January 13, 1991, as Soviet troops were barging through their doors.

"It is possible that [the Soviet government] can break us with force
or close our mouths, but no one will make us renouce freedom
and independence"

AWESOME!!!

6 posted on 08/16/2013 5:49:10 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

bump


7 posted on 08/16/2013 5:50:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Baynative

I am so thankful to see that someone has finally responded to this tyrant.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 5:51:07 PM PDT by Gosh I love this neighborhood
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To: Baynative

I love it!

“Dear sen. Turbin.......Nuts!”


9 posted on 08/16/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Baynative; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; Alamo-Girl; bd476; ...

Durbin is a fricking constitution-hating, liberty-hating, America-hating communist!!


11 posted on 08/16/2013 6:04:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Wish we could burn him in effigy like the libtards do, but we’d be arrested for “threatening” him.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 6:08:19 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Baynative

“Sen. Durbin wants to know whether the Freedom Foundation is, or ever has been, a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).”

I have never heard of ALEC, but if Sen. Turban is against it, it has to have something going for it.


13 posted on 08/16/2013 6:12:14 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Darksheare

Excellent, excellent response letter. Loved it. Put this letter in the congressional record and shove it Senator Turbin.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

Agreed!


15 posted on 08/16/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Dick Durbin at May Day Immigration Rally: Communists? What Communists? (breitbart.com)

On Wednesday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago's May Day march and rally.
16 posted on 08/16/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Looks ok to me.

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17 posted on 08/16/2013 6:21:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SharpRightTurn

http://www.alec.org/about-alec/board-of-directors/

2013 ALEC National Chairs

Rep. John Piscopo, National Chair
Connecticut

Rep. Linda Upmeyer, First Vice Chair
Iowa

Rep. Phil King, Second Vice Chair
Texas

Treasurer

Sen. Leah Vukmir
Wisconsin

Secretary

Rep. Liston Barfield
South Carolina

Immediate Past Chair

Rep. David Frizzell
Indiana

Chair Emeritus

Rep. Harold Brubaker
North Carolina

Rep. Tom Craddick
Texas

Rep. Noble Ellington
Louisiana

Sen. Steve Faris
Arkansas

Rep. Bobby Hogue
Arkansas

Sen. Owen Johnson
New York

Rep. Dolores Mertz
Iowa

Board Members

Rep. Gary Banz
Oklahoma

Sen. Jim Buck
Indiana

Sen. Bill Cadman
Colorado

Sen. Barbara Cegavske
Nevada

Rep. Joe Harrison
Louisiana

Speaker Bill Howell
Virginia

Sen. Michael Lamoureux
Arkansas

Rep. Steve McDaniel
Tennessee

Speaker Ray Merrick
Kansas

Sen. Wayne Niederhauser
Utah

Speaker Thom Tillis
North Carolina

Rep. Curry Todd
Tennessee

Sen. Susan Wagle
Kansas

Rep. Blair Thoreson
North Dakota

Rep. Tim Moffitt
North Carolina

Sen. Bill Seitz
Ohio


18 posted on 08/16/2013 6:23:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Baynative

Great response to Comrade Senator Durbin from the freedom Foundation:

“No one will make us renounce freedom”

And I’ll add mine to the commie lover:

You want my freedom, come and take it!


19 posted on 08/16/2013 6:33:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Baynative

bump


20 posted on 08/16/2013 6:33:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Darksheare

Wish we could burn him in effigy like the libtards do, but we’d be arrested for “threatening” him.

Treat him as he is, get a thousand clowns together all wearing Durbin masks. Maybe flash mobs of clowns popping up all over the country.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 6:36:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Darksheare
Wish we could burn him in effigy like the libtards do, but we’d be arrested for “threatening” him.

Well, I live in Illinois, I'd be happy to burn Dick(head) Durbin in effigy ... problem is, I don't know how to make a likeness of Dick(head) Durbin. If someone could make one up for me, I'd be happy to burn Durbin in effigy at a busy intersection to see if I'll get arrested.

Last I looked, walking on the flag, urinating on the flag, and oh yeah -- burning politicians in effigy is FIRST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH, and I'm always happy to practice that!

FUDD!!!

22 posted on 08/16/2013 6:37:57 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Mastador1

Sounds good to me!


23 posted on 08/16/2013 6:41:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: usconservative

Durbs hasn’t heard of this “First Amendment” thing as he’s too busy reading his little book of maoisms.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: usconservative

FUDD!! COMMIE TRAITOR!!


25 posted on 08/16/2013 6:50:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Baynative
The Durbin letter is chilling; the response is incredibly good:


26 posted on 08/16/2013 6:54:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

That is one hell of a smack down on Durbin. Glad to see it, thanks.


27 posted on 08/16/2013 6:58:26 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Jim Robinson; All; Travis McGee
I bet Durbin doesn't put the answer letter in the congressional record. It was a brilliant response to freedom grabber Durbin - so fine Durbin won't want it in the record.

Durbin wanted to know if a conservative group was a member of another conservative group. Why the hell not?

Freepers, you are conservatives, would you please tell Durbin if you are a member of the conservative group known as Free Republic? Will you be honest and admit to the fact you are a member of Free Republic? Do you give any money to keep Free Republic on the internet? My God, will you admit to being a monthly donor? Or a dollar a day donor? A donor occasionally?

IF YOU HAVE NOT DONATED IN THE PRESENT FREEPATHON, PLEASE RUIN DURBIN'S LIFE AND MAKE A DONATION.

I WISH WE COULD ALL GO TO WASHIINGTON AND BE THERE WHEN DURBIN'S COMMITTEE TRIES TO DO AWAY WITH SELF DEFENSE. HE WOULD TAKE YOUR GUN RIGHT NOW IF HE COULD. A POX ON DURBIN AND EVERYONE LIKE HIM (yes, I am yelling).

28 posted on 08/16/2013 7:01:09 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Baynative

I have heard of ALEC and did not know its purpose or why leftists hated it enough to pressure companies to distance themselves from it. Wow. Now I understand. Way to go FF!


29 posted on 08/16/2013 7:09:56 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: sneakers

bttt


30 posted on 08/16/2013 7:17:06 PM PDT by sneakers (Obama is an idjit. FUBO)
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To: Baynative

Dick Durbin should be criminally investigated for using the power of the government to inquire into the use of the civil right of free speech and association.


31 posted on 08/16/2013 7:54:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Jim Robinson

Buuuuump!


32 posted on 08/16/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lazamataz; TEXOKIE; The Grim Freeper; TheForceOfOne; the-gooroo; ThePythonicCow; ThreePuttinDude; ..

Thank you for the help, Laz.


33 posted on 08/16/2013 8:05:08 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

They are far too long winded. The proper response to Durbin is as follows;

Dear Senator Durbin,

Kiss our collective asses.

Love,

ALEC.


34 posted on 08/16/2013 8:29:09 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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Page 2 of Durbin's letter to the Freedom Foundation. . .

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35 posted on 08/16/2013 9:25:42 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: RedMDer

And as long as there are plenty of AR-15s and other rifles, the govt will fear the people and there will be liberty.


36 posted on 08/17/2013 7:05:43 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Baynative

Thanks for the ping, Baynative!


37 posted on 08/17/2013 7:59:35 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Baynative

SOmebody should ask Dustbin if he is or ever was a member of the COmmunist Party USA...

Oh, wait... he’s a Democrat. Same thing. Never mind.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I just received my latest copy of Biblical Archaeology Review Magazine, a sort of heady academic excursion into sometimes obscure controversies concerning the ancient Near East. [BAR was instrumental in freeing up the Dead Sea Scrolls half-century logjam.]

Imagine my surprise to find an article comparing King David and Bill Clinton! The article says that David was a risk-taker, occasionally overzealous with the opposite sex - '... a man-god who, despite his flaws, became a great leader of his people.' There was a picture of Clinton scowling to reinforce the silly comparison.

As I have repeatedly pointed out recently, this is evidence of Stalinism insidiously pervading our whole society [to wit lately that hapless rodeo clown.] The American Stalinists have done to Egypt just what they hope to do to America.

39 posted on 08/17/2013 9:25:37 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: MinuteGal; gonzo

see my #39 above


40 posted on 08/17/2013 9:28:15 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Bob Ireland; mickie
Re: King David compared to Bill Clinton in Archaeology Review......( gag ! )

Write a letter-to-the-editor to this mag in your own inimitable style and let us know if they print it.

Some things just scream for a pushback (or a slingshot)!

Leni

41 posted on 08/17/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
***Write a letter-to-the-editor to this mag in your own inimitable style***

Oh Yeah! Done dat right after seein' da stoopid ting! This is not cuneiform script!]

42 posted on 08/17/2013 1:42:13 PM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Baynative.


43 posted on 08/17/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Bob Ireland
The article says that David was a risk-taker, occasionally overzealous with the opposite sex - '... a man-god who, despite his flaws, became a great leader of his people.'

Anyone who knows and loves the great narrative histories of the Bible will tremble for what David would actually do if confronted with blather like that. He did not respond moderately to people attempting flattery by slighting those to whom he owed honor. He did respond with kingly authority.

44 posted on 08/18/2013 1:05:59 AM PDT by InMemoriam (Have a seat over there, Mr. Mohammed. Aisha, go play on your swingset, honey.)
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Amazing the turmoil a little dick can cause.


45 posted on 08/18/2013 1:07:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s always be one.


46 posted on 08/19/2013 5:21:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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