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As Freedom Destroys Itself: Laws canít protect a society that has lost its way.
The National Review ^ | September 20, 2013 | Gov. Sarah Palin

Posted on 09/20/2013 7:27:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

All of us were horrified by the murders at the Washington Navy Yard this week. Once again, in the aftermath of a shooting, a new installment of the debate about gun laws has broken out. But what we really need is a new discussion about what kind of people we are and what kind of country we want to be.

It’s no secret which side I’m on in any debate involving the Second Amendment (or the whole Constitution, for that matter). We call Alaska America’s Last Frontier, and firearms are a big part of our lifestyle here because they are part of our frontier tradition. And, as I tell my daughters, the ability to use a firearm responsibly and to defend yourself is also part of our heritage as American women.

The iconic musket over the fireplace wasn’t just for the menfolk on the frontier. Those stalwart women who crossed oceans and wilderness to settle our country knew how to protect themselves and their families. (One of my favorite scenes in the miniseries John Adams is when Abigail Adams, alone with her children in besieged Massachusetts while her husband is away at the Continental Congress, shoulders the family musket to protect her little ones when she hears the distant sounds of battle. That’s our heritage, ladies.)

Hunting is an integral part of our lifestyle in the 49th state. Using guns isn’t just recreation for us; it’s how many of us get our dinner.....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; hunting; navyyard; palin; sarahpalin; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/20/2013 7:27:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tyrant’s Gun-Walking Attorney General:
This is not your parents' America.
Tomorrow, by your King's Executive Order
ONLY terrorists and the IRS will have guns
and DO"J" protection."

2 posted on 09/20/2013 7:31:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

It’s not even the America that I gave my love to for 65 years.


3 posted on 09/20/2013 7:36:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Ping to Sarah's Awesome List!

If a Society morally deteriorates into Apathy, Blinding and Ignorance, than any who stand up to save it will cast out by the very people they wish to save.

Not Sarah, Not Ted Cruz, no one can save us if are not willing to save ourselves.

If we let Emperor OBamamus Maximums destroy us, it will be because we took his offer of Government Cheese, rather than pay the price of Freedom, which is eternal vigilance.


4 posted on 09/20/2013 7:36:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hate too be flagrantly obvious, but don't you suppose that at least one of those victims would have had a chance if he or she were armed?

A multiple murder occurs in a city with among the most stringent gun laws and the gun-grabbers are positively salivating, if not frothing at the mouth.

A similar situation in Baltimore - Maryland's gun laws are ridiculously strict and ensure that law-abiding citizens will not be allowed to have guns but street thugs and other criminals will.

And I almost forgot Chicago, that gem of the Midwest, where human life matters not a whit, where there are exceedingly tough gun laws, and where the carnage in the streets is worse than in an actual war-zone.

Send me to Afghanistan - I think I have a better chance there!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 09/20/2013 7:41:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for this post.

We must encourage Mrs. Palin to stay in the arena!


6 posted on 09/20/2013 7:41:36 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sell out our Liberty sell out our soul.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 7:46:33 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” - - - Once again, in the aftermath of a shooting, a new installment of the debate about gun laws has broken out. - - - “

Yup, and once again the Liberal Agenda Media is shifting our attention away from the correct laws:

1. ) The Right of Americans to bear arms.

2.) The stupid 1992 law that prohibits loaded guns inside of a US Military building.

BTW, “the best defense against a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.”


8 posted on 09/20/2013 7:46:55 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Tyrant-by-Fraud did not even pledge the US flag.

Is there ANYONE surprised he came in with Hasan,
and since in office has defended the Cole terrorists,
the Saudis connected with Boston Atrocity,
and the al Qaeda (even arming them)?


9 posted on 09/20/2013 7:50:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SandRat

I HEAR THAT!
I would just change it a little bit “ GOD, COUNTRY, CORPS “.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Chicago,

Where the bad guys use rifles, in 7.62x39, to shoot up a basketball game, but not killing anyone, whereas the Navy Yard killer used a shotgun, per Joe Biden’s admonition.

11 posted on 09/20/2013 8:38:18 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Exactly! And all the Lame stream Media were scrambling over themselves to say Mohammed Salem used an AR!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 09/20/2013 8:45:36 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: KC_Lion

“Might I humbly suggest that we step back from the TV, take a breath, hug our kids, reach out to friends and neighbors, and say a prayer.”

Amen.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 8:46:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CNN’s Don Lemon recently saw the light on this issue and highlighted the Centers for Disease Control study showing that so-called military assault rifles account for a small fraction of gun violence. The overwhelming majority of gun-related deaths are inflicted with handguns, but a ban on handguns is not only politically untenable; it would also hinder the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves (especially Americans who live in troubled urban areas where the police are slow to respond to emergency calls).

Instead of offering real solutions based on facts, reactionary politicians offer us the politics of emotion, which is the opposite of leadership. It is the manipulation of the people by the political class for their own political ends. It is so very self-serving, but, worse, it is destructive.

The first thing politicians ask after these tragedies is essentially: “What can we do to limit the freedom of the people?”

And that is the wrong question. The question we should be asking is: “What can we do to nurture and support a people capable of living in freedom?”

Has any other public figure asked this question?

Because instead of worrying about how many legal guns we can confiscate, THIS is the debate that should be occurring in the halls of Congress.

14 posted on 09/20/2013 8:49:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Diogenesis
RE: #9, I never understood how the son of a bitch got elected and reelected after that photo.

Even Hitlery put her hand over her heart, but not the Kenyan SOB.

15 posted on 09/20/2013 9:04:10 PM PDT by Marathoner (Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...and, Ms. Palin... SHARE THE GOSPEL!!


16 posted on 09/20/2013 9:07:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT!


17 posted on 09/20/2013 9:11:41 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

18 posted on 09/21/2013 12:29:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: Graewoulf

The mind is the real dangerous weapon. Gun control diverts attention from the real problem: The neglect of the mentally ill. We need to treat the mind for the good of society and the good of those with mental illness.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 12:52:52 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From Dan Quayle's "Murphy Brown" Speech (19 MAY 1992):

I know it’s not fashionable to talk about moral values, but we need to do it. Even though our cultural leaders in Hollywood, network TV, and the national newspapers routinely jeer at them, I think most of us in this room know that some things are good and other things are wrong. And now, it’s time to make the discussion public.

It’s time to talk again about the family, hard work, integrity, and personal responsibility. We cannot be embarrassed out of our belief that two parents married to each other are better in most cases for children than one. That honest work is better than handouts or crime. That we are our brothers’ keepers. That it’s worth making an effort, even when the rewards aren’t immediate. So, I think the time has come to renew our public commitment to our Judeo-Christian values in our churches and synagogues, our civic organizations, and our schools. We are, as our children recite each morning, one nation under God. That’s a useful framework for acknowledging a duty and an authority higher than our own pleasures and personal ambition.

If we live more thoroughly by these values, we would live in a better society. [applause] For the poor, renewing these values will give the people the strength to help themselves by acquiring the tools to achieve self-sufficiency, a good education, job training, and property. Then they will move from permanent dependence to dignified independence.

20 posted on 09/21/2013 1:18:23 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Dan Quayle was RIGHT!


21 posted on 09/21/2013 3:23:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jonrick46

.....We also need to realize that ALL illnesses come from the “enemy” the devil . That includes mental illness.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 3:40:25 AM PDT by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: KC_Lion

That’s my President!


23 posted on 09/21/2013 4:12:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Bratch

“And that is the wrong question. The question we should be asking is: “What can we do to nurture and support a people capable of living in freedom?”
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Obviously the people who have taken over this country in a coup have exactly the opposite goal, they only want to know how best to convince people that slavery is freedom.

Anyone who thinks otherwise should explain how they think that the best way to nurture a people capable of living in freedom is to take away the last vestige of freedom. It is like telling your children that they will not be allowed near the water until they learn to swim.


24 posted on 09/21/2013 6:35:46 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Marathoner

“RE: #9, I never understood how the son of a bitch got elected and reelected after that photo.”
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Call me crazy if you like but there are plenty of indications that he DIDN’T in reality.


25 posted on 09/21/2013 6:38:18 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: jonrick46

The mentally ill are FAR from being neglected in this country. They are prescribed all kinds of medications to worsen their condition and then, when their capacity to reason is proven to be nonexistent, they are elected or appointed to high office. Lest anyone should doubt my evaluation I offer two words, Pelosi and Biden. Many others could be added but I believe those two are sufficient, should you ask for one from my own state I offer Lindsey Graham.

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”

Mark Twain


26 posted on 09/21/2013 6:53:58 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Ann Archy

“Dan Quayle was RIGHT!”
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One of the most absurd things about the current situation is that Dan Quayle is STILL being ridiculed as if he were as big an idiot as Nancy Pelosi and the ridicule is being done by those who have less intelligence than a potatoE. When evaluating intelligence I often ask myself who I would rather have on my side when the SHTF and I certainly would rather have a man like Dan Quayle than any of those I have heard making fun of his spelling. I would rather have “Jon Stewart” and his ilk AGAINST me than for me.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 7:05:37 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: caww

Some very well intended Christian politicos have let themselves be cowed into keeping their sentiments sub-gospel because the chorus of crows (no pun or reference intended to you) out there are going to screech “you’re turning the state into a church.” No they’re not. Romans 13 tells among other things how the governor has the right to commend what is right. The gospel is right and the governor has every right to commend it but that doesn’t mean the governor orders everyone to believe it. (It is God that orders everyone to believe it and has put that into the scope of pastors and NOT of governors.) Don’t be shy, governors.


28 posted on 09/21/2013 9:24:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: RipSawyer

The bias (to evil!) of the modern world is so apparent here. If it was actually in some sincere exercise of evenhandedness, Quayle would get a very kind treatment overall, with a few footnotes about the potatoe and perhaps similar affairs.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 9:26:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since the current federal administration ignores the law anyway, what difference does it make?


30 posted on 09/21/2013 9:58:46 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Marathoner

Race before country, Mitt Romney turnoff, vote fraud... to name 3


31 posted on 09/21/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: jonrick46

” - - - the real problem: The neglect of the mentally ill. - - - - “

Not so. The Democrats have a POS Imposter in the White House who is mentally ill, and he is pampered, not neglected.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 8:57:49 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Zer0 is a "POS Imposter in the White House who is mentally ill, and he is pampered, not neglected."

Q.E.D., quod erat demonstrandum.

Zer0 ran with bomber Bill Ayers, hung with the Black Gangster Disciples, had fellowship with Rev. "U.S. of KKKA" Jeremiah Wright, helped his cousin Rail Odinga overturn an election in Kenya and transform Kenya into Sharia law and supported the Arab Spring. The goes on. If Zer0 is not a psychopath, he is at least a narcissist. He is the Great Destroyer.

33 posted on 09/21/2013 9:44:29 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Graewoulf
The list goes on.

It's not my brain, it's my eyes going bad.

34 posted on 09/21/2013 9:47:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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