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To: 1rudeboy; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; ...

And that, my friends, is a pretty good example of how the people overcome tyranny.

Resist!! Do not submit!! Do not comply!!

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!

We are the resistance!!


2 posted on 02/23/2014 10:45:30 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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3 posted on 02/23/2014 10:48:32 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson

AMen!

“.... Mr. Yanukovych’s opulent presidential palace, which he had privatized....”

Id hope that our own tyrant...in chief..would not at any point consider “privatizing The Whitehouse.

Who knew that such inspiration could from such a place.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 10:49:57 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: Jim Robinson
and that is a pretty good example of how a people overcome tyranny

I hope and pray that the people of the Ukraine can establish a democratic, stable, independent country. I would think one of their biggest challenges will be to rid themselves of those elements that have other agendas.

9 posted on 02/23/2014 10:54:28 AM PST by grania
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To: Jim Robinson
100%!!!
11 posted on 02/23/2014 10:58:39 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Are you saying you are in favor of the Ukranian rebels? Or are you simply saying that civil unrest sometimes yields results?

I tend to be against the protestors as I think if I were a Ukranian I would want my home heated by real Russian natural gas as opposed to the non-existent natural gas that the EU can provide. Of course memories of the 1920s might take a while to fade away...


12 posted on 02/23/2014 11:02:50 AM PST by impimp
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly right, sir!


18 posted on 02/23/2014 11:09:09 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Gives us hope for America.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 11:24:21 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good afternoon. I hope you are doing well.

We are the resistance!!

Remember, Rush said we were the genesis of the TEA party movement.

5.56mm

38 posted on 02/23/2014 11:27:26 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Jim Robinson
As long as half the nation keeps and bears arms, the Federal Government will never escalate things to the point of a tire burning, cobblestone throwing, molotov cocktail tossing mob.

It is far easier to degrade the population into compliant slaves with slow steady pressures such as faggot marriage, zero tolerance policies in government schools, twerking on national television, and selling a "where be my free sh*t" entitlement voting block said free sh*t by collateralizing debt using the lives of the great-great grandchildren of the productive.

If I am wrong... fine. I just hope someone brings an RPG to Washington D.C. to take out the sniper that will be shooting at us.

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47 posted on 02/23/2014 12:01:03 PM PST by Rodamala
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For sure. A lesson should be learned.


49 posted on 02/23/2014 12:12:06 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Half of my family came from Ukraine, back when there was still a Czar.

Those people are tough as nails, and they absolutely refuse to go back to communism, in any form.

God bless ‘em... they met the govthugs in the streets with their OWN riot shields and guts and prevailed.

NEVER BACK DOWN!!!!!!!!


53 posted on 02/23/2014 1:11:53 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Resist!!! Do not submit!!! Do not comply!!!”

Amen Jim, Amen.


55 posted on 02/23/2014 1:16:44 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Liberty in our Lifetime - WWW.FreeStateProject.org)
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To: Jim Robinson; 1rudeboy; impimp; Paleo Conservative; FBD; ponygirl; mac_truck; RedMDer; Jeff Head; ..
My husband and I are on the board of an organization that operates out of an apartment just about 3 miles from Maidan (which translated to English means “Square”. The full Ukrainian name actually means Independence Square).

My husband was at a board meeting (here in the U.S.) the last few days of the week, and while working board business they were also watching in real time events happening while the Americans who live over there and work with Ukrainians gave a lot of insight into the situation.

One neat story is that a friend of theirs has had a prayer for years that Ukrainians would become more united, that people would learn to not fear their neighbors and actually become friends with their neighbors. There was still so much fear and mistrust left over from the Soviet era.

He said that after the events of this week, that prayer was being answered and people were actually smiling and talking to their neighbors, hugging each other and not afraid! They were also crying together. There was a funeral in the Maidan for the many, many who had died, it was just a non-stop event for 24 hours, of singing, tears and speeches – really moving.

The American friends were interpreting a little of the speeches – it was really amazing. Yulia Tymoshenko as everyone knows, was released from prison. She had been badly beaten many times, and is now in a wheelchair. She was a good president. She had put many Christians into cabinet posts and was trying to clean up corruption. She spoke at the funeral service and praised the Ukrainians, saying that “they (the average people who worked together to win the battle) were the real heroes.”

Another neat thing is that the Orthodox priests and other pastors in Kiev have been wonderful. They are using a big orthodox church in downtown Kiev as a makeshift hospital, and they are allowing them to bring the wounded in to the cathedral, and all are working together to gather food, medicine and other help.

The priests and pastors, and leaders of Maidan are also urging everyone not to vindictively seek revenge. Hold criminals accountable, yes, but not to bitterly extend the violence for revenge.

One example is that one of the instances where it was reported that the protesters had “kidnapped” some of the police was completely mis-reported. A lot of the police were young kids that Yanuvich had brough in from poor regions of Ukraine, who were desparate for jobs and money. The Maidan people had captured a group of these "police", but they didn’t kidnap them, they turned the bus around and sent it back to their hometown! That is a lot of mercy for these kids who had been really brutal to them in other situations.

I truly believe, in contrast to many of the cynical on FR, that this is a true revolution (or maybe counter-revolution?) of ordinary people who just want to be free of this corrupt government, not a movement fueled by the NWO, or Nazis,or Muslims, or John McCain or other theories. They have been oppressed for decades, first by Soviets, then by Nazis, then by Soviets again, and finally by these mafia/oligarchs who are really just the old corrupt Soviet elites under a different name. Even though they were “officially” not part of the Soviet Union, they had still not completely thrown off the bonds of those days.

Not to say some bad elements won’t try to take advantage of the somewhat chaotic situation right now.I'm sure there are many on the fringes just hoping to find a way to corrupt the system to benefit and put themselves into power.

I ask Freepers to please pray for Ukraine, that they would continue showing mercy, that they would really have free and fair elections,that they would have wisdom and find really honest people to represent them, and that Putin wont try to re-enact 1956 Hungary.

Here is a good article:

On the Maidan, the birth of a real Ukrainian civil society
The Maidan, therefore, has not spawned a civil war, but the birth of an authentic Ukrainian civil society. It is the culmination of an agonizing 20-year process of de-Sovietization of Ukrainian society, a process that has progressed faster in some regions than in others. The Maidan is a watershed moment, when the nation shed the mental chains of Soviet paternalism. One opposition leader described the statues of Lenin being spontaneously hauled down around the country as Ukraine’s psychological Berlin Wall. It is characterized by a shift in mentality – a distrust of all of the country’s institutions, including political parties, governing or opposition.

68 posted on 02/23/2014 4:23:49 PM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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HIP, HIP!


76 posted on 02/23/2014 5:31:28 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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80 posted on 02/23/2014 6:05:48 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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There's a reason behind the sharp spike in NICS Background Checks since 2008.
83 posted on 02/23/2014 7:23:19 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Indeed. Buuuuump!


84 posted on 02/23/2014 7:31:19 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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And that, my friends, is a pretty good example of how the people overcome tyranny.


86 posted on 02/23/2014 8:37:41 PM PST by FBD
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To: Jim Robinson

note also that despite the Russian claims of weapons in the hands of the opposition, there were next to none. The people used the power of right


92 posted on 02/24/2014 2:50:49 AM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Jim Robinson
How sad that we see the people fighting for freedom in Egypt, Venezuela, Ukraine and a little while ago Iran... 33 million protestors in the street in Egypt!

In the U.S. we are planning a weekend cook-out, perhaps a keg party, the latest game on TV, etc. Sigh. We will not overthrow this tyranny by elections alone! There just is not enough time. There are too many factors combining to undermine our super power status.

102 posted on 02/24/2014 10:14:10 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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