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Free Republic | 09/15/01 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 09/15/2001 6:59:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Lots of grumbling lately about deleted posts. Well, my friends, the simple truth is the game has changed. We are now at war. We have been attacked by a vicious cold-blooded force of international terrorists who want to destroy our nation, our freedom and our way of life. There is no doubt about this. Knowing this, I am alarmed to read some of the stuff that has been posted to FR in the last few days. This is not the time to raise doubts about our leaders. This is not the time to raise conspiracy theories. This is not the time to second guess our intelligence agencies. This is war. This is survival of our way of life. We must unite behind our Commander-in-chief and do all we possibly can to support him and our war efforts. We do not have a choice in this matter. The terrorists who attack us do so without warning and without mercy. They do not want peace. They do not want to co-exist. They do not want appeasement or negotiation. They want to destroy us. They want to destroy our way of life. They want to destroy our freedom. They want to destroy our nation. They have no conscience, no respect for life, no compassion and will give no quarter. Death of the USA is what they seek.

Many of us on Free Republic are veterans or have family members who are veterans or who are currently serving in the military. We have each sworn a solemn oath to defend our Constitution and our nation. We will not waver in the face of adversity and we will not shirk our responsibility or fail to do our duty. Regardless of our political differences, we will join together to support our nation and to crush our common enemy.

All of us can help out. There will be opportunities coming for volunteers for all sorts of wartime activities. There will be opportunities to help our men and women in uniform, our civil defense efforts, our war production efforts, giving blood, buying war bonds, cooperating if there are shortages, supporting our leaders and generally supporting the war effort.

There will also be precautionary measures. First and foremost on this forum and elsewhere is to respect the fact that we deal in political information. Many of us may personally gain access to sensitive information that could harm our military or our war efforts if it falls into the wrong hands. If you live or work in an area where you may learn of troop movements or war plans or if you have family members or friends who may have access to this information, please do not spread it around. We will be on the lookout for any "Loose Lips" info and will delete it when spotted on this forum. Now, information that is already printed in the newspapers may or may not fall into this category. Usually, published information is fair game to post. But, please be careful in what discussions may follow.

Also, as I said above, it is essential for all of us to unite behind our President. Now is not the time to seek political advantage. Now is not the time to raise doubts about our government or our military, and now is not the time to post conspiracy theory or to engage in smear attacks. And, no, my finely feathered, tinfoil-hatted friends, we did not do this to ourselves. The U.S. government did not start this war. We were victims of an unprecedented, pre-meditated surprise attack, perpetrated by hostile, cowardly foreign parties. This attack may not have been in the military scale and scope of a Pearl Harbor, but in terms of lives lost and impact on the nation and the world it is every bit as severe.

Even so, we have confidence. We know that our nation is the strongest in the world and that our people are resolved to do whatever it takes to win. We've done it before and we will do it again. This is our heritage. Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity in the tradition of our forefathers is our duty and obligation. And I have faith that with God's blessings, we will rid the world of this evil threat.

God bless you all and God bless America.

Regards,

Jim Robinson


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To: Arator
Arator, you never EVER seem to get it.

Clue: WE ARE IN A WAR.

But never mind, you'll ignore me, ignore Jim, ignore the foreign circumstances, and end up banned again.

51 posted on 09/15/2001 7:26:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: bayourod, Common Tator, Ole Okie, Southflanknorthpawsis, woofie,Cheney Chick, Larry Klayman,
bump
52 posted on 09/15/2001 7:27:19 PM PDT by deport
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks,Jim.
53 posted on 09/15/2001 7:27:31 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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To: Jim Robinson
Mr. Robinson,

Very well said. It is people like you that keep the ray of hope shining!!!

Proud to be an American and a member of FreeRepublic.

54 posted on 09/15/2001 7:27:37 PM PDT by brokenvessel
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, Jim!

I assume this means that all of us are "on patrol" when here at FR. And we should see how fast we can hit the abuse button to get any report of troop movements PULLED IMMEDIATELY. *(What a job - let's find ways to make this efficient and instant).

55 posted on 09/15/2001 7:27:43 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: bumping in support
I went to a county republican breakfast meeting this morning with SuzanneC. Our congressman, Johnny Isakson drove all night from Washington to be back in the 6th district of GA. His remarks, his answers to our questions, were sobering, to say the least.
56 posted on 09/15/2001 7:27:45 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Jim Robinson
Well stated. Thank you.
57 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:02 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: Jim Robinson , Lizzy W
B U M P ! !


58 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:18 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES
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Bttt
59 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:37 PM PDT by ofMagog
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To: Jim Robinson
God Bless you Mr. Robinson!
60 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:50 PM PDT by hope
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To: Arator
I really don't see what you are fighting for. The Taliban, you, and Jim Robinson apparently agree on that freedom is a liability and a luxury that we simply cannot afford.

You'd have been such a joy during WWII, griping every second about that horrible rationing program, angry that you couldn't broadcast troop movements, and calling Roosevelt a murdering thug.

Of course, in WWII, you would not be tolerated very long.

61 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: deport
Larry Klayman, bump


hehehe! You rascal!

62 posted on 09/15/2001 7:28:58 PM PDT by Lady In Blue
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To: Jim Robinson
Your words reinforce my strong belief in the cause of liberty and the ultimate victory of our country over its enemies. Thank god for you and the FR. God give strength to us all.
63 posted on 09/15/2001 7:29:04 PM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: Dog Gone
Too old and too broken, but I still sent the CT Nat Guard an e-mail telling them that if they need me, I'm here. :)
64 posted on 09/15/2001 7:29:11 PM PDT by Critter
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To: Arator; Jim Robinson
Now you equate Jim and I with the terrorists? You are truly a sick puppy.
65 posted on 09/15/2001 7:29:36 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Jim Robinson
We didn't start this war ...

But we're damn' sure going to finish it!

At a time, and place of our choosing!

Personal Note to Osama bin Laden: You're a dead man. You just don't know it yet.

67 posted on 09/15/2001 7:29:58 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks.
68 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:06 PM PDT by TheExploited
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To: Lazamataz
And I hope you don't mind if I totally bust any person who talks crap about the US, our leaders, or does the tinfoil trick.

Very well stated! Some folks though have not been getting the message -- but they should now! If you need help, holler!

69 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:31 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: duck soup
FYI!
70 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Jim Robinson

Any Bonds Today? (393K .WAV)

Powers of Persuasion from NARA

71 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:49 PM PDT by BurkeanCyclist
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To: Arator
Your plane for (anywhere but America) is at the gate now. Get thee to the airport.

What part of now is not the time are you having difficulty comprehending?

72 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:53 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: JA
I'd recommend the democraticunderground.com or
capitolgrilling.com.

Vaya con Dios,
W

73 posted on 09/15/2001 7:31:44 PM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: JA
Take Arator with you when you go. Thanks
74 posted on 09/15/2001 7:32:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Arator
your stupidity is mind-boggling...
75 posted on 09/15/2001 7:32:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Jim Robinson
JR, do you realize what you have created? You are a national hero already too for creating this forum of freedon...God Bless Ya!
76 posted on 09/15/2001 7:32:25 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: VMI70
I am 68 & a female but IF I could, I'd sign up tomorrow. God Bless us all. We will surely need His hel[
77 posted on 09/15/2001 7:32:31 PM PDT by Salswid
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To: John Harris, Aerial
Bump. Read the first post, and understand.
78 posted on 09/15/2001 7:32:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Arator
You know where the door is, you've been through it before...
79 posted on 09/15/2001 7:33:22 PM PDT by hope
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To: Jim Robinson
I concur and second the motion. Motion passed sir. God Bless America!
80 posted on 09/15/2001 7:34:24 PM PDT by jokemoke
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you.
81 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:10 PM PDT by Roscoe
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you, it's a time for PATRIOTISM and UNITY.
82 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:10 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: JA
Well, thankfully the nets a big place....

Don't let the door hit you on the a$$ on the way out!

83 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Jim Robinson
God Bless you Jim Robinson and God Bless America. With the help of God, we shall prevail.
84 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:37 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the official statement. You've inspired more people with this site than you will ever know

We have this luxury of enjoying the calm before the storm. Make the most of it.

85 posted on 09/15/2001 7:35:39 PM PDT by martian_22
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the official statement. You've inspired more people with this site than you will ever know

We have this luxury of enjoying the calm before the storm. Make the most of it.

86 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:03 PM PDT by martian_22
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To: Arator
Are you really that f-ing crazy?
87 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:10 PM PDT by Lizzy W
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To: Jim Robinson, He Rides A White Horse
Well said and God bless you, and our Free Republic.
88 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:13 PM PDT by DaRocksMom
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To: Jim Robinson Arator
Jim...just tonite...dump him...pretty please
89 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:19 PM PDT by oneway
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for this perfection of a statement. I am trying my best to do this. If I slip in any way, pull away immediately! I have slipped up and trashed X a couple of times. I will stop. You are correct that we need to be United Americans.

God Bless You!

God Bless America!

90 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:36 PM PDT by 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, you don't get thanked enough for all you do. Thank you!
91 posted on 09/15/2001 7:36:50 PM PDT by shuckmaster
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To: jokemoke
Our Leaders sold us out .....I will now get really ticked on Land Grabs.
92 posted on 09/15/2001 7:37:03 PM PDT by oceanperch
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To: Jim Robinson
Tin Can Sailor Bump!
93 posted on 09/15/2001 7:37:25 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Lazamataz
Oh, you get that wrong. People of that ilk will say that America brought Pearl Harbor on itself. It should have stayed out of the war. Hitler and Stalin would have finished each other off and that would have been that. (Read Pat Buchanan's history of WWII if you doubt that.)
94 posted on 09/15/2001 7:37:46 PM PDT by HateBill
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you.
95 posted on 09/15/2001 7:38:08 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Jim Robinson
You are the man! God bless you, sir.
96 posted on 09/15/2001 7:38:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim, Thank you for your level head. I tried to make this point on a thread this morning when I was scoffed at by the brainiacs in the crowd:

Let me say that I have never, in my 40+ years on this earth, witnessed the crystallization of resolve in the hearts of my fellow countrymen like I have the past four days. I have never been so proud to be an American. I also truly believe that GWB has been chosen to lead this effort. With all the media bias about his intelligence, all indications are he is dumb like a fox. And the tears he sheds are genuine. He has a love for this country like most of us do. In this interminable time of waiting, let's do our part by not throwing out ANYTHING which could later be construed as aiding and abetting the enemy.

For those of you who truly believe that this is borne of overreaction, just keep it up. The Abuse button is only one click away.

God bless us, everyone.

97 posted on 09/15/2001 7:38:25 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: Jim Robinson
Hear, hear!
98 posted on 09/15/2001 7:38:38 PM PDT by WIMom
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To: anniegetyourgun
There will always be folks around like yourself, who can't see past themselves. No doubt many will fight and die to protect your right to navel-gaze all day. No doubt, you won't bother to thank them...you'll be too busy criticizing.

Sounds like Bill Clinton, doesn't it? The whole world is watching an event, and old Bill places himself right at the front door of the National Cathedral so nobody can get by him without speaking. MEMEMEMEMMEMEMMEMEMMEMEMEMMEMEMEME

99 posted on 09/15/2001 7:39:01 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Alamo-Girl, Yellow Rose of Texas, Frog Mom, Bump in the night, amom,Snow Bunny
ping
100 posted on 09/15/2001 7:39:49 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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