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‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral
BizPacReview.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Michele Kirk

Posted on 01/01/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by T.O.K.

Edited on 01/01/2013 12:54:57 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The following letter, written by U.S. Marine Joshua Boston and headlined “No ma’am.,” was posted in the CNN iReport on Dec. 27 with the included note from the producer and photo. It has struck a nerve with many and is being circulated around social media venues like Twitter and Facebook.

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012


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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“While probably true, I must point out that there is no such thing as a former Marine.”

You are wrong, sir. There are FORMER Marines, but there are no EX-Marines. (However, even that may be disputed, as I know some Gyrenes who take the position that if one is unceremoniously booted out of the Corps, or dishonorably discharged, that can constitute an EX-Marine.)


301 posted on 01/03/2013 4:06:04 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: gleeaikin

No they don’t. It was MEN who fought and died to make this country free.


302 posted on 01/03/2013 6:19:38 AM PST by wrench (I want my country back)
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To: gleeaikin

Yep...If he does get married it could damage his life. Not all wives are created equal.


303 posted on 01/03/2013 6:21:16 AM PST by SisterK (Freedom to Fascism. Aaron Russo)
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To: ought-six

Thank you for correcting my semantical digression.


304 posted on 01/03/2013 7:22:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The best thing in life & the hardest thing in life is watching your children grow up.)
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To: TLI; Scrambler Bob

“...Gun Show and Gun Shop emptying is not also not really about guns, but to make that same statement loudly and clearly....”

It’s the loudest Public Opinion poll result we can make.


305 posted on 01/03/2013 8:59:58 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Godebert

He’s a Marine, serving his Country, and by this letter, he shows he understands what is to be an American.

For that alone, he gets respect.

Grow up.


306 posted on 01/03/2013 9:09:21 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gleeaikin
"Sometimes Gun Control is necessary. One night my husband stayed out late at the local bar...He was also drunk."

There are already laws against carrying firearms while drunk. There's no need for more anti-Second-Amendment gun control against law abiding citizens.

And obviously, per capita, more "progressives" (including feminists, homos, all) are more often drunk than are conservatives. Romanticist socialists--those behind the attacks against America's Second Amendment--should rid themselves of their addictions before minding the business of healthier people.


307 posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Repeat Offender

God bless you, Marine.


308 posted on 01/03/2013 9:21:59 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

America died 4 years ago. Just a bunch of vultures, cowards and traitors feeding on it’s rotting corpse.


309 posted on 01/03/2013 11:19:10 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

Some, not all.


310 posted on 01/03/2013 11:34:27 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: gleeaikin

Precursor symptoms may occur as early as the mid 40’s and often get confused and passed off as “those subtle declines” that begin occuring in ones life anyway.

It doesn’t surprise me that he developed alzheimers...which when I read your posting I was prompted to ask about his developing dementia. Hopefully you do see that some of your marriage issues may have had something to do with the mental storm he had been dealing with for decades while not exactly being entirely conscious of what was happening to him.

I also feel for you as it must have been frustrating for you in dealing with those sudden illogical twists and increasing quirkiness of his personality and lapses of judgment and memory with any angry emotionality that went with all that.


311 posted on 01/03/2013 1:18:15 PM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: Silentgypsy

She is an evil witch, isn’t she? I saw her on Fox over the weekend and her eyes actually POPPED out of her head, veins throbbing, teeth gritted, leaning into the camera, hands clenched, spittle on her lips, when she launched into gun control for YOU (but not for her armed security force, of course). She really is bat-shit crazy and she let her guard down so we could see it.


312 posted on 01/03/2013 1:38:04 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Godebert

“I don’t respect any man that served the Usurper.”

______________________________________________________

The members of the military, as far as I understand it, do not serve the Commander in Chief; they serve the people of the United States, their country. This isn’t North Korea.

I salute him for speaking out. It took courage. Which the members of the U.S. military have in spades. :)


313 posted on 01/03/2013 5:09:25 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. And Happy New Year!!)
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To: Godebert

Thash a Troll ya gut there!


314 posted on 01/03/2013 5:10:34 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: CORedneck

“former Marine”
______________________________________

According to Leroy Jethro Gibbs, of N.C.I.S., there’s no such thing as a former Marine. :)


315 posted on 01/03/2013 5:14:13 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. And Happy New Year!!)
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To: proud American in Canada

You are right. There no such thing, hence Semper Fidelis.


316 posted on 01/03/2013 5:43:21 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: T.O.K.
Did a little quick job with GIMP.
317 posted on 01/03/2013 5:55:36 PM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: pabianice

Concur.


318 posted on 01/03/2013 5:58:42 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Ancient Drive

“You are right. There no such thing, hence Semper Fidelis.”

__________________________________________________________

I take it that you are a former member of the Marines or another branch of the military. I thank you for your service, if I’m right, and God Bless you and yours. :)

Julie


319 posted on 01/03/2013 10:22:36 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. And Happy New Year!!)
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To: Casie

I checked back to my two answers. I believe you had said something about how at least he did work on the house, and I clarified that in the earlier part of the marriage, not so much but that Alzheimers changed his brain in a way that did enable us to work well together.


320 posted on 01/03/2013 11:31:12 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

cool. I figured as much. :)


321 posted on 01/03/2013 11:34:08 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: familyop; All

My point was that “Gun Control” is also a private matter. My husband was NOT carrying a gun, but when he came home in a rage, I hid his gun as soon as I could before he got some wild idea to go hunting for the guys who mugged him.

If the mother of the Conn. shooter had protected the guns in her house better or removed them from the house, she and 25 other people might still be alive. Apparently she was already worried about his stability, and she failed to exercise her own Gun Control.


322 posted on 01/03/2013 11:53:16 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: familyop; All

My point was that “Gun Control” is also a private matter. My husband was NOT carrying a gun, but when he came home in a rage, I hid his gun as soon as I could before he got some wild idea to go hunting for the guys who mugged him.

If the mother of the Conn. shooter had protected the guns in her house better or removed them from the house, she and 25 other people might still be alive. Apparently she was already worried about his stability, and she failed to exercise her own Gun Control.


323 posted on 01/03/2013 11:53:27 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: mdmathis6; All

Thank you for your perceptive response. We were married when he was 32. My mother was a third grade school teacher, and several times she asked me if he had petit mal epilepsy. I did not pay that too much mind as my mother could make anyone zone out. Still, in retrospect there were some subtle signs which I can’t quite describe. However, the first time it was really obvious was when he was 63 or 64. He had worked all day, driven 150 miles to meet me at a trade show where I was selling. We were in a restaurant awaiting our dinner order. He asked, “Is my mother still alive?” My response, “No, she died 6 years ago.” My heart sank, and two years later it was clear that something was beginning to change even when he was not tired.


324 posted on 01/04/2013 12:03:18 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
Most people are taken aback if they find out they have been mistaken for the opposite sex on an Internet forum.

I'm not at ALL surprised you like being a woman, however; seeing as you are a FReeper, the odds are that you are *VERY* feminine/traditionalist, and so would naturally enjoy being a woman.

Thanks for the compliment on the kitties, but they're not mine, I just liked the picture.

Take your time on the vanities, most people never notice...I'm flattered.

Cheers!

325 posted on 01/04/2013 4:21:44 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Repeat Offender; Godebert
Bravo! RO, with sincere thanks !
326 posted on 01/04/2013 4:52:53 AM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: Godebert

When finding oneself in a hole, a shovel is not the tool of choice.


327 posted on 01/04/2013 4:56:54 AM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: COBOL2Java

God bless this Marine. Unfortunately for him, one call from the White Hut and all his VA benefits will disappear down the memory hole.

What benefits are those.The United States Congress and Senate have diluted those benefits to the point they are almost non-existant.

They stole the healthcare for veterans in the 1980’s and started this Tri-Care crap and now their even planning on cutting those benefits and charging the veterans for what ever services they receive.

The Indians were right. The United States Government never keeps its word.


328 posted on 01/04/2013 7:52:21 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Probably not one in a million people in this country have ever heard it used or used it in a sentence. “

Guess I’m one in a million, when I saw the post, I thought, “Of course it passed spell check!”. And yes, I knew the definition of the word.


329 posted on 01/04/2013 9:06:54 AM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Dutch Boy

Don’t just write the letter to your congresswoman, send a copy or two to various media outlets.


330 posted on 01/04/2013 10:21:33 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: FrogMom

Aha, now I’ve found two freepers who know it.


331 posted on 01/04/2013 1:40:39 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Those like Feinstein who have been pushing the need to steal and usurp the 2nd Amendment as well as steal the rights of all Americans to defend themselves, need to be exposed for the urban elitism that they represent.

They are much different than most of us, and not because they have lots more money or are of a different Party, but because they believe they have many more rights and the right to be armed while they give us only the right to dial 911.

I just read that they are coming for your pensions and Social Security too, and now they want your semi-automatic 22s too.


332 posted on 01/04/2013 5:12:50 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: gleeaikin

No, gun-control has no place in a free society. If hes dangerous HE needs to be controlled.


333 posted on 01/05/2013 5:31:16 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: gleeaikin
Now I read this letter where the Marine says, “I will not have some woman who”. If he ever gets married, I hope he does not destroy his marriage because of his attitude toward women.

Not all women are fools, but a disturbingly high percentage of them are, and buy into the touchy feely do-it-for the children left wing pitches.

As a lifelong conservative, there have been times when guys have told me they are surprised by my views and opinions, which tend to be far to the right of their wives and girlfriends.
334 posted on 01/05/2013 1:56:48 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: T.O.K.

bump


335 posted on 01/05/2013 5:14:19 PM PST by wolf24
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To: grey_whiskers; All

Actually, I was eight years old before my first brother was born. Having lots of work around the property, my father treated me like a boy, car repair, gardening, carpentry, etc. My mother treated me like a girl, cooking, canning, sewing, house cleaning. So while I enjoy dressing up, I also enjoy making things, renovating houses (hands on), etc. I look female, but think male, mostly. My son, who is in Special Forces, when in his late teens (after 3 years of ROTC) said his dad had a second in command mentality, while I was more rational and realistic. This was a source of a lot of the marriage conflict, and I thought my son made a very clear statement of a reality I had not thought of before.


336 posted on 01/05/2013 11:49:48 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Godebert

I figure he didn’t serve the Usurper. Rather, he served the country, and the country failed him by preventing a Usurpation.

Even in WWII, honorable men served under the Socialist Roosevelt.


337 posted on 01/06/2013 12:14:16 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

It was used in Lord of the Rings, several times, but Tolkein was a philologist.


338 posted on 01/06/2013 12:18:17 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: gleeaikin
I look female, but think male, mostly. My son, who is in Special Forces, when in his late teens (after 3 years of ROTC) said his dad had a second in command mentality, while I was more rational and realistic. This was a source of a lot of the marriage conflict, and I thought my son made a very clear statement of a reality I had not thought of before.

Fascinating, as Spock would say (raises single eyebrow).

I won't comment further on an open thread, but FReepmail me if you'd like a link to interesting commentary on this kind of thing.

Cheers!

339 posted on 01/06/2013 6:34:59 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: gleeaikin
" If he ever gets married, I hope he does not destroy his marriage because of his attitude toward women."

Ya know.........my girlfriend uses AOL email, and every day their home page has content from the Huffington Post. This very letter was posted there, and she was reading me some of the comments (it's a VERY liberal site).

I swear your comment sounds exactly like one of the lib females on that site; she decried his "sexism" due to his use of the phrase "some woman".

I'll tell you what I asked my girlfriend to tell her.....if Feinstein was male, he'd have said "some man" or "some guy". Get over it, and get over yourself.

340 posted on 01/06/2013 7:06:56 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: donmeaker
Roosevelt was a natural born Citizen, and was elected Constitutionally.

Those that serve the country have sworn an oath to God to protect and defend the Constitution.

341 posted on 01/07/2013 3:57:10 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: stevio

“Someone mentioned that the majority of us don’t want to be the first to martyr for the cause. But what happens when it’s our friends, family, neighbors?”

That will only be answered by each individual at the point of no return. In DC, Detroit, Chicago...etc... you will be outnumbered 10-1. In Montana they will be outnumbered 100-1.

The protection has to come from our state leaders. The feds are on a roll and must be reigned in.


342 posted on 01/10/2013 2:34:19 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: stevio
Praise GOD for this man.He is what i call a real American hero.He's not a wimpy man or scared. aman.
343 posted on 01/10/2013 10:42:24 PM PST by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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To: Godebert

Is there any ruling on the natural born status of a child where one of the parents is not a citizen of the U.S.?


344 posted on 01/18/2013 10:49:08 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Godebert

Is there any ruling on the natural born status of a child where one of the parents is not a citizen of the U.S.?


345 posted on 01/18/2013 10:49:34 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: Toadman

“Man” is generally acknowledged to refer to both men and women when a person is speaking generally.

I understand that many people who did not grow up many decades ago may not be as sensitive to certain forms of expression as those of us who experienced sexual harassment in our youth. And some people may not be aware that their parents inculcated a subtle inclination to resent women more intensely than they resent men who have power over them and to denigrate such women more vociferously than they would a man.


346 posted on 01/18/2013 11:01:19 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: patriciaruth
“Man” is generally acknowledged to refer to both men and women when a person is speaking generally.

I understand that many people who did not grow up many decades ago may not be as sensitive to certain forms of expression as those of us who experienced sexual harassment in our youth.

Such as this young man, who was speaking directly to Feistein, yet he's criticized for language he (I'm guessing) never realized may appear to be degrading to some.

He was speaking about and to a specific person. A woman. Not numerous people. In my example, he's speaking to a specific person (though fictional). A man. Is my example offensive to men?

I mean no disrespect and know I cannot fathom what it must be like to be a woman who has been harassed. I feel too much has been read into his letter, and the point of his letter has been hijacked by those who choose to be offended by his use of the term "woman" when they have no idea of his intent at the time he wrote the letter.

Perhaps he is a chauvinist wife beater, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since his letter was to refute the intended legislation of Senator Feinstein.

347 posted on 01/19/2013 12:02:31 PM PST by Toadman (To anger a Conservative, tell a lie. To anger a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: Eccl 10:2
"Not to spoil your fun, but that was Barbara Boxer."

Boxer is a mental midget. Her hissy fit was laughable...

348 posted on 02/05/2013 5:39:51 PM PST by hummingbird
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