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Dershowitz: "Racist And Bigoted To Say That Guns Are Quintessentially American" (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/07/2013 8:54:13 PM PST by i88schwartz

ALAN DERSHOWITZ: I don't think it's the NRA power. I think it's people like us, not the two of us, but Americans who care about guns aren't doing enough to make our case to the public.

Because we think it's their issue. We've given that issue over to them because they have lobbyists they pay money. But in the end, the people determine the outcome. And it's wrong, and it's racist and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American. They may represent a part of America, but my grandparents who came over from poland and live in Brooklyn, New York, are just as much Americans --people who came over from Ireland, people who came over from Italy -- we're just as much Americans. We live on the coast and we have a right to define the America we want to live in and we have the obligation to win politically, to vote for people to put gun control as a high priority.

They put it as a number one priority. We who favor gun control put it as a 16th or 17th priority. So it's our fault, not the NRA's fault.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; alexjones; banglist; guncontrol; guns; piersmorgan; secondamendment
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To: Rockingham

Give me a break.....it’s been almost 20 years. lol

It was #29 : “Concerning the Militia”


51 posted on 01/08/2013 2:05:19 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Cymbaline

That’s good. I’ll remember that.


52 posted on 01/08/2013 2:22:41 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

The Bielski brothers and their Partisans are perhaps some of the most unsung Polish/Jewish fighters ever to exist. Even though they made the movie, “Defiance” about them, people still don’t really know their story and the heroism or how in G-d’s Name the three who were left survived to live out their old age in the US and Israel. That, in itself, is a miracle of miracles. One still alive in FLA. What I would give to sit with him and just listen.
I wonder what he would say about those ‘enlightened’ jews who call for the confiscation of arms today.


53 posted on 01/08/2013 2:44:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Hamilton discusses the militia there, but not with comments that directly state that the American people should be armed.


54 posted on 01/08/2013 3:24:13 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Dersh! Hitler took all the guns, so did Mau & Stalin and what happened? Some @$$holes never learn.


55 posted on 01/08/2013 5:19:03 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; Rockingham
If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.

-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28

Maybe that is what you are looking for. And Rockingham - you're a dick.

56 posted on 01/08/2013 5:48:21 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: EDINVA
Exactly. One of the first things I bring up with my Jewish lib friends when the issue of gun control comes up is this: "You admire the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, right? Well, what allowed that to happen? Indeed...a few Polish rifles and some handguns smuggled in through the sewers. It's hard to be a hero in that situation without a gun: all you can be is a victim."

It makes most of them stop and think...at least for a millisecond.

57 posted on 01/08/2013 5:55:16 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: i88schwartz

The longer this Administration lasts, the more I like “racism and bigotry.”


58 posted on 01/08/2013 6:11:16 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: vbmoneyspender
Now that was worth goading out of hiding. Thanks.
59 posted on 01/08/2013 6:12:09 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: i88schwartz
Whenever I read a lefty's comments on gun control I wonder; would they feel the same way if an intruder broke into their home, tied them up, raped their wife and kidnapped their children? Would they feel like a helpless loser who put their idiotic liberal logic before their family's security?

The violent outbursts are a symptom of the cancer that is eating away at our society and guns are the equivalent of an attempt at self medicating. Take them away and the afflicted will just grab at another placebo.

The cancer must be cured for the problem to be solved and the cure begins with God, family and the re installation of men as the masculine head of household > as God intended,

60 posted on 01/08/2013 6:18:08 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: i88schwartz

1. Guns are quintessentially American.
2. We are not that far from the era of the Frontier. I’m 62 and my grandmother was born two years before the end of the Indian Wars and twelve years after Little Bighorn.

My great Grandfather, whom I knew when I was young, was born before the Civil War and came over the year after it ended.


61 posted on 01/08/2013 6:45:37 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: i88schwartz

Hey Alan your grandparents came over here and agreed to live under the “constitution” of the USA. The 2nd ammendment is part of it. Get used to it.


62 posted on 01/08/2013 8:33:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rockingham

Um....he’s stating specifically that the only way the concept of a non-governmental military force works, under the Constitution, is if the population-at-large is privately, properly armed.


63 posted on 01/08/2013 11:42:59 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

What I especially like is that the “take up arms” sentiment is contrary to the view we commonly have of Hamilton as an establishment-minded Federalist.


64 posted on 01/08/2013 12:12:00 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: fattigermaster

I got it from Iowahawk. Be sure to give the source if anyone asks you!


65 posted on 01/09/2013 1:15:59 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Rockingham

Ya. Now that you mention it, it’s interesting.

I recall him also making a couple predictions in the Federalist, that impressed me. One was that the judiciary would eventually collapse under case law and the other was an explanation of what would happen with the Federal military should a civil war break out.

The Civil War played out his military prediction and we’re seeing the collapse of the judiciary.


66 posted on 01/09/2013 7:14:43 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I have studied that era and its personalities for many years and I continue to be surprised at their relevance today.


67 posted on 01/09/2013 11:59:27 AM PST by Rockingham
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