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[WATCH] Actor Danny Glover tells students 2nd Amendment was created to protect slavery
CampusReform.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | Timothy Dionisopoulos

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:24 PM PST by Kaslin

The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday.

“I don’t know if you know the genesis of the right to bear arms,” he said. “The Second Amendment comes from the right to protect themselves from slave revolts, and from uprisings by Native Americans.”

“A revolt from people who were stolen from their land or revolt from people whose land was stolen from, that’s what the genesis of the second amendment is,” he continued.

Glover, best known for roles in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and “Angels in the Outfield,” was addressing students at an event being held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Director of Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center, Luke Altendorf, told Campus Reform on Friday that the university was unaware of Glover’ talking points prior to his speech.

“I had no idea, we really didn’t know that topic was coming up,” he told Campus Reform. “Someone was asking a question about activism, I think that’s where some of that came from.”

Altendorf declined to say if, or how much the school had paid for Glover’s speech, but said student fees were not used.

WATCH: Danny Glover says the Second Amendment was crafted by America's founding fathers to protect slavery

Danny Glover at Texas A&M MLK Breakfast, 2nd Amendment

In the past, however, the university paid Angela Davis and Harry Belafonte $25,000 for their speeches at the same event.

Altendorf also defended the school’s decision to host those controversial speakers with university resources.

“We didn’t feel those speakers you are referring to are bad decisions on these topics because we want to foster discussion,” he said.

The video recording of the event was captured by members of a student group, the Texas Aggie Conservatives (TAC). That group has also created an online petition blasting Texas A&M for its speaker selections.

Eric Schroeder, chairman of the conservative group, called the event “outrageous.”

“It should be a time for real reflection and respect,” he said referring to the memorial breakfast for King. “Instead, the university pushes a political agenda.”

Schroeder also called on university President Bowen Loftin to make up for the event by inviting a conservative speaker of equal star power.

“We expect President Loftin to stand by his commitment to diversity and fully support our efforts to bring in a conservative speaker to provide an alternative to Mr. Glover’s far left message” said Schroeder.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; alinskytactics; baldfacedliar; banglist; dannyglover; democrats; glover; guncontrol; idiot; liberalstooge; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:46 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Wow. Does he realize that rich liberals fear black people owning guns?


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:28:37 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Kaslin

It was so people could protect themselves from unhinged racist’s like Danny Glover.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:30:17 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Kaslin

How do I contact Danny Glover to invite his participation in an event?

http://www.louverturefilms.com/ss/faq


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:31:11 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Kaslin

Is he serious? He’s even dumber than I thought.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 3:31:19 PM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Kaslin
Director of Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center, Luke Altendorf, told Campus Reform on Friday that the university was unaware of Glover’ talking points prior to his speech.

He's either a liar or incompetent. Glover's marxist screed is well known and documented.

“I had no idea, we really didn’t know that topic was coming up,” he told Campus Reform. “Someone was asking a question about activism, I think that’s where some of that came from.”

B.S.

Altendorf declined to say if, or how much the school had paid for Glover’s speech, but said student fees were not used.

Glover is a money grubbing marxist hypocrite that expects the rest of the world to pay him reparations for spewing crap. No doubt that Texas taxpayers footed the bill for this event, one way or the other.

6 posted on 01/18/2013 3:33:40 PM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: Kaslin

I’d like to ask glover where the slaves were in Lexington and Concord when the British were trying to steal the power and firearms. Were there any within 600 miles?


7 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:38 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kaslin

I’m about ready to boycott all things Hollywood. These limosine liberal Chavez-loving pukes are ruining this Country.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 3:34:58 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Kaslin

Danny Glover is a lying piece of trash. Gun control began with racists trying to keep guns out of the hands of blacks.

Somebody ask Glover if he’s joined the Klan yet.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 3:36:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: petitfour
The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday.

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10 posted on 01/18/2013 3:39:43 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Kaslin

Doesnt matter if Glover is an idiot, a racist, or a deranged leftist, the people in the audience will believe him. They have probably heard the same message at home or in racial victimhood classes at college. They will believe it, teach it to their children, and vote for against Republicans.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 3:40:25 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Kaslin
Sorry Libs… The NRA Was There to Help Blacks Defend Themselves From KKK Democrats, Not the Other Way Around
12 posted on 01/18/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: TADSLOS
The KKK, proudly keeping guns out of the hands of these uppity Negroes for 150 years.

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13 posted on 01/18/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin

I agree with Danny on one point. 100% of Liberals should shun guns, including their bodyguards.

The Lunatic Left is a cancer of the soul.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 3:44:37 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Kaslin

Danny Glover must have been too high on pot or passed out during his high school US history class.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 3:49:57 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin
Gun right debates tend to expose the absolute stupidity of leftists.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 3:50:08 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kaslin

17 posted on 01/18/2013 3:51:16 PM PST by South40
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To: Kaslin

Texas A&M is one of the most conservative universities in the country. What were they thinking by inviting this lug nut, his reputation should proceed him.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 3:51:20 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Kaslin

Danny Glover has lived in the USA a lot longer than I have and he has benefitted quite a lot more than I have. And if this is his view of our country, then he can go straight to hell. If he is so stupid that he can’t see that there is a human right to self-defense (from both criminals and tyrants), then I look forward to the day when his Marxist masters decide that he is no longer useful and they do what they always do to useful idiots after the revolution.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 3:51:22 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

Texas A&M is one of the most conservative universities in the country. What were they thinking by inviting this lug nut, his reputation should proceed him.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 3:51:57 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Kaslin

Wow! I had no idea Danny Glover is old enough to have participated in the Constitutional Convention of 1789 and was privy to all that the other participants said and wrote and did! Strange, though, that none of the anti-slavery ones mentioned the Second Amendment as an impediment to eventually doing away with slavery. Maybe Mr. Glover could point out those for us.


21 posted on 01/18/2013 3:54:32 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

He is a complete idiot and is to stupid to ever listen to again.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:09 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Kaslin

This tool was the featured speaker at my daughter”s college graduation. I made sure we arrived late enough to miss his “message”.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 3:56:16 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Kaslin

Stupidity at that level is criminal.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 3:56:23 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: C210N
Really? Just over the ridge ~ in New York actually, one of my ancestors owned 600 slaves at the time ~ really strange eh?

Slavery was widespread in the British North American colonies ~ it took decades to suppress the practice after the Revolution. Look up ABOLiTION OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA ~ there are several timelines that may prove useful in your pursuit of a question or Br'r Glover.

25 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:54 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: jonrick46
The dark history of gun control in Michigan

Unfortunately our great state has a very dark history when it comes to gun control, and much of it started thanks to Public Act 372 of 1927 – a law designed primarily to keep pistols out of the hands of Detroit’s African American population thereby denying them the right to self defense after a Dr. by the name of Ossian Sweet moved his family to a predominantly white neighborhood and was forced to use firearms to protect his home and family.

Act 372 of 1927
26 posted on 01/18/2013 3:59:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TADSLOS

Oh Danny Boy,

You and your agent, doing the rounds of expectation.

Auditioning for the coveted spot on C-Span.

Maybe then, you can submit your tax returns and investment results and point to the WHITE MAN that TOOK this money from you.

It’s not fair that the White man is more clever.

It’s not fair that Black folks are susceptible to belief in the MAN.


27 posted on 01/18/2013 4:01:29 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Kaslin

The right to bear arms goes back to the signing of the Magna Carta, dated 1215. A great monument to the expression of liberty was contained in that document, and subsequent versions, that explicitly stated that no man, including the King, was above the law, that it applied to all.

The Castle Doctrine was also asserted, in which the lands and domicile assigned to free men was to be recognized, and the right to take measures to secure that heritage were delineated, which implies the right to take up arms in its defense.

Startlingly revolutionary for its time, the Magna Carta also tended to freeze in place various classes, and reflected the stratification of its authors. The law may have applied to everybody, but it was strikingly different in how it applied to one class as compared to another. After all, not everybody had a heritage or a patent on property. A goodly number WERE the property, under the feudal system as it then existed.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 4:02:09 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: cripplecreek
i'm pretty sure Glover woudn't understand the relationship, but the part of the Second Amendment that was damaging to the Abolitionists (only one of whom was present at the writing ~ John Leland, who started the Abolition movement, invented the Blues, and created the Primitive Baptist church while also writing the First Amendment) is in it's prohibition on the federal government from abridging this body of rights in any way. He knew there were ways the Congress could have expanded it to derail slavery.

It's not so much that the Second underlines your right to have guns ~ rather, it's that the US Constitution, in this single amendment, says EVERYBODY in America is the equivalent of a noblemen in the broadest sense ~ but any limitations on that status is in the hands of the states ~ almost all of whom had or had had in the recent past, legal slavery.

In short, while abolishing the traditional European class system in America, it also handed over power to the states to restrict that right ~ and we can only guess it was for the purpose of protecting the institution of slavery.

Else, it could easily have been stated that 'neither the Congress nor any state shall abridge the right of the people'.

It's only recently that the USSC has finally said the 14th Amendment also makes the 2nd Amendment apply to the states.

Slavery finally ended in America on Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

It's not surprising that the Democrats wish to resurrect the traditional class structures through recission of that same amendment ~ they so miss their privileges over the broad masses.

29 posted on 01/18/2013 4:13:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: alloysteel
The right to keep and bear arms undoubtedly extends all the way back to the very foundations of civilization where the warrior caste were given a body of traditiional rights superior to those of the commoners.

That'd be at least 12,000 years ago.

The second amendment is your very manhood ~ we are a privileged people of high estate ~ none dare tread on us.

It is quite likely the most fantastic expansion of the concept of human freedom in history ~ the enoblement of a vast nation!

It's not just guns

30 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: alloysteel
The right to keep and bear arms undoubtedly extends all the way back to the very foundations of civilization where the warrior caste were given a body of traditiional rights superior to those of the commoners.

That'd be at least 12,000 years ago.

The second amendment is your very manhood ~ we are a privileged people of high estate ~ none dare tread on us.

It is quite likely the most fantastic expansion of the concept of human freedom in history ~ the enoblement of a vast nation!

It's not just guns

31 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

Of course Danny’s armed security detail might have a different view.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 4:20:06 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Kaslin

This is so utterly stupid you have to wonder how Glover managed to fool studio execs into paying him millions for acting roles. Truly, this level of stupidity and lying is galactic-sized.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 4:29:14 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

Must be terribly difficult going through as a mute with turrets ....


34 posted on 01/18/2013 4:52:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin
The left will always, ALWAYS degenerate and resort to the race-card. They used to at least attempt to stand on principle and logic until they sensed that their ass was being handed to them and then fall back to phony claims of racism.

Now days, seeing how well it works to stifle condemnation of Obama, they don't even try. The race-card is the very first one played.

Don't be cowed by it. Call them on it loudly and scoffingly.

35 posted on 01/18/2013 5:10:47 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Lucky9teen

bttt


36 posted on 01/18/2013 5:15:21 PM PST by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen

NRA bump to protect blacks against KKK


37 posted on 01/18/2013 5:19:09 PM PST by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: jeffc

I’ll bet he picked up this idea from ‘Left’ radio on serius or XM. I was looking for Fox radio last week and got ch127 instead of 125 or 6(?)
Anyway a commentator named Bob Edwards was going on about this book ‘Slave Patrol’ that alleged the south had militias that searched out escaped slaves and Madison and Henry were responsible for the 2nd amend. to made sure these could be continued.
Would be nice to know of a good critique of the book. I picked up on these ‘patrols in the 1750’s and the Cons Conv. was 40 yrs later.


38 posted on 01/18/2013 5:34:58 PM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Kaslin
Danny Glover; proving that even someone with the brain of a
hamster can have a successful acting career. Winning!
39 posted on 01/18/2013 6:01:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Kaslin
A radio talk show host, Thom Hartmann, seems to be the originator of these,... this time at least.

http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/01/black-news/liberal-talk-show-host-thom-hartmann-second-amendment-was-passed-to-protect-slavery/

Aah the source for this drivel appears.

"Thom Hartmann is certainly not the first person to openly acknowledge the role that protecting slavery played in crafting the second amendment. In an article published in the U.C. Davis Law Review, entitled The Hidden History of the Second Amendment, Professor Carl T. Bogus wrote that the Second Amendment was crafted to assure the southern states that Congress would not undermine the slave system by disarming the militia, which were then the principal instruments of slave control throughout the South."

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Bogus, the name fits very well, is a long time opponent of arms rights. A college/collaborator of the infamous Michael A. Bellesiles, who got caught making up his facts in his anti-arms rights screeds, specifically "Arming America".

http://thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1526

But as Clayton Cramer has shown, it's really early gun control laws that were designed to keep the newly freed blacks in "their place".

40 posted on 01/18/2013 6:52:50 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

YOU ARE CORRECT. My post 39 identified the radio host as Bob Edwards ; however the name’Thom Hartmann’is who was on the LEFT radio.Thank you for setting me straight.
Have you seen the book ‘Slave Patrol’? Does it attempt to tie Madison and Henry to its thesis?


41 posted on 01/18/2013 8:19:59 PM PST by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Kaslin; Allegra; al baby; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; paltz; ...
The Constitution's Second Amendment was created to bolster slavery and capture land from Native Americans, award winning actor Danny Glover told a group of students at a Texas A&M sponsored event on Thursday.

DANG!

42 posted on 01/19/2013 6:15:51 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!


43 posted on 01/20/2013 4:12:41 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: driftless2

You’d never have heard of Danny Glover, but for all the white racist leading men working with him.


44 posted on 01/23/2013 12:49:22 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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